Wearable Tech

Apple launching special Thanksgiving challenge for Apple Watch users

Ahead of Thanksgiving on Thursday, Apple is launching its Apple Watch Activity Challenge for customers in the United States.<p>U.S.-based Apple Watch users who rack up a 5K workout this Thursday, November 23, will be rewarded with the 2017 Thanksgiving Activity badge and iMessage sticker.<p>The challenge …

Smartwatches

Apple Store Black Friday Ad Release 2017: MacBook, iPhone, iPad Deals — Are They Worth A Trip To The Mall?

Hoping to score a great deal at the Apple Store on Black Friday? If a new iPhone, MacBook, iPad, or Apple Watch is on your holiday gift list, you may …

Shopping

The best smartwatches of 2017

1. Apple Watch Series 3<p>The Apple Watch isn't for everyone, but it is one of the best smartwatches in the business – as long as you own an iPhone, …

Consumer Tech

New report shows the extent of Apple’s relationship w/ disgraced health blogger Belle Gibson

Apple once had a close relationship with Belle Gibson, a now-disgraced fitness and health blogger who claimed to have cured her cancer with lifestyle and other wellness improvements. A new report from Australian news site The Age dives deeper into the connections between Apple and Gibson, as seen …

Technology

Wallpaper Weekends: Yosemite Tunnel View for Mac, iPad, iPhone, and Apple Watch

Wallpaper Weekends is a series that works to bring you stunning, high-quality wallpapers for your iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, Mac, and Apple</i> …

iOS

Apple Retakes the Wearables Crown and Nudges Developers Forward

Earlier this week, we got word that Apple is once again at the top of the wearables heap. Analyst firm Canalys released their quarterly report on this up and coming category of devices, showing that Apple regained the top spot they had occupied earlier this year. They had been passed up by both …

Smartwatches

Hrs2015 ecg monitoring_de_albert

This is a presentation I gave at the Heart Rhythm Society Scientific Sessions in 2015, where I hypothesized that consumer wearables would evolve into real ambulatory cardiac monitors. I introduced a concept that I called "Heart Rate-Activity Discordance" to describe how a simple HR and …

Scientific Research

Apple adds new Apple Watch category to Tips app on iOS and web

Apple includes a useful Tips app on iPhone and iPad to help users see what is new, and how to best take advantage of their devices. Now Apple has …

iOS

Spire Health Tag

Whether it's a watch, ring, or some other bauble, most fitness trackers work by asking you to wear something extra. The Spire Health Tag doesn't need …

Shopping

Garmin contactless payments go live on the Vivoactive 3 smartwatch, just about

If you’ve been itching to use your Garmin Vivoactive 3 smartwatch to its fullest potential — like making contactless payments when you’re been out …

Consumer Tech

Ten holiday gifts ideas for the active ones in your life

Looking for that perfect holiday gift? Whether you’re shopping for your significant other, colleague, or best friend, we’ve rounded up some great …

Consumer Tech

Catch a wearable tech deal on Amazon's 'Countdown to Black Friday'

This year Black Friday falls on November 24th. For over 80 years, the day following Thanksgiving has been regarded as the beginning of the Christmas …

Consumer Tech

Checking In on Fitbit's Rebuilding Year

Even though the company's stock has performed terribly in 2017, these important metrics are improving.<p><b>Fitbit</b> (NYSE:FIT) stock is down over 15% year …

Stocks

Are Children's Smartwatches Safe?

Image: iStock<p>There are lots of great benefits to using a smartwatch or fitness band. They can encourage activity, deliver data to you in a convenient …

Consumer Tech

Germany bans smartwatches for kids and asks parents to destroy them

‘prohibitive listening devices’<p>Germany’s telecommunication agency, the Bundesnetzagentur, has banned smartwatches for kids, and is asking parents to destroy them. According to <i>Bleeping Computer</i>, (via <i>Gizmodo</i>) the regulators have deemed smartwatches targeted at kids “prohibitive listening devices” and …

Technology (India)

The best GPS trackers for cats and dogs

<i>By Nick Guy</i><p><i>This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter, reviews for the real world. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its work. Read the full article here.</i><p>A GPS pet tracker can save your cat's or dog's …

Consumer Tech

Apple delays HomePod release, sparking questions

Top view of Apple’s HomePod speaker<p><b>Christmas will be</b> a little disappointing for some Apple fans. And the company’s holiday season slip-up may be …

Bloomberg L.P.

Weekend Deals: 20% Off Garmin Watches, Up to 40% Off Salomon Running Gear, and Fitness Earbuds

Here are some more deals for your weekend! Yes, the mother of all weekend deals is coming next week, but there are still some nice deals leading up …

Shopping

Tech Stocks This Week: Tesla's New Vehicles, Apple Delays Its HomePod, and More

Tesla's new supercar is insane.<p>Despite its manufacturing-laden business model, <b>Tesla</b> (NASDAQ:TSLA) occasionally makes a splash in tech -- and this was …

Investing

Apple And Fitness First Team Up For Worldwide Debut of GymKit

Image: Supplied<p>Australian gym-goers are the first in the world to take advantage of Apple's new GymKit technology, which launched earlier this week. …

Smartwatches

Samsung Gear wearables to be handed out by health insurance company for fitness tracking

Collaborating with UnitedHealthcare and Qualcomm Life, Samsung will be providing Gear Fit2 Pro fitness trackers and Gear Sport smartwatches. Members …

Technology

The Ultimate Black Friday 2017 Tech Deals from Phones to IoT Devices

Shop smart, have #NoRagrets.<p>By on<p>The future, straight to your inbox.<p>There’s a little more than a week that separates you from the chaos that Black …

Shopping

Germany bans children's smart watches with listening app

BERLIN (AP) — German regulators have banned certain types of smartwatches marketed to children, saying the devices have been used to listen in on school classrooms and run afoul of Germany's surveillance restrictions.<p>The Bundesnetzagentur, or Federal Network Agency, said in a statement issued …

Technology

Give a Garmin with this bargain Vivoactive HR GPS deal | Trusted Reviews

<b>Grab a Garmin bargain as part of Amazon Black Friday with this stonking deal.</b><p><b>Buy now: Garmin Vivoactive HR for £140 at Amazon, saving £100</b><p>Garmin make …

Shopping

Huawei's Watch 2 is a good smartwatch, but not an essential buy

If you've decided you want a smartwatch, consider Huawei's latest, which offers 4G connectivity. Hold off if you're on the fence about wearables, though.

Technology

Black Friday Deals Best Golf GPS Watches 2017

Read our guide to the best golf GPS watches on the market in 2017 and you’ll have a much clearer idea on which product is right for you.<p><b>Black Friday</b> …

Sport (UK)

Germany's telecom regulator bans sale of smartwatches that can be used by parents to track their children

Germany’s telecoms regulator said on 17 November that it was banning the sale of “smart watches” that can be used by parents to check on their …

Smartwatches

An Apple Watch helps a kitesurfer escape great white-infested waters

Looking for a way to convince a significant other that an Apple Watch is a smart buy this Black Friday? One watch was the difference between life and …

Smartwatches

You can get a free $30 Amazon gift card when you buy a Fitbit Alta right now

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p><i>FitBit</i><p><b>Many Black Friday deals are starting to trickle in, and here's yet another one of them: You can get a free $30 Amazon gift card when</b> …

Shopping

Best fitness tracker deals UK: Top deals ahead of Black Friday 2017 from Samsung Gear to Apple Watch

Whatever kind of activity tracker you're looking for, here are some Black Friday deals for you<p>Whether it’s the leftover turkey your mother insists …

Smartwatches