Wearable Tech

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.

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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

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

Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 3100 Unveiled: Here's How It Will Make Wear OS Smartwatches Better

More than two years after it released a smartwatch chip, Qualcomm finally broke its silence after it unveiled the 'Wear 3100'. The Wear 3100 can also be integrated with Google Wear OS.

Wearable Tech September 11, 2018

Garmin Vivosmart 4 Monitors The Wearer's Body Energy And Sleep Quality For $129

The Vivosmart 4 is $20 cheaper than the FitBit Charge 3, but it has more useful features for users who are aiming a healthier and more active lifestyle. Vivosmart 4 is priced at $129.99.

Wearable Tech August 31, 2018

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

Rumor: Fitbit Charge 3 Might Have A Touchscreen, But No GPS

Fitbit is upgrading its traditional trackers. The Fitbit Charge 3 will apparently be more like its smartwatch siblings, complete with a touchscreen and a new design — but no GPS, though.

Wearable Tech August 16, 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

Everything You Need To Know About The New Samsung Galaxy Watch

Samsung has finally unveiled its new Galaxy Watch, which officially replaces the Gear smartwatch line. It’s still running Tizen, still has the circular bezel, and still features Samsung’s excellent AMOLED displays.

Wearable Tech August 10, 2018

How To Use Google Chrome On Your Daydream VR Headset

Google Chrome is finally available to download on Daydream View and Lenovo Mirage Solo headsets. Chrome supports WebVR standards, which means the number of VR experiences on the web should keep users pretty busy.

Wearable Tech July 31, 2018

Attention, Samsung Gear VR Users: You Can Now Download The YouTube VR App

Practically all major VR platforms have had YouTube VR for quite some time, save for the Gear VR headset. That changes now as the app finally becomes available for Samsung’s wearable, along with new content.

Wearable Tech July 26, 2018

The Rumored Samsung Galaxy Watch Leaks In Full: Check It Out

The Galaxy Watch is Samsung’s next-generation smartwatch, rumored to feature Bixby and run on Tizen, not Android Wear. Samsung just accidentally leaked photos of the device, by the way.

Wearable Tech July 24, 2018

Huawei Patent Reveals Smartwatch Design That Can Hold Wireless Earbuds

The Huawei Watch 3 could feature a built-in storage case for wireless earbuds. Don’t hold your breath, though — the idea comes from a patent.

Wearable Tech July 3, 2018

T-Mobile Discounts Apple Watch 3: Buy One, Get The Second One At Half Price

T-Mobile has a new deal on the Apple Watch Series 3, allowing customers to buy one and get the second one at 50 percent off. It's a limited-time deal with plenty of conditions, so here's what you need to know.

Wearable Tech June 28, 2018

Google Pixel Smartwatch Running Wear OS: What To Expect

Google is working on at least one Wear OS-powered Pixel smartwatch expected to debut this fall alongside the Pixel 3 line and new Pixel Buds. Here's what we know so far.

Wearable Tech June 27, 2018

You Can Now Share Snap Spectacles Videos In Non-Circular Format

New video formats arrive on Snap Inc.’s hip Spectacles, allowing users to export their content to orientations other than a plain circle. The update is slowly rolling out to both iOS and Android users.

Wearable Tech June 24, 2018

Garmin Unveils Fenix 5 Plus Smartwatch Series with Routable Maps, Garmin Pay, And More

Garmin reworked its Fenix 5 series with features like Garmin Pay, a pulse oximeter, and other upgrades. The Fenix 5 Plus comes in three case sizes and optional materials that buyers can mix and match.

Wearable Tech June 20, 2018

Best Headphones You Can Give Dad On Father's Day 2018

Father's Day is a week away and you're probably still struggling to figure out what to gift daddy dearest. Dads love tech just as much as anyone else, so why not surprise them with a pair of headphones this year.

Wearable Tech June 11, 2018

Here’s How To Enable Amazon Alexa On Your Apple Watch

Those tired of Siri on their Apple Watch can download Voice in a Can, a standalone app that lets users access Alexa to take advantage of smart home features. Get it while it’s still available.

Wearable Tech June 8, 2018

Rumor: Samsung Gear S4 Will Run Wear OS By Google Instead Of Tizen

Samsung’s upcoming Gear S4 smartwatch might not run Tizen. Instead, as a couple reports allege, Samsung will switch to Google’s Wear OS platform, which is a huge deal if true.

Wearable Tech May 25, 2018

New Wear OS Watch From LG Shows Up In FCC Filing

An upcoming LG smartwatch spotted recently in an FCC filing features a hybrid design that adds traditional clock hands on top of a 1.2-inch LCD display. It’s possible the device would be unveiled at Google’s I/O developer conference.

Wearable Tech May 8, 2018

Over 5 Years Later, Fitbit Finally Adds Menstrual Cycle And Text Response Features

Fitbit announced that it is adding a new feature called female health tracking to help women track menstrual cycles. It is also adding text responses for Android users.

Wearable Tech May 7, 2018

Wear OS Is Getting A Lot Smarter Thanks To New Assistant Features

More Google Assistant features are coming to Wear OS, the company's newly renamed smartwatch platform. Included are Smart suggestions, a better implementation of My Day, and Actions.

Wearable Tech May 4, 2018

Fitbit Teams With Google To Give Your Data To Doctors: Will This Improve Healthcare?

Fitbit is using Google's new Cloud Healthcare API and integrating the technology into its devices. This collaboration will be aimed at giving healthcare providers more data about patients.

Wearable Tech April 30, 2018

Snapchat Spectacles 2.0 Unveiled: Are They Better Than The Original?

Snap unveiled Snapchat Spectacles 2.0, the follow-up to the original Spectacles that were released in November 2016. Is the new version of the social media-centric smart glasses worth it at $150 each?

Wearable Tech April 27, 2018

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