Tag: wearables

Privacy Gets a Workout from Wearable Devices, Health and Fitness Apps

Privacy Gets a Workout from Wearable Devices, Health and Fitness Apps

by Lee Rickwood
New devices will evaluate your sweat with electric signals that measure and detect things like glucose, lactate, sodium and potassium levels, and the capabilities are but a short step away from tracking a user’s emotional as well as physical health.

Apple reveals vision of smartphone future with iPhone 8 and iPhone X

The big announcement, and one that has been leaked in various forums and forms (no thanks to Apple’s own iOS 11 firmware, which spilled the beans on the look as well as various features), was the iPhone X or iPhone Ten. Using a new OLED display with an edge-to-edge display, iPhone X is the culmination of 10 years of Apple innovation in the segment it defined.

Wearables on a Dime: Affordable Trackers for Entry-Level Users

By Christine Persaud
You might be intrigued by the idea of a wearable device, but reluctant to invest the money in one. Would I really use it? You’re not alone. If price point is the primary deterrent to trying your hand at the world of fitness trackers, keep in mind that you don’t necessarily have to drop $200 on one.

What to expect from Android Wear 2.0

By Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla
Is there still space for Android Wear 2.0 devices in a world divided between Apple Watch and Fitbit trackers? Google seems to think so and is putting health tracking, mobile payments, Google Assistant and messaging at the forefront of its new OS and devices.

5 super-cool headsets for the avid gamer

By Christine Persaud
Headphones are exploding in popularity in a number of categories, like wireless and active sports. And another category that’s growing: gamers, who appreciate being able to fully immerse themselves in their virtual gaming worlds.

Looking back at Pebble’s importance to the wearable segment

Pebble’s approach was not to mimic what was on the smartphone, nor did it rely heavily on apps. Instead, Pebble watches brought up alerts, reminders and functions as they were needed. Pebble’s OS was both elegant and quirky and had a personality that was reminiscent of PalmOS or MacOS 9.

Gift Guide: Fitness wearables and trackers

By Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla

Fitness trackers are at an all-time high in terms of popularity. There’s a range of trackers to keep people fit during and after the holidays.