Wearable

Embr Wave 2: Smart wrist temperature control takes new form

Embr Wave 2: Smart wrist temperature control takes new form

Back in April of 2019, we reviewed Embr Wave, AKA "your own personal thermostat." This was a wearable that was able to transmit warmth and coolness to the wrist of the wearer, allowing the wearer to feel some sense of temperature control with a tap of the device. Now, having found some measure of success with the first unique piece of hardware, a new version of the device is ready to roll: Embr Wave 2.

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Fitbit Luxe leaks: Finally, made with metal

Fitbit Luxe leaks: Finally, made with metal

A new sort of fitness tracker appeared in a leak this week, one that you might recognize. Fitbit became one of the biggest names in fitness tracking wearables due to its sustained presence in the market and relatively reasonably priced gadgets matched with usable software. Now, with a device called Fitbix Luxe, they might well have created a wearable that's able to compete directly with the traditional wristwatch.

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Scientists develop light-emitting tattoo with multiple potential uses

Scientists develop light-emitting tattoo with multiple potential uses

Researchers from UCL and IIT have created a temporary tattoo with light-emitting technology of the sort used in TV and smartphone screens. Scientists say that the technology paves the way for a new type of smart tattoo with a range of potential uses. The tech uses organic light-emitting diodes or OLEDs that are applied in the same way as water transfer tattoos.

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Garmin Enduro smartwatch aims at endurance athletes

Garmin Enduro smartwatch aims at endurance athletes

Garmin has launched a new fitness wearable that's aiming directly at endurance athletes called the Garmin Enduro. The Enduro is a GPS multisport watch focusing on long battery life. The manufacturer says that the wearable was designed for the longest races offering weeks of battery life along with a lightweight and durable design.

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High-tech threads sense how and when the wearer moves

High-tech threads sense how and when the wearer moves

Tufts University engineers have developed a flexible thread-based sensor that can measure neck movement and provide data on direction, angle of rotation, and degree of displacement of the head. Researchers say the breakthrough has the potential to be used as a thin tattoo-like patch that could measure athletic performance, monitor worker or driver fatigue, assist with physical therapy, enhance VR games, and improve computer-generated imagery for cinematographers. The thread-based sensors can be woven directly into textiles.

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OnePlus Band design and features confirmed by new OnePlus Health app

OnePlus Band design and features confirmed by new OnePlus Health app

OnePlus has long been expected to soon launch its first-ever wearable and leaks have been rather abundant about what that will be. Now it seems that even the company itself is throwing breadcrumbs for us to follow, intentionally or otherwise. It has published a new OnePlus Health app on Google Play Store for the public to see and, fortunately for us, it holds a lot of clues about the upcoming OnePlus Band, except perhaps its name.

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SprayCare Band is a hand sanitizer blaster

SprayCare Band is a hand sanitizer blaster

Spider-Man invented a wrist-based blaster of webbing for those times when the webbing isn't part of the whole radioactive spider setup. Now, thanks to the folks behind the SprayCare Band, you can basically have that tool, but with hand sanitizer instead of webbing. You definitely should NOT use this thing to spray fellow humans in their faces.

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SoundWatch smartwatch app alerts the deaf and hearing-impaired of environmental sounds

SoundWatch smartwatch app alerts the deaf and hearing-impaired of environmental sounds

Smartwatches have become very common and can offer people a private way of getting notifications about their surroundings, health alerts, phone calls, or package deliveries. Researchers at the University of Washington have developed a new smartwatch app called SoundWatch aimed at the deaf and hard-of-hearing. Smartwatches with the app can pick up the sounds a user is interested in, such as a siren or microwave beeping and identify it and alert the user.

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