Wearable Tech

ZTE Entering The VR Scene With New Headset And Google Daydream-Capable Axon 7

Alongside the Google Daydream-capable Axon 7, ZTE also launched its virtual reality headset dubbed ZTE VR. Here are the details that we know thus far.

Wearable Tech June 6, 2016

Microsoft Band 2 Update Now Lets Android Smartphones Support Cortana

A new firmware update for the Microsoft Health app for Android brings support for Cortana. Thanks to the update, Microsoft Band 2 users on Android will be able to deploy the intelligent personal assistant for tasks.

Wearable Tech June 5, 2016

Android Wear Gets Microsoft Outlook Watch Face: Access Your Email And Calendar From Your Wrist

Microsoft has updated Android Wear to bring the Outlook watch face feature users' way. Thanks to the Outlook watch face, Android Wear-powered wearable users will be able to know what's scheduled with a mere glance at the screen.

Wearable Tech June 4, 2016

Samsung Gear Fit 2 vs Xiaomi Mi Band 2: Specs, Price And Features Comparison

Samsung and Xiaomi recently launched their latest fitness activity trackers. We compared and contrasted the Gear Fit 2 and the Mi Band 2, so you know what purchase is right for you.

Wearable Tech June 3, 2016

The Pebble Core Will Be The First Standalone Wearable To Integrate Amazon Alexa

The Pebble Core just became much more interesting, as the company announced that it will integrate Amazon's Alexa voice assistant technology. Users can still participate in the Kickstarter campaign to be among the first ones to receive the device.

Wearable Tech June 3, 2016

Xiaomi Mi Band 2 Finally Debuts: All You Need To Know

Xiaomi officially unveiled its sleek new Mi Band 2, just as promised. Boasting an OLED display, upgraded algorithms and other neat specs and features, the affordable fitness tracker is bound to make some waves.

Wearable Tech June 2, 2016

LifeBEAM Vi: AI-Powered Fitness Trainer Inside Smart Headphones

LifeBEAM launched the AI-powered Vi fitness trainer on Kickstarter and the project has already surpassed the target fund. LifeBEAM is expected to start delivery of the Vi in December this year.

Wearable Tech June 5, 2016

Samsung Gear Fit 2 Full Specs Revealed: Here's What Fitness Buffs Need To Know

Samsung may launch the Gear Fit 2 fitness band this month. Here are some leaked features that the wearable is expected to offer.

Wearable Tech June 1, 2016

Qualcomm Unveils Snapdragon Wear 1100: What Kind Of Wearable Devices Is The Processor For?

Following the Snapdragon Wear 2100 announced in February, Qualcomm has unveiled the Snapdragon Wear 1100. While the Snapdragon Wear 2100 is for multifunctional smartwatches, the Snapdragon Wear 1100 was designed for a specific kind of wearable device.

Wearable Tech May 31, 2016

Fast, 'Stretchy Circuits' May Redefine Internet Of Things: Wearable Tech For Your Skin Coming Soon?

Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have devised a wearable that is stretchable, quick and has integrated circuits. The technology can potentially enable wearables to become wireless.

Wearable Tech May 30, 2016

HTC Smartwatch Unveiling Gets Delayed Again, Pushed Back Until Fall

The hotly anticipated introduction of the HTC smartwatch gets delayed again, according to a famous leaker on Twitter. Rather than this coming June, it is said that the device will finally be unwrapped this coming fall.

Wearable Tech May 31, 2016

Best Buy Memorial Day Sale: You Can Save $200 On These Best Apple Watch Deals

Best Buy has launched a $200 discount on several models of the Apple Watch. The deals are enticing offers for customers who have long been thinking about snapping up an Apple Watch.

Wearable Tech May 30, 2016

Microsoft Band 2 $75 Discount Extended Until July 9

Microsoft has extended its $75 discount offer for the Microsoft Band 2, with its $175 price available until July 9. The offer can be availed of through the online store of Microsoft, as well as through third-party sellers.

Wearable Tech May 30, 2016

Pebble Returns To Kickstarter: Smartwatches Pebble 2 And Time 2, Running Accessory Core

Pebble Technology has once again launched a new Kickstarter campaign. In the campaign, the company introduces its new smartwatches Pebble 2 and Time 2 as well as a cellular-connected wearable device.

