Best wearables of CES 2021: Fossil, Amazfit, Vuzix, and more

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The annual CES show is always great for wearables, and CES 2021 is no exception, spoiling us with several new smartwatches, and new pairs of smart glasses. Mobile Wearables best wearables ces 2021 ces 2021 best of

Is Wearability the Next Mobility?

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Applying that principle back to AR, could wearability be the next era’s mobility? And if so, should it represent AR glasses’ V1 design target, which then evolves over time towards advanced AR functionality; versus starting with advanced AR then sizing-down over time towards wearability? With the wearability principle in mind, Ostendo is betting on a sleeker form factor for AR glasses that emerge and scale in the near-term as a function of mainstream consumer viability.

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Way more than watches: Where wearables are going

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Next-gen wearables will be much more than watches. Features Health & Fitness Wearables Apple Watch Forerunner 945 Garmin Oura smart rings Time Kettle wearablesThey'll help us train our bodies, stay healthy, and give us amazing new powers. Here’s what’s coming.

Your wearables can soon help contact trace coronavirus outbreaks

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News Wearables bluetooth contact tracing Coronavirus wearablesThe move could make it easier to track the virus' spread.

These Are the Wearables That Stood Out at CES 2021

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Usually, when people think of wearables, their mind conjures an image of a smartwatch. But at CES, wearables are a much, much broader category. ces 2021 wearables smartwatches taint bandaid smart glasses smart masks open ear audio

What to expect in mobile at CES 2021: Galaxy S21, more foldables, new wearables

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Here's what you can expect to see in the world of smartphones, tablets, and wearables at the show. Mobile News ces 2021 ces 2021 pre show wearablesCES 2021 is rapidly approaching.

ARtillery Briefs, Episode 44: Wearables Pave the Way for AR

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But another device class could have an equal or greater impact towards that same end: wearables. The above factors are amplified as wearables continue to be one of the fastest-growing consumer tech segments. Then there’s Facebook, where wearables support AR glasses ambitions.

Who’s Waging the Wearables Wars? Part VI: Snap

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Wearables Wars” is AR Insider’s mini-series that examines how today’s wearables will pave the way and prime consumer markets for AR glasses. Each installment will profile a different tech leader’s moves and motivations in wearables.

Wearables Trend Up Despite Downturn

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As we continue to examine , wearables are AR’s forbear, in that they will condition consumers to wear sensors on their bodies. Meanwhile, wearables are further propelled by tech-giant motivations. It sees wearables both offsetting near-term iPhone revenue deceleration; and future-proofing its hardware-heavy profit machine. With that backdrop, the latest proof point for wearables growth and resilience comes from Canalys’ smartwatch tracking.

TCL Wearable Display squeezes a giant HD TV into a pair of sunglasses

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TCL has been working on its Wearable Display smartglasses tech for some time. News ces 2021 wearablesAt CES 2021, it finally showed off the model it plans to ship.

Begun, The Wearables Wars Have

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The wearables sector is approaching an inflection point. But before going into the AR implications, let’s step back and look at the activity in the broader wearables sector. Wearables sales this year are projected to hit $41 billion, up 28 percent from $32 billion last year. Google meanwhile acquired Fitbit to buttress its wearables play. As we’ve examined , it’s leaning into wearables as a near-term diversification play and long-term succession plan.

The best smart rings: The next frontier for wearable tech

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The future of wearables may reside on your finger as opposed to your wrist. Buying Guides Mobile Wearables NFC Ring oura ring smart rings wearablesHere are our favorite smart rings.

EWTS Shines a Light on Enterprise XR and Wearables

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Like so many conferences and summits in the last few months, the event for enterprise XR and wearables went entirely digital – this one with its own custom-built platform to promote the professional networking that the summit is known for. Why Enterprise XR and Wearables?

