Posted on Jan 19 2015 - 9:20pm by John Weir
Comments Off on Myo Armband Translates Muscle Movement Into Gesture Control

Gesture control technology, as it currently stands, certainly had a good run. How many games of Wii Bowling did you play with your parents, for instance? However, the tech has always been limited due to the fact that not everyone does everything in the same way. If the hardware went looking for the Platonic ideal of a tennis racket swing, most people would obviously miss the mark. So, yeah, it left...

Posted on Nov 12 2014 - 6:46am by John Weir
Comments Off on Arki Armband is a Fitness Tracker That Analyzes Your Walking Posture

Walking. It’s something even the laziest among us do each and every day. We have to, at the very least, walk to and from the fridge during mammoth Netflix sessions. However, walking is frustratingly easy to do incorrectly. Too much incorrect walking and you’ll end up hobbled and afraid, cursing to the heavens your knee and back pain. How can we be sure if we are walking correctly, however?...

Posted on Jul 30 2014 - 6:12pm by John Weir
Comments Off on Pavlok Armband Gives You a Shock When You Do Something Bad

There are a lot of bad habits in this wide, world of ours. Let’s see. You can become addicted to smoking, drugs, pornography, the Internet, video games, Netflix, pizza, cute cats and the list goes on and on. It’s easy to develop addictions. It’s not so easy to get rid of them, however. Entire industries now exist to help us get over those ornery...

Posted on Jun 2 2014 - 5:19pm by John Weir
Comments Off on Acer Liquid Leap Armband is a Little Bit of Everything

There will come a time, not too far in the future, when the very notion of having different wearables for different uses will become quaint and ridiculous. You will have one item, say an armband, and it will do each and every thing your imagination can muster up. Companies are already trying to make that happen. Look at the smartwatch. How many smartwatches also...

Posted on Mar 12 2014 - 8:05pm by John Weir
Comments Off on Moff Armband Turns the Whole World Into Your Playground

Planet Earth can be pretty cool sometimes, usually when you are about to sit down to eat an entire pizza by yourself on a Saturday night(wait.) However, it can also be a deathly boring place. That’s the major conundrum of modern life, right? Wearable technology has been working overtime to solve this dilemma and some gadgets could be getting close. Devices...

Posted on Apr 8 2013 - 10:43pm by John Weir
Comments Off on Flaxus Stylus Doubles as a Snazzy Armband

Some people take to typing on a touchscreen like a duck to iWater. It’s second nature to them. To everyone else, however, it is an abomination of frustration that usually ends with us sending texts that are so far from what was originally intended that it is downright laughable. Well, cheer up tablet and smartphone fans! There is now a stylus that is compatible...

Posted on Apr 7 2013 - 3:51pm by John Weir
Comments Off on Swedish Armband Uses GPS to Protect the Wearer From Assaults

We aren’t overtly political here at Crunchwear, aside from a never-ending yearning for more government money to be given to, gulp, wearable technology. Still, it’s obvious that all over the world, America included, local law enforcement tends to overreact when faced with acts of civil disobedience. You can see this in how NYC cops handled Occupy Wall...

Posted on Apr 5 2013 - 9:31pm by John Weir
Comments Off on MYO Telekinetic Armband

Well, it might not be TELEKINETIC, but it certainly might seem like it. Thalmic Labs has announced their newest invention in gesture control, which is essentially technology that allows users to control computers through movements of their hands, much like the Xbox Kinect. The MYO works as an armband, which essentially is positioned on your arm in a way that allows...

Posted on Feb 1 2013 - 5:50pm by John Weir
Comments Off on Belkin EasyFit Plus Armband turns your iPhone 5 into a smartwatch

The reign of the smartwatch is nearly here. These watches do all of the cool stuff your phone does, only they wrap around wrist and weigh just a shade more than a feather. The downside to this tech? Much of it is still in the planning phases. Only one or two have come to market and it will be until the end of the year before the flood begins. What is one to do then...

Posted on Jan 5 2013 - 4:26pm by John Weir
Comments Off on BodyMedia’s CORE 2 Armband keeps track of your health

In this media-saturated world we all the help we can get to exercise more. Why burn some calories when we can burn time watching Netflix, playing video games, sending emails or, um, reading wearable technology websites? So, with that in mind, a prime component of the wearable tech sector has been figuring out new and amazing ways to trick people off of the couch...