Wearable Tech

Galaxy Watch Active 2 To Feature ECG Heart Rate Sensor, But Not Immediately: Rumor

New rumors suggest Samsung’s forthcoming Galaxy Watch Active 2 will boast ECG heart rate tracking like the Apple Watch Series 4. But don’t expect it out of the box.

Wearable Tech July 16, 2019

Nreal Light AR Sunglasses Gets Right What Google Glass Got Wrong, Shipping This Year For $500

After impressing folks at this year’s CES, the Nreal Light is ready for primetime. The AR glasses are confirmed to ship later this year for a surprisingly low price of $500.

Wearable Tech May 31, 2019

Bose's New Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 Features 8 Mics, Google Assistant, And Amazon Alexa

The Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 is the company's new pair of cans poised to replace the QuietComfort 35. It's integrated with an eight-mic array and comes with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa.

Wearable Tech May 30, 2019

Microsoft Surface Headphones Are $100 Off Right Now

Microsoft’s Surface Headphones are currently $100 off for some reason, so get them while you can. This is the first time they’ve been discounted, by the way.

Wearable Tech May 20, 2019

Samsung Rolls Out One UI, Health Features To Galaxy Watch, Gear S3, And Gear Sport

Older Galaxy smartwatches are getting One UI and a bunch of other new features plus optimizations. Rollout for each product varies by region, meaning not all users might get the new update at the same time.

Wearable Tech May 20, 2019

YouTube VR To Launch On Oculus Quest The Same Day The Headset Is Released

YouTube VR will launch alongside the Oculus Quest when it comes this May 21. That’s never happened before, it’s worth noting that usually, the app is released months or even years later.

Wearable Tech May 18, 2019

Samsung Takes On Fitbit With Its New Galaxy Fit: Everything You Need To Know

No word on an official release date for the Galaxy Fit yet except for the originally announced May 31 rollout. However, the company has now shared a video highlighting the fitness tracker’s key features.

Wearable Tech May 18, 2019

Noise-Canceling Headsets Can Reveal Sniper's Location After A Single Shot

New smartphone-based technology promises to help soldiers and law enforcement officers determining the exact location of a shooter. The device makes use of shock waves produced by the firing of a weapon to pinpoint where the shot is coming from.

Wearable Tech May 14, 2019

Best Truly Wireless Earbuds Of 2019: Powerbeats Pro, Samsung Galaxy Buds, And More

With a smorgasbord of truly wireless earbuds in the market, it's hard to figure out which one best fits the user's needs. That said, here are some of the most noteworthy options out there.

Wearable Tech May 14, 2019

Powerbeats Pro Gets IPX4 Water Resistance Rating, But Here’s What That Means

You’ll be able to sweat through your entire workout while wearing the Powerbeats Pro thanks to its IPX4 rating. But maybe don’t wear it if you’re going swimming.

Wearable Tech May 9, 2019

Man Accidentally Swallows AirPods — After Passing Through His Digestive System, It Still Worked

It sounds great, it’s wireless, and it supports Siri. But can the AirPods survive a whole trip through the gastrointestinal tract? Apparently, the answer is yes, as this man proves.

Wearable Tech May 4, 2019

HoloLens 2 Developer Edition Comes With Azure Credit, Free Unity Software Trials For $3,500

Microsoft is offering a HoloLens 2 developer edition that comes with Azure credits and Unity software trials for $3,500. It also confirms that Unreal Engine 4 support will arrive by the end of May.

Wearable Tech May 3, 2019

Valve Index VR Headset Now Official: Specs, Price, And Release Date

The specs, price, and release date of the Valve Index have finally been announced. From the look of things, Valve's virtual reality headset will take the competition by storm, if its cost doesn't put off users.

Wearable Tech May 1, 2019

Beats' Truly Wireless Powerbeats Pro To Launch On May 10

Beats' first truly wireless earbuds now has an exact release date. The Powerbeats Pro are set to go up for preorder on May 3 and hit the shelves on May 10.

Wearable Tech April 30, 2019

Galaxy Buds Get Bixby Voice Controls With New Update

New touchpad controls, Bixby voice commands, and more are included in a new Galaxy Buds software update. No fix for the subpar audio yet, though.

