News tagged: Wearable
Apple is reportedly developing wearable technology that'll be useful in diabetes treatment. BGR claims the company has a team working on technology for a future Apple Watch that'll enable things like glucose monitoring. 200 PhDs have been hired in the past year.
Microsoft has created a wearable device that could help reduce limb tremor in those with Parkinson's. The Emma Watch is a wrist-worn device that uses "vibrating motors" like those in smartphones to "distract the brain" in such a way that abhorrent muscle activity is reduced.
As of Q1 2017, Apple is the top wearable company in the world. Strategy Analytics reports the first quarter of the year saw around 3.5 million Apple Watch shipments, enabling the company to surpass Fitbit's 2.9 million shipments. That gives it a 15.9% market share.
Leaked images of Fitbit's smartwatch and wireless headphones have been published by Yahoo. The wearable will be Fitbit's first actual smartwatch. It's referred to as "Project Higgs" and it offers a square face and metal unibody design. It might arrive later this year.
Since Google fixed the bug found in Android Wear 2.0 update, more companies are now releasing the new build. Now, New Balance has confirmed that the update is almost ready for its RunIQ wearable, which was launched earlier this year at Consumer Electronics Show 2017.
There have been several wearables that have been causing either rashes or burns due to overheating issues and now, Samsung Gear Fit2 users are claiming that the wearable has left them with burn-like marks on their wrist. To control the damage, Samsung has now issued a
The latest holiday season was a great period for Apple Watch sales. Strategy Analytics reports Apple shipped 5.2 million units during the last quarter, easily making the Apple Watch more popular than any other wearable during the time period. Apple had a 63.4% market share.
Researchers with MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory have combined AI with a concept wearable from Samsung called the "Simband" to detect conversational tones. The wearable combines multiple sources of data in an attempt to detect emotions.
Samsung is preparing a "pro" wearable that'll join its Gear Fit lineup. The company registered a trademark for the Gear Fit Pro, which suggests we'll see a higher-end fitness and health product from the company fairly soon. The trademark was filed in Europe.
Despite several leaked pictures of an alleged Android Wear smartwatch that is being developed by HTC and Under Armour, HTC has now released an official statement on the matter. HTC's President of Smartphones and Connected Devices Chialin Chang said that they are "not going to
Fitbit is on a roll. After acquiring Pebble a few weeks ago, the company has now acquired a smartwatch startup called Vector. No financial terms were disclosed, but the two companies will soon start working on new devices that won't be launched under the Vector brand.
Milo Sensors has announced a wearable that's capable of monitoring your blood alcohol content by analyzing your perspiration. The "Proof" is a slim band that'll monitor your BAC and send the data to a mobile app for viewing. Users can set alarms for certain BACs.
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.
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.
Motiv has introduced a sensor-filled ring that can track your steps, calories burned, average heart rate, activity type, and distance traveled. Known as the Motiv Ring, the wearable comes with a built-in goal of encouraging users to be active for at least 150 minutes each week.
Apple's online store has begun selling refurbished Series 1 and Series 2 Apple Watch units. This is the first time any refurbished Watch has been available on the store since the release of the device. These units are selling for 14-16% off depending on the exact configuration.
Sales of the Apple Watch might have been down significantly in the third quarter, as IDC laid out in its report, but Apple CEO Tim Cook says the device is doing just fine. While speaking with Reuters, Cook said sales of the wearable set a record during the first holiday week.
While Apple might still lead the smartwatch sphere, it is Fitbit who is the wearable leader. According to IDC, Fitbit has increased its market share in the third quarter of 2016, compared to last year and widen the gap between them and the competition.
Samsung has confirmed it will release the Gear S3 on November 18. The wearable, which was unveiled in September at IFA 2016, reportedly begins at $350. Preorders will start on November 6, though you can place an order on November 4 if you buy it through AT&T.
Adidas has recently announced that they have no plans on releasing a new running watch, but they are not giving up on fitness trackers. According to new details, the Adidas Chameleon fitness tracker is in final stages of development and should be announced in 2017.