wearables

Misfit Path hybrid smartwatch could teach Apple Watch some style

Misfit Path hybrid smartwatch could teach Apple Watch some style

Back at CES 2018, Misfit unveiled its new Path smartwatch. Dubbed a "hybrid smartwatch" and following a trend that we're seeing many manufacturers pursue, the Path attempts to blend the look of a standard watch with the increased functionality of a smartwatch. In a market where interest in standard smartwatches seems to be declining, hybrids like the Path might be able to find an audience.

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Snapchat Spectacles 2 leaked: Looks like they’re real

Snapchat Spectacles 2 leaked: Looks like they’re real

Though the first version of Snapchat's Spectacles were ultimately a disappointment, it looks like the company will press on. Recent rumors have claimed that Snapchat will look to release two new versions of Spectacles in the near future - one this year and the second next year. It would appear these reports are legitimate, as today a filing for 2018's Spectacles popped up at the FCC.

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Hublot Big Bang Referee smartwatch is made for the 2018 FIFA World Cup

Hublot Big Bang Referee smartwatch is made for the 2018 FIFA World Cup

Swiss watchmaker Hublot has unveiled a Wear OS smartwatch designed specifically for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, and it's called the Big Bang Referee 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia. "It was a specific need expressed by FIFA," the company says, "and Hublot brought it to life!" The wearable will be used by the game referees, though a limited number of units will also be made available to the public starting May 1.

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Apple Watch welcomes spring with a colorful trove of new bands

Apple Watch welcomes spring with a colorful trove of new bands

Though some of us in the northern US may not have noticed it, spring is officially here. Apple is ready to see in the new season with a selection of new bands for the Apple Watch. There are a bunch of bands on offer for the standard Apple Watch, the Apple Watch Nike+, and the Apple Watch Hermès, so there's a little something for everyone with this new batch of accessories.

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Fitbit Ace kids wearable helps parents track activity levels

Fitbit Ace kids wearable helps parents track activity levels

Fitbit has launched a fitness wristband for kids called the Fitbit Ace. This is the first kids wearable the company has released; it's designed to get kids active while helping parents keep an eye on how much activity their child is getting. Among other things, the wearable is made for kids age 8 and older, offering things like 5-day battery life and support for Fitbit family accounts.

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Fitbit Versa is a $199 smartwatch with a Pebble soul

Fitbit Versa is a $199 smartwatch with a Pebble soul

Fitbit has pulled up its sleeve and revealed its latest smartwatch, the Fitbit Versa, a metal-bodied wearable with more than a few hints of Pebble to it. Dubbed the lightest metal smartwatch in the US, the Versa not only introduces new Fitbit hardware but the latest version of the company's OS for wearables.

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Bose AR smart glasses use audio to enhance everyday life

Bose AR smart glasses use audio to enhance everyday life

Bose has taken the wraps off Bose AR, a smart glasses prototype and first of its kind product for the company. Rather than dealing with visuals, Bose's wearable focuses on audio, the company's main product. Each arm on the smart glasses feature tiny integrated acoustic packages that deliver private audio to the wearer. The smart glasses are joined by the Bose AR SDK, which will be available to developers starting this summer.

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Fitbit’s Apple Watch rival leaks with strong hints of Pebble

Fitbit’s Apple Watch rival leaks with strong hints of Pebble

Though the market for smartwatches feels like it's on the decline these days, there are still a few companies that are doing well with wearables. Apple is one that immediately springs to mind, and now it appears that Fitbit is going to try to challenge the dominance of the Apple Watch. Rumor has it that the company has a new smartwatch in development, and the goal this time around is mass market appeal.

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Nokia Digital Health business not going so hot right now

Nokia Digital Health business not going so hot right now

After a couple years in the health device business, Nokia's now not quite as sure they're ready to stay. Back in April of 2016, the Nokia brand acquired the Withings brand, and all their devices along with it. At that time, acquiring Withings meant every single Withings brand device in production would switch to Nokia branding, and every device line in Withings lineup would go Nokia from that point on. That purchase might not have been Nokia's best.

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Apple Watch Series 3 refurbished units now available from Apple

Apple Watch Series 3 refurbished units now available from Apple

Apple has started selling refurbished Apple Watch Series 3 units, giving customers the chance to get the wearable at a slight discount over retail price. The company sells a variety of its own refurbished hardware, the most recent addition -- before this Watch model -- being the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. As with its other refurbished goods, these Apple Watch Series 3 units are certified.

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Omate x Nanoblock smartwatch for kids packs 3G, selfie camera, blocky design

Omate x Nanoblock smartwatch for kids packs 3G, selfie camera, blocky design

Tata Communications has announced Omate x Nanoblock, a smartwatch designed for children. This wearable's design somewhat resembles the Apple Watch, only with miniature plastic blocks like LEGOs on the band. The Omate x Nanoblock is designed to help parents keep track of their kids and communicate with them on the go, offering a bunch of features including 3G, two-way voice chatting, and a front-facing camera.

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Embrace Watch smartband gets FDA approval for detecting seizures

Embrace Watch smartband gets FDA approval for detecting seizures

Empatica has announced that its Embrace smartband, which was first introduced in 2014, has been approved by the FDA as a medical device. The smartband is able to detect seizures, among other things, sending alerts to caregivers so that rapid support can be provided. The FDA has very strict requirements for a gadget to get a medical device designation, but Embrace has managed to satisfy them.

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