The best wearable tech of CES 2022

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Whether it was a smartwatch, a pair of smartglasses, or even a smart ring or smart mask, there was a great deal of exciting wearable tech at CES 2022. Mobile News Wearables best of ces 2022 CES 2022 ces 2022 product smart glasses smart rings smartwatches VR wearables

Is Wearability the Next Mobility?

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Applying that principle back to AR, could wearability be the next era’s mobility? 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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The benefits of solar-powered smart wearables

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Solar wearables are here, but are they worth it? Features Smart Home Best GPS Garmin Smart Wearables Solar powerImagine a life free from cables, power banks, and wall outlets.

TCL NXTWear G review: The almost unwearable wearable display

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I was really looking forward to using the TCL NXTWear G wearable display, but my face was not prepared for what happened when I did. Home Theater Mobile Wearables NCTWear G smart glasses TCL wearable display

Which Wearables Enhance Connectivity for XR Tech?

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As it grows, the need for a seamless experience drives the demand for better connectivity between devices, producing numerous wearable products that can aid in immersive experiences. XR Today takes a closer look at eight of the world’s top immersive wearable solutions.

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.

What’s Google’s Wearables Master Plan?

AR Insider

This thinking holds up, but a less-discussed product class could have a greater impact in priming consumers for AR glasses: wearables. Meanwhile, tech giants are motivated toward wearables. For example, Apple’s wearables offset iPhone sales declines.

I tried a so-called wearable air conditioner — and the branding left me cold

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The Torras Coolify is classified as a wearable air conditioner, but it's not exactly what you think. Mobile Smart Home Wearables air conditioner air conditioners wearable Wearable Air ConditionerIt's never fun roasting on those warm, humid summer days.

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

Pour One Out for These Weird Wearables That Totally Failed

GizModo VR

Nowadays, when you hear the term “wearables”, you probably think of smartwatches like the Apple Watch, fitness trackers, and VR headsets like the Oculus Rift. Several other devices had to crash and burn so modern wearables could flourish.

The wearable tech revolution won’t look like the Apple Watch

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Smart ring maker Movano sees wearable tech entering a period of evolution, and we spoke to the firm's VP of Strategy to understand what's coming next. Features Mobile Apple Watch Fitbit Movano smart ring wearables

What’s Snap’s Wearables Master Plan?

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This thinking holds up, but a less-discussed product class could have a greater impact in priming consumers for AR glasses: wearables. Meanwhile, tech giants are motivated toward wearables. For example, Apple’s wearables offset iPhone sales declines.

How kids and seniors prompted Qualcomm to heavily invest in wearables

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Google and Samsung aren't the only ones wanting to change wearables for the better. Android Features Mobile Wearables qualcomm Snapdragon Wear Wearable Ecosystem Accelerator programQualcomm has opened a forum to drive innovation and plans a new Wear chip.

Data Dive: Wearables’ Hot Streak Continues

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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. Wearables: Paving the Way for AR Glasses.

These banana fingers could improve robotic wearables

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MIT scientists created a new tool that provides a pipeline for digitally designing a crucial component of robotic wearables

Fitbit Charge 5 leaks show off a sleek fitness wearable

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Mobile News Wearables Fitbit Fitbit Charge 5 wearableNew Fitbit Charge 5 leaks hint at a major redesign with an improved screen, more fitness-tracking features, and an October launch date.

Will Wearables Pave the Way For AR?

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But another device class could have a greater impact towards that same end: wearables. This possibility is amplified as wearables continue to be one of the fastest-growing consumer tech segments. Who’s Waging the Wearables Wars? But wearables have been resilient , as noted.

Is AR’s Next Design Target ‘Wearability?’

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Applying that principle to AR, could wearability be the next era’s mobility? That’s opposed to starting with advanced AR then sizing-down towards wearability. The hands-free pillar is covered in the wearability principle.

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

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. As noted, this revenue reconciliation is just one task that wearables have at Apple.

Wearable fans may look obnoxious, but they have practical uses for scorching summers

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They certainly look strange, especially in public, but you may find other ways to use a wearable fan. Outdoors Smart Home Wearable Fan wearable fans

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.

Whoop's Weird Recovery Tracker Is Getting Smarter and More 'Wearable'

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It Looks Like Peloton Wants to Get Into Wearables

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In late 2020, Peloton quietly snapped up a few startups specializing in wearable and fitness technology, sparking speculation that perhaps the connected fitness company was mulling a wearable of its own.

Scientists Have Created a Recyclable, Self-Healing Wearable That Could One Day Power Gadgets

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No one wants their gadget to have crappy battery life, but it’s particularly annoying with wearables. Scientists have figured out how to build a wearable thermoelectric generator… Read more.

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. 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).

Way more than watches: Where wearables are going

Digital Trends

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.

Future fabric: Meet the cutting-edge textiles that could redefine wearable tech

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Fitness trackers and smartwatches are one thing, but this futuristic fabric from Nextiles could lead to a whole new genre of wearable tech. Features smart materials wearables

Fitbit Sense review: One of the best wearable sleep trackers

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The Fitbit Sense is a compact wearable that tracks a lot of valuable health information at a nice price. Health & Fitness Review Smart Home Fitbit Fitbit Sense health and fitness smart home smart wearable smartwatch

Can Wearables Set the Stage For AR Glasses?

AR Insider

This thinking holds up, but a less-discussed product class could have a greater impact in priming consumers for AR glasses: wearables. Meanwhile, tech giants are motivated toward wearables. For example, Apple’s wearables offset iPhone sales declines.

Myzone’s new fitness wearable uses 2 heart rate sensors for ultimate accuracy

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The Myzone MZ-Switch is a fitness wearable which can be worn on your wrist, arm, or chest, and uses either a PPG or an ECG heart rate sensor for accuracy. Health & Fitness Mobile News Wearables MyZone MZ Switch

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.

Begun, The Wearables Wars Have

AR Insider

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.

Wearable air purifiers: What are they, and do they work?

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Wondering if a wearable air purifier could help you breathe easier and stave off pollutants or viruses? Smart Home air purifier Everyday Health proactive evergreen smart home wearable air purifier

What’s Apple’s Wearables Master Plan?

AR Insider

This thinking holds up, but a less-discussed product class could have a greater impact in priming consumers for AR glasses: wearables. Meanwhile, tech giants are motivated toward wearables. For example, Apple’s wearables offset iPhone sales declines.

This Leg-Based Wearable Might Track Calorie Burn Better Than Smartwatches

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