Wearable

Sgnl’s body conducting Bluetooth wristband is oddly compelling

Sgnl’s body conducting Bluetooth wristband is oddly compelling

Samsung's C-Lab hibernator for unusual projects seemed faintly ridiculous when we first saw its fruits a few years back, but one project has graduated and is about to hit the market. Sgnl gives the Bluetooth headset a twist by transmitting the sound through vibrations of your hand. To hear the person calling, you jab your finger to your ear.

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Fitbit invests $6M in Sano glucose-monitoring, hinting at future features

Fitbit invests $6M in Sano glucose-monitoring, hinting at future features

Wearables-maker Fitbit offers a range of devices with a strong focus on fitness, but there's a strong indicator the company will soon strengthen its health features. Fitbit has recently made a $6 million investment in Sano, a glucose-monitoring startup developing tech that's able to track blood sugar with a coin-sized patch. It's exactly this kind of feature that several smartwatch makers are said to be working on, and Fitbit's investment likely means it's doing the same.

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Amazon announces Alexa integration for headphones and smartwatches

Amazon announces Alexa integration for headphones and smartwatches

Amazon's smart assistance service, Alexa, has already made the jump from connected speaker to a number of different smart home products, but its next location will be portable devices. The company has announced a new "Alexa Mobile Accessory Kit" that will allow hardware manufacturers to integrate Alexa with wearable products like headphones and smartwatches.

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Eagle wearable has OLED display, headphones for personal entertainment

Eagle wearable has OLED display, headphones for personal entertainment

Kopin has teamed with Pico Interactive to create "Eagle," a mobile headset with a removable OLED display bar. This is a personal entertainment device, according to Kopin, which says Eagle has won the duo a CES 2018 Innovation Award. When put on, the user gets to watch content on the equivalent of an 80-inch screen, but in a very personal, intimate way.

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Samsung SmartSuit uses tech to help Olympic athletes train

Samsung SmartSuit uses tech to help Olympic athletes train

Samsung has a SmartSuit to help Winter Olympic athletes train. The SmartSuit is being provided to a pair of Dutch short track racers courtesy of Samsung Netherlands, which developed the wearable in conjunction with coach Jeroen Otter and scientist Bjorn de Laat. As with similar suits we've seen, the Samsung SmartSuit transmits data to the coach's smartphone.

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Garmin vivofit 4 family gets always-on screen and a year of battery life

Garmin vivofit 4 family gets always-on screen and a year of battery life

Garmin has launched its latest generation wearables in the vivofit family with the new vivofit 4 series. These activity trackers have a year of battery life with no charging necessary. Garmin has also integrated a new sunlight-readable always-on color display.

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Android Wear may soon be sweeter than iPhone X

Android Wear may soon be sweeter than iPhone X

iPhone X TrueDepth-like radar (see: Face ID) may be employed on the next generation of Android Wear devices. In a set of concept drawings made by Google, we've seen the ways in which radar could make the next generation of wearable devices not only more usable, but useful, too. Google's Radar-Based Gesture-Recognition Through A Wearable Device might well be the reason why the future of Android Wear is a reality.

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Apple Watch EKG heart monitor feature tipped for future models

Apple Watch EKG heart monitor feature tipped for future models

Apple is currently working on an EKG monitor that will be available in future Apple Watch models, according to sources, enhancing the wearable's usefulness as a medical monitoring device. The Apple Watch already contains a heart rate monitor, however this upcoming version is said to include EKG functionality for detecting potential conditions rather than just tracking historical cardiac data.

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Apple Watch provides swimmers with radionavigation information

Apple Watch provides swimmers with radionavigation information

The Apple Watch may soon tell swimmers where to go using radionavigation technology to pinpoint their location. This technology was patented this week by Apple in a document called "Radionavigation for swimmers." This might well be the first use for a smartwatch - any smartwatch - that's unique to a wearable device. Just a hint of this technology was revealed during the first presentation of the Apple Watch Series 2 by Apple back in September of 2016.

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BEAM AMOLED smart button lets you wear a GIF

BEAM AMOLED smart button lets you wear a GIF

BEAM Authentic has taken the wraps off what it calls a "smart button" by the same name. BEAM is a wearable broach, basically, except it packs an AMOLED display, making it possible to literally wear GIFs. The smart button works with a related app for adding the GIFs to the device, the end result being what BEAM Authentic calls "the world's first digital dynamic button."

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Atari Speakerhats are now available to buy and wear

Atari Speakerhats are now available to buy and wear

Want to show your love and loyalty to a brand in the most obnoxious way possible? Why not grab a baseball cap that will draw attention to it not with its logo but with the music that it’s blasting. Yes, music. If you have forgotten already, and we won’t blame you if you did, Atari announced its Speakerhat idea a few months back. That idea has, for better or for worse, turned into a product that you can now buy, wear, and, of course, belt out tunes for everyone to hear.

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Android Wear Oreo: which smartwatches are getting it and when

Android Wear Oreo: which smartwatches are getting it and when

There might be hope for Android Wear smartwatches yet. It hasn’t been a year since Android Wear 2.0, based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat, came out (which should have actually rolled out late last year) and now a new major update is coming to Google’s smartwatch family. Well, semi-major. It’s no Android Wear 3.0 but the update does bring the Android 8.0 Oreo to wearables. But just like the fragmentation that plagues Android itself, the biggest question is which smartwatches will get it. Fortunately, Google has a list.

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