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Tommy Hilfiger has launched a ridiculous line of smart clothing that rewards you for wearing it

Here comes more smart clothing nobody asked for. Fashion brand Tommy Hilfiger today announced the launch of a new line of men’s and women’s clothing, Tommy Jeans Xplore, which comes with smart-chip embedded technology. Unlike, say, Google’s Project Jacquard and its partnership with Levi’s, the goal …

Tommy Hilfiger

Motiv ring is ready to track your activity on Android

Motiv's Android app is now out of beta, and the full version comes with features its iOS counterpart had upon launch. It can track your activity, sleep and resting heart rate, it works with Amazon's Alexa voice assistant and it has the ability to share the data it collects with your friends and …

Android News

Samsung Just Accidentally Leaked Its New Galaxy Watch - And What It Means

Samsung Galaxy Watch is all but confirmed as the name of the company’s latest smartwatch to take on the Apple Watch, Fitbit Ionic and others. And the confirmation? It comes from Samsung itself on its own website! This was first reported by Scott Stein at CNET.<p>Samsung’s commitment to smartwatches …

Wear OS

Emporio Armani’s latest generation of Android smartwatches are available for preorder

Using the old Snapdragon 2100 chip<p>Emporio Armani makes Android-based smartwatches, which are all priced around the Apple Watch’s range. While Armani smartwatches lack a touchscreen and a variety of apps, they function like luxury Fitbits, connecting back to a health and exercise Armani app on iOS …

Wearable Tech

Samsung's next smartwatch to be called Galaxy Watch, use Wear OS

Samsung's expected to release a successor to 2016's Gear S3 sometime soon, and thanks to reliable leaker/tipster <i>Ice Universe</i>, we now have a lot more …

There’s a Google Glass talk on the Cloud Next 2018 schedule

Google today published the schedule of events for its Cloud Next 2018 conference, and among the many talks is one titled “AI on Google Glass Drives the Factory to the Future”. Yes, that’s right, Google Glass Enterprise Edition is making the cut as the subject of an entire talk at a Google event.<p>It …

Take Alexa with you everywhere you go with this sleek smartwatch

Amazon’s Echo speakers are a fantastic gateway into the world of Alexa while you’re at home, but what happens when you’re on the go? No, you …

Pebble smartwatch owners might be getting a lifeline after all

• Officially, support for Pebble smartwatch software and services will end on June 30, according to Fitbit.<br>• However, a third party group called Rebble plans to offer a replacement for those services to Pebble owners.<br>• Rebble is asking Pebble owners and developers to link their accounts to their service …

Apps

Put the Cosmos on your wrist with the Trappist-1 moon phase watch

popsci shop<p>The perfect timepiece for any astronomer, now 30 percent off.<p>When you start learning about the night sky, it quickly becomes fascinating. Instead of a simple light show, you see distant galaxies and far-off worlds. The Xeric Trappist-1 watch helps you enjoy this spectacle, with a face …

Watches

Google backtracks on Wear OS' battery-saving features

Smartwatches are struggling, and Google knows it needs to fix the things people dislike about Wear OS. At the top of the list is battery life, so during I/O, Google announced plans to boost that for Android P. While Qualcomm's new smartwatch-dedicated chip will help in that regard, on the software …

AsteroidOS 1.0 is a promising open-source smartwatch OS with plenty of room for improvement

When smartwatches first hit the market several years ago, I immediately hopped on board. As an avid lover of watches, I found myself very interested …

Fitbit has shipped over 1 million Versa smartwatches in just under two months

• Fitbit has shipped more than 1 million Versa smartwatches in less than two months.<br>• This is in contrast to the first Fitbit smartwatch, the Ionic, which the company said did not reach sales targets.<br>• The Versa is around $100 cheaper than the Ionic and has a new — some would say better — design.<p>Fitbit …

Smartwatches

Smart wearables market seeing substantial growth while basic wearables continue decline

While it’s no surprise here, smartwatch sales are growing at a rapid pace, while traditional “dumb” watches are seeing a decline.<p>As reported by <i>IDC</i>, Apple and other smart wearable devices saw an increase of 28.4% in device shipments in Q1 2018, while the traditional wearable market saw a steep 9.2% …

New wearable tech enables you to measure your UV exposure

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Motiv’s fitness ring can help you find a lost iPhone

