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The MB Chronowing is HP’s luxury answer to wearables

What does a prestigious fashion designer have in common with Hewlett Packard? Quite a lot it seems, as today saw the announcement of the MB Chronowing, brought about by a partnership between Michael Bastian and HP. The meaty watch is silver plated, water resistant up to 5 ATM (50m – 165ft), comes …

Why Apple Watch could be good for your heart rate

[Editor’s note: This story was contributed by Dr. Christy Lane, cofounder and COO, Vivametrica, who spoke earlier this week at VentureBeat’s HealthBeat 2014 conference. You can find more stories from HealthBeat here.]<p>Recently, Apple unveiled its sensor-laden smartwatch. Two of these sensors are …

Apple Watch to be Featured in November Issue of Vogue China

Earlier this month, Chinese model Liu Wen hinted that she might be involved in a fashion-oriented advertising campaign for the Apple Watch. As it turns out, Liu Wen will be featured in Vogue China's November issue, wearing the Apple Watch on the cover of the magazine.<p>Wen appears to be wearing the …

Will.i.am’s New Wearable Can Call And Text Without A Phone

Black Eyed Peas frontman will.i.am revealed his new wearable device and company to the world in a Dreamforce keynote today.<p>He’s been talking about this device for a while now, referring to it as more of a fashion technology than a watch. And he’s right. The device, called the PULS, is much more …

Will.i.am takes on Google and Apple with the Puls: A wrist-mounted, wearable phone

Pop star and sometime Intel creative consultant will.i.am is launching an ambitious new company to combine tech and fashion.<p>“Right now, the wearables space has only been dictated by the tech guys,” he told VentureBeat, speaking about his new i.am+ line. The first device, the Puls (yes, without the …

Will.i.am's Puls smartband lets you leave your phone at home

The Puls smartband bundles built-in ceullar connectivity with a fashion-concious design.<p>Fashionology is not a word I'd ever thought I'd have to use, but here we are. The term is the guiding light behind the Puls smartband (pronounced pulse). It's a wearable device that aims to be equal parts gadget …

Glassy Pro One wants to be the FuelBand for beachbums

Sportsbands or smartwatches try to be all things to all people, but are you going to pit a pricey smartwatch against 20-foot waves? Of course not, and that's where purpose-built devices come in like the Glassy Pro One sportsband for surfers. While far less versatile than a general sportsband, the …

Blocks' modular smartwatch will talk to your iPhone

Blocks first unveiled its modular smartwatch with a plan to use Android Wear, much as Project Ara smartphone will use a special version of Android. However, there has been a change of plans -- and it's good news if you're not of the Google persuasion. The team now says that it's using a version of …

Google Glass Gets Android Phone Notifications

There may still be a relatively small market for Google Glass, but that isn’t stopping Google from continuing to iterate with its smart lens.<p>Indeed, Google has announced that it’s introducing Notification Sync, meaning you’ll be able to see all your Android phone notifications within Glass. So all …

Google brings Notification Sync alerts to Google Glass

Notifications from your Android phone might go nowhere if that phone is stuck in your pocket. But if you’re wearing a Google Glass, you’ll be able to see that new information right away, starting tomorrow.<p>Google announced the coming of Notification Sync for Google Glass in a Google+ post today. The …

FKA twigs calls on Google Glass for dance tips in her latest music video

FKA twigs already has a reputation for using technology to make artistic statements in her music videos, and her latest takes this to its logical extreme. The two-minute #throughglass promo has twigs using Google Glass to seemingly influence a music video as it's being shot -- she looks for vogue …

Android Wear's latest update adds GPS support and offline music playback

Android Wear, Google's four-month-old wearables platform, is off to a good start. But like all nascent systems, there are still plenty of areas that need some TLC. It's got a lot of features and developer support, but it's practically useless if you want to use your smartwatch as a fitness tracker …

SmartThings brings its home automation app to Windows Phone

Samsung promised an open platform when it purchased SmartThings, a startup that aims to make every household more intelligent with its products. So, despite the automation service already being present on iOS and Android, the most popular mobile operating systems, SmartThings is opening its doors …

