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Sensor patch is powered by body heat

Sensor patch is powered by body heat

The biggest downside to the glut of wearable electronic devices on the market today is that they all need to be charged. Runtime varies greatly from device to device but in hours or days all have to be plugged in. At some point in the future wireless power might come along and make it so electronic devices can get the power they need from our bodies.

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Apple Watch in March might just be a minor refresh

Apple Watch in March might just be a minor refresh

Everybody, or at least everybody in Apple's camp, is anxiously awaiting Apple's next move in the wearable market. Or rather, its next Apple Watch. Though it did fairly well in the market, especially during the holiday season, the current Apple Watch leaves much room for improvement. There seems to be some word that things are being set in motion for a potential March reveal. TechCrunch, however, argues that what we might see won't be Apple Watch 2.0 but a far simpler refresh of Apple's first ever smartwatch.

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Samsung’s upcoming fitness tracker looks more like a smartwatch

Samsung’s upcoming fitness tracker looks more like a smartwatch

By now, Samsung already has half a dozen wearables under its belt. That means there's an opportunity to make half a dozen more! We don’t know how many Samsung has planned for this year, but a certain fitness tracker has been leaked to be Samsung's next big thing in wearables. Nicknamed "Triathlon", the wearable strangely looks more like the Gear S2, a full smartwatch, rather than any traditional tracker, which is probably going to be a source of marketing and purchasing confusion for many.

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Compromised smartwatches can glean your PIN code

Compromised smartwatches can glean your PIN code

Some institutions, like schools, have banned the use of smartwatches because of their ability to spy and cheat but there might be a worse scenario that involves these wearable devices (unless you're like Hermione who thinks expulsion is a fate worse than death). According to researcher Tony Beltramelli, a smartwatch's motion sensors can be used together with a Deep Learning program in order to interpret the wearer's hand movements when entering a PIN on a 12-digit keypad, whether it be a physical one like an ATM or a virtual one on a phone or tablet.

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dokiWatch is an advanced smartwatch for kids

dokiWatch is an advanced smartwatch for kids

Most wearables for kids are limited in functionality, and often revolve around tracking for the parents’ peace of mind. dokiWatch is different — it features more advanced features, including fitness tracking, calling functionality, and an electronic pet to care for. The watch includes a kid-friendly design, as well, able to withstand the rough-and-tumble nature of childhood.

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MAD Glass smart glass runs Android

MAD Glass smart glass runs Android

A new type of smart glasses has debuted called MAD Glass and it claims to have the functions of a smartphone and more. The wearable monocle is designed to attach to the side of glasses you wear and overlay all sorts of augmented reality information on the world around you.

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U.S. Customs seizes cache of counterfeit wearables

U.S. Customs seizes cache of counterfeit wearables

Though it doesn't happen too often if you use a reputable service, ordering electronics online often comes with the risk of getting a counterfeit product. In some cases, the counterfeit nature of the product is immediately apparent and disappointing; other times it is done well enough to go undetected unless something catastrophic happens. The best way to avoid having those products in the marketplace, of course, is to catch them as they arrive, which is exactly what happened recently in Philadelphia.

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Azimuth SP-1 Crazy Rider watch is a motorcycle inspired mechanical beauty

Azimuth SP-1 Crazy Rider watch is a motorcycle inspired mechanical beauty

For most of us, all we know about watches are smart wearables that are more computer on the inside than the mechanical masterpieces that high-end watchmakers produce. Azimuth has a new mechanical watch that is inspired by motorcycles dubbed the SP-1 Crazy Rider. The watch is designed to look like the engine of a motorcycle.

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Moto 360 Sport now available in the US

Moto 360 Sport now available in the US

When Motorola revealed its new smartwatch for 2015, it had not just one but two models to show. While The Moto 360 2 is the nominal flagship of the two, the Moto 360 Sport does bring its own level of uniqueness, with some features that the 360 2 doesn't have. And after months of patiently waiting, that rugged and sporty smartwatch is now available for purchase, from Motorola directly among other places. And it will only set you back $299.99, which is quite on par for an Android Wear smartwatch these days.

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These Lumus displays could fix HoloLens’ big problem

These Lumus displays could fix HoloLens’ big problem

Field of view might be the Achilles' heal for augmented reality devices like Microsoft's HoloLens, but better optics might be incoming to address that. Lumus brought its latest stereo-vision AR headset prototype, the DK-50, to CES this year, complete with two transparent eyepieces that give a digital upgrade to a significantly larger portion of your vision.

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You stress too much, but this Halo headband can retrain you

You stress too much, but this Halo headband can retrain you

Forget tracking steps, the next big thing in wearable health metrics could be counting frowns. BioTrak claims to do for compulsive stress-heads, TMJ sufferers, and migraine victims what Fitbit did for couch potatoes: train them up into a more functional version of themselves by making previously subconscious things conscious.

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Solos peddles furiously away from bad Google Glass memories

Solos peddles furiously away from bad Google Glass memories

Google Glass may have proved too goofy for everyday wear, but the ride to connected eyewear might prove to be on two wheels. Solos is pitching its smart sunglasses as the ideal accessory for dedicated cyclists, a head-up-display which floats performance data like speed, power, pace, and more in the line-of-sight, courtesy of a connection to a nearby smartphone.

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