Wearable Tech May 25, 2016

Samsung Denies That It Is Turning Its Back On Android Wear, But Here's The Catch

Reports claimed that Samsung is turning its back on Android Wear to focus on its proprietary Tizen operating system for its wearable devices. The company responded to the reports, but did not necessarily answer all the questions.

Wearable Tech May 25, 2016

Samsung Gear Fit 2 Promo Image Leaks: Curved Display, Sleek Profile And More

The Samsung Gear Fit 2 promo image gets leaked, revealing a curved display and a sleeker profile compared with the first Gear Fit. Here's a close look at the upcoming wearable tech.

Wearable Tech May 24, 2016

How To Bypass New Oculus Rift Update That Blocks Porting Games On Competing Headsets

Oculus released a software update that blocks other VR headsets from accessing exclusive Oculus Rift games. However, developers also found workarounds to bypass the block.

Wearable Tech May 22, 2016

Project Soli Radar Sensor: Google Showcases How To Control Smartwatches And Speakers Without Touching Them

Project Soli's radar sensor allows users to execute some smartwatch functions with gesture control. The radar sensors can be used in wearables, speakers and more.

Wearable Tech May 22, 2016

Google And Levi's Introduce Smart Jacket Commuter With Project Jacquard Technology: Here's What It Can Do

Google and Levi's unveil Commuter, a smart jacket with Project Jacquard technology woven in. Not only is it fashionable, but it also comes with a lot of nifty features.

Wearable Tech May 21, 2016

Google Daydream Gets Unreal Engine Support: The Future Of VR Gaming Is Bright

Google announced that its VR platform Daydream gets Unreal Engine support. The support for Daydream signifies that it will soon be easier for developers to port their apps into Google's mobile VR system.

Wearable Tech May 21, 2016

Pal Strap Gives GPS And More Battery Life To Pebble Time: Here's The Deal

Hong Kong-based Powerstrap has introduced a new watch strap for the Pebble Time and Pebble Time Steel smartwatches. The Pal smartstrap boosts the wearable's battery life by a week.

Wearable Tech May 19, 2016

EyeSight Showcases Gesture Control With Smartphone-Based VR [Video]

EyeSight Mobile Technologies has uploaded a YouTube video showcasing its developed gesture controls for smartphone-based virtual reality headsets. Here is how this new technology works.

Wearable Tech May 18, 2016

Garmin Launches The Vívosmart HR+ With GPS For More Accurate Activity Tracking

The Vívosmart HR+ is designed to keep track of users' heart rates and movement while simultaneously using GPS.

Wearable Tech May 16, 2016

Acer And Starbreeze Band Together To Develop StarVR

Acer and Starbreeze are teaming up to design and manufacture the StarVR headset moving forward, promising to bring 'top-end VR experiences' in the near future.

Wearable Tech May 16, 2016

Samsung Files Patent For Smartwatch That Can Project The Display Onto Your Hand

Samsung has filed a patent application for a smartwatch that can beam the display onto a user's hand or any nearby surface. Here's how it's expected to work.

Wearable Tech May 17, 2016

Samsung Charm Fitness Tracker Going International: Here's What The Charming Wearable Has To Offer

Samsung is rolling out the Charm fitness tracker to 'select markets' across the globe, and that means it could pop up at a store near you.

Wearable Tech May 15, 2016

Your Cat Can Finally Talk Back In A Human Voice With Temptations' 3D-Printed Collar

Temptations Lab developed a 3D-printed collar that gives your cat the ability to talk back by translating meows to English.

Wearable Tech May 13, 2016

One Poland Nonprofit Is Working On 3D-Printed Smart Glasses For The Visually Impaired

Users who are wearing the glasses can press a button on the frame to take a picture of the object in front of them.

Wearable Tech May 13, 2016

Google Developer Site Confirms Android VR As Placeholder Turns Up

A placeholder for the Android VR headset has been spotted on the Google Play Developer Console (in the pricing and distribution section), confirming the device's existence and suggesting it will release at the Google I/O next week as rumored.

Wearable Tech May 14, 2016

Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun Reportedly Confirms Mi Band 2 Release In Early June

Xiaomi announced to fans of its affordable fitness wristbands that the Mi Band 2 is coming their way. The company's CEO Lei Jun himself confirmed that the new fitness tracker will hit the shelves really soon.

