Wearable technology is a growing category at the moment. It is likely one that will continue growing with time, however for now it doesn't appear as if we have yet to see the best in any category. That isn't to say we haven't seen some quality options, but it still seems to be early days in the space. It also appears to be a category that many are watching, both on the consumer and business sides.
Glass in the news. And while Google has yet to offer much in terms of when Glass will be available for the general public, they do seem to be inching closer towards that time. But for now, there are still some key issues that need to be worked out. One example here are the prescription frames. But with that in mind, it looks like one Google employee may have shown those off a bit early.
Wearables seem to be a growing trend lately. But within the space there are different options. There are fitness trackers and smartwatches as well as glasses. The big name in the glass space is Google, with Glass. But there are others such as Vuzix who recently began accepting pre-orders for the M100 from non-developers. While those are two examples, we also have Lumus.
Google has earlier announced a refresh of its Google Glass hardware that will be offered not only to new applicants but even to old users as well. Some of those new units have landed already into the hands of some individuals, but the invitation to swap out old devices for new ones has just arrived now for existing Explorers.
a challenger to Google Glass. We did spend a bit of hands-on time with the glasses in January during CES, however there wasn't much chatter otherwise. We did see Vuzix begin shipping the M100 smart glasses to gold-level developers earlier in the year, however as of today we have a bit of good news for non-developers.
"early next year" was a previous timeline, the app seems to have arrived a bit ahead of schedule. The good news is that Android users with a Shine activity tracker will be able to start using the app as of today. But as we often seen with these types of apps, the device support is pretty limited.
Glass, there are a slew of smart watches coming out weekly, and even Microsoft has something for us. None of those offer a solution for a niche within the wearables market, though. There is one segment that is widely ignored, but Sony is determined to give them what they deserve: a smart wig.
smartwatch ball has started to roll, there seems to be no end to independent groups and small-scale manufacturers from trying to carve out a name for themselves in the nascent market. The most recent one that will probably hit your news feeds soon is the Neptune Pine which, in all honesty, is a smartwatch that probably isn't a watch at all.
FiLiP smart locator device, however as of today there is a bit of an update in terms of availability. The wrist-locator will soon be available with AT&T. The carrier will have the FiLiP available for online sales beginning on November 22nd. And in addition to the online availability, AT&T will be selling the FiLiP in one retail location.