wearable devices

Google Glass Enterprise Edition 2 Now Available for Direct Purchase

Google Glass Enterprise Edition 2 Now Available for Direct Purchase

Google announced that it has made its Google Glass Enterprise Edition 2 available for direct purchase. This means developers interested in tinkering with the product no longer have to go through a “solution provider”, as was the case up until now with the device that was launched almost one year ago for $999. Google initially…

Researchers Show Off AuraRing Gesture Ring and Wristband

Researchers Show Off AuraRing Gesture Ring and Wristband

A team of researchers at the University of Washington showed off the AuraRing, their high-resolution optical gesture tracking system. The AuraRing uses an oscillating electromagnetic field generated by an index finger-sized ring — which contains a coil of wire wrapped 800 times around it — powered by a tiny battery generating only 2.3 milliwatts of…

Senators Wear Apple Watches During Impeachment Trial Despite Electronics Ban

Senators Wear Apple Watches During Impeachment Trial Despite Electronics Ban

According to Roll Call, at least seven U.S. senators were wearing an Apple Watch during President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial this week, despite rules of decorum that say no electronic devices or phones are permitted in the chamber. Senate leadership guidelines state that all electronics should be left in the cloakroom during the trial in…

North Shows Off Second Generation Smart Glasses at CES2020

North Shows Off Second Generation Smart Glasses at CES2020

Smart glasses maker North showed off the prototype of its follow-up to last year’s Focals smart glasses at CES2020 in Las Vegas this month. The Focals 2.0 look to improve upon last year’s release in a number of ways, and reducing the size of the glasses is one of them. The second generation pair is…

Huami Debuts New Earbuds, Smartwatches at CES 2020

Huami Debuts New Earbuds, Smartwatches at CES 2020

Smartwatch and fitness band maker Huami has debuted several new wearables this week at CES 2020 in Las Vegas. Although its Amazfit brand has up until now been reserved for its line of fitness bands and smartwatches, Huami unveiled its first foray into the earbud market with the new Amazfit EarBuds line. The Amazfit PowerBuds…

Withings Smartwatch with ECG Scanner Can Monitor Signs of Sleep Apnea

Withings Smartwatch with ECG Scanner Can Monitor Signs of Sleep Apnea

Smartwatch maker Withings has unveiled its latest offering at CES 2020 this week, the ScanWatch — a smartwatch capable of tracking the wearer’s biometrics and identifying signs of sleep apnea. Using an SpO2 (peripheral capillary oxygen saturation) sensor that transmits light into the wearer’s blood vessels, the ScanWatch can take measurements throughout the course of…

Wearable Mind-Controlled UI Startup Raises $6M in Series A

Wearable Mind-Controlled UI Startup Raises $6M in Series A

Neurotechnology specialist Neurable has raised $6 million in a Series A funding round. Based in Boston, the company has focused on developing wearable EEG technology designed to let users interact with software using only their minds. Neurable first demonstrated this technology in an application involving a Virtual Reality games, a collaboration with Red Bull that…

Wearables Market Shipments up 94.6% in Q3 of 2019

Wearables Market Shipments up 94.6% in Q3 of 2019

According to new data from the International Data Corporation (IDC), the shipment of wearable devices worldwide rose in the third quarter of 2019 to 84.5 million units, an increase of 94.6% from Q3 in 2018. Most of the growth in the market was driven by the increased demand for new hearables products, which accounted for…

Apple Patent Could Bring Face ID to Apple Watch

Apple Patent Could Bring Face ID to Apple Watch

Apple has officially received a patent for technology that could help to bring Face ID to the Apple Watch. The patent application was first published back in Spring of 2018, but is now one of 52 new Apple patents that has been granted by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. According to the patent, the…

SWORD Places $7.1 Million Order for Vuzix Blade Smart Glasses

SWORD Places $7.1 Million Order for Vuzix Blade Smart Glasses

SWORD has purchased more than 10,000 pairs of Vuzix Blade Smart Glasses for a total price of $7.1 million. The order is part of a formal reseller agreement between the two companies, through which SWORD will offer its Blade-backed SWORD Enterprise security solution to other third party customers. The two companies first started working together…

New Apple Watch Will Be Very, Very Aware of What’s Going On with You

New Apple Watch Will Be Very, Very Aware of What’s Going On with You

Apple has unveiled its newest line of smartwatches, and the devices are more aware than ever of what’s going on with users. For one thing, the Apple Watch Series 5 features a built-in compass and updated Maps app that can better locate users and help them to get where they’re going. It also features a…

Tappy Shows Off Wearable Payments Tech at Money20/20 China

Tappy Shows Off Wearable Payments Tech at Money20/20 China

“At Money20/20, Tappy is highlighting its partnerships with financial services firms such as Barclays, ICICI Bank, India’s Axis Bank, and Expresspay Card, a card issuer co-created by Bank of China and China UnionPay.” Hong Kong-based Tappy Technologies is showing off its wearable payment solutions at this week’s Money20/20 show in China. The company’s payment solutions…

Zwipe to Develop Wearable Devices with Hong Kong Firm

Zwipe to Develop Wearable Devices with Hong Kong Firm

“Zwipe is paving the way to enable financial services in wearable devices, in addition to payment cards. Tappy Technologies is a proven leader in this segment and we are very excited to join forces in bringing this innovative solution into the hands of the consumer.” -André Løvestam, CEO, Zwipe A new partnership is poised to…

Toshiba Brings Voice Command to Smartglasses (Again)

Toshiba Brings Voice Command to Smartglasses (Again)

Toshiba has upgraded the software powering its dynaEdge AR Smart Glasses for enterprise and industrial use, delivering voice command functionality to the devices. In a statement announcing the upgrade, Toshiba America Client Solutions marketing and engineering VP Carl Pinto called the addition of voice interaction “a game changer” that “allows a professional equipped with our…