OnePlus launches its first wearable, but it’s not a smartwatch

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OnePlus has introduced its first wearable device, and rather than a smartwatch, it has leapt into the world of low-cost fitness trackers with the OnePlus Band. Mobile News Wearables fitness tracker oneplus oneplus band

VR Haptic Feedback Wearable Feelbelt Lets You “Feel” The Entire Frequency Spectrum

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A German-based company called Feelbelt wants to take that immersion even deeper with a wearable haptic belt capable of transmitting the entire frequency spectrum from 1 to 20,000 Hz in the form of haptic feedback. The post VR Haptic Feedback Wearable Feelbelt Lets You “Feel” The Entire Frequency Spectrum appeared first on VRScout. Keep your pants on! Feelbelt will shake, rattle, and role your VR experiences.

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Are Wearables Accurate at Detecting Calorie Burn?

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calories health wearables fitness trackingIt’s easy to attribute omnipotence to one’s devices. I’d hate to know what my iPhone knows about me. That said, there are still aspects of existence that Silicon Valley has yet to quantify (though not, I’m sure, for lack of trying).

Dating Is Bad Enough Without Adding Wearables to the Mix

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For instance, researchers are studying to see if wearables can identify infectious diseases, and on a more personal level, you can measure the effects of your own fitness routine. all i want for christmas is an end to crappy commercials smartwatches gadgets heart rate consumer tech wearables

A blood-pressure sensor is the holy grail for wearables. Valencell has one

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Biometric company Valencell says it can measure your blood pressure from your wrists and fingers and ears with PPGs, truly transforming our wearable devices. News Wearables blood pressure ces 2021 hypertension Tech For Change valencell

Who’s Waging the Wearables Wars? Part VII: Facebook

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Wearables Wars” is AR Insider’s mini-series that examines how today’s wearables will pave the way and prime consumer markets for AR glasses. Each installment will profile a different tech leader’s moves and motivations in wearables. That brings us back to wearables.

Apple Fires the Latest Shot in the Wearables Wars

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Wearable Wars” is AR Insider’s mini-series that examines how today’s wearables will pave the way and prime consumer markets for AR glasses. Each installment will profile a different tech leader’s moves and motivations in wearables. That’s still the case, but a less-discussed product class could have a greater impact in priming consumer markets for AR glasses: wearables. Meanwhile, the story is flipped for wearables, as that division is on its way up.

Who’s Waging the Wearables Wars? Part III: Google

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Wearable Wars” is AR Insider’s mini-series that examines how today’s wearables will pave the way and prime consumer markets for AR glasses. Each installment will profile a different tech leader’s moves and motivations in wearables. That’s still the case, but a less-discussed product class could have a greater impact in priming consumer markets for AR glasses: wearables. It has entered the wearables race in a number of ways including its Pixel Buds.

Who’s Waging the Wearables Wars? Part V: Apple

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Wearable Wars” is AR Insider’s mini-series that examines how today’s wearables will pave the way and prime consumer markets for AR glasses. Each installment will profile a different tech leader’s moves and motivations in wearables. That’s still the case, but a less-discussed product class could have a greater impact in priming consumer markets for AR glasses: wearables. Meanwhile, the story is flipped for wearables, as that division is on its way up.

Who’s Waging the Wearables Wars? Part II: Microsoft

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Wearable Wars” is AR Insider’s mini-series that examines how today’s wearables will pave the way and prime consumer markets for AR glasses. Each installment will profile a different tech leader’s moves and motivations in wearables. That’s still the case, but a less-discussed product class could have a greater impact in priming consumer markets for AR glasses: wearables. It recently entered the wearables race with the Surface Earbuds.

TCL's Wearable Display will finally be available later this year

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After years of prototypes, TCL's Wearable Display will finally be available for purchase later this year. More about Ces , Wearables , Tcl , Tech , and Consumer Tech. Ces Wearables Tcl Tech Consumer Tech

Who’s Waging the Wearables Wars? Part IV: Bose

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Wearable Wars” is AR Insider’s mini-series that examines how today’s wearables will pave the way and prime consumer markets for AR glasses. Each installment will profile a different tech leader’s moves and motivations in wearables. That’s still the case, but a less-discussed product class could have a greater impact in priming consumer markets for AR glasses: wearables. The post Who’s Waging the Wearables Wars?