I was surprisingly impressed when I tested out Motiv’s fitness ring. Honestly, I’m not a ring wearer myself, but it’s nice to see a hardware startup think outside the fitness band — and produce a surprisingly capable product in the process. The company’s also done a pretty decent job continuing to …

Huawei Watch 2 (2018) goes official in China w/ eSIM, new color variant

Wear OS hasn’t been getting a ton of new hardware in recent months, but through everything, Huawei has remained a decent option for many users with its Huawei Watch 2 lineup. Today, the company has officially debuted a refreshed version of that hardware for the Chinese market.<p>After leaking a couple …

Xiaomi’s new fitness band has 20-day battery life and 50-meter water resistance

Xiaomi’s very-iPhone-X-looking Mi 8 smartphone was the highlight of its Shenzhen press event today, but the company did also unveil a number of other notable products, including an updated version of its popular fitness band.<p>The Mi Band has always offered a solid performance at around $30 — to the …

Martian Watches is the next smartwatch maker to bite the dust

Kickstarter<p>Martian Watches announced it ceased operations and closed the company.<br>• The smartwatch maker was unable to gather enough funds to complete production of its mVoice G2.<br>• Martian was founded in 2007 and was notable for sticking a small display in analog watchfaces.<p>U.S.-based smartwatch maker …

Wearable Tech

This Ring Is Nearly the Perfect Minimalist Fitness Tracker

I’m not into watches or wristbands, but for the last few weeks I’ve been wearing a fitness tracker on my finger. It knows how long I sleep and …

Smart SoPhy socks send data to your physiotherapist

These smart internet-connected SoPhy socks could enable you to be treated by a doctor or physiotherapist anywhere in the world.<p>They have three sensors reading weight distribution, movement and orientation of the foot.<p>The system visualises data for both patient and doctor to help with assessment and …

Accessories

Super wearable WHOOP launches $30 subscription service — wearable totally included

WHOOP, the world’s most informative wearable, is launching a new $30 subscription service for the everyday consumer, so everyone can get the benefits of its activity monitoring and analytics tools.<p>It’s the wearable that professional athletes and other performance-minded alpha-people use to find out …

Wearable Tech

Google & Levi’s Jacquard jacket gets new Rideshare, Bose, and Places abilities

Google is today rolling out version 1.2 of its Jacquard app, bringing some really powerful new features to the company’s smart jacket. The jacket now has expanded functionality surrounding rideshare services, Bose headphones, and your current location…<p>The first of the new features is a new …

Huawei Watch 2 (2018) leak reveals identical design and specs, but with added eSIM support

Wear OS has a new name, but it hasn’t seen a ton of new hardware lately. One of the more complete options for a while now has been the Huawei Watch 2, and today we’re getting some details on a new version of that device.<p>In case you’re unfamiliar, the Huawei Watch 2 and the Huawei Watch 2 Classic …

Wear OS is getting a new battery saving mode

Given Google’s recent rebranding mode and a few pieces of news trickling out over the past week, it seemed safe to expect some key updates for the operating system formerly known as Android Wear. But the company only really mentioned Wear OS in passing at yesterday’s keynotes.<p>Google’s push to offer …

LG is readying a new Wear OS smartwatch

Ever since Google rebranded Android Wear as Wear OS, there's been a lingering question: when would there be a new smartwatch to spearhead Google's wearable revival? Apparently, the answer is "soon." An FCC filing has revealed an LG-made Wear OS device that may just tout some unique features. For …

Google adds more Assistant features to Wear OS

Google brought its AI assistant to Android Wear 2.0 last year, and has been adding features like Routines and Custom Device Actions ever since. Now the company is bringing a few new features to Assistant on Wear OS (as it's now called), including contextually aware conversation suggestions, …

Fitbit beats revenue expectations slightly, but tracker sales are still down

Fitbit scored a small coup on earnings this week, ever so slightly beating revenue expectations for the quarter. The company pulled in $247.9 million, up over Wall Street’s expected $247.3 million. Of course, that’s still a notable drop from this time last year, when the company pulled in $298.9 …

Fitbit

More than an accessory – Apple Watch credited with saving another life

Before you write off the Apple Watch as just another luxury accessory from the iEmpire that you don’t need (which, to be fair, is probably true in …

Intel is giving up on its smart glasses

So long, Vaunt<p>Intel has confirmed that it plans to shut down the New Devices Group (NDG) and cease development on the Vaunt smart glasses project we revealed earlier this year. The story was first reported this evening by <i>The Information</i>, which also notes that the closure will probably result in …