Wearables

Wearables news, trends, analysis and practical advice

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Why would anyone use Digital Crown on an iPhone?

I don’t think so

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If you can't trust health-related wearables, can you trust sex robots?

If health-related wearables can't be trusted from a privacy and security perspective, can sex robots be trusted to be secure and protect your privacy?

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Samsung tricks out Gear S3 smartwatch with a 64-bit chip

If Apple was the first to bring 64-bit to the iPhone, Samsung is among the first to bring it to smartwatches.

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Privacy protections for wearable devices are weak, study says

The rapidly expanding wearable device market raises serious privacy concerns, with some device makers collecting massive amounts of personal data and sharing it with other companies, according to a new study.

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Your own motion could one day power your cell phone

Researchers at Michigan State University have developed a 'nanogenerator' that lets motion charge a mobile device or a wearable.

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Smartwatch user dropout rate is still 29%, Gartner says

Almost a third of smartwatch owners have stopped using them, saying they aren't useful, are boring or they broke.

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Fitbit scoops up rival fitness tracker maker Pebble

Fitbit, the maker of popular fitness trackers, has acquired assets owned by rival Pebble, including key employees and intellectual property related to software and firmware development.

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Daatrics answers the call from over-anxious new parents

Call me flippant, but sometimes nature is the best thing. Daatrics provides an answer for those who disagree.

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Why I stopped wearing a smartwatch

I used to wear a smartwatch every day. Now, I can't even remember the last time I put one on.

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Faith in fake Apple Watch news industry falls 71%

An IDC non-story story about estimates and contextual integrity

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Fitbit eyes smartwatch maker Pebble for its IP

Fitness wristband maker Fitbit is said to be close to a deal to acquire smartwatch maker Pebble, mainly for its intellectual property.

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15% off Garmin vívosmart HR+ Regular Fit Activity Tracker - Deal Alert

Turn your steps into strides with vívosmart HR+, the GPS activity tracker with Elevate wrist heart rate technology. Not only does it count steps, calories, floors climbed and intensity minutes, it also uses GPS satellites to track...

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How Apple Watch can help you lose the Thanksgiving flab

Now you have access to the kind of personalized biometric technology only Olympian athletes used to enjoy.

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Computerworld's holiday gift guide 2016: Top-notch tech for $150 or more

Part 1 of our annual holiday gift extravaganza rounds up premium tech gear your family and friends will love, from great-sounding audio equipment to the latest wearable devices and more.

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5 great Apple Watch accessories

As the holiday season looms, I put together a collection of some better Apple Watch accessories.

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Apple said to be eyeing wearable AR glasses

Apple is working on wearable digital glasses that would connect to the iPhone and show content in the wearer’s field of vision, according to a news report.

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Where are the wearables you wear elsewhere?

The vast majority of wearables are biometric wristwatches, measuring mostly heart rate and bodily movement. Here are some alternative gadgets.

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Why 'invisible smart glasses' are the perfect wearable

Dozens of companies promise conspicuous, bulky and expensive smart glasses. But the best idea is regular glasses that are smart.

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Is the smartwatch market tanking or on a long, slow climb?

Analysts disagree drastically over the health of the smartwatch market. Some say the market is tanking, while others say there are favorable signs and predict healthy smartwatch shipments and sales in coming years.

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Review: The Huawei Fit joins the crowd of fitness watches

The Huawei Fit is that company's latest entry into the U.S. market, and is a nicely-designed, lightweight fitness watch with a good range of features. But that may not be enough to compete.

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