Google parent Alphabet is reportedly in discussions to acquire fitness smartwatch maker Fitbit, according to Reuters. Google is said to have made an offer, but the terms were not disclosed in the report. Acquiring Fitbit would give Google a stronger presence in the wearable technology market, enabling it to grow […]
Apple is reportedly working on a pair of smart glasses to debut sometime in 2020. At its 2019 Worldwide Developers Conference, the company introduced new tools for developers and consumers built around augmented reality – the same technology that’s expected to be the centrepiece of Apple’s rumoured smart glasses. Visit […]
Amazon is working on a wearable gadget that can understand a user’s emotional state, according to Bloomberg. The device would discern a wearer’s emotions by analysing the sound of his or her voice. If Amazon does release such a device, it could add to the vast data the company knows […]
A new Wall Street Journal report investigates a growing fashion trend: wearing your smartphone as an accessory. The trend was on display at a number of high-profile fashion shows last year, and some smartphone makers have even changed their designs to make their devices easier to wear. Given that smartphones […]
Fitbit announced the Fitbit Versa Lite on Wednesday, a less-expensive version of its popular smartwatch. Fitbit CEO James Park said his company’s focus on affordability is part of what separates Fitbit from Apple, the leader in the smartwatch space. Park sat down with Business Insider to discuss Fitbit’s new products, […]
Of all the health tech gadgets I’ve ever owned, one of them has been life changing for me, a meditation device called Muse. I’ve been using the new version, Muse 2, for a few months. It offers more types of meditation: mind, heartbeat, breath and stillness. This device taught me […]
William Monzidelis, a 32-year-old resident from Westchester, New York, says his life was saved in part thanks to the Apple Watch he was wearing that day. According to NBC New York, Monzidelis was working at his family-run bowling alley when he started bleeding. When his Apple Watch notified him that […]
Last week, Snapchat’s parent company Snap Inc. introduced its second-generation camera glasses, called Spectacles. I actually tried the first-generation Snapchat Spectacles in November 2016, and I have to say, as much as I loved the concept behind the camera glasses, I wasn’t impressed with the overall design or execution of […]
Fitbit just launched a new fitness tracker with the goal of getting kids to be more active. Called the Fitbit Ace, the new band is designed specifically for children. It comes in two colours – purple and blue – and costs $US100 ($AU127). Fitbit says it designed the band to […]
I’ve been waiting for the perfect fitness tracker. I’m into the concept, but I don’t like wearing a watch or wristband all day every day. Ideally, a fitness tracker wouldn’t get in my way while I type, and would be something I wouldn’t mind wearing on a daily basis. It […]
Secretive augmented-reality startup Magic Leap finally unveiled its futuristic headset on Wednesday. The headset looks bulky and requires the user carry around a separate pocket-sized computer, called the Lightpack. The most successful wearable technologies are stylish enough to wear; the first-generation Magic Leap looks like it still needs work if […]
In case you haven’t noticed, Apple is slowly but surely pushing augmented reality into the mainstream. But if you’re wondering how Apple can make the jump from something like the iPhone X to a pair of smart glasses, this GIF nails how that evolution could take place: This GIF was […]
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