wearable

Garmin Vivofit Fitness Band review

In a world where fitness bands are becoming commonplace, it may be hard to start looking toward any new arrivals in the space. One could assume they are largely the same in terms of features, and as a result, simply start ignoring those new arrivals. Having said that, we have recently been wearing the Garmin vivofit, and have found it sports a few unique features -- one of which deals with battery life. For more on the Garmin vivofit battery life, and much more, read on for our full review.

Jawbone UP 3.0 app update adds UP24 Bluetooth sync

Jawbone has released v3.0 of the UP app for Android. This latest release of the UP app is available by way of the Play Store, and ultimately, this means the UP24 lifestyle tracker is now available to Android users. The data collected by the UP24 will sync wirelessly with your Android device, using a Bluetooth connection.

ASUS smartwatch incoming with voice and motion controls

Asustek Chairmain Jonney Shih previously mentioned how the company was planning to enter the wearable space with a smartwatch, though there wasn't much in the way of specifics at the time. Instead Shih opted to say how ASUS would have a smartwatch coming in mid-2014 and about they "put our [their] entire design thought into it." Shih also acknowledged how there are "many challenges in this area."

Pebble 2.0 arrives for Android: hands-on

Coming after a long series of beta releases, Pebble 2.0 has arrived for Android users. This means Pebble users (with an Android device) now have access to the updated smartphone app with the apps and watchfaces. You'll first want to grab the latest version of the Pebble app from the Play Store, and from that point, it will be a matter of updating the app, then the watch.

‘Blocks’ wants to be the ‘Project Ara’ of smartwatches

Modular smartphones are popular, but what if the same could be accomplished on a smart wearable? Google’s Project Ara wants to let you snap together a phone or tablet with little modular add-ons, and Blocks wants you to have the same functionality for your wrist. The concept is similar to Project Ara, and equally attractive.

Samsung S-Circle wearable spotted with FCC

Samsung introduced a few wearables during Mobile World Congress, and it looks like another has recently been revealed by way of an FCC filing. This latest, still not yet announced by Samsung, is dubbed the S-Circle. Details coming from the filing have this listed as model number EI-AN900A and being described as an "activity tracker."

Omate TrueSmart: a Kickstarter shipment unboxing

Originally backed on the day the Omate TrueSmart Kickstarter launched, our shipment finally arrived earlier this morning. We realize plenty are still waiting, and while this may only serve to further tease you, we did want to offer this unboxing to address some complaints we have been seeing regarding the TrueSmart shipments.