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Tommy Hilfiger and Hugo Boss are the latest fashion brands to announce Android Wear watches

Hugo Boss and Tommy Hilfiger are the latest fashion companies to announce their own Android Wear 2.0 watches at Baselworld 2017. The news continues the trend we’ve been seeing of fashion brands stepping up to fill the gaps in the wearables market caused by an absence of new models from established …

Wearable Tech

Misfit Vapor replaces proprietary OS with Android Wear 2.0, launching ‘late summer’ at $199

Despite failing to get first-wave smartwatches off the ground and stalling Android Wear 2.0, losing a key hardware partner in the process, Google …

Wearable Tech

New Guess Connect Android Wear watches announced in two sizes with lots of gold

More fashion names are getting into the Android Wear world.<p>You may have forgotten by now that Guess actually had Android Wear watches, but it's …

Wearable Tech

Solar-powered 'skin' could make fake limbs more real

In a bid to advance the development of lifelike prosthetics, researchers turn to the sun's rays to power sensors that allow electronic skin to mimic the human kind.<p>Many people try to stay out of the sun. But if a new type of solar-powered electronic skin makes its way onto prosthetics, wearers will …

Cyborgs

The Next Mobile Computing Platform: A Pair Of Sunglasses

<b>Within the next several years, wearable, lightweight smartglasses will replace your smartphone, your monitor, even your television.</b><p>Osterhout Design Group (ODG), just raised 58 Million dollars to turn its successful R-7 Head Mounted Displays (HMDs) for enterprise into a $1,000 consumer product (the …

Augmented Reality

Google Glass Didn't Disappear. You Can Find It On The Factory Floor

Remember Google Glass?<p>They're the headsets that look like regular glasses but have a small computer on the side to speak to and access the Internet. If that's not ringing a bell, it could be because Google Glass fizzled out and was discontinued in the consumer market.<p>But now, it's getting a second …

Google Glass

Guess' Android Wear smartwatch is classically styled

Guess, the fashion brand that's perfect for annoying people when they ask what you're wearing, is launching a new smartwatch. This time, however, the company is going all-in on Android Wear 2.0 with the Guess Connect. The timepiece comes packing Qualcomm's Snapdragon Wear 2100 processor and comes …

Wearable Tech

The Montblanc Summit is another luxury Android Wear watch, starting at $890

Tag Heuer recently announced a new absurdly-expensive Android Wear watch, the Tag Heuer Connected Modular 45 (that's a mouthful). Now Montblanc, a …

Watches

Visa bellyflops into the wearables space with payment-enabled sunglasses

Ever wonder how you might make the world a better place if money wasn’t an object? The best Visa could come up with is a pair of sunglasses equipped with an NFC chip that lets you make contactless payments in stores.<p>The company unveiled a prototype that pairs with a prepaid card at SXSW earlier …

Sunglasses

TAG Heuer teases its next Android Wear device ahead of March 14th unveiling

Last year’s price ceiling on Android Wear was set by the TAG Heuer Connected, a $1,500 watch and we never really expected to see a sequel. However, earlier this year, the company confirmed that it was indeed launching a second generation, and now we’re getting our first teaser for the device…<p>Amazon …

Watches

Google and Levi’s connected smart jacket will come out this fall and costs around $350

A delayed product is better than no product<p>The connected denim smart jacket made in partnership between Levi’s and Google’s ATAP division now has a price tag, but its release date has been pushed from this spring to the fall. The jacket, which will cost around $350 when it goes on sale, is the …

Wearable Tech

Smart condom i-Con will rate your sexual performance

A British company claims to have created the world’s first “smart condom” which rates blokes performances and helps detects STIs.<p>The i-Con Smart Condom is like a FitBit, but for your penis.<p>It provides all the statistics men need to assess their sexual prowess.<p>Data includes duration of intercourse, …

Condoms

No, wearables aren't dead, although Fitbit could use a boost

With the downfall of Pebble late last year, it looked like the wearables market could be in trouble.<p>Nope. It hit an all-time high with 33.9 million units shipped in the fourth quarter of 2016, growing 16.9 percent year over year, according to the latest data from analytics firm IDC.<p>The report …

Wearable Tech

Google is hoping to avoid a Google Glass-style backlash for its big augmented reality play

BARCELONA, Spain — Google has a bold vision for the future — but first, it has to avoid the mistakes of the past.<p>Remember Google Glass? It was one of Google's most notorious failures. A head-mounted computer that ran apps and let its wearer take videos and photos, it came to to symbolise the …

Augmented Reality

Huawei Watch 2 leaked in first images, Android Pay & NFC likely on board

With a 2nd-generation Huawei Watch all but confirmed for MWC, the first images of the Android Wear 2.0 device have leaked (via <i>VentureBeat</i>). The new model drops the shiny, luxury watch look of the original for a “sportier” appearance, while also adding cellular capabilities.<p>The Watch 2 will …

