Tag Archives: wearables

Fossil’s new smartwatches get NFC payments and heart rate tracking

Fossil's newest smartwatches come with features many of their predecessors were sorely lacking. In an attempt to catch up to its rivals, the company has added heart rate trackers, NFC payment and built-in GPS to its latest Wear OS models. The Fossil...

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Tommy Hilfiger tracks, rewards you for wearing its smart clothes

How do you convince everyday people to serve as unofficial ambassadors for a fashion brand?

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Motiv ring is ready to track your activity on Android

Motiv's Android app is now out of beta, and the full version comes with features its iOS counterpart had upon launch. It can track your activity, sleep and resting heart rate, it works with Amazon's Alexa voice assistant and it has the ability to sha...

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Samsung may have an answer to Apple’s AirPower wireless charger

Whenever Apple releases its AirPower multi-device charger, it might have some fresh competition. Recently discovered images and listings have revealed Samsung's Wireless Charger Duo, which (as the name implies) could offer fast charging to two devic...

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Magic Leap’s lackluster AR demo proves hardware is still hard

Magic Leap announced last week that its mixed reality glasses -- which have been shrouded in mystery and hype for almost four years -- will be available later this summer. What should've been exciting news unfortunately fell flat

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AI-enabled Guess store helps you create an ensemble

You can try Amazon's Echo Look if you want AI to offer fashion advice at home.

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Snapchat Spectacles now export clips in a much more useful way

Snapchat’s Spectacles can now export video in a much more usable format, ditching the circular shape and making footage captured with the camera-toting sunglasses play nicer with other social networks. Until now, exporting a video captured by Spectacles with Snapchat’s app would do so in a circular format, with a white border around the footage

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Apple Watch replaces student ID cards for Alabama students

The University of Alabama has embraced the Apple Watch in a big way: students who own one can use it to replace their student ID card, at least in certain circumstances. The university announced the new change this week, explaining that users can use Apple Watch to access dorms, buy dinner, enter the library, and more.

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Snap now sells its second-gen Spectacles on Amazon

Snap went the odd-but-fun route when it released the first version of Spectacles, selling pairs through vending machines strategically placed in big US and European cities. While that's certainly an interesting tactic, the company chose to make its s...

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At WWDC, watchOS 5 paves way to Apple smart glasses

Apple’s message at WWDC 2018 that we’re too attached to our iPhone seems, for a company the fortunes of which are so closely tied to its smartphone, a strange one.

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