wearables

Xiaomi’s wearable device partner Huami raises $110M in NYSE IPO

China’s top wearable firm Huami has raised $110 million after it listed on the New York Stock Exchange on Thursday. Fresh from launching iits Apple Watch-like Amazfit Blip this week, Huami sol

Smart speakers to outsell wearables during U.S. holidays, as demand for wearables slows

Smart speakers will likely outsell wearable devices this holiday season. That’s the latest prediction from analysts at eMarketer, which forecasts a slowing growth rate for devices like fitness t

Wearable numbers get a bump, as consumers shift focus to smarter devices

The wearable space seems to still be figuring itself out — though in spite of some reports about the death of the category, overall growth remains one of the few constants. According to the latest n

Fitbit beats analyst estimates but takes a net loss of $113 million in Q3

It seems Fitbit is only slightly benefitting from the news of its new products -- particularly the Fitbit Ionic device. The company just reported it beat analyst estimates with a non-GAAP net loss per

Google and Levi’s ‘connected’ jacket that lets you answer calls, use maps and more is going on sale

Over a year after Google showed off its “connected” jean jacket designed for bike commuters at last year’s Google I/O developer conference, the company today is unveiling the final p

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

Apple reportedly in talks with Aetna to bring the Apple Watch to millions of customers

Apple and Aetna have held several secret meetings to discuss offering the Apple Watch to Aetna's 23 million customers, according to CNBC. Aetna could roll out the plan as early as next year.

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

These stretchy, durable sensors could be woven right into clothing

If we must have an Internet of Things, it makes no sense to leave clothes out of the party. But clothes must be worn, washed, bunched up and folded — it's hard to make electronics that can survive a

Google Glass is apparently still around — and just got its first update in nearly three years

Dust off your Google Glasses, those who still have them -- the $1,500 face computer is back in the spotlight today with a few updates. In its first update since September 2014, Google Glass got a "MyG

This device will automatically enter how much you chew

Eating too much? A Dartmouth researcher thinks he may have a solution for all those who hate manually writing into an app all the foods they eat throughout the day -- a wearable system that detects ho

Mary Meeker’s latest trends report highlights Silicon Valley’s role in the future of healthcare

Mary Meeker's latest Internet Trends Report, out today, was full of insights on how tech is shaping our future -- including now in healthcare. This was the first year Meeker included healthcare in her

Smartwatches need to distinguish themselves with software as well as hardware

If I had to give companies looking to enter the smartwatch space in 2017 one piece of advice, it would be, simply: don’t. Failing point one, due to investor pressure or the spirit of a long dead fin

Using wearable technology to detect conflict in couples before it occurs

Several teams of researchers at USC have joined forces for a study aimed at detecting vital signs to help stem conflicts in couples before they occur. Couples were brought into the lab, equipped with

A first-time wearables user reviews the Fitbit Alta HR

Fitbit has eight different fitness trackers on the market right now. And while the company’s financials are downright troubling, it’s still shipping more product than every other wearable company.

This sensory wearable is designed for flirting

With people more likely to be locking eyes with their smartphone screens these days when they're hanging around in public, the London-based designers behind this feathery wearable are worried that the

Tilt gesture keyboard could hold promise for typing in VR

A group of researchers are demonstrating a tilt-based typing technique they've designed that could be an alternative option for users of larger smartphones or for inputting text when in VR.

Bolt Threads debuts its first product, a $314 tie made from spiderwebs

It may not look like a bunch of cobwebs, but the tie you see above was spun from the same material spiders spin out from their behinds. The difference is this thread was mass produced from fermented m

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

Apple Watch will soon let you talk to Siri to use your apps

The next version of Apple Watch’s software will let you talk to Siri via your smartwatch in order to interact with third-party applications, according to new developer documentation from Apple r
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