Just as the first wave of Google Glass units are put on sale in a public way, rumors of the second edition begin to appear. A tip from Crystal Optech’s own Kong Wenjun suggests that they’ve supplied - through several middle-men - samples of their technology to Google’s Research and Development for Glass. While this would suggest that Google Glass 2 is on the way, it should not be a surprise that Google is continuing research into better and more advanced ways to present their product.
It would seem that Samsung is ramping up their release of "Gear Glass" just in time to take on the Google Glass general sale. As it’s been revealed that Google Glass’ sale to the public is being solidified, an anonymous tip suggests that Samsung’s own "Gear" branded wearable headset is close to being revealed.
Smart driving assistant Automatic has hooked up with Jawbone, mashing car-use and health data to give drivers insights into how their habits behind the wheel vary according to their overall lifestyle. The partnership pulls information from the Automatic dongle - which plugs into the car dashboard, and shares details on things like speed, travel time, and fuel consumption - into the Jawbone UP app.
Smartwatches are arguably the fastest growing wearable, and while their future is increasingly promising (particularly in light of Android Wear), their appeal isn't necessarily strong enough to convince many to ditch their stylish mechanical watches. Modillian aims to offer a middle-ground solution for those watch-bearers: a Bluetooth buckle that makes any watch a little bit smarter.
This week we’re having a peek at the crowd-funded Bluetooth Tag known as Duet by PROTAG. Created by the team at PROTAG, this tag is just about as simple as a Bluetooth Tag can get. It’s just large enough to house the replaceable Panasonic battery it comes with: 2.8cm square with rounded edges. It’s like a Cheez-it with Bluetooth 4.0 LE.
A new wearable camera aims to not only document your day but pick out why it was special, with LifeLogger using face, text, and voice detection among other things to effectively offer Google for your real life. Unveiled back at CES in January, and launching a Kickstarter campaign today, the gum-stick scale camera is worn on a headband and shoots 720p 30fps video along with 5-megapixel stills.
Two entries into the wearables universe have been re-revealed today by LG for release in the United States. In addition to the Lifeband Touch, the LG Heart Rate Earphones were given the hands-on treatment earlier this year at CES 2014. There we discovered that not only were heart rate-tracking earbuds real, but that LG had a pair ready to go at the start of this season.