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Fitbit Charge 3 Unveiled: Here Are All The Important Features Of The $150 Fitness Tracker

Popular fitness company Fitbit unwrapped a smartwatch-like tracker known as the Charge 3. The Charge 3 is mobilized with a water resistance feature, seven-day battery life, and an enhanced OLED touchscreen display.

Wearable Tech August 21, 2018

StarVR One Virtual Reality Headset Unveiled: Eye-Tracking, Nearly Human Field Of View, 90 FPS, And More

StarVR has outdone itself again after producing a virtual reality headset that sports an eye-tracking component. The one-of-a-kind VR headset was revealed on Tuesday at the SIGGRAPH 2018 which was held in Vancouver, Canada.

Wearable Tech August 16, 2018

Just Thinking About Stress In The Morning Could Lower Cognitive Capacity Throughout The Day

Waking up in the morning anticipating stress could affect how a person learns and retains memory throughout the day. A new study further investigates the use of wearable devices to analyze how stress affects the body and behavior.

Healthy Living/Wellness July 9, 2018

Apple Watch Saves Teenager: Heart Rate Monitor Revealed Kidney Failure

The Apple Watch recommended 18-year-old Deanna Recktenwald to immediately seek medical attention. The warning turned out to be real, as she was diagnosed with chronic kidney disease, a condition that was hidden for years.

Apple May 2, 2018

17 Reasons Why Fitbit Versa Is The Best Smartwatch Out There

The Fitbit Versa’s is the fitness company’s cheapest smartwatch yet, but don’t let the low price tag fool you. It’s just as good as its rivals out there, topped with unbeatable features focused on health and fitness.

Wearable Tech April 16, 2018

Android Wear Renamed To Wear OS By Google: More Changes To Follow, Hopefully

Google has officially rebranded Android Wear into Wear OS, confirming previously reported rumors. Fans of the wearable operating system are hoping that the name change will lead to more attention for the software, and maybe even a Google-made smartwatch.

Google March 16, 2018

New Fitbit Versa Smartwatch Launches At $199, Looks Like An Apple Watch

Fitbit just launched a new smartwatch called Versa, which looks like a cheaper Apple Watch. The $199 Versa comes with standard smartwatch features but also cuts a few corners.

Wearable Tech March 14, 2018

These Wearable Throat Sensors That Stick On Like Band-Aids Help Stroke Patients Recover

Researchers just proved that monitoring a person’s health after a stroke is as easy as sticking a pair of throat sensors on one’s neck. Best of all, they might hit widespread use by the next year or so.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 19, 2018

Going to the doctor? Hundreds Of Physicians Are Now Using Google Glass In Their Visits

We recently had the opportunity to talk with Dr. Albert Chan, M.D., Sutter Health's Chief of Digital Patient Experience. He discussed why more doctors at Sutter Health are using Augmedix, a live transcription service that uses Google Glass, in addition to how it's changed the patient experience and allowed doctors more time to spend with their family members.

Wearable Tech February 8, 2018

Apple Watch And Other Wearables Can Detect Early Signs Of Diabetes, Study Finds

Apple Watch and other wearables are now capable of detecting diabetes early on. This is made possible by pairing the smartwatch with DeepHeart, an AI-based deep neural network with disease detection accuracy of 85 percent.

Apple February 7, 2018

Amazfit Bip Smartwatch Looks Like An Apple Watch, But Offers 45-Day Battery Life And GPS At $99

A new smartwatch called Amazfit Bip comes from Huami and offers a 45-day battery life and GPS at just $99. The smartwatch is available now in the United States, with more color options coming soon.

Wearable Tech February 6, 2018

Fitbit Announces Pebble Smartwatch Will Get Only Six More Months Of Support

The Pebble Smartwatch’s ecosystem has a time limit, and Fitbit has revealed how long the system will work. While the watch will still work, a lot of features will be cut.

Wearable Tech January 26, 2018

Here's What The Microsoft Xbox Watch Looked Like Before It Was Cancelled

Images of a powered on Xbox Watch prototype have surfaced, offering a glimpse into Microsoft's early work on wearable devices. The project was shelved to make way for the Microsoft Band line of fitness trackers, which was also eventually canceled.

Microsoft January 22, 2018

Kate Spade Partners With Fossil For Android Wear Smartwatch Line

Kate Spade New York teamed with Fossil to create a line of Android Wear smartwatches. The design fits with the brand and has an “unapologetically feminine” design.