Nike and Apple working on ‘stylish’ new wearable technology

Apple and Nike are working on new item of wearable technology that will have greater integration into existing gadgets, and is less obvious and more “stealth”, according to the Nike chief executive, Mark Parker.<p>Nike has long been making wearable technology, originally partnering with Apple for its …

Microsoft Android Wear app lets you search Bing by twisting your wrist

Slightly irked that you have to say "OK Google" whenever you want to use voice search on your Android Wear smartwatch? Microsoft, of all companies, is coming to your rescue. The developer is leading a trio of experimental Android releases with Torque, an app that lets you start a Bing search just …

What’s next for wearables. No, it’s not the “internet of thongs”

While watches and wristbands are the devices du jour for wearable computing, new technologies are coming that will integrate computing even deeper …

A gold Moto 360 is coming soon, according to Amazon

There's also a new leather band option on the way<p>Motorola hasn't announced the champagne gold Moto 360 seen above yet, but Amazon accidentally revealed it to the world early this morning. The listing has since been pulled, but remains visible through cached pages. So it's clear that Moto — now …

Samsung predicts UK public will buy over 1m wearable devices this Christmas

Samsung predicts over a million wearable devices will be purchased in the UK this Christmas as they start to break into the mainstream …

Location-Enabled Jacket Will Tour You Around Paris

The Navigate outerwear will help you navigate a foreign city with vibrations<p>Visiting a new city is an enriching experience. Being embedded in a …

THE WEARABLES REPORT: Growth trends, consumer attitudes, and why smartwatches will dominate

For now, most of the devices need to connect with a smartphone or tablet for most of their functionality.<p>Wearables also suffer from a perception problem. Consumers still don't understand how a wearable might really benefit them. In a recent report on the wearable computing market from BI …

UK wearables market 'to be worth £314m by Christmas'

Over one million Google Glass units, smartwatches and fitness trackers are set to be sold this Christmas, boosting market worth to £313.6 million by the end of 2014<p>More than one million wearables are expected to be sold this Christmas, as increasing consumer demand for Google Glass, fitness …

How to add music to your Android Wear watch

In September we exclusively reported Google's plans to release an update to Android Wear, making it possible to store music on your smart watch. Last week, that report became a reality as Android Wear received an update adding music capabilities, along with bug fixes and GPS-tracking capabilities …

Moto 360: Best Smart Watch Out Today

<b>First off, do you need a smart watch?</b><p>Since Apple announced the iWatch–sorry, I mean Apple Watch–the talk of the oncoming wearable revolution is in …

Google’s latest search: a treatment for cancer

In the latest example of its sweeping ambition, Google Inc. is designing tiny magnetic particles to patrol the human body for signs of cancer and …

Samsung Gear S Smartwatch To Hit The U.S on November 7th

Samsung announced the Gear S smartwatch will hit retail in the US starting November 7th, and will hit retail at major US carriers as well, including …

An Inside Look at the Timex Smartwatch

The company's latest gadget is ideal for sports players, but it'll cost you.<p>Timex recently unveiled its Ironman One GPS+, a new sports watch that comes with a lot of the same features as a smartwatch--except it doesn't need a phone to work.<p>Timex currently has the Ironman One GPS+ available for …

$200 Microsoft Band Smartwatch Hands On (video)

Yesterday Microsoft launched their new wearable device in the form of the Microsoft Band smartwatch and fitness tracker, which is now available to …

How Wearables Are Being Used For Social Good

By Adele Peters3 minute Read<p>Most wearables are focused on feeding off of self obsession: How many miles you ran in a day, how much stress you’re …

How The Seattle Mariners Used Wearable Tech To Fight Travel Fatigue

For work, I travel a lot. Last year I logged close to 31,000 miles, and this year I’m on-track to beat that; it’s one of the downsides to living in Seattle, a remote outpost in the tech world. My hometown Seattle Mariners beat me this year with a total of over 51k miles. And, like me, they have to …

Jony Ive talks design challenges of the Apple Watch

Ive also emphasized that the wrist is a great place for quick interactions like looking at messages, but that the Apple Watch wouldn't be suited for …

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