wearable

Lunatik reveals monstrous Apple Watch case

Lunatik reveals monstrous Apple Watch case

Behold the most massive Apple Watch case yet revealed. This is the Epik, made by the mobile accessories brand Lunatik, created to keep the 42mm Apple Watch safe no matter the conditions. Sort of. it's not going to keep your Apple Watch safe from a bomb - or water. But it will be made with aircraft-grade aluminum, and if you didn't know your Apple Watch was on your arm before, you darn sure will with this extra bit of action surrounding it.

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1Password for Apple Watch arrives (but no Android Wear)

1Password for Apple Watch arrives (but no Android Wear)

Popular password manager 1Password has joined the roster of apps ready for Apple Watch, with the latest update bringing login credentials conveniently to your wrist. The update, 1Password v5.4, hit the App Store today, allowing Pro users to add their Apple Watch - or, at least, they would be able to if Apple had begun shipping the wearable yet - as a trusted device, and pick select accounts to have access to from there.

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Vizzywig 8HD turns your Apple Watch into a recording control room

Vizzywig 8HD turns your Apple Watch into a recording control room

Remember Vizzywig? Yes, the very same people who developed that insane, and insanely cool, 4K video recording app, which, by the way, they are now marketing as "8HD". Well, here they are with another insane idea, and this time, they are targeting Apple's newest baby, the Apple Watch. No, you won't be recording videos from the smartwatch, since it has no camera. Instead, you will be controlling everything from your wrist. And we're not talking about starting or stopping recording only. You can even edit and stitch it all up on your smartwatch.

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Apple Watch battery doubled with this odd accessory

Apple Watch battery doubled with this odd accessory

The folks behind "wipowerband" suggest that all you need to to to get twice the battery life from the Apple Watch is wear their band. This band makes the Apple Watch setup twice as thick - at least - and adds a layer of plastic to your otherwise mostly metal setup. This accessory works with any version of the Apple Watch as it comes in more than one shape and size - as long as you make sure you get the right one. Don't expect this band to be around the wrists of too many Apple Watch Edition buyers, that's for certain.

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Panasonic HX-A1 wearable action cam records your POV

Panasonic HX-A1 wearable action cam records your POV

Panasonic has introduced its new HX-A1 action camcorder, a small cylindrical wearable camera that records the wearer's POV while remaining resistance to the environmental conditions to which it might be subjected. The A1, as it is being called, is poised to compete with other action cams like the GoPro and Sony's Action Cam, but it comes with a few features we don't often see in the category, including support for recording in completely dark settings and the ability to send footage to another camcorder as a sub-video within the main video.

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Apple Watch success isn’t sales, it’s stickiness

Apple Watch success isn’t sales, it’s stickiness

Apple isn't saying how many Apple Watches it sold in the first weekend of preorders, but arguably the bigger question is how many will still be wrapped around wrists a few months after. Unofficial estimates of sales have suggested as many as a million of the iOS wearables have been earmarked for eager owners, pushing shipping estimates into the summer at the earliest, and for many it was a case of buy first, try second since preorders opened before store demo displays did.

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Sony teams with IFTTT for wearables

Sony teams with IFTTT for wearables

If you weren't already tracking your fitness bits and pieces with Sony devices, IFTTT might just be aiming to push you over the edge this morning. Working with Sony to release a new channel for Sony Lifelog, IFTTT delivers this morning a number of recipes that aim to jam as much functionality as possible into your collection of Sony wearables and Xperia-based fitness tracking. These recipes are made by the official SonyMobile IFTTT account, suggesting Sony is taking the If This Then That community quite seriously.

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ASUS VivoWatch sports 10-day battery life

ASUS VivoWatch sports 10-day battery life

The device you're about to see does not run Android Wear. Instead, ASUS has opted to run their own Android-based operating system aboard this new ASUS VivoWatch under a black-and-white panel. There's also a lovely green-colored bar which we'll find the meaning to in the near future - this is the pre-announcement that ASUS has released this morning, after all, while they'll be holding a full event tomorrow. This event takes place during Milan Design Week.

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Apple Watch: by the (unofficial) numbers

Apple Watch: by the (unofficial) numbers

Apple isn’t talking about Apple Watch figures. They’ll probably hit us with official numbers at WWDC this year, so expect a massive screen boasting how many Apple Watches were ordered or sold at that point. Analytics firm Slice Intelligence has the numbers we want, though — unofficially, of course. They estimate that on day one of Apple Watch pre-orders, just shy of one million of us — 957,000 to be precise — ordered an Apple Watch. Analyzing eReceipt data, Slice says the average sale price was $503.83.

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Retail Apple Watches discovered to still have diagnostic port

Retail Apple Watches discovered to still have diagnostic port

Remember back in early March when it was discovered that the then-in development Apple Watch had a hidden diagnostic port inside the bottom groove where the band connects? The 6-dot brass contact array was assumed to be used, well, for diagnostic tasks, but speculation began to rise that the wearable may one day accept "smart straps." Several sources then said that the port was only for internal use, and would not be found on the Watch when it begins shipping to customers. Well, guess what some users have found when trying on the new device in Apple Stores on Friday?

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You can’t own an Apple Watch today

You can’t own an Apple Watch today

You can't actually own an Apple Watch today. While you might see a line at your local Apple Store, it's not a line for purchase. The news sources suggesting otherwise are wrong - here's the simple truth: today isn't Apple Watch sale day. It's Apple Watch try-on day. That's all you're going to be able to do. Unless you're Katy Perry, of course. Or if you're one of the lucky few Apple employees who have the Apple Watch already - they can wear it out of the store - but not you.

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Apple Watch still shipping, but you’ll wait until June to get it

Apple Watch still shipping, but you’ll wait until June to get it

If you slept on the Apple Watch launch, you’re probably going to need some morning coffee before you read this. While a lot of people were tucked away in bed during the Apple Watch overnight launch, some stayed up. Some waited up (or woke up early) to order their Apple Watch, and it’s causing some supply/demand issues. If you want to order your new wrist-bound wearable, you can. It’ll just take until June before you actually see it arrive at your house.

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