Huawei

Smart glasses are digital eyes for the legally blind

Yvonne Felix is watching me. This would not be remarkable for most people I meet with, but Felix is legally blind.<p>She smiles and tells me she can see me taking notes on my computer and every time I look up at her. I can’t see her eyes, but the special visor she’s wearing from eSight is pointed in …

Pediatrics

The Nimb aims to be a smart personal security platform, not just a cool ring

If you ever find yourself in danger, trying to whip out your phone, switch it on and open the Phone or Message app is just far too slow, especially when time is of the essence. So the makers of a new device had an idea: place an emergency panic button on the inside of a ring, which is connected to …

Smart Homes

Verizon stares down LG with its big-battery Wear24 smartwatch

LG's Style and Sport aren't the only brand-new watches flaunting Google's Android Wear 2 software.<p>Verizon has also announced the Wear24, a smartwatch all its own, and one with enough battery power to stare down most other smartwatches you can buy today: 450mAh. (The LG Sport comes close with a …

Wearable Tech

Vuzix aims to ship thin augmented reality smartglasses in 2017

Vuzix knows that people don’t want to be embarrassed when they put something on their face. So the company is working hard to ship a pair of augmented reality smartglasses this year that will be thin enough to wear comfortably.<p>The Rochester, N.Y.-based company unveiled its latest models, the Blade …

Augmented Reality

Jawbone is reportedly leaving consumer for clinical wearables

It's no secret that things haven't been going well at Jawbone HQ. Last year, rumors came out that the company was halting the production of all its fitness trackers, and its customer service provider dropped it for unpaid services. Now a new report by <i>TechCrunch</i> says the wearable maker is fully …

Wearable Tech

Kai puts a voice assistant on your glasses

I know two things about smart glasses companies: they love the idea of bone conduction, and their glasses aren’t going to be the next big thing. Now, I realize Snap and Google gave every gadget designer permission to pursue their smart glasses prototype. But just because the big dogs do something, …

Wearable Tech

Tap payment sunglasses set to make your summer smarter

Finally, sunglasses are wearable! The prototype tap-and-go WaveShades are making their debut at Australia's Laneway music festivals.<p>Sunglasses and contactless payments: They go together like music festivals and contactless payments. At least, that's the idea behind the WaveShades, a new contactless …

Contactless Payments

(Update: To start at $249, $349 for Sport model) So this is the LG Watch Style

<i>Update:</i> According to a source spoken to by <i>Android Police</i>, the LG Watch Style price will “start at $249”. In an even more recent report, it is further iterated that the LG Watch Sport will cost an extra $100, with a price of $349.<p>LG is making two Android Wear smartwatches for Google to launch …

Wearable Tech

New images allegedly show off Google’s upcoming LG-made Android Wear 2.0 smartwatches

We’ve been hearing for the past few months that Google was working with LG to create two new Android Wear 2.0-powered smartwatches, both of which will likely be launched at MWC 2017 next month. Now, <i>TechnoBuffalo</i> has obtained an image depicting both new watches ─ the LG Watch Sport and LG Watch …

Wearable Tech

TAG Heuer Connected watches sell much better than expected, new models due in May

The many analysts who claim no one wants to buy a smartwatch apparently forgot all the people who bought the high-end Connected watches from TAG Heuer. The $1,500 Android Wear-powered devices have turned out to be a big hit, according to TAG Heuer CEO Jean-Claude Biver.<p>Best Android Wear …

Watches

Android Wear 2.0 is launching in early February

Google was supposed to release Android Wear 2.0 last fall, but there were... issues. Specifically, feedback for the developer preview was quite …

Fitbit reportedly held talks to acquire Jawbone

As the patent battle between Fitbit and Jawbone neared its settlement, the two companies reportedly entertained talks around a potential acquisition. However, those discussions broke down, and Jawbone is now scrambling to raise funds to continue operating.<p>The Financial Times reports (subscription …

Wearable Tech

Siren Care weaves electronics into fabric to keep diabetic patients healthy

Instead of tracking your health with a little band that’s on your wrist, Ran Ma thinks that the future is keeping track of your health — or at least parts of it — with technology that’s woven into the fabric of your clothes.<p>That’s the target of Siren Care, a wearable company that looks to weave …

Wearable Tech

Meet Willow, the first truly wearable smart breast pump

Let me tell you something about breast pumping: it sucks. Everybody hates it. No matter which side of the Mommy Wars you stand on (whether you’re pro breastfeeding or pro formula) we can all agree on one thing: pumping is the equivalent of hell on Earth.<p>Pumping is tedious, loud, it can hurt, take a …

Babies