Wearables

  • Vive VR Headset Full Consumer Launch Slips To Q1 2016

    Vive VR Headset Full Consumer Launch Slips To Q1 2016

    You wait years and years for virtual reality to become a thing, and then suddenly a truck load of VR headsets pile into the tech hype cycle almost at once (thanks Oculus). But if you’re a consumer wanting to get eyes into this next-gen VR hardware you’re likely still waiting to live the daydream. Read More

  • Tapping Into The Emotional Internet Crunch Network

    Tapping Into The Emotional Internet

    Wearables currently decipher physiological biometrics — heart rate, pulse, caloric intake. But in the coming years, we’ll see emotion-sensing wearable technology that clues us into specific human emotions. When this data is shared across networks, we’ll enter the dawn of the “Emotional Internet.” Read More

  • Insenth Focuses AR Glasses On Cyclists

    Insenth Focuses AR Glasses On Cyclists

    Meet Senth In1 — a pair of AR glasses, based on Android 4.3, being developed by a Beijing-based startup, specifically for cyclists. Read More

  • Wearsafe Is A Connected Panic Button For The App Generation

    Wearsafe Is A Connected Panic Button For The App Generation

    At the Disrupt NY hackathon this year the winning hack was a live-streaming app called Witness whose team’s pitch was a desire to be the panic button for the mobile age. But what about sticky situations where you don’t have time to fire up an app? That’s where Connecticut-based startup Wearsafe Labs is hoping to step in, with a hardware panic button also updated for the app era. Read More

  • Runtastic Acquired By Adidas For $240M

    Runtastic Acquired By Adidas For $240M

    Long time fitness app maker Runtastic has been acquired by sportswear brand adidas Group. The news was announced today in a blog post. The deal values Runtastic at €220 million ($240 million). The transaction was signed and closed today. The European app maker, which was founded in Austria back in 2009, before the quantified self movement got into its full stride, has more than 20… Read More

  • Go Off-Grid With Silent Pocket’s Leather Goods

    Go Off-Grid With Silent Pocket’s Leather Goods

    Ever get the feeling someone’s watching you? Of course you do; you use the Internet… So what’s the answer to pervasive tracking technologies? Well, one answer — at least when you’re able to step off grid entirely because you don’t need to use your kit for a bit — is to put your devices (and connected cards) inside a faraday cage to isolate them from… Read More

  • Vector Plans Developer Platform For Its ‘Affordable Luxury’ Smartwatch

    Vector Plans Developer Platform For Its ‘Affordable Luxury’ Smartwatch

    Back in March the Vector — a smartwatch with an e-ink LCD screen — made its debut in a number of reviews in the tech press. Of note was the unusual 30-day battery life and a smartphone control app which worked across iOS, Android and Windows phones. What wasn’t elucidated in detail at the time was that the startup not only planned to release an API to developers, allowing them… Read More

  • How Amazon Could Drive Blended Reality Into The Living Room

    How Amazon Could Drive Blended Reality Into The Living Room

    Amazon has been amassing computer vision expertise for a long time. And continues to do so. A LinkedIn search for computer vision jobs at the company currently returns more than 50 posts — mostly split across research and software engineering roles. But is there more than meets the eye to the ecommerce giant’s interest in technologies that can sense the world around them? Read More

  • Apple Watch Sales Estimates Remain Low

    Apple Watch Sales Estimates Remain Low

    Analyst house Canalys is the latest to attempt to estimate demand for Apple’s debut wearable, the Apple Watch — forecasting Cupertino shipped 4.2 million over Q2, the device’s launch quarter. It notes this would mean shipments outstripped earlier-to-market wearables such as the (lower-priced) Fitbit, as well as all other extant smartwatches. But it would still constitute… Read More

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