Wearables are still growing globally, thanks to Xiaomi

The burst of the wearable bubble may have been overstated — on a global scale, at least. The category has been struggling here in the U.S., but internationally, it’s still seeing growth. Wearables

Smartwatches need to get better

Android Wear 2.0 was bound to be a disappointment. There was just too much hanging on the second generation of the wearable operating system. After all, a significant chunk of declining smartwatch sh

Referees will wear hats with built-in GoPros during the Big Ten Championship Game

Are you upset your team isn’t playing in a championship game this weekend and need a reason to watch? Well here’s a reason to watch at least one game on Saturday: Referees will wear hats

Misfit introduces a new Speedo-branded swim tracker

Misfit is back with another swim-focused fitness device, the Speedo Shine 2, which combines all of the hardware capabilities of the Shine 2, which the Speedo-branding and swim tracking of its predeces

Fitbit buys wearable tech from Coin, looks toward NFC payment integration in future devices

Fitbit’s future plans clearly extend well beyond simple fitness tracking, as evidenced by products like the Blaze, which leans much more heavily into smartwatch territory than before. And then there

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

Humon Is A Wearable That Helps Endurance Athletes Train Smarter

Make way for another wearable. Launching sign-ups for its alpha program on stage today, here at TechCrunch Disrupt SF, is a startup called Humon -- which is building a real-time lactic acid threshold

Apple Watch Lands In Seven New Countries, Coming To Three More July 17

The Apple Watch is expanding beyond the launch group of countries today, shortly after the device first became available for in-store purchase at Apple Retail with a reservation. The international sal

Doppel Is A Wearable That Puts A Pulse On Your Pulse

The wacky world of wearables has a new would-be entrant: meet doppel, a wrist-worn device that's not a smartwatch, not a fitness tracker, and not (just) a heart-rate monitor. It's a psychophysiology w

Tim Cook Says Apple Watch Ships In April

The Apple Watch will start shipping in April to consumers, according to Apple CEO Tim Cook, who revealed that month as the expected target launch date for the company on Apple’s Q1 2015 earnings

Apple Watch Companion App Features Said To Include Activity Reminders, Phone Unlock

A new leak of details from within the upcoming companion app for the Apple Watch claims to show some unannounced features we can expect from the wearable when it arrives sometime early this year. The

Everykey Wants To Put Your Passwords On Your Wrist

The password as a digital authenticator is under more strain than ever. But is the answer to memorizing multiple complex secure passwords to rely on proximity and a physical wristband for logging in t

Withings Activité Pre-Order Puts A New Price On The Undercover Activity Tracker: $450

French health and fitness device-maker Withings has kicked off pre-orders for its Activité watch/activity tracker, with a special pre-order page it publicized today to customers who registered intere

Chiaro Reboots The Pelvic Floor Exerciser As A Sleek Connected Wearable Called Elvie

Pelvic floor/kegel exercises have had known benefits for women for decades, especially post-child birth. The challenge has always been motivating women to do regular exercise workouts of a muscle that

The Basis Peak Is A Premium Fitness Tracker That Could Be A Little Smarter

The Basis Peak is the second wearable this year out of Basis, the health wearable startup Intel acquired earlier this year. In many ways, it's a solid improvement over its predecessor, bringing better

Narrative’s Clip-On Camera | One Lap

In this week’s episode of One Lap, Martin Källström of Narrative joined me at Thunderhill Raceway. I met Martin earlier this year while he was visiting San Francisco from Sweden. During our meetin

Pebble Gets A Permanent Price Cut, Plus Background Sleep And Activity Tracking

Smartwatch pioneer Pebble is hoping to make its platform accessible to more people with a permanent price drop of $50 and $30 for both the original Pebble and the Pebble Steel, putting them at $99 and

Apple’s NFC Payments Play Could Make Its Wearable A Computing Friction Killer

Apple could be gearing up to make its so-called ‘iWatch’ a payment device powered by NFC, according to a new report from the Wall Street Journal. But including near-field communications te

Android Wear Is Getting GPS And The Ability To Talk To Other Bluetooth Accessories

Google’s Android Wear platform is going to gain more powers on a continuing basis, thanks to frequent significant updates, the Android team has revealed. Upcoming features planned for Android We

Samsung’s New Gear S Smartwatch Features A Curved Screen And 3G Connectivity

Samsung officially takes the cake when it comes to launching smartwatches: It just announced the Samsung Gear S, its billionth smartwatch device launching this year. The Gear S has a few hallmarks tha
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