wearable

Duet Bluetooth Tag Review

Duet Bluetooth Tag Review

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.

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LifeLogger wearable camera aims to Google your real life

LifeLogger wearable camera aims to Google your real life

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.

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LG Heart Rate Earphones release tapped officially (no Secret needed)

LG Heart Rate Earphones release tapped officially (no Secret needed)

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.

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LG Lifeband Touch detailed for release in USA

LG Lifeband Touch detailed for release in USA

Since our introduction to LG’s wearable environment earlier this year at CES 2014, we’ve been anxiously awaiting product release here in the United States. Today LG shows off both the Lifeband Touch and the Heart Rate Earphones in their final form, ready for release in the United States first, then abroad.

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Photojojo Power Purse makes phone charging fashionable

Photojojo Power Purse makes phone charging fashionable

The concept behind The Power Purse is simple. Instead of lugging around a power backpack or working with a pouch and a separate mobile charger, The Power Purse is 2-in-1. This device is not restrictive to one kind of device - just so long as it’s small enough to fit in the pouch, you can carry and charge it.

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The Original Wearable: OMSignal talks smart shirts and context

The Original Wearable: OMSignal talks smart shirts and context

If you’re going to try to take wearable technology mass-market, is there a better model to copy than the clothes we’ve been wearing for centuries? That’s the question health and biometrics startup OMSignal put to me, on the eve of launching their first wearable device: a range of fitness shirts that spread sensors across the whole torso. Listen to Stephane Marceau, co-founder and CEO of OMSignal, and you may never look at a fitness band or smartwatch the same way again.

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Intel gets Siri rival with Ginger digital assistant buy for Jarvis

Intel gets Siri rival with Ginger digital assistant buy for Jarvis

Intel has snapped a Siri-rivaling personal assistant, raiding Ginger Software's Cortana style artificial intelligence tech for what's presumably a play for better wearables. Sixteen of Ginger's engineers from the natural language processing (NLP) division will follow the software to Intel, where it could show up in the chip manufacturer's whispering-wearable, the Jarvis headset.

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