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Samsung Gear S Hits AT&T Nov 7. But Should We Care?

Today, AT&T announced that on November 7, it’ll start offering the Samsung Gear S, one of the few smartwatches equipped with its own SIM cards and capable of phone calls, texts, and web browsing without needing to be tethered to a smartphone....

Ampy Turns Daily Movement into Spare Smartphone Power

There are no shortage of wearable-focused Kickstarter campaigns, where hopeful inventors try to sell backers on why their idea for a Bluetooth charm bracelet is somehow better than the six others they didn’t fund this month. Ampy, however, is a...

Movie Theaters And MPAA Take Zero Tolerance Stance Against Wearables

Just in case you were planning to bootleg the latest Hollywood blockbuster using your Google Glass headset, it’s now official: wearable devices must be powered off once the movie starts. A group of movie theater companies and the Motion...

Report Says US Workers Less Positive On Wearable Future

With the potential benefits for monitoring employee productivity and well-being, we could well see wearables take off in the workplace before they’re more broadly adopted in the consumer market. The workers themselves would seem to agree,...

Microsoft Launches New Wrist-Worn Band (And Health Service)

The path toward the unveiling of Microsoft’s new $199 fitness tracker the Microsoft Band, details of which the company formally announced today, actually began back in 2010, with a few Microsoft executives who’d become intensely motivated to...

Hackers Recreate Apple Watch OS on Jailbroken iPhone

When Apple revealed the Apple Watch back in September, much ink was spilled about the device’s exterior design. Meanwhile, the device’s OS – still something of a mystery until we get a real chance to put it through its paces – hasn’t...

Hicon Brings Social Media Updates To The Wrist

It’s an oft-quoted stat that we check our smartphones around 150 times a day on average, and the makers of Hicon want to cut that number down. The smart bracelet, currently raising funds on Indiegogo, is made up of small buttons that each...

Report: Apple Watch Driving Interest In Wearables

A new report by PricewaterhouseCoopers says the Apple Watch is the hottest thing in wearable tech right now, and evidence continues to pour in from all corners. Take, for example, Apple CEO Tim Cook’s somewhat offhand remark at a Wall Street...

Google Fit Health Tracking App Has Launched

Revealed earlier this year at Google I/O, Google Fit is the Android-maker’s take on Apple’s HealthKit, and it’s available for download starting today. Unlike HealthKit, however, Google Fit has more than a few compatible wearables to work...

MagicBand: How Disney Transforms the Customer Experience with a Wearable

Disney has taken the vision for wearables to a place where few brands have gone.  The legacy brand synonymous with enchantment now leverages a connected wristband to infuse magic (in the form of ease, convenience, and empowerment) into the...

Tim Cook Confirms Daily Charging for Apple Watch

Apple may constantly blaze new trails in the world of tech and gadgets, but it hasn’t yet reinvented the battery. While there wasn’t much doubt before, a new interview with Tim Cook confirms that the Apple Watch will only provide users with...

Report Says A Third Of Wearable Users Ditch Their Devices

According to a new survey by PricewaterhouseCoopers, 33 percent of wearable owners have stopped using their devices or use them infrequently, saying they are disappointed with the functionality and user experience. It’s a sobering statistic...

The Smartband Brings Lenovo Into The Wearables Market

With very little fanfare, hardware giant Lenovo has added a Smartband to the list of products available on its site. There’s been no official announcement from Lenovo itself (and no details on specs or price), so this may just be an accidental...

Google-Owned Nest Acquires Revolv, Discontinues its Products

Today, Nest acquired Boulder, CO-based Revolv, the makers of a smart home hub that connected all manner of devices created to take advantage of the Internet of Things. Apparently the acquisition was about the company’s software rather than its...

Fitbit Bounces Back With The Charge, Charge HR And Surge

We’d heard rumors that Fitbit was about to re-enter the fitness tracker game in a big way, and now it’s official: after a quiet 2014, the wearable giant is back with three new smart devices. First out of the gates is the Charge,...

Twitter Drops Google Glass Support

While Google Glass is still pretty far from having achieved mainstream acceptance or usage, Glass users could rely on support from some major tech partners – with social media service Twitter chief among them. Alas, it seems that the bird is no...

New Android Wear App Tracks Your Battery Life

As each new wearable device we hear about seems to boast all kinds of exciting features and functions, one area where the industry seems to be lagging is providing some solid battery life. Fortunately, an enterprising developer has come up with an...

New Technology Measures Your Health Through Sweat

Researchers at the University of Cincinnati have pioneered a new type of health monitoring system that uses human sweat to diagnose the condition of the body. It’s less invasive than taking a blood sample yet can produce more accurate results...

Analyst: Apple Watch Will Boost Wearables Sevenfold by 2019

Apple’s long been a trendsetter in the world of tech – for proof, look no further than what happened shortly after the launch of both the iPhone and the iPad. Soon enough, product categories that were previously enjoyed by only a niche segment...

With its AI Activity Coach, Moov Isn’t Just Another Fitness Tracker

There are no shortage of activity trackers that can tell us all about how much (or how little) we do each day. Misfit, Jawbone, Fitbit, and even higher tech wearables including the Gear Fit and Android Wear devices – all of them utilize their...



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