Wearables

Bell & Ross releases a new watch for travelers

In my endless quest to get geeks interested in watches I present to you the Bell & Ross BR V2-93 GMT 24H, a new GMT watch from one of my favorite manufacturers that is a great departure from the c

Super wearable WHOOP launches $30 subscription service — wearable totally included

WHOOP, the world’s most informative wearable, is launching a new $30 subscription service for the everyday consumer, so everyone can get the benefits of its activity monitoring and analytics to

Lynq is a dead-simple gadget for finding your friends outdoors

If you've ever been hiking or skiing, gone to a music festival or state fair, you know how easy it is to lose track of your friends, and the usually ridiculous exchange of "I'm by the big thing"-type

Wear OS is getting a new battery saving mode

Given Google’s recent rebranding mode and a few pieces of news trickling out over the past week, it seemed safe to expect some key updates for the operating system formerly known as Android Wear. Bu

Fitbit adds menstrual cycle tracking to its smartwatch app

Fitbit announced its new female health tracking feature alongside the Versa at an event back in March. The offering is finally starting to roll out on the company’s iOS and Windows apps, letting use

Wear OS gets more Google Assistant features ahead of I/O

I/O doesn’t actually kick off until next Tuesday, but Google’s been steadily trickling out news this week. Perhaps it’s priming the pump for next week’s big event, or maybe the company just ha

Fitbit beats revenue expectations slightly, but tracker sales are still down

Fitbit scored a small coup on earnings this week, ever so slightly beating revenue expectations for the quarter. The company pulled in $247.9 million, up over Wall Street’s expected $247.3 million.

Fitbit will use Google Cloud to make its data available to doctors

Fitbit this morning announced plans to utilize Google’s new Cloud Healthcare API, in order to continue its push into the world of serious healthcare devices. It’s a bit of a no-brainer as far as p

Snapchat launches Spectacles V2, camera glasses you’ll actually wear

Photos, not just video. No yellow ring alerting people to the camera. Underwater-capable. Classier colors with lighter lenses. Prescription options. Faster syncing. And a much slimmer frame and chargi
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SuitX is bringing down the price of robotic exoskeletons

The front of SuitX’s East Bay headquarters is an empty room. No reception desk, no furniture — i

Intel abandons Vaunt smart glasses project

It might just be time for Intel to admit that it’s not great at this whole wearables thing. A few months after their flashy online debut, the Vaunt smart glasses are dead, the chipmaker has confirme

Motiv’s neat little fitness ring gets Android and Alexa support

I was pleasantly surprised by Motiv. Sure, my expectations were low for a fitness tracking ring, but pleasantly surprised is pleasantly surprised is still pleasantly surprised. The $200 Fitbit alterna

Aira’s new smart glasses give blind users a guide through the visual world

When it comes to augmented reality technologies, visuals always seems to be a pretty essential part of most people’s definitions, but one startup is offering an interesting take on audio-based AR th

Fitbit Versa review

For most companies, the Ionic would have felt like a disappointment. For Fitbit, it was something more. It wasn’t just a fully realized piece of hardware running undercooked software, it was the bas

Android Wear is becoming ‘Wear OS by Google’

Android Wear hasn’t exactly been the rocket ship of success Google was no doubt banking on when it was launched four years ago this week. After a slow start, the company issued a 2.0 refresh of

Fitbit is launching a fitness tracker for kids

The Ace was inevitable. Sure, Fitbit is leaning into smartwatches with today’s launch of the Versa, but the company’s current line of fitness trackers left a key demographic unserved. The new wear

Fitbit’s Versa is the smartwatch the Ionic should have been

Half a year after launching the Ionic, Fitbit is back with Versa, a “smartwatch for all.” The new wearable builds atop the same foundation as its predecessor, but offers a lower price point and a

Fitbit is adding menstrual cycle tracking to its smartwatches

Fitbit’s first smartwatch had its fair share of issues, including a large size, which made it unwieldy for many wrists. That fact no doubt automatically excluded the product from a big chunk of its

An interview with Fitbit CEO James Park

James Park is quick to admit that the Ionic didn’t live up to expectations.. Fitbit’s co-founder and CEO refuses to disclose any specific numbers during our chat, but he acknowledges that the

Haier jammed a tiny projector into a smartwatch for some reason

Sure wearables have been having a tough go of it lately, but maybe the problem is just a general lack of tiny projectors jammed into the products. It’s an idea a few folks have flirted with in the p
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