wearable

PaperWear brings content to your smartwatch

Year 2015 could be the year of wearables. There are a lot of smartwatch models running Android Wear that are being introduced left and right even before Apple releases the Mac fans' highly anticipated Apple Watch. But Google was first to enter the wearable industry with Android Wear and the wearable OS now actually runs on various models from different manufacturers. Android Wear apps  have been developed specifically for the smartwatches and we can expect more to arrive on the Google Play Store.

Sony unveils SmartEyeglass Developer Edition SED-E1 in UK and Germany

Sony has trotted out a new set of smart glasses to take on Google Glass called the SmartEyeglasses Developer Edition SED-E1. Pre-orders for the glasses have kicked off today in the UK and Germany where they will first launch. The SED-E1 glasses are transparent lens eyewear that connects to compatible smartphones and overlays various information on the wearer's field of view.

Sony’s attachable smart eyewear module better than Google Glass?

Sony’s “SmartEyeglass Attach!” debuted at CES 2015 in Las Vegas just a few weeks back, the second eyewear technology that Sony has outed to public in recent months. Nobody can deny that it was Google Glass that pioneered this type of wearable smart technology – but as Google Glass is reconsidering its marketing strategy, Sony might have a prime contender in the SmartEyeglass Attach! to take its place.

LG Watch Urbane is a luxury smartwatch coming to MWC 2015

As the wearable Android device trend starts to plateau from its initial hype, South Korean manufacturers LG is continuing its drive to capture a big piece of that market with a shiny (read: metallic) new wearable device still based on the Android Wear foundation. This stylish new piece, to be unveiled soon at the Mobile World Congress 2015, is called the LG Watch Urbane – a metallic luxury smartwatch.

Android Wear ships 720,000 units, Moto 360 in the lead

Google's wearable platform seems off to a good start. Considering it