wearables

Origin mechanical smart watch by Grayton is self-winding, water resistant, and track activity

Origin mechanical smart watch by Grayton is self-winding, water resistant, and track activity

Most of the smartwatches on the market today are digital with some sort of display rather than an actual watchface. That's not what the Origin mechanical watch is though. This is an old-school looking mechanical watch that also has smart features inside the band. The watch itself is pure mechanical and has no electronics inside.

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Motorola bows out of smartwatches

Motorola bows out of smartwatches

The Moto 360 may have been the poster-child for Android Wear smartwatches, but don't expect a sequel any time soon, Motorola has warned. The company, one of the first to launch a smartwatch with a circular touchscreen, has confirmed that not only has it scrapped any 2016 plans for a new connected timepiece, neither does it intend to release one alongside the upcoming new version of Android Wear. It's another blow to a segment that, though highly marketed, has arguably failed to deliver in practice.

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Here’s how to get prescription lenses for Spectacles

Here’s how to get prescription lenses for Spectacles

Want to get in on the Snapchat Spectacles craze but need prescription glasses in order to see? Snap's $130 wearable camera makes no claims to improve your vision, only show your Snapchat contacts what you could be seeing if only you had corrective lenses, but now there's an option for those of us who are short- or long-sighted. Even better, it doesn't make the existing Spectacles any more bulky.

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Snapchat Spectacles prescription lenses are coming

Snapchat Spectacles prescription lenses are coming

Snapchat Spectacles owners who ordinarily need prescription lenses will soon be able to add them to the coveted video-sharing glasses. Spectacles, the unexpected must-have of late 2016 that have prompted block-circling lines wherever the company's pop-up vending machine appears, are still commanding a premium on eBay for those who can bear to part with their pair. However, left out of the fun are those whose vision would normally demand they cough up for prescription sunglasses.

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Amazfit Pace GPS running watch needs no phone for tracking

Amazfit Pace GPS running watch needs no phone for tracking

People who like to get data on their workouts outdoors don't always want to take their smartphone with them to record the tracking data. If it's raining or muddy, worry about killing your smartphone is real. Amazfit has a new GPS running watch called the Pace that needs no phone to track all your workout data. The watch has 11 days of battery life and 2.4GB of internal storage.

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The Snapchat Spectacles NYC pop-up is sticking around

The Snapchat Spectacles NYC pop-up is sticking around

Snapchat may have put its Spectacles sunglasses-cum-camera on sale on the West Coast first, but it's New York City where the first Spectacles store has sprung up. The social app surprised would-be buyers of its coveted wearables by not only bringing the Minion-esque Spectacles Bot to NYC this morning, but giving it a whole store to sit in. Better news still, the pop-up is going to stick around, at least for a while.

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Vinci smart headphones offer Alexa and standalone Spotify

Vinci smart headphones offer Alexa and standalone Spotify

Forget Apple AirPods: properly smart headphones should be able to stream your music all by themselves, not to mention throw in Amazon Alexa and act as personal DJ depending on what you're doing. That's the promise of Vinci, anyway, cutting the cord - physical or metaphorical - with your phone and instead using voice control and onboard smarts to stream from Spotify and other services. I tried a set out to see if headphones, not watches or eyepieces, really are the next big thing in wearables.

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Vuzix Blade 3000 Sunglasses are like a smartwatch for your face

Vuzix Blade 3000 Sunglasses are like a smartwatch for your face

Vuzix is looking to fuse the world of wearable tech and augmented reality with its new Blade 3000 Smart Sunglasses. The company has unveiled its new smart specs, announcing that they'll be at showcased at CES next year. These glasses aim to give users a head-up display that can take the place of their smartphone in many instances, similar to the capabilities of a smartwatch.

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Ringly Aries smart ring gains fitness tracking

Ringly Aries smart ring gains fitness tracking

The wearable market is very hot right now with hoards of people around the world wearing them on their wrists. The catch is that most of the wearables don't have much in the style department. This is where a company called Ringly stepped in and tried to lure in those users who wanted a more stylish wearable fitness tracker with its connected rings and bracelets. It has now released a new ring that has fitness tracking called the Aries ring.

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Nixon Mission Android Wear smartwatch goes up for sale

Nixon Mission Android Wear smartwatch goes up for sale

The Nixon Mission Android Wear smartwatch we reported on last month is now available to buy from several online retailers. The company describes its product as the first ever ‘action sports smartwatch,’ and it comes with stylings to match. You can grab the watch in three color options, one black, the other “concrete” gray and the last a sporty mixture of black, gray, and bright construction cone orange.

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Bowers & Wilkins P9 Signature launch as latest luxury offering

Bowers & Wilkins P9 Signature launch as latest luxury offering

Bowers & Wilkins has announced the launch of its most luxurious headphones to date, the P9 Signature. With these headphones, audiophiles and music lovers get a mixture of high-end design and excellent sound quality, the combination of which makes for the perfect complement to one's music collection. Says the company, it designed these headphones in celebration of its 50th anniversary using the same team behind the 800 D3 loudspeakers. The company plans to launch a Lightning cable for iPhone users in early 2017.

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Oakley Radar Pace uses Intel tech to coach athletes in real-time

Oakley Radar Pace uses Intel tech to coach athletes in real-time

Oakley is one of the biggest names in sunglasses and it has teamed up with Intel on a new project aimed specifically at athletes. The new sunglasses are called the Radar Pace and have an integrated real-time voice activated coaching system inside. The Pace glasses create dynamic and personalized training programs, track performance, coaches in real time and responds to spoken questions from the user.

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