Wearable Tech April 19, 2019

Oculus Controllers Contain Hidden Messages Like ‘Big Brother Is Watching’ But They Aren’t Supposed To

They haven’t been shipped yet, but watch out for hidden messages like 'The Masons Were Here' on the Oculus Touch controllers bundled with the Rift S or Quest headsets. Oculus says this was a mistake.

Wearable Tech April 13, 2019

Amazon Is Launching An Alexa-Powered AirPods Competitor: Report

According to a new report, Amazon is set to roll out a pair of wireless Alexa-powered earbuds. It's said to work and look like Apple's AirPods.

Wearable Tech April 4, 2019

Valve Index VR Headset Arrives This June, Preorders Start May 1: Here Are The Rumored Specs

The Valve Index will be unveiled on May 1, with preorders starting that day. It will come out June 15, according to its product page that went live a little too early.

Wearable Tech April 2, 2019

Magic Leap Headset Will Be Available From AT&T Beginning April 1

AT&T will carry Magic Leap One headsets beginning April 1. Three of its flagship stores will even offer people live demos of a 'Game of Thrones' title.

Wearable Tech March 28, 2019

Huawei Is Developing Smart Glasses That Will Replace Earbuds

Huawei and Gentle Monster are making an entire lineup of smart glasses. The coolest thing about them? They don’t look anything like smart glasses at all.

Wearable Tech March 27, 2019

Google Accused Of Profiting From Running Adverts For Unproven Dementia Supplements

Google is facing criticism for selling advertising to retailers of brain supplements under search terms “Alzheimer’s pills” and “dementia supplements”. No cure is currently available for dementia.

Wearable Tech March 27, 2019

HTC Vive Focus Plus Comes Out April 15 For $799, Here’s What’s New

HTC will begin selling standalone Vive Focus Plus headsets on April 15. They’re meant for enterprise users, however, unlike the similarly spec’d Oculus Quest that’s geared more toward mainstream users.

Wearable Tech March 26, 2019

Beats' First Truly Wireless Powerbeats Could Be The Perfect Apple AirPods Alternative

According to a new report, Beats is getting ready to unveil a truly wireless version of the Powerbeats. It's said to sport the same H1 chip as Apple's new AirPods and feature hands-free 'Hey Siri' support.

Wearable Tech March 22, 2019

GDC 2019: Oculus Rift S VR Headset Revealed With Higher-Res Display, Built-In Tracking

The Oculus Rift S is replacing the regular Rift once it launches this April. While it gains inside-out tracking and higher-resolution displays, it loses a number of things, too.

Wearable Tech March 22, 2019

The HP Reverb Is A Serious Oculus Rift, HTC Vive Competitor

The HP Reverb boasts one of the highest-resolution optics in the VR crowd, so it should be a serious player when it comes out this April. It works with both Windows Mixed Reality and Steam VR as well.

Wearable Tech March 20, 2019

Apple Watch Can Accurately Detect Irregular Heartbeats, Huge Stanford Study Finds

Stanford University and Apple Inc. release the preliminary findings of the Apple Heart Study. Among over 400,000 participants, the Apple Watch detects a possible atrial fibrillation in 0.5 percent of the users.

Wearable Tech March 17, 2019

Fitbit Launches Fitbit Ace 2 Designed For Kids Age 6 Years And Up

Fitbit recently took the wraps off its Ace 2 fitness tracker. This new wearable device is aimed at kids age 6 years and up.

Wearable Tech March 12, 2019

Valve Lays Off 13 Employees Including Engineers Working In VR

Valve has fired 13 employees who were believed to be working as part of its VR team. The gaming company, however, said the layoffs do not represent major changes within the company.

Wearable Tech March 8, 2019

Nike Adapt BB Issues: Users Report Android Update Is Bricking Their Self-Lacing Smart Shoes

The Android companion app for the new Nike Adapt BB is reportedly causing some issues. Users say that they can no longer pair their smartphones with the self-lacing smart shoes after the latest firmware update.

