Electronics giant Toshiba have unveiled a smart band, tracking physical activity, sleep analysis and nutritional monitoring. The WERAM1100 will run for two weeks without charging – “removing the need for users to carry a charger when traveling”, Toshiba says. It uses an accelerometer to “estimate” physical activities, such as steps taken, distance travelled and calories burned. Users can upload photos to the accompanying app and monitor diet and nutrition. Initially available in Japan, the tracker will come in four colours –...

Canadian wearables company GestureLogic has pulled in over $130,000 on IndieGoGo for its new fitness technology LEO. The company claims that LEO’s capabilities surpass current fitness wearables by tracking users complex biosignals, such as muscle activity or lactic acid levels, with biomedical monitoring technology. LEO then translates this data into simple and actionable recommendations and notifies users of potential injury, all in real-time via a smartphone application. “Popular fitness wearables estimate performance metrics based...

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Computing powerhouse Hewlett Packard has partnered with online luxury shopping platform Gilt and designer Michael Bastian to create a luxury smart watch. In a press release, Gilt has intimated that the watch will be able to display information about the weather, stocks, and sports in addition to pushing calendar reminders, showing text messages, and controlling music on smartphones.In addition to its technological capabilities, the watch will offer a 44mm stainless steel water-resistant design with three interchangeable watchbands in sleek...

Now well on its way to raising $100,000 on Kickstarter, elemoon was developed by experienced app creators who saw a gap for a smart jewelry product that sets the highest standard for design and engineering and delights women who embrace both fashion and technology. “We asked ourselves: What if we could have a bracelet that changes color and patterns to match whatever we wear?” said reporter-turned-entrepreneur Jing Zhou, who was inspired by Native American jewelry and impressionist paintings. “That’s when we imagined recreating...

The world of law enforcement is experiencing a technological upheaval, with cutting-edge wearable technologies helping officers to protect and serve like never before. These technological advancements are offering police departments greater functionality, greater access and greater safety – and the US stands to benefit enormously from these sophisticated new gadgets. Have a look at the top 5 wearable technologies changing the face of US law enforcement. Google Glass The development of Google Glass has opened up a universe of possibilities,...

Fitness tracking is of course a growing market,with wristbands galore offering a range of performance measurement, but the acquisition of Beats by Apple hints that a different approach may well prevail. Talking to Eric Hensen, the inventor of Freewavz, himself a doctor and self-confessed fitness nut, you get a sense of a man on a mission. Having worked on the impending launch of Freewayvz headphones for more than 5 years, he is clearly excited at the opportunities ahead. Eric came up with the idea for the Freewavz earphones whilst weightlifting....

With all of the smartwatches and smartglasses flowing down the pike, one would think that accessories are the only things wearable technology has on offer. However, that is not the case. Every once in a while the industry turns its eye to, you know, clothing. There was a time when all kinds of kitschy shirts and shoes were being announced but that time has fizzled somewhat in the last couple of years...

Evolve Media Group, the specialist events and media company, today announces that it has acquired CrunchWear.com – one of the world’s leading websites for wearable technology. Founded in 2006, CrunchWear is the oldest and most popular ‘Wearable Tech’ website on the internet. With a core focus to cover all aspects of the wearable technology industry, CrunchWear is dedicated to bringing readers the latest news on Wearable Computers & Electronics, Smart Clothes & Fabrics, e-Textiles, and anything related to Wearable Technology....

Google Glass has gotten a lot of flak lately. Places are beginning to ban the device citing some nonsense about ‘privacy’ and ‘consent’ or whatever. The most recent institution to ban the gadget was the San Diego Comic Con(SDCC.) It wasn’t banned throughout the event but it was banned at any of the closed door conferences. The worry is that people would film it and post...

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...