Haptics-Heavy Wearable Feelbelt Completes Crowdfunding, Accepts Preorders

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Some controllers incorporate haptics but incorporating the technology into wearable devices is the next step that some producers are exploring. There are a couple of competitors in the haptic wearables field. The only wearable with more touch-points is the $685 SoundShirt. Right now, most of us experience virtual reality through headsets. The video aspect can feel immersive. The audio aspect can feel immersive. However, “immersion” should involve all of the senses.

Stretchable, self-healing, recyclable device could be the future of wearables

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A team of scientists has developed a stretchable, self-healing, recyclable electronic device which could be the future of wearables. News breaking twitter emerging tech wearables

WalkOVR’s $249 Wearable VR Locomotion System Funded In Four Hours

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WalkOVR is doing just that with its wearable motion capture system that allows VR users to walk in place to move through virtual environments. Tagged with: WalkOVR Facebook Twitter Reddit More The post WalkOVR’s $249 Wearable VR Locomotion System Funded In Four Hours appeared first on UploadVR. We’ve seen a multitude of practical and impractical solutions pop up for locomotion in virtual reality.

This wearable device tests food for allergens

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More about Mashable Video , Wearables , Allergy , Food Allergies , and Future Blink. Mashable Video Wearables Allergy Food Allergies Future BlinkThe Allergy Amulet claims to detect target ingredients within seconds while doubling as a fashion accessory. Read more.

Who’s Waging the Wearables Wars? Part I: Amazon

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Wearable Wars” is AR Insider’s mini-series that examines how today’s wearables will pave the way and prime consumer markets for AR glasses. Each installment will profile a different tech leader and their respective moves and motivations in wearables. . That’s still the case, but a less-discussed product class could have a greater impact in priming consumer markets for AR glasses: wearables. We’ll start this Wearables Wars series by looking at Amazon.

Will Apple’s Wearables Success Accelerate AR?

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Specifically, the stellar performance of wearables could signal Apple’s continued financial motivations to lessen revenue dependence on a maturing iPhone. Meanwhile, the story is the opposite for wearables, as that division is on its way up. Moreover, the wearables category by itself is now the size of a Fortune 150 company. Back to AR, this wearables revenue category is where AR glasses will live. The post Will Apple’s Wearables Success Accelerate AR?

RealWear Raises $17M For Industrial-Grade Wearable AR Device

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RealWear has raised $17 million for its AR wearable device aimed at workers in construction and other heavy industries. It’s a wearable device, but RealWear CEO Andy Lowery calls it a “head-mounted tablet,” since it lets you view the equivalent of a seven-inch Android tablet while you’re working. We have architected a wearable computer that fits into different protective equipment, like snapping into a hard helmet. Above: RealWear’s AR wearable device.

Fitbit Just Pulled Several Miracles Out of Its Ass With Its New Wearable Lineup

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LG’s new battery-operated mask is a wearable air purifier

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News Wearables air purifier air purifying mask LG LG maskThe mask uses built-in fans to filter the air.

After 7 Years, Google Abandons Individual Glass Owners Who Spent $1,500 to Join Its Early Wearables Experiment

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Did Google CEO Sundar Pichai kill Google Glass for non-enterprise users? That's the obvious first question following news that non-enterprise Glass users will no longer have access to Google's core apps after February 2020.

WebAR to Wearables: AR’s 2020 Outlook

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From WebAR to Wearables: The AR Moments of 2019 and What’s In Store for 2020. Excitement around wearables hits a fever pitch: The talk around wearables has already been dubbed the “Face Race.” Many of these programs will be fusing audio and visual information with gesture control, and bringing the technologies together is going to get users and designers more excited about the intersections between AR and wearable tech.

Insider Secrets to Adopting Wearables

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the AES Corporation, and Intel share their secrets to adopting wearables. The post Insider Secrets to Adopting Wearables appeared first on BrainXchange. Applications and Use Cases Augmented Reality Body-worn Devices & Applications Expert Insights Head-mounted Virtual Reality Intel Upskill wearable technologyWatch this throwback 2016 expert panel led by Upskill’s Brian Ballard, in which enterprise end users from Jacobs Engineering, Powerstream Inc.,