The thumbwheel was the signature feature of BlackBerry’s original handsets, and while touchscreens have made them mostly obsolete, the Apple Watch proves there’s still a place for physical dials. But is Apple finally planning to introduce that rotating crown to the iPhone or iPad? A recently published patent suggests…
Watchmakers are always striving to add more features to their timepieces, but it’s the most simple and obvious feature—accurately keeping the time—that’s the holy grail of horology. And now you can 3D-print a tourbillon, a complex device that improves a watch’s accuracy, and marvel at its mechanics.
Smartphones and tablets are being used more frequently in the battlefield, and that means that battery power is more important than ever. Soldiers often carry spare battery chargers in the 90-pound combat packs they carry into war zones, but the batteries are often lost or broken. BAE Systems wants to help lighten the…
It’s not a Fitbit, but this $40 Garmin Vivofit has a few enticing tricks up its sleeve, if you’re in the market for a fitness tracker.
Like any person scared shitless about the prospect of keeping a fragile new human alive, as soon as I found out I was pregnant I started googling the important questions. Among them: “What is the best baby monitor?”
Fitbits are a great way to track your activity and encourage yourself to get off the couch. Now, popular web service IFTTT (If This Then That) is getting in on the action. Here’s how you can use IFTTT to plug fitness data from any Fitbit into a host of other services and apps.
We were wolfing down lunch in a dank Austin chili parlor, and I flicked my wrist. The time flashed, blue and bright on the OLED screen, and my friend’s eyes darted to the wearable. “What is that,” she asked—her interest piqued—her need for some perfect blend of Fitbit and Apple Watch apparent.
The Pebble Time has quietly established itself as one of the best products you can attach to your wrist, and the Steel model actually looks...kind of attractive? Today only, Amazon will sell you a refurb for just $130, in two different colors. Just note that this is a Gold Box deal, so lock in your order before time…
It’s that time of year where the checkout line is a confusing myriad of treats, and magazines maligning you for said treats. From the dudely “fitness” magazines to the lady-aimed “lifestyle” guides they’re all telling you to get that bod ready for the beach. But it’s not just the media telling you to move your ass.…
There are a lot of good reasons to believe this watch that uses flowing liquid mercury to show the time is fake. A low-quality video, a questionable website, and product shots that look like photocopies of photocopies. But that doesn’t stop us from wanting a watch that looks like the T-1000 strapped to your wrist.
Por fin un soplo de aire fresco para Android Wear. La mayor actualización del sistema hasta ahora se centra en mejorar lo que los relojes inteligentes hacen especialmente bien: el seguimiento de actividad y las notificaciones. Además las apps dejarán de depender del teléfono y contaremos con un teclado diminuto.
Get 10,000 steps, stand up every hour, climb the stairs instead of taking the elevator - there are lots of relatively easy ways to stay healthy and fit, but how do you monitor your progress? This week, we’re on the hunt for the best fitness tracker on the market.
I’m usually content to stick with the sports band that came with my Apple Watch, but you should keep something a little nicer in the bullpen for formal occasions, and this $17 stainless steel strap is a big step up in the looks department. Promo code E4WCLZYB should work on silver and space grey, in both 38mm and 42mm…
The dual-screen Nintendo DS wasn’t warmly received when first revealed, but it’s gone on to be one of the company’s best-selling consoles. And a team of researchers have come up with a convincing argument as to why a smartwatch might actually be improved with two screens as well.
If smartwatches are going to create a gadget future beyond smartphones, they’ll have to up their game. Researchers from Carnegie Mellon may have just the thing with a new smartwatch interface that uses that fleshy bezel right next to the typically tiny displays: your arm.
Brace yourself for a slew of Finnish health hardware: Nokia has just announced that it plans to buy the digital wellbeing and wearables company Withings for $190 million.
Nokia compra la compañía de salud Withings por 191 millones de dólares. Puede que Nokia ya no sea un fabricante de teléfonos, pero una parte de la mítica compañía sobrevivió a la compra de Microsoft y prospera en Finlandia. Su último movimiento será comprar la firma francesa Wihings.
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…
Lacking a decent keyboard for password entry, it’s tricky to secure a wearable computer so that someone else can’t just put it on and access your private files. But researchers have come up with a better alternative, by listening to the unique sound of the wearer’s skull.