Wearable Tech May 13, 2016

Wearable Keyboard Tap Strap Does Away With Touching Your Mobile Device When Typing

Will the Tap Strap be a game changer or another failed attempt to mainstream gesture control devices?

Wearable Tech May 12, 2016

Google Reportedly Unveiling Standalone Android VR Headset At I/O Conference: Here Are The Details

Google is reportedly going to introduce a new standalone Android VR headset at the 2016 I/O conference. It's believed to be less powerful than the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift but better than the Samsung Gear VR.

Wearable Tech May 12, 2016

Oculus Hits Milestone, Reaches 1 Million Mark Of Samsung Gear VR Users

After reaching 1 million Gear VR users, Oculus believes the number will push developers to create more content for the platform.

Wearable Tech May 12, 2016

Meet The New Garmin Forerunner 735XT: The Ultimate GPS Smartwatch For Athletes

Garmin launched a new GPS running smartwatch that can track a variety of sports, measure heart rate and download additional free apps for customizing purposes. It comes with a sleek design and a large display to easily view stats.

Wearable Tech May 12, 2016

Pebble Time Smartwatch And Mobile App Get New Features With Latest Update

Pebble has released a new update that will provide more health and fitness functionality to the Pebble Time smartwatch line. Among the new features is the Mobile Health Snapshot, which serves as a hub for all fitness and sleep-related information.

Wearable Tech May 11, 2016

Motorola Moto 360 (2nd Gen) And Moto 360 Sport Now $50 Off At Verizon

Customers can now snag the Motorola Moto 360 (2nd Gen) and Moto 360 Sport at $50 off the regular price. The discounted price scheme will be available from now until the end of May at Verizon.

Wearable Tech May 11, 2016

Halo Neuroscience Wearable Promises To Actively Influence Physical Activities: Can Neurostimulation Turn You To A Superhuman?

Halo Neuroscience is developing the Halo Sport, a wearable that can help out athletes with their training. The device can place wearers into a state of hyperplasticity, where athletes can benefit from increased strength and skill acquisition.

Wearable Tech May 10, 2016

Deal Alert! All Samsung Gear S2 Now $50 Off At Amazon And Best Buy

Samsung Gear S2 got discounted by $50 at Best Buy and Amazon. The smartwatch was launched in August 2015 and is compatible with a wide array of Samsung and non-Samsung smartphones.

Wearable Tech May 7, 2016

Manus VR Gives HTC Vive Arm Tracking: Hands, Fingers, Elbows - You Name It

Manus VR is developing game-changing gloves that can provide complete arm-tracking support on the HTC Vive, from the hands and fingers' movement to the elbows' motion.

Wearable Tech May 8, 2016

Samsung Gear Fit 2 And Gear IconX Images Leaked: Here's A Look At The New Fitness Band And Wireless Earbuds

Images of the purported Samsung Gear Fit 2 and Gear IconX have accidentally emerged on Samsung's website. Here's a glimpse of the new fitness band and wireless earbuds from Samsung.

Wearable Tech May 7, 2016

Fingertips Too Big For Your Tiny Smartwatch? SkinTrack Turns Your Forearm Into A Touchpad

Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University are working on a possible solution to the problem of small smartwach displays. Named the SkinTrack system, the technology will allow users to transform their forearms into accurate touchpads.

Wearable Tech May 6, 2016

'World's Thinnest Watch' Declares Bankruptcy

Central Standard Timing’s CST-01 is dead after company files for bankruptcy.

Wearable Tech May 5, 2016

Delta Now Uses RFID Technology To Reduce Lost Baggage Claims

Delta has the goal of passengers no longer losing their bags while traveling thanks to the addition of RFID technology.

Wearable Tech May 5, 2016

Man Spends 25 Hours In Virtual Reality, Sets Guinness World Record

A Californian man has set a new Guinness World Record for the 'longest video game marathon on a virtual reality game system.' Derek Westerman spent straight 25 hours and 2 minutes in a VR environment while donning the HTC Vive.

Wearable Tech May 5, 2016

Fitbit Dominates Wearable Tech Market, Outsells Apple Watch

A new consumer survey reveals that fitness bands from Fitbit dominate the wearable space in the U.S. with a share of 61.7 percent, outselling the Apple smartwatch with ease.

Wearable Tech May 5, 2016

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