Wearables

  • Sony Outs Clip-On Smart Glass Module For Sports

    Sony Outs Clip-On Smart Glass Module For Sports

    More Sony news. In a pre-CES announcement that’s perhaps hoping to draw eyeballs away from the toxic fallout of the Sony Pictures email hack — or, more likely, hoping to suck up a little oxygenated publicity ahead of the consumer electronic scrum in January — Sony has today announced its own take on Google Glass. Read More

  • Pebble's New Android Update With Interactive Notifications

    Pebble 2.3 For Android Brings Interactive Notifications, Will Work With Android Wear-Ready Apps

    Pebble’s upcoming Android software release will introduce support for directly replying to messages and performing other actions right from the watch based on inbound notifications. The 2.3 software update effectively makes Pebble compatible with apps that have built-in support for Android Wear notifications, giving them a way to benefit from the explosion of app development interest… Read More

  • Asus ZenWatch Review

    Asus ZenWatch Review

    Asus has entered the Android Wear fray, with a smartwatch that features a bold design, even though it opts for a rectangular face, and materials and looks that might make it the closest we’ve seen yet from the Android camp to resembling an Apple Watch. The ZenWatch is by no means a clone, however, and it very much manages to stand out from the Wear flock, too. Asus has crafted one of… Read More

  • The Invasion Of Wearables In The Workforce

    The Invasion Of Wearables In The Workforce

    Wearables have hit the market like a hailstorm. From watches to glasses, headgear to belts, to all assortments of chips and sensors built into clothes and accessories – this market doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon. In fact, wearables are estimated to be more than a $70 billion market by 2024, according to IDTechEx. Read More

  • Android Wear Gets Experimental Offline Step Counting

    Android Wear Gets Experimental Offline Step Counting

    Android Wear is a platform in progress, as evidenced by Google’s continual updates, bringing features like third-party watch face support and more big changes in periodic updates. One that also arrived in a recent software change is support for offline step tracking, meaning you can still log activity with your device even when it’s not in communication with your smartphone. As… Read More

  • Moov Fitness Tracker Lands On Android

    Moov Fitness Tracker Lands On Android

    Moov, the fitness tracker that raised $3 million in a Series A this October, now supports Android. The idea behind Moov is pretty simple: Rather than counting your steps and giving some illusion of progress in physical fitness, Moov uses a combination of hardware and software to improve your form based on the training you’re doing. Read More

  • The Uno Noteband Doesn’t Waste Time With Notifications

    The Uno Noteband Doesn’t Waste Time With Notifications

    The Uno Noteband is a wearable designed for those who want the convenience of getting notifications on their wrists but don’t want to spend a bunch of time fiddling with a two-inch screen when they’ve got a perfectly good smartphone in their pocket. Read More

  • Android Wear Gets Official Third-Party Watchface Support

    Android Wear Gets Official Third-Party Watchface Support

    Google is making good on a promise it made previously to the Android Wear community today, officially opening up watchface creation to third-party developers, complete with new tools, and a dedicated section of the Google Play app marketplace. The launch includes a collection of officially sanctioned watchface apps from high-profile artists, brands and other partners, including Hugh Turvey… Read More

  • With Rumors Of Another Cellular-Capable Smartwatch, Let’s Hit The Brakes

    With Rumors Of Another Cellular-Capable Smartwatch, Let’s Hit The Brakes

    OEMs, it’s time for a talk. I thought we could put this off for another few years, but it’s become apparent that, left to your own devices you’re not going to wait, so we’ll have to do this now. Read More

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