News tagged: Wearable
If there is no competition, we wouldn't see much improvements with new devices. And while customers like that, companies are having tough time adapting to new challenges and often drop some products because of that. TomTom is the latest company that is in that process.
To catch up with competition, Samsung has now released a new software update for its Gear Fit 2 wearable that comes with a new feature. Since many wearables already support continuous heart rate monitoring, Samsung has decided to add that feature the its wearable.
At the IFA 2017 in Berlin, Garmin has announced that it is updating its Vivo family, including the Vivosport activity tracker, the Vivomove HR hybrid touchscreen smartwatch and the Vivoactive 3. The company has also announced Garmin Pay, a mobile payment service that supports
We've been hearing about Fitbit's supposed smartwatch for a year and now the device is official. The company has come out with a wearable, the Ionic, that goes further than last year's Fitbit Blaze. Unlike the Blaze, the Ionic is actually positioned as an Apple Watch competitor.
BlackBerry states in 2014 that they are interested in the wearable market, but they have not partnered with Vuzix, to release their smart glasses. Vuzix will be providing the hardware, while BlackBerry is working on software to keep all the data secure.
Samsung appears to be readying two new wearables, with model numbers SM-R365 and SM-R600. The latter recently popped up on Bluetooth SIG, while the company has accidentally listed the SM-R365 on its official website, which appears to be called Gear Fit 2 Pro.
China's Xiaomi is dominating the global wearable industry, with it coming out ahead of competitors like Apple and Fitbit. Strategy Analytics reports Xiaomi surpassed both of those competitors during Q2, reaching 3.7 million units shipped during the three months.
Samsung is having a lot of success with the Gear S3, which is one of the best selling Android Wear 2.0 watches, but the new wearable won't be the successor to the Gear S3. Instead, the company confirmed that a new wearable is likely to be a smartwatch/fitness tracker hybrid.
Fitness wearable company Fitbit remains interested in creating a smartwatch, but it's still struggling to develop the product, reports Bloomberg. Sources close the company say it has encountered various issues with the device, forcing a delay in its anticipated launch.
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.