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Nikon KeyMission 360: A Waterproof 4K Action Cam for 360° Photos and Videos

Nikon surprised everyone today by announcing an entirely new type of camera at CES 2016 in Vegas. The Nikon KeyMission 360 is a new wearable, …

Apple Watch ECG Trial App Unveiled

There’s little question that Apple’s dream for its wearable is for the thing to become a major player in the medical industry, both at home and in …

Apple Watch

How To Create Custom Glances For Apple Watch

The Apple Watch comes into its own when you use it to present yourself with little pieces of information from apps as Glances when you need it, …

Why Apple Watch apps are about to get awesome

Last month, my colleague Steve Kovach made the argument that the biggest thing holding the Apple Watch back from its full potential is exactly what makes the iPhone so great — the apps.<p>Now, after using an Apple Watch for the past week, I too can attest to how underwhelming its apps are. Very few …

Smartwatches

Apple Watch - Most Useful Built-in Apps · Guardian Liberty Voice

Apple Watch comes with a bunch of very useful built-in apps, while other applications need not appear in its limited space. For now, Apple Watch …

Apple Watch And The Future Of App Design

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Andrew Shorten is director of Adobe Creative Cloud Product Management. Formerly, he developed web, kiosk and mobile user interfaces for government and enterprise customers at Fujitsu and has since worked for Macromedia, Microsoft, and Adobe.</i><p>The launch of the Apple Watch represents the …

Apple Watch

'Reserve Strap' Debuts New Design Focusing on Apple Watch Diagnostic Port

Originally announced by third-party developers Lane Musgrave and John Arrow back in early March, one of the biggest concerns of the battery-boosting accessory "Reserve Strap" was its use of the Apple Watch's heart rate sensor as a way to provide power to the wearable. Although it was unconfirmed, …

Activity and Workouts on Apple Watch: Ultimate guide

Out of the box, your Apple Watch can count your calories and steps, track your workouts, and even monitor your overall activity throughout the day. …

How the Apple Watch gave developers a second chance to win me over

New app angles<p>One of my main reasons for wanting an Apple Watch was to help me stay on track with losing weight. Since May of last year, I've dropped …

Sail through Apple Watch setup with these handy tips

You’ve got your Apple Watch, you lucky devil. Now it’s time to tweak it to make it as personal as possible with these Apple Watch setup tips.<p>Although Apple walks you through many of the basic steps, there are plenty of choices to be made before you’ll be able to squeeze maximum utility and joy out …

Fitness trackers should fear the Apple Watch

I've tested a countless number of fitness trackers, and typically after a few weeks of use, each one ends up in a box on my desk. My collection has …

Knock App Updated, Now Lets You Tap On Apple Watch To Unlock Your Mac

Remember Knock, the cool little app that allowed you to unlock your Mac by knocking on your iPhone? Well today, it has been dealt quite a major …

Is Nike and Apple’s relationship on the rocks?

Apple’s new Activity and Fitness apps for Apple Watch might signal the end of the company’s long partnership with Nike.<p>So what does this mean for the millions of us who were introduced to Nike+ by Apple in 2006 and have been logging our runs this way ever since? Are we about to get caught in a</i> …

Workflow App Now Apple Watch Ready, Brings 200+ Automated Tasks To Your Wrist

The popular and irreplaceable Workflow app for iOS has just been updated to version 1.2, and adds support for the Apple Watch. With over 200 …

​What you've missed at CES so far

According to the CEA's official schedule, CES 2015 actually starts today -- but the onslaught of unfiltered news <i>actually</i> started two days ago. Before the Las Vegas Convention Center even opened its doors, Samsung and LG both held press conferences; Intel and NVIDIA outed new processors; and Lenovo …

Audi's A7 Sportback is driving itself more than 550 miles to CES this year

The stunt is designed to show off Audi's new Piloted Driving tech<p>Of all the ways of getting to CES this year, taking a self-driving car is by far the most on-theme. At least, this seems to be the reasoning behind Audi’s decision to let an A7 Sportback drive itself across more than 550 miles of …