Wearable Tech February 21, 2019

Fitbit’s New Health Tracker Is Only Available Through Employers And Health Insurers

Fitbit recently launched its cheapest fitness tracker yet. However, it won’t be available to the consumer market, but users can get it through insurance providers and employers.

Wearable Tech February 11, 2019

Google’s New Job Listing Could Mean It’s Finally Making A Smartwatch

Google might be on to something: this time, it could be making a smartwatch. Current job listings at the company’s Careers site point out to this possibility.

Wearable Tech February 9, 2019

The New Samsung Galaxy Smartwatch Might Not Get A Rotating Bezel

An alleged image of the Galaxy Sport is now floating around the internet, with no rotating bezel in sight. Is Samsung done with this iconic feature?

Wearable Tech February 5, 2019

Verily Is Making Smart Shoes That Can Measure Weight And Detect Falls

Alphabet’s Verily has a new project that focuses on weight and movement tracking. Reports say that the company has been in talks with possible partners that can help launch its smart shoes.

Wearable Tech February 2, 2019

Google May Be Trying To Save Wear OS By Buying Fossil

While Google Wear OS got the biggest chunk of the wearable tech market in 2018, the giant tech firm needs a champion that could reach tech enthusiasts. According to Fossil, the $40 million deal with Google is expected to close in January.

Wearable Tech January 20, 2019

Nike's Self-Lacing Shoes Can Be Controlled With Your Smartphone

Nike recently teased the self-lacing basketball shoes that will be arriving on Jan. 15. The short clip showed that owners can control the laces via a smartphone.

Wearable Tech January 14, 2019

HTC Vive Pro Eye Takes VR To The Next Level With Eye Tracking

Eye-tracking will take virtual reality to a whole new direction. The Vive Pro Eye is HTC’s first taste of what this technology can do, which essentially makes VR work more like human eyes.

Wearable Tech January 9, 2019

Cheaper Withings Smartwatch That Can Check Heart Rythm Patterns Rivals Apple Watch

Withings recently introduced the Move ECG, a cheaper contender of the Apple Watch. It will sell for almost half the price of the more popular heart rate detector.

Wearable Tech January 7, 2019

You Can Now Have The Vuzix AR Smart Glasses For $1,000

As promised last year, the Blade augmented reality smart glasses from Vuzix is finally here. With very few, if any, apps available at the moment, the thing might be a tough sell at $1,000.

Wearable Tech January 5, 2019

Samsung Reportedly Working On New Tizen Smartwatch Codenamed ‘Pulse’

A new Tizen smartwatch is coming next year. Samsung is rumored to be releasing a successor to the Gear Sport codenamed Pulse that’s also focused on fitness.

Wearable Tech December 24, 2018

Omron Introduces Blood Pressure Smartwatch: Everything You Need To Know

Omron announced its HeartGuide smartwatch, an FDA-approved wearable that measures blood pressure. What's more, it has other features such as sleep and step trackers and is capable of receiving calls and texts.

Wearable Tech December 21, 2018

Fitbit OS 3.0 Adds Expanded Dashboard, More Third-Party App Support On Versa And Ionic

Fitbit OS 3.0 is finally here, available for the Ionic and Versa. It expands support for third-party apps, introduces improved health views, and more.

Wearable Tech December 17, 2018

Puma Revives Its 1986 Smart Running Shoe RS-Computer

Puma will relaunch a modernized version of its 1986 RS-Computer shoe that records the calories burned, the distance covered, and the number of steps taken. The aesthetic, from color to the design, was preserved.

Wearable Tech December 11, 2018

ECG, Irregular Heart Rate Detection Now Available On Apple Watch: How To Use Them

EKG readings and irregular heart rate detection are now available on the Apple Watch. Both features are part of the long-anticipated watchOS 5.1.2 update.

Wearable Tech December 7, 2018

YouTube Announces Support For Virtual Reality Adding The Oculus Go

YouTube announces support for virtual reality adding the Oculus Go.

Wearable Tech November 15, 2018

Polar Unveils Vantage V And Vantage M Smartwatches: Here's What They Offer

Polar recently unveiled its new Vantage line of smartwatches that carries a new sleek look but with more features. The Vantage M is priced at $279 while the Vantage V is $499.

Wearable Tech September 14, 2018

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