The National Football League (NFL) is beginning to adopt virtual reality when training officials. It's difficult to train referees to the point of eliminating discrepancies between them, but VR could help with that issue. It could allow training to occur in immersive settings.
After dominating wearable market in 2016 and acquiring Pebble, Fitbit is already working on a new big plan that would further stabilize its position on the market. The wearable market is steadily gaining momentum and the company hopes to capitalize that by launching its own
Hyperloop One is moving towards a full system test that it says will occur within the next three months. Along with making that announcement last week, the company revealed 35 semifinalists in its Global Challenge. The semifinalists originate in 17 countries.
Smartwatches are developing and every once in a while we see new features being introduced for them. That is great for consumers, but many companies are not very happy with the new technology, especially those that are worried about the security and leaks of their products.
ZTE has teased an Android Wear smartwatch with LTE connectivity that'll launch later this year. CEO of ZTE USA, Lixin Cheng, revealed in an interview that the company is finishing the wearable's development and it already has a US carrier partnership for the product.
Misfit has announced its first touchscreen smartwatch, known as the Vapor. It comes with a round design, health tracking features, heart rate tracking, and built-in GPS. The wearable uses a 1.4-inch touchscreen AMOLED display and it's running a Snapdragon 2100 processor.
Following the partnership with TagHeuer last year, which resulted in the $1,500 smartwatch called Connected, Intel has now partnered with a running firm called New Balance that resulted in a more affordable smartwatch. The New Balance RunIQ is an Android Wear powered smartwatch
Intel's Project Alloy all-in-one VR headset platform won't be ready this year, but it might be available in 2018. CEO Brian Krzanich says the company intends to bring the device into productization by the end of the year. It'll work with "top OEM partners."
More than 5 million Gear VR headsets have been picked up by consumers, says Samsung, and those users have played a collective 10 million hours of video with the device. The Oculus-powered VR headset is available at 20,000 retail stores throughout the United States.
Samsung's Gear S2, Gear Fit 2, and Gear S3 smartwatches finally work with the Apple iPhone. Samsung said in December 2015 that it would bring iOS support to the Gear S2 by the middle of January 2016. It took much longer for full support to actually roll out.
Fove's eye-tracking VR headset, which was supported by a Kickstarter campaign last year, is now shipping. The headset is first going out to backers and orders placed today will ship in February. It was supposed to be released months ago, though delays pushed back the ship date.
GoPro's first drone, known as the Karma, was recalled within weeks of launching last year. While it's been unavailable since then, the Karma will return sometime in 2017, says GoPro. An exact release date wasn't provided. More details about the relaunch will be available soon.
At CES 2017, NVIDIA officially unveiled a new SHIELD console powered by the latest NVIDIA Tegra X1 processor paired with 256-core GPU and 3 GB of RAM. The console is available for pre-order now for $199.99 and will ship in the United States, Canada and select European regions
Casio has introduced a new smartwatch, the WSD-F20, that's running Android Wear 2.0. It's one of the first wearables to launch with Google's latest piece of software. Along with running Android Wear 2.0, the device offers built-in GPS, a protective bezel, and a rugged design.
For those who need to carry massive amounts of data in their pocket, Kingston has introduced a useful product. Its DataTraveler Ultimate Generation Terabyte (GT) flash drive offers up to 2 TB of storage, making it the highest-capacity USB flash drive on the market.
LG has announced a fridge that runs its webOS platform and includes Amazon's Alexa digital assistant. The "smart refrigerator" includes a 29-inch front touchscreen that can be used to play music, view the weather, and look up recipes, among other things.
Tesla's massive Gigafactory facility in Nevada is now producing batteries. It's pumping out custom "2170" battery cells that'll be used in its Model S, Model X, and Model 3 vehicles. The same batteries will be found in the company's Powerwall 2 and Powerpack 2.
Swarovski, one of the leader producer of cut lead glass, has just announced that it will soon join the smartwatch market. The company confirmed its partnership with Qualcomm and Google and said that a new smartwatch designed for women will be unveiled at Baseworld 2017
Garmin Fenix series of multisport smartwatches has just received three new members designed for athletes. The lineup includes Fenix 5S, a smaller-sized watch for females, the Fenix 5X and a compact multipurpose watch Fenix 5. Garmin designed them to be worn 24/7 with extended
A wearable intended for those with diabetes was revealed by PKvitality, a biomedical company, at CES. Its K'Track Glucose wearable uses small needles and a SkinTaste sensor to measure your glucose level. The needles are only 0.5 mm and can connect data from interstitial fluid.