wearables

PureCarbon Delta Gloves monitor strength training workouts

PureCarbon Delta Gloves monitor strength training workouts

PureCarbon has launched a crowdfunding campaign for its new Delta Gloves, a pair of gloves that feature integrated smart technology to help wearers monitor their activities. The gloves include SoftSense technology with pressure sensors in the gloves' palms and fingertips. With these and the related ‘Delta Puck,’ the gloves are able to monitor power output and more to track one’s activities.

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This glorious Samsung smart pocket watch isn’t for sale

This glorious Samsung smart pocket watch isn’t for sale

Samsung is showing off prototype smartwatches at Baselworld 2017, including a ‘hybrid pocket concept watch’ that reimagines what the Gear S3 would look like. You can’t buy any of these prototypes, of course, as they’re designed to bring concept to life, not necessarily to market. You can, however, buy a new 4G LTE-capable Gear S3 Classic that has launched at Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile.

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New Apple Watch bands collection releases additional colors, buckle design

New Apple Watch bands collection releases additional colors, buckle design

This week the folks at Apple have released a number of new Apple Watch bands. These new bands include new Hermes, Nike Sport, and Striped Woven Nylon bands. The standalone Nike Sport Bands are a new element, coming in standalone models for the first time. All new bands are set to become available today, straight from Apple online.

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Guess brings Android Wear to two stylish smartwatches

Guess brings Android Wear to two stylish smartwatches

Guess Watches has taken the wraps off its new pair of Android Wear smartwatches, one styled for women and the other for men. These two watches will join the company’s Connect lineup, giving consumers two new stylish options that, at first glance, don’t at all look like smartwatches. The watches run Android Wear 2.0 and are powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Wear 2100.

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MLB approves Whoop strap wearable for athletes

MLB approves Whoop strap wearable for athletes

Whoop has announced that Major League Baseball (MLB) has approved its Whoop Strap wearable for continuous use by athletes. This is said to be a first for the MLB, and gives athletes an option to wear during their games. Using the wearable will give both players and coaches insight into the players’ status, such as monitoring how strained the player is at certain points during the game.

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This Google hat is an all-in-one camera broadcasting system

This Google hat is an all-in-one camera broadcasting system

The latest patent oddity comes from Google, which has detailed a wearable baseball hat/camera/broadcasting system that would, in theory at least, make it easy to share your world with the rest of the world. The camera system involves a battery-toting baseball cap with a camera and microphone clipped onto the brim, a bone conduction speaker tucked away somewhere near the wearer's skull, and Bluetooth connectivity for pairing with a smartphone.

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MyKronoz watch hands “attached by a hole cut through the color display”

MyKronoz watch hands “attached by a hole cut through the color display”

A smartwatch with a touchscreen display and a set of mechanical hands is exactly what we did not expect from MyKronoz. It didn't seem to make a whole lot of sense to continue to try to make smartwatches look like traditional watches in the first place, given the lack-of-market for the devices. But here they are, complete with elements from both the traditional universe and the new-age smartwatch world, made by MyKronoz.

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Strava fitness app arrives for Apple Watch Series 2

Strava fitness app arrives for Apple Watch Series 2

The fitness app Strava has arrived for the Apple Watch Series 2, the company behind it has announced. This gives athletes and other users the ability to use the Strava app and the Series 2 wearable without an iOS tether, and enables the fitness app to fully utilize the watch’s GPS feature, among other things. This announcement follows Strava’s support for Android Wear 2.0 launched earlier this month, likewise shedding the mobile tether.

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Verizon spills beans on LG Watch Sport and Wear24 LTE

Verizon spills beans on LG Watch Sport and Wear24 LTE

Both the LG Watch Sport and the Wear24 smartwatches with Android Wear were announced by Verizon today as coming with LTE editions. Both of these watches will be coming to Verizon, and the Wear24 will be exclusive to the carrier. The LG Watch Sport will not be an exclusive of Verizon, very likely appearing officially from AT&T later today - so far we've just got leaks of that particular version.

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Gameband returns as smartwatch with Atari, Android, Pong

Gameband returns as smartwatch with Atari, Android, Pong

The folks at FMTwo Game Inc. have created a new version of the Gameband, a wearable smart device made for gamers. This new version isn't just a USB storage solution, as their past Minecraft device was - here in 2017, they're making a real-deal smartwatch. They've teamed with the official Atari SA brand and Re-Logic (creators of Terraria) to release special editions of the new Gameband as well as a standard edition. This new Gameband will be pre-loaded with 20 mini-games, several of which are "reconditioned" versions of classics like Pong and Breakout.

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ZTE Quartz leaked as maker’s first Android Wear smartwatch

ZTE Quartz leaked as maker’s first Android Wear smartwatch

It seems Chinese company ZTE has a new product in the pipeline, and it comes in the form of a smartwatch. Reportedly called the ZTE Quartz, this smartwatch is poised to become the company’s first Android Wear product, signaling its move into a new market. The watch was recently the source of a leak that included an alleged photo of the product, which features a sporty blue-and-black band.

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Snapchat Spectacles will be easier to buy in 2017

Snapchat Spectacles will be easier to buy in 2017

Snap had a hit with its Spectacles, a pair of sunglasses with a built-in camera for recording videos from a life-like perspective. The wearable wasn’t easy to get ahold of, though, being offered in only select major cities via a yellow vending machine. Lines were hours long in some cases, and the Spectacles that made their way online were being sold for hundreds of dollars. All of that is set to change this year.

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