Articles in Category: Wearable Computing

We have Smart Watches, the 'Smart Ring' is coming next

08 September 2015

We have Smart Watches, the 'Smart Ring' is coming next

Wearables like fitness trackers and smartwatches have become the mainstream, smart rings could be coming next. This connected jewelry allow consumers to control gadgets with gestures, and even check smartphone notifications from the same tiny plot of hand real estate.

This connected finger jewelry allow consumers to control gadgets with gestures, and even check smartphone notifications.

Android Wear Smartwatches now work with your iPhone

05 September 2015

Android Wear Smartwatches now work with your iPhone

A select set of Android Wear smartwatches (and all future watches) will work with the iPhone. The app should be rolling out worldwide soon. It’s been a long time coming — and it means that Google will be challenging the Apple Watch on its home turf. Those Android Wear watches will be both cheaper and more varied than the Apple Watch — just like Android itself.

Android Wear is is now available to the iPhone-- only the latest iPhones -- those that are running iOS 8.2 and up are supported (iPhone 5 onwards).

Apple Watch gets an update in the Fall of 2015 with Watch OS 2

08 June 2015

Apple Watch gets an update in the Fall of 2015 with Watch OS 2

Apple Watch is getting a software upgrade. On 8 June 2015 at WWDC, Apple has announced the next version of the Watch's OS, henceforth known as watchOS. It's the first major update to Apple Watch — a moment big enough that Tim Cook himself is announcing it himself at WWDC... before handing it off to Kevin Lynch for the nitty gritty details. The flagship feature? Native Apple Watch apps — but there's a lot more, too.

Apple's WatchOS 2 adds a lot of small features in addition to native app support. Apple has been promising native apps for the fall, and the new SDK and OS is how that happens.

Apple Watch shipments are likely delayed by bad Taptic feedback parts from China

30 April 2015

Apple Watch shipments are likely delayed by bad Taptic feedback parts from China

The Wall Street Journal may know why your Apple Watch is shipping late. Their sources claim that some Taptic Engines (the haptic feedback unit that vibrates your wrist) broke down in early testing, prompting Cupertino to switch suppliers and create a massive-but-necessary logistical headache.

Apple Watch shipments are late, by weeks, and the Apple Watch you ordered still hasn’t shipped?

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