Slowly but surely, smartwatches are becoming more useful. And this might be one of the most useful feature for a smartwatch yet: Google just announced it’s bringing Google Translate to Android Wear watches, letting you carry on a bilingual converation with a literal flick of the wrist. »
It’s not the most advanced fitness tracker out there, but the Fitbit Flex is a great barebones wearable that can track your steps by day, your sleep by night, and sync all of that data to your smartphone. You might eventually want to graduate to a more capable wearable, but this is a great way to see if Fitbit’s… »
Be healthier! Be less distracted! Be more efficient! The wearable tech market is gripped by the idea of quantifying positive change. Fitbits and Apple Watches are shilled as objects that will make us the best versions of ourselves.
I’ve been keen on smartwatches pretty much since day one. I get a lot of emails, texts, and assorted notifications, most of them garbage but some vitally important. Having a glancable screen on my wrist makes life infinitely easier. But smartwatches have come a long way since they showed up a few years ago. Which… »
There’s no screen to display your burned calories, no flashing LEDs to keep you motivated, and no way to strap it to your wrist. But Misfit’s new Flash Link fitness tracker has a killer feature that others to date do not: a cheap $20 price tag. »
One of the first-ever fitness wearables was so dangerous it was banned by the US government for causing miscarriages and hernias. The line between “convenient exercise device” and “ornate torture tool” was thinner back in the 1950s. »
Though they’re often being lumped together, Microsoft’s HoloLens headset is a very different beast to the Oculus Rift. Whereas the Rift wants to transport you to a whole other virtual reality world, Microsoft’s augmented reality driven HoloLens wants to invade your real world. And that gives it a far wider potential… »
“Your power ring is lighting up!” my co-worker exclaimed, his eyes wide. A new text message came in, causing a tiny purple light to wink on the side of my finger. I was testing the Ringly smart ring. I smiled.
Autonomous cars and phantom internet planes are exciting and all, but Google X also has a division that’s focusing on something more interesting: human life. Now, it says it’s working on a wearable that could be used to help it. »