wearable tech

Whistle’s ‘Fitbit for dogs’ acquired by Mars Petcare

Whistle, the “Fitbit for dogs,” has found a home at Mars Petcare, TechCrunch has learned. The maker of Snickers and M&M’s also has a large pet division and has plans to integrate Whist

With Monocle, You Can Browse Your Custom Reddit Front Page With Google Glass

Cats! Cats everywhere! Now you can view cat gifs and less important Reddit posts through Google Glass, provided that you own a pair.

The Future Of Jawbone Could Be In Wearable Identity Tech

Wearables so far have a pretty limited audience overall in terms of the global consumer market, but they could become a lot more integral to the lives of average people in the future. On stage at Dis

The Rufus Cuff’s Size And Features Lord Over Puny Smartwatches

With its three-inch screen, the Rufus Cuff thumbs its nose at smartwatches with their tiny faces and dainty wristbands. The wearable device, which bills itself as a “wrist communicator” a

Created With Imogen Heap, Mi.Mu Turns Hand Gestures Into Music

Created in collaboration with British singer-songwriter Imogen Heap, the Mi.Mu glove turns the arms and hands of performers into musical instruments. Eventually, Heap and Mi.Mu's developers hope the g

Tempdrop Is A Wearable Body Temperature Sensor For Fertility Tracking

Tempdrop is a wearable sensor that makes it easy for people to monitor and record their basal body temperatures. That data can be integrated by developers into any fertility app with few lines of code

SparkLabs Korea Presents Third Demo Day, Launches Hardware Accelerator In Seoul

SparkLabs Korea launched just 18 months ago, but the Seoul-based accelerator already has a strong track record. Its third Demo Day today featured companies that develop wearable technology, medical de

UPDATED: Fin, The Bluetooth Ring That Turns Your Hand Into A Wireless Controller, Hits Its Funding Goal

Back at CES in January, TechCrunch met Fin, the Bluetooth ring that went on to become one of our Hardware Battlefield finalists. Fin, which turns your hand into a wireless controller for smartphones,

Meet Flyfit, The Fitness Tracker You Strap To Your Ankle

When you think about it, it's odd that wearable tech makers are so obsessed with wristbands. Most wearable tech products currently focus on fitness, and the most popular cardio exercises--biking, runn

Ringblingz Is Wearable Tech That Helps Teens Stay Connected

The lack of wearable technology created just for teenagers is surprising, especially when you consider how tech-obsessed kids are: the average American teen spends 7.5 hours consuming media, while 70%

Bluetooth Headset Vigo Knows When You Are Tired Before You Do

When I was a student, sometimes I'd stab myself in the leg with the tip of my mechanical pencil to keep from dozing off during lectures. That usually didn't work. Now sleepy students--and other people

Haloband Lets You Control Your Smartphone With A Tap On Your Wrist

The rise of mobile has given me so much: 24/7 connections with friends around the world, information exactly when I need it, the ability to track my fitness and health goals. Unfortunately, it's also

The Upcoming Glass Development Kit Launch Will Finally Allow Google Glass To Live Up To Its Potential

The limited launched of Google Glass earlier this year was greeted with a lot of hype and the inevitable backlash, but one thing this first version of Glass didn't show yet was the full potential of t

Kiwi Wearables Shows Off A Way To Use Its Personal Tracker Device To Make Music

Single-function wearable devices are old-school and a massive waste of potential, according to a new Toronto-based startup called Kiwi Wearable Tech that's building a hardware device as well as a clou

Samsung Exec Confirms Galaxy Gear Smartwatch Aimed At Younger, Hip Buyers Coming Sept. 4

Samsung's Galaxy Gear smartwatch is poised to be the next big news in wearable tech, and it's also rapidly becoming one of the worst kept secrets of the tech world. Today, Samsung Executive Vice Presi

Pebble Sold 275K Units Through Kickstarter And Pre-Orders, Tops 1M Watch Apps Downloaded

Smartwatch startup Pebble revealed today for the first time that it has received 190,000 pre-orders for its wearable computing accessory through its own web store following the tremendously successful

The Mysterious Case Of The Missing Jawbone Up

It seems a week doesn't go by without finding out about a malfunctioning <a target="_blank" href="https://www.jawbone.com/up">Jawbone Up</a> band. The wearable step tracking bracelet measures how much

Apple Can Certainly Play Watchmaker, But Don’t Expect Devices To Hit Your Wrist Any Time Soon

Apple iWatch rumors have hit the mainstream thanks to reports from both The New York Times' Nick Bilton and The Wall Street Journal's Jessica Lessin, with sources describing "curved glass" "watch-like

Apple Patent A Reminder That It’s Working On Google Glass-Style Wearable Tech, Too

An Apple patent published yesterday by the USPTO and unearthed by Patently Apple is a reminder that Apple was actually working on wearable tech in the form of content-delivery glasses, at least on pap