wearables

FDA approves Abilify MyCite, a digital pill with a sensor that tracks doses

FDA approves Abilify MyCite, a digital pill with a sensor that tracks doses

The FDA has announced a new approval that marks a first for the agency: Abilify MyCite. This medication is described as a 'digital pill,' one that features both the medicine and an embedded sensor. Thanks to that sensor, patients and, more importantly, their doctors, are able to track when the medication has been taken. The pill works with a related wearable, but some worry about the privacy implications.

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10,000 Fitbits will help the government gather vital health data

10,000 Fitbits will help the government gather vital health data

The government has a massive health research project in the pipeline called All of Us, that itself being the new name given to the Precision Medicine Initiative announced by President Obama back in 2015. This initiative will help the National Institutes of Health gather a mass of data that'll ultimately help inform researchers across a spectrum of categories.

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Olympus EyeTrek Insight EI-10 smart glasses are made for business

Olympus EyeTrek Insight EI-10 smart glasses are made for business

Olympus has launched a pair of smart glasses that look like Google Glass on steroids. Called the EyeTrek Insight EI-10, these smart glasses aren't made for the average consumer, but instead are intended for use in industries where having on-demand access to visual data can make tasks easier, safer and more efficient. The glasses will be available to buy starting this month.

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Here One earbuds firm Doppler Labs has shut down

Here One earbuds firm Doppler Labs has shut down

Doppler Labs, makers of the Here One earbuds which promised AI in your ear, are closing down, it's been confirmed today. The company's clever earbuds aimed to beat Apple's AirPods to market while also being smarter, all based on the concept of enhanced hearing functionality. However sales have been far less impressive than initially predicted.

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Samsung Gear Sport Review

Samsung Gear Sport Review

The smartwatch never had it easy. On the one hand, offer too small a list of skills and people question your value; on the other, do too much and the resulting complexity can overwhelm the wrist. Perhaps the Samsung Gear Sport, therefore, signposts the route through that tricky balance: by focusing resolutely on healthy living, can it also bypass those lingering questions of "why shouldn't I just use my phone?"

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Apple Pendant : The forgotten smart wearable

Apple Pendant : The forgotten smart wearable

There's an image of a pendant drawn by Apple in a document produced in the year 2015. This product is part of a collection of examples for products in which a new type of NFC integration would work. NFC for services like Apple Pay would work through the display of this pendant, making it somewhat of a key card for buying all manner of consumables.

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These AR glasses are what Google Glass wanted to be

These AR glasses are what Google Glass wanted to be

A pair of AR glasses from Everysight were announced today with Qualcomm technology inside. The Everysight Raptor AR Smartglasses work with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 410E SoC (embedded platform) enabling the device to roll with wireless connectivity technology like Wi-Fi and ANT+ Bluetooth. These glasses make information appear to be up in front of the user without blocking the user's vision while in motion - important when you're biking, of course.

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A $25 Apple Watch? This insurer says yes

A $25 Apple Watch? This insurer says yes

Last year, insurance company John Hancock introduced a program for certain customers to get an Apple Watch for $25 in exchange for recording their daily activity. The activity goes toward points that reduce (or eliminate) the monthly payments for the wearable. That program has proven very successful for the company, which has announced that it is now an option for all of its current and future John Hancock Vitality life insurance customers.

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Samsung Gear Sport and Gear IconX 2018 get a preorder date

Samsung Gear Sport and Gear IconX 2018 get a preorder date

Samsung's latest wireless earbuds and smartwatch, the Gear IconX 2018 and Gear Sport, have found themselves a release date. Announced back in August, the wearables will go up for pre-order from tomorrow, October 13, though they won't ship until October 27.

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Tim Cook douses our Apple AR glasses dreams

Tim Cook douses our Apple AR glasses dreams

Tim Cook has poured cold water on rumors of Apple's augmented reality glasses, insisting that we're unlikely to see such technology from the Cupertino firm any time soon. That's despite a series of patent applications, leaks, and hints by Apple execs over the past few years that have led to a widespread expectation that the company will wade into the AR wearable space sooner rather than later.

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Garmin vívofit jr 2 is a Disney-themed activity tracker for kids

Garmin vívofit jr 2 is a Disney-themed activity tracker for kids

It's never too early to get kids started with a fitness routine and here to help is the Garmin vivofit jr. 2. This activity tracker is designed specifically for kids; it comes with Disney-themed designs including ones featuring Minnie Mouse, Star Wars First Order, Avengers, BB-8, Captain America, and The Resistance.

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Verizon Wear24 LTE smartwatch has been discontinued

Verizon Wear24 LTE smartwatch has been discontinued

This past summer, Verizon launched its own Android Wear smartwatch called the Wear24. Now, less than a handful of months later, Verizon has discontinued the wearable. It's surprising news given its very short lifespan, though the wearable's high cost in a crowded market makes it easy to see how consumers decided to pass this model over.

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