wearable technology

Fitbit is teaming up with Dexcom for glucose monitoring on the Ionic Smartwatch

Wearable fitness makers are increasingly interested in tracking our vitals. Now Fitbit has announced a collaboration with glucose monitor company Dexcom to develop and market products to help those wi

Global wearables market to grow 17% in 2017, 310M devices sold, $30.5BN revenue: Gartner

Analyst Gartner is expecting to see growth of 16.7 per cent, year-over-year, across the global wearables market this year, which encompasses a variety of device types and form factors -- from smartwat

Fitbit turns teens off exercising, study finds

Fitness tracker makers would have you believe that all that stands between you and the motivation to get up off your couch and get healthy is their shiny wearable device. But a new study conducted by

Elvie pulls in $6M Series A to build a global female health tech brand

The UK startup behind a connected kegel exerciser called Elvie is today announcing a $6 million Series A round led by European VC firm Octopus Ventures. Female focused VC AllBright is also joining the

More wearable woe as Vinaya restructures and seeks pivot to b2b

2016 had a little more woe to deliver in the wearables space as London-based high end connected device maker, Vinaya, went into administration last month.

Pebble confirms it’s shutting down, devs and software going to Fitbit

RIP Pebble... The wearable maker that pioneered wrist-based notifications before Apple and many others waded into the smartwatch space has confirmed it's closing its doors as an independent entity.

A new wearable generator creates electricity from body heat

Now your sweaty body can power your phone. Like Neo in the Matrix, a new system created by researchers at North Carolina State University lets you generate electricity with a wearable device. Previous

First look: LifeBEAM’s artificially intelligent headphones offer a “Her” workout

Wearable technology company LifeBEAM has powered products for the Israeli air force and brands like Under Armour and Samsung. It’s now making its own product – wireless, artificially intel

Making wearables more useful and smart homes less of a chore

Wearables might be set to get a whole lot more useful in future if research being conducted by Carnegie Mellon University’s Future Interfaces Group is indicative of the direction of travel.

Fitbit Blaze is a whole workout in a wearable

Fitbit Blaze is a $199 fitness tracker available for purchase starting today and it comes with quite a few fun features to help get you moving. A lot of Fitbit's family of fitness trackers do prett

Apple Watch Took Two-Thirds Of Smartwatch Market In 2015, Says Analyst

Apple does not break out sales of its debut wearable, the Apple Watch, so it's up to analysts to stump up the sales estimates -- and the latest to do so, Canalys, reckons the Apple Watch accounted for

Ford Launches New Programs To Make Driving And Car Ownership Less Of A Hassle

Ford announced a number of new initiatives today that all aim to make driving and owning a car a little bit easier for Ford and non-Ford drivers alike. At the core of these new programs is FordPass &

You’re In Trouble If This Pee-Powered Energy System Leaks

Professor Ioannis Ieropoulos of the Bristol BioEnergy Centre at the University of the West of England has created a bioenergy system that uses urine circulated by your footsteps to power wearable elec

The Next Frontier For Wearables: Bendable Batteries, Healthy Tattoos And More

When mass-appeal wearable devices arrived on the scene in 2009 in the form of Fitbit, skeptics wondered whether consumers would feel the need to track their steps and calories. But as technology has g

Tracing The Roots Of Wearable Technology

The interrelated trends around miniaturization and portability, wireless communications, power-efficient computing and advanced display technologies have come together to create the smart devices of t

Lumo Raises $10 Million Series B, Starts Building Wearables Partnerships

Right off the launch of Lumo Run, Lumo Bodytech, a smart sensors and software platform, has raised $10 million in Series B financing. Lumo came onto the scene a few years back with Lumo Lift, a wearab

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

This NFC Ring Puts Wireless Transfer Tech On Your Finger So You Can Fist-Bump Phones

The tech world may be hoping for Apple to unbox some wearable technology in the near future but who cares about the iWatch when an NFC ring is a thing? NFC fans hankering for the convenience of having