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According to comments reportedly made by Apple Retail SVP Angela Ahrendts, the ‘early 2015’ launch date for Apple Watch will fall after the Chinese New Year on February 19.
Samsung has a new cable and app that lets select Galaxy smartphones and tablets transfer power to Micro USB–compatible devices, which could be very handy for smartwatches with tiny batteries. But at the moment, the accessory looks like a gimmick.
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A new watch that promises to connect to your smartphone and serve notifications is a collaboration between HP and menswear designer Michael Bastian.
The Baseline Study is a collaboration between the Google X “moonshot” organization and various clinical and academic partners. The work should fit in well with the health-monitoring aspects of Google’s wearable efforts.
The new wrist-worn fitness tracker from Adidas eschews typical smartwatch features, like a screen, for a fitness-focused experience.
Samsung is making a big bet on digital health with a platform for sensor development and apps associated with human health. The platform includes a wristband dubbed the Simband, that links to a cloud service.
As impressed as I was when I first saw the Samsung Gear Fit wearable, I couldn’t understand why the display showed everything in horizontal mode. That’s not ideal for the wrist but it looks like a fix is just one software update away.
Did you know one of the best race result predictors is your lactic threshold? The BSX Insight is a wearable device that measure and track the buildup of lactic acid in your muscles and determine your lactic threshold.
Google executive Sundar Pichai said the company has plans to release a software development kit to bring Android to wearables.
According to reports, Samsung is planning to redesign its Galaxy Gear smartwatch and launch a pair of smart glasses similar to Google Glass.
I usually look to chips to inform me about the future capabilities of our electronic devices, but this year at CES I looked to deals about sharing APIS and SDKs instead.
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-11-26/sony-seeks-smartwig-patent-for-hairpieces-with-camera-sensors.html We’re all familiar with the smart watches and smart glasses that make up the frontier of wearable tech, but what about…
Looking for a wearable device that’s a little more basic than a smartwatch but still connects to your phone? Cubit might be worth the look. This little device handles notifications, the time and can be used as a range-finder when attached to objects.
Instead of flashing notifications across your vision, the glasses flash a small light to indicate different types of messages have arrived.
Looking to add an Android phone to your wrist? The new A.I. Watch is looking to Indiegogo to deliver just that. The smartwatch runs full Android, has tiles like Windows Phone and voice input for text entry or voice control.
Triposo’s new belt hooks into your phone to provide you with turn-by-turn directions by vibrating while you are wearing it.
Want a quick look at how the Galaxy Gear works with a Galaxy Note 3? Here’s a brief video demonstration from Samsung’s Unpacked event in New York City showing the watch, user interface and camera features.
Everyone seems to think that successful wearables will replicate functionality on existing devices. I don’t, at least not for a truly innovative smartwatch or wearable display. That’s why IDC’s latest thought on wearables hurting tablet growth makes no sense to me.
Do you want a smartwatch that’s a standalone device or a second screen for your smartphone? Why choose one, when you can have both? The Omate promises an optimized Android experience complete with mobile voice and data connectivity.
Researchers hope to make it less invasive to test for lactate — an acid produced during extreme physical activity.
More than 47 years after the famed Star Trek communicator are we ready for phone calls on our wrist? Some think so because the Kreyos Meteor does just that and is already nearing its Indiegogo funding goal.
The creation of the Open SmartWatch Project means developers can use the Android-companion Sony device to try out new peripheral use cases — at their own risk, of course.
If the last ten years were about mobile computing, the next ten years will be about wearable computing. And as a result, the type of content we share with the internet will also change.
Microsoft suppliers say the company is considering a touch-face smartwatch. If true, it won’t be the first time the company offered such a device, but the time to market is critical.
The lates installment of the GigaOM Research podcast finds analysts Jody Ranck and Michael Wolf talking fitness, wellness, and the wearable computing market.
Having got my first pair of progressive bifocals recently, I can’t help but want these smart glasses from PixelOptix. The lenses are embedded with liquid crystals which can create an “electronic reading zone” either automatically, thanks to an integrated accelerometer, or through manual activation.
Google’s Android platform already powers phones and tablets, and now it runs on a wrist too: WIMM Labs started shipping its WIMM One wearable computer to developers for $299 on Wednesday. The color display works smartphones but thanks to apps, can be a standalone device too.
The market for smart watches and wearable displays is growing based on the number of companies trying to crack this space. The latest product to cross my desk is the inPulse smartwatch; here’s a video look at this $149 connected timepiece that pairs with a smartphone.
There are many visions of what a smart watch ought to do, but the more functionality added, the more complex and disruptive the technology can be. That lesson becomes more evident each day I wear the MetaWatch prototype, which is saving me time every day.