wearables

Google Fit update reminds us widgets exist

Google Fit update reminds us widgets exist

Today Google Fit was updated for Android. This update included a new set of home screen widgets - a feature Android's been good at for several generations. This update also includes improvements to features already released as well as a new feature that'll assist the user with breathing - guided breathing, that is to say.

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Apple Watch Series 4 gets ECG heart rhythm app in latest watchOS update

Apple Watch Series 4 gets ECG heart rhythm app in latest watchOS update

Apple has announced that its ECG app is now available for Apple Watch Series 4. This is the first direct-to-consumer product that provides the public with access to a wearable ECG, enabling them to track heart data and get alerts when their heart beat becomes irregular. In addition, the Apple Watch will now provide users with a notification if it detects an irregular heart rhythm determined to be atrial fibrillation.

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Official Apple Watch camera patent sees many ways at once

Official Apple Watch camera patent sees many ways at once

Assuming you've never seen a wristwatch-based camera before, the Apple Watch camera should strike you as a real wild idea. What better way to capture any and all things around you than to have a camera on your arm, right? But remember the original Samsung Galaxy Gear and you'll find the first big test of concept. That didn't work out particularly well long-term - not in a very natural way, anyway. The Apple Watch camera concept might well fix it all up.

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Verizon, Disney launch Mickey Mouse edition GizmoWatch for kids

Verizon, Disney launch Mickey Mouse edition GizmoWatch for kids

Verizon and Disney have teamed to launch a special Mickey Mouse 90th Anniversary version of the GizmoWatch for kids. The carrier started offering this wearable back in September; the new version features iconic Mickey Mouse artwork to commemorate the character's latest anniversary. The kid-friendly wearable is available through Verizon starting today.

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Withings Pulse HR fitness tracker boasts big battery life

Withings Pulse HR fitness tracker boasts big battery life

Earlier this year, Withings announced that it is once again an independent company after being part of Nokia Health since 2016. The freshly-independent company is wasting little time in getting new products out the door, and today, it's reviving its old Pulse brand for a new fitness tracker. The original Pulse launched way back in 2013, so unsurprisingly, this new entry in the line - dubbed simply Pulse HR - comes with a number of upgrades.

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Spotify Apple Watch app out now: It’s basic

Spotify Apple Watch app out now: It’s basic

There's a new wearable app from Spotify this week, one made by the company to work specifically on the Apple Watch. This app works with the controls you might expect - playback controls, switches between devices, playlists, and the like. The bit you might be surprised about, however, is the fact that the app needs to be connected to a secondary device to play music.

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Fossil Sport puts latest Wear 3100 chip in colorful smartwatch

Fossil Sport puts latest Wear 3100 chip in colorful smartwatch

With Wear OS receiving a redesign back in September, a few manufacturers have been looking to leverage the OS in new devices. Fossil is one of those manufacturers, today announcing a new smartwatch simply called Fossil Sport. Customization is the name of the game here, as the Fossil Sport is launching in six colors with what Fossil describes as "endless" strap options.

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TicWatch C2 Wear OS watch unveiled, TicPods Free now available

TicWatch C2 Wear OS watch unveiled, TicPods Free now available

Mobvoi has unveiled the TicWatch C2, a Wear OS smartwatch joining the company's previously launched TicWatch models. The new offering features a combination of stainless steel and genuine leather, as well as classy designs and various color options. According to the maker, the rose gold version of the TicWatch C2 is Mobvoi's thinnest smartwatch to date, this one designed specifically for slim wrists.

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Misfit Vapor 2 gets GPS, NFC and two sizes

Misfit Vapor 2 gets GPS, NFC and two sizes

It seems that Misfit found some success with the Vapor, because today the company announced the Vapor 2. The first Vapor launched nearly a year ago, and the newer Vapor 2 has some things in common with its predecessor. For instance, if you own an original Vapor, then some models of the Vapor 2 will look instantly familiar.

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Huawei Mate 20 Pro pricing and release details

Huawei Mate 20 Pro pricing and release details

At a long-awaited launch event in London today, Huawei revealed a bunch of new phones in its Mate line of flagship devices. Most of the devices we saw were ones we were already expecting - the Mate 20 and the Mate 20 Pro, specifically. Huawei, however, had a surprise up its sleeve with the Mate 20 X, but the new devices don't stop there, as we also have the Porsche Design Mate 20 RS to look forward to as well.

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Apple Watch and iPhone tapped for major joint replacement clinical study

Apple Watch and iPhone tapped for major joint replacement clinical study

Musculoskeletal healthcare company Zimmer Biomet has teamed with Apple to use the Apple Watch and iPhone as part of a clinical study. The work involves a new app called mymobility, which enables hip and knee replacement patients to directly connect with their healthcare professionals. The study aims to determine the app and devices' effectiveness on cost and outcomes for these patients.

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Woojer Ryg haptic feedback vest supports all gaming platforms

Woojer Ryg haptic feedback vest supports all gaming platforms

Company Woojer is seeking funding for Ryg, a haptic feedback vest that supports "pretty much" all gaming consoles, VR systems, PC games, and smartphones. The device adds a new layer of experience to one's gaming sessions, enabling players to feel actions in their body as they happen on the screen. This can include, for example, feeling the roar of a dinosaur rumble in one's chest.

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