Wearable Tech January 10, 2018

Stepping Up For The Future Of Health: Fitbit Invests In Glucose-Monitoring Startup Sano

Fitbit could be heading into tracking users’ glucose levels. The company has reportedly invested millions into startup Sano, which is developing a minimally invasive continuous glucose monitor.

Wearable Tech January 8, 2018

Amazon Alexa Hitting Smartwatches, Headphones, And Other Wearables This Year

Amazon announced a new Alexa Mobile Accessory Kit, which will make its digital assistant available on the go. Alexa will hit smartwatches, headphones, fitness trackers, and more wearables this year.

Wearable Tech January 6, 2018

People Aren’t Into Wearables, And It’s Not Going To Get Better

The wearable devices market is looking bleak, says a new forecast. People are buying them, yes, but not at a rate similar to smartphones, probably because they’re not as necessary as our phones.

Wearable Tech December 27, 2017

Apple Is The Top Wearable Company Again After Shipping 3.9 Million Smartwatches In Q3 2017

Apple shipped the most smartwatches in Q3 2017 according to latest estimates from market analysis firm Canalys. Even so, it was a bad quarter for smartwatches in general.

Wearable Tech November 15, 2017

Apple Kills Watch Series 2: It’s Either The Original Apple Watch Or Series 3

The Apple Watch Series 2 is now officially dead. With the new Apple Watch Series 3 having LTE, Apple simply couldn’t see the relevance of its second-generation smartwatch.

Wearable Tech September 15, 2017

Google Is Reportedly Developing Smart Headphones: Will It Suffer The Same Fate As The Google Glass?

The latest version of Google’s mobile app has revealed what’s seemingly a new device. Several strings of code in the APK suggest that Google might release a pair of smart headphones, which it refers to as 'Bisto.'

Google August 22, 2017

HTC Vive Is Now $200 Cheaper: Buy One And Get Three Free Games And A Viveport Subscription

HTC just countered Facebook’s Oculus Rift price cut with its own Vive discount. The HTC Vive now only costs $599, and it comes bundled with three VR titles and a Viveport trial.

Wearable Tech August 22, 2017

Samsung Gear Sport Spotted In FCC Listing: Next Samsung Wearable Device Still Shrouded In Mystery

An FCC listing revealed that the next Samsung wearable device will be named the Samsung Gear Sport. While there are a few known details about it, the Samsung Gear Sport remains shrouded in mystery.

Wearable Tech August 14, 2017

HTC, Qualcomm To Roll Out Standalone VR Headset, But It'll Be Available Only In China

HTC and Qualcomm have officially announced the Vive Standalone VR headset, coming exclusively to China soon. Powered by a Snapdragon 835 processor, the headset features inside-out positional tracking and doesn’t need a PC to run.

Wearable Tech July 27, 2017

Atari Unveils A Hat With Speakers, Aptly Calls It 'Speakerhat'

Atari has formally unveiled the Speakerhat, which is something one certainly doesn’t see every day. Atari has made no mention of pricing and availability yet, although it’s currently looking for beta testers.

Wearable Tech July 21, 2017

Oculus Highlights The Importance Of VR Exclusives, Explains Why They're Necessary

Oculus content VP Jason Rubin has now spoken about the company’s approach to exclusives. He has highlighted the importance of such titles, noting that creating such an ecosystem can drive VR adoption.

Wearable Tech July 10, 2017

Are Fitness Trackers Beneficial For Your Health? High-Tech Wristbands Not Good At Measuring Calories

Recent study reveals that fitness wearables do not accurately track burned calories during physical activities. Is it still worth it to rely on fitness trackers?

Feature | Health May 26, 2017

Bragi Wants To Put A 'Custom-Made Wireless Computer' In Your Ear

Bragi just updated its wireless headphone lineup with the Dash Pro, which sports two variants: a standard model and a custom-fit model. These earbuds, however, are also powerful little computers with biometric sensors and 4D navigation.

Wearable Tech May 17, 2017

Did Amazon, Google Maps Disappear From Your Apple Watch? You're Not Alone

Several apps have quietly removed support for the Apple Watch. Without any official announcements, no one knows if the disappearances are permanent or not.

Wearable Tech May 2, 2017

Apple's Leaked Safety Report Alludes To AR Glasses Prototype Or Other Similar Technology

An employee incident report compiled by a Safety contractor working for Apple has uncovered some Apple secret tech. One incident alludes to what looks like AR glasses prototype.

Apple April 21, 2017

Huawei Watch 2 With Android Wear 2.0 Hits US, Bundling Free Google Play Music Trial: Pricing, Options, And Availability

The Huawei Watch 2 has finally launched in the United States, going on sale for $300 and up. The smartwatch runs Android Wear 2.0 and bundles a free 10-week Google Play Music trial, so here's what you need to know about pricing, options, and availability.

Wearable Tech April 19, 2017

Heart Rate Monitor In Fitness Trackers May Not Always Be Accurate: Study

Your favorite wristband fitness tracker may not have a completely reliable heart rate monitor, a new study finds. However, although the monitor's readings are altered while you exercise, you can still use the tracker to keep in shape.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 12, 2017

ZTE Quartz Smartwatch Heading To T-Mobile: Android Wear 2.0, 3G Connectivity In Tow

ZTE has finally unveiled Quartz, its first Android Watch. The smartwatch will launch exclusively on T-Mobile on April 14.

Wearable Tech April 11, 2017

Pebble Final Update Will Keep It Ticking After Cloud Services Shuts Down

Pebble is releasing its final update for the watch as it ushers into the Fitbit era. Pebble owners can still enjoy the watch even after the cloud server shuts down.

Wearable Tech April 6, 2017

Fitbit Alta HR Review Roundup: Fit Enough For Function And Fashion

Fitbit released on March its latest fitness wristband, the Fitbit Alta HR. It claims to track heart rate, but is it performing enough to capture the hearts of reviewers?

Wearable Tech March 28, 2017

Smart Condom Tracks Performance, Warns Against STIs: Another Privacy Threat On Hand?

The world's first smart condom that can record intercourse variables and possibly detect STIs is set to be released some time in 2017. Is there a potential privacy threat to this bedroom wearable?

Biotech March 3, 2017

You Can Now Buy Snapchat Spectacles Online: How To Order, Price, Colors, And Delivery Details

No need to look for Snapbots! Snap’s video-recording glasses Spectacles are now available online. Here’s how you can get a pair of the wearable technology.

Wearable Tech February 21, 2017

LOOK: This Graphene Dress Lights Up Based On Breathing Pattern

The world's first graphene dress is unveiled in Manchester. The little black dress that lights up based on breathing pattern gives a whole new meaning to wearable technology.

Life & Style February 5, 2017

Bad With Social Cues? MIT Researchers Built A Wearable For You

MIT researchers are developing a wearable AI system that can function as a social coach to aid socially challenged individuals figure out social cues with ease.

Life & Style February 3, 2017

Fitbit Confirms Workforce Reduction, To Lay Off 110 Employees

Fitbit confirmed its rumored plans of laying off 110 people from the company. The disappointing Q4 2016 results are being cited as the reason for the reduction in workforce.

Business Tech January 31, 2017

Wearable Smartphone Baby Monitors May Cause More Harm Than Good, Pediatricians Warn

Pediatricians warned parents about the dangers of using wearable smartphone baby monitors. How can these devices that supposedly track vitals such as oxygen levels harm babies?

Public Health January 25, 2017

Fitbit App Store Confirmed For This Year: Is A Fitbit Smartwatch In Tow?

In an interview at CES 2017, Fitbit CEO John Park said the company plans to launch its own app store 'as soon as possible.' Does this mean a real Fitbit smartwatch is in tow as well? Most likely.

Wearable Tech January 7, 2017

Samsung Gear S2 And S3 Finally Work With The iPhone

Samsung plans to provide support for Gear smartwatches on the iOS platform soon. The app will allow the Samsung Gear S2, Gear Fit 2, and Gear S3 to sync with the iPhone.

Wearable Tech January 7, 2017

LG Tone Studio Is The Speaker You Can Wear Around Your Neck

LG has announced the Tone Studio, a Bluetooth-enabled, surround-sound capable speakers housed on a neckband. This, along with the company’s wearable lineup, will be showcased at CES come January 2017.

Wearable Tech December 29, 2016

Star Wars Wearable Tech: 4 Coolest Real-Life Wearables Inspired By A Galaxy Far, Far Away

The popularity of wearables has risen in the past years. But these awesome Star Wars-themed gadgets are simply out of this galaxy.

Wearable Tech December 18, 2016

Huawei Watch Gets Pulled From Google Store: Android Wear Options Waning

Google has pulled the Huawei Watch from its online store, leaving merely five smartwatches on the company’s online store able to run the operating system. Does this represent a bigger, more general problem for smartwatches?

Wearable Tech December 9, 2016

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