This week some folks close to Samsung have clearly found it unnecessary to wait until IFA 2014 begins to let their next wearable loose. The Samsung Gear Solo has been revealed by "industry sources" to roll with full SIM-card compatibility, meaning you’ll be able to browse the web and make calls straight from your wrist.
We've seen wearables for kids, but Sproutling has gone one step farther and created a similar product for infants. The wearable is part of the company's smart baby monitor, and is essentially a health tracker with an app that alerts parents if something seems off.
It’s time to get in shape, so suggests Magellan with their newest smart sports watch Echo Fit. This smartwatch is able to track your activity, track your sleep, and look like a relatively non-obtrusive piece of machinery while it does so. This isn’t your normal massive or otherwise overly obtuse-looking smartwatch.
Announced at Google I/O this year, Google Fit is the search giant’s aim at getting users and Developers alike more interested in what wearables can do for our health. they’ve now made the Software Development Kit (SDK) available for preview, giving us all the first glimpses at just what Fit can do for us.
When we first heard about digital tattoos, the thought of forever bonding one’s self with technology that could very well be outdated by the time the art was done seemed… less than appealing. As it turned out, Motorola’s first chatter on the next level in the wearables game wasn’t quite so permanent. This week we’re having a peek at the digital tattoo as created by VivaLnk for Motorola’s Moto X.
It's a tough world if you're holding out for a compact crossover designed by a rapper, producer, and fledgling-smartwatch-designer, but thankfully Lexus has heard our plaintive cries and brought in will.i.am to cook up such a car. A special edition of the new Lexus NX we drove last month is in the works, designed by the multi-faceted musician.
As reactions to Google Glass show, the world isn't ready for ungainly wearable displays, but NVIDIA and researchers from the University of North Carolina think they've come up with a far more aesthetically pleasing - and discrete - alternative. Pinlight Displays promise not only to be far less clunky than suspending a tiny screen in front of the wearer, but offer a far broader field-of-view in the process, and even do it all cheaper than standard wearable displays.
Timex is looking to make its own entrance into the smartwatch market, and it is doing so in collaboration with Qualcomm and AT&T. The smartwatch, called the GPS One+, will run a hefty $399 USD this coming fall, and for that price tag consumers will get a cellular-connected wrist piece that doesn't require a smartphone.