Autonomous Cars

Parrot Zik Sport headphones do noise canceling, heart monitoring

Parrot's Zik 2.0 noise-canceling Bluetooth headphones may not be ideal for workouts, but fans may want to give the new Zik Sport a spin to get a similar experience. Granted, these are actually in-ears instead of the earcup type, but Parrot and Philippe Starck still managed to tuck in eight …

The Withings Activité Pop is a cheaper brand of beautiful fitness-tracking wristwatch

The Withings Activité is a watch. A Swiss Made watch, much like the ones we've been wearing for decades — only slightly smarter. At $450, it's a serious purchase, an investment in quality. Now Withings has tweaked the formula a bit. The Activité Pop, which was just announced at CES 2015, is a …

Wearable Tech

The Parrot Pot And H2O Give You A Robotic Green Thumb

When you think of Parrot, chances are you are thinking about the A.R. Drone or its recently launched Bebop drone. But as its CEO Henri Seydoux told me in an interview earlier today, drones are only one area of interest for the company. Parrot is interested in everything that connects to the …

Drones

Connected snowboard bindings will help you ride smarter

LAS VEGAS — Snowboarding just got nerdier.<p>Japan-based Cerevo has introduced XON Snow-1, a set of sensor-enabled snowboard bindings that track your …

A 'wearable' that could save a cyclist's life: The Visijax LED jacket

LAS VEGAS — The marriage of wearable technology and sports can often seem forced, but a cycling jacket on display at Sunday's CES Unveiled event …

The Ring Is Real

It’s been almost a year since Takuro Yoshida and his team blew up Kickstarter with the Ring, a wearable that uses simple wand-like gestures to control gadgets in the home.<p>Promises abounded: You’ll be able to control the lights in your home with the flick of a finger. You’ll be able to change the …

Wearable Tech

The Withings Activité Pop Is Probably The Best Overall Activity Tracker Yet

Withings has shored up the only major complaint I had with its Activité fitness and activity tracker/watch: The price. The French health accessory maker has revealed the Activité Pop, which is a version of its flagship Activité that costs only $149.95 rather than $450, and it goes on sale tomorrow, …

Wearable Tech

Healbe's Gobe calorie-counting gadget is based on bad science

Too bad it's overpromising<p>Healbe's Gobe device for through-the-skin calorie counting is based on bad science. The idea is to make it as easy as possible to count calories — but calorie counting isn't a great measure. Worse, when I asked whether the product had been tested, with results published in …

Peer-Reviewed

Parrot Zik Sport headphones do noise canceling, heart monitoring

Parrot's Zik 2.0 noise-canceling Bluetooth headphones may not be ideal for workouts, but fans may want to give the new Zik Sport a spin to get a similar experience. Granted, these are actually in-ears instead of the earcup type, but Parrot and Philippe Starck still managed to tuck in eight …

Consumer Tech

Netatmo Welcome review: Netatmo's cam faces the future, for better and for worse - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The Netatmo Welcome successfully implements facial recognition in a consumer product for the first time. It has cleverly customizable notifications based around that feature and the specs to keep up with the competition as a connected camera.<p><b>The Bad</b> In practice, it doesn't keep up with the …

Home Security

These Urbanears wireless headphones ditch buttons for taps and swipes

Headphones as fashion. It's an idea that helped Beats build an empire, and other headphone makers have been chasing the company ever since. Urbanears is among them, and here at CES Unveiled it's unveiled a new pair of Plattan ADV Wireless headphones — the first wireless set to come from Urbanears. …

Consumer Tech

Smart pedals boost your bike's IQ

LAS VEGAS — <i>Smart</i> is everywhere. Smartwatches. Smartphones. Smart homes. The trend of giving just about every low-tech device in our lives a high-tech …

BeeWi takes on Belkin's WeMo with its new home automation platform

Not surprisingly, the Internet of Things is making a big splash here at CES 2015. As part of that push, BeeWi, a company better known for making various wireless products, is showing off its home automation platform. The BeeWi platform has been available in Europe, Canada and parts of South America …

Home Automation

GoTenna Release Date, News, Price and Specs - CNET

A pricey but cool way to chat when there's no signal<p><b>The Good</b> GoTenna works flawlessly to send messages between phones when you're without a cell signal. The rugged design holds up well to the elements.<p><b>The Bad</b> Compared to many basic two-way radios, the price is steep. The rechargeable battery means …

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