wearables

SlashGear’s April Fools’ 2014 round-up

SlashGear’s April Fools’ 2014 round-up

It’s the most nerve-racking day of the year for a technology publication editor. April Fools’ Day 2014, a day in which every story must be triple-checked (rather than just double-checked) for authenticity. This year we’re seeing not only jokes played on the public, but awkward copies of jokes made between companies, as well.

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Virtual Reality gaming going multiplayer: Oculus and PS4 on deck

Virtual Reality gaming going multiplayer: Oculus and PS4 on deck

So you want to enter a virtual landscape where you can play any and all games in a holodeck-like situation, but you want to bring your buddies, too? The next generation of virtual reality gaming has your back. As we experienced at GDC 2014 and as is being re-confirmed again this week, the next wave isn’t all going to be about you escaping from the rest of the world - you aren’t going in alone!

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SmartMio fitness wearable jolts the body with electricity

SmartMio fitness wearable jolts the body with electricity

This week the folks behind SmartMio are aiming to bring some extra in-depth fitness tracking to the public. They’ll be doing this with EMS, or Electrical Muscle Stimulation, also known as Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation or NEMS. In practice, this means that the SmartMio device won’t just be on your person, it’ll be attached to your body, sending nerve impulses "to engage your muscles during a workout."

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Nielsen on wearables: people want more style, lower prices

Nielsen on wearables: people want more style, lower prices

Though the wearables market has gained solid momentum over past months, wearable technology is still a niche and most likely to be found while out and about in the form of fitness bands or, occasionally, a smartwatch. Nielsen recently conducted research into how aware Americans are of wearable technology, as well as adoption rates and what consumers are looking for. Not surprisingly, most consumers are aware of the existence of wearables, but pricing and style are two big concerns influencing adoption.

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AT&T Samsung Gear 2, Neo, Gear Fit releases set

AT&T Samsung Gear 2, Neo, Gear Fit releases set

This week the folks at AT&T have let it be known that they’re releasing the full Samsung collection of wearable devices revealed at Mobile World Congress 2014 including the Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo, and the Samsung Gear Fit. These devices will be headed to AT&T stores starting in April, with pre-orders starting tomorrow. The full collection will be offered in a number of packages as well.

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