The race to see who can turn themselves into Iron Man first sure is heating up. It might seem as though Robert Downey Jr. has the edge up on the competition but one must also realize that all of the technology he uses in those movies is utterly and completely fake, drummed up by special effects wizards in some dorky compound in Hollywood. However, some people are...

It’s no secret that the days of the square and bulky smartwatch are nearly done with. The world reached into the heavens and clamored for smartwatches with rounded and aesthetically pleasing designs. The wearable technology Gods listened, first delivering the appropriately named Moto 360 and the crowds were somewhat sated. Now, as previously rumored, LG has officially unveiled their entrant...

An Indian based company claims to be able to help wearables enjoy longer battery life. Battery life has long been one of the biggest problems for wearables, with most needing regular charging in order to operate effectively. Ineda Systems says it has created the first chip created just for wearable devices. The low-power processor is designed to extend battery life whilst also enabling devices to listen to voice commands— one of the primary ways people interact with devices like Google Glass. Ineda’s chip would work as a secondary...

Posted on Aug 30 2014 - 4:48am by Russell Winslow
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Nike have announced that their Nike+ running app will be available on the newly released Samsung Gear S. The obvious advantage with using the Gear S is that you can leave your smartphone at home and still map runs, track progress and stay motivated while on the move. The app allows users to view running metrics including distance, pace, heart rate, NikeFuel earned, and time, by simply raising their wrists. The app is also equipped with a built-in music player, allowing runners to select music in a playlist with a quick tap. Meanwhile,...

Posted on Aug 28 2014 - 4:37am by Russell Winslow
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Samsung has revealed the latest in its line of wearable devices,the Gear S smart watch. The new device, which boasts 3G, WiFi and bluetooth connectivity, is designed to fit snugly on the users wrist. It will allow for instant updates from social networks, calendars and applications, as well as being able to receive incoming messages and easily reply to SMS using the onscreen keyboard or enhanced S voice functionality. Additionally, the device will provide turn-by-turn pedestrian navigation provided by HERE, 24 hour news and views from...

Apple is rumoured to be launching a wearable device alongside the iPhone 6, according to reports. Tech site Recode is reporting that the planned launch event, on September 9th, will also include the introduction of a new wearable device alongside two new iPhones. It’s unclear whether this device will be a smartwatch, already dubbed the “iWatch” by Apple observers. Apple’s new gadget will “make good use” of the new HomeKit and HealthKit platforms, Recode says. Both are designed to make it easier for...

Everywhere you look, there are smartwatches as far as the eye can see. What about the humble smart belt, you may ask. Where is the smart belt? Nobody seems to care about making belts smart, even though they perform some very important tasks, like keeping our junk, and our girth, from showing. Plus, hey, with all of those loops and what not, it’s kind of the...

Smartwatches continue their slow, yet steady, ascent to the top of the technology food chain. One thing about smartwatches, however, is that for the longest time they weren’t too concerned with aesthetics. They were primarily concerned with functionality. In the past year, though, form and function have merged to create the kinds of snazzy little watches like...

If you’ve been paying attention to the world of wearable technology over the past couple of years, and since you are on this blog you probably have, you can’t help but notice the propensity of smart watches and smart bands. They usually offer similar functionality, tracking your vitals and workout routines. However, what if you don’t want to strap on something new in order to get...

Gary Atkinson, Director of Emerging Technologies at Arm is the latest speaker to join an estimated 200 speakers at the world’s largest wearables event, taking place on the 10-11 March 2015 at ExCel, London. He joins Brent Blum, Wearable Lead at Accenture, Sonny Vu, founder of Misfit Wearables, and Dan Cui, VP of Business Development, Vuzix, in the latest line up of speakers. The Wearable Technology Show 2015, now in its second year, is the largest industry event of it’s kind – covering the whole ecosystem of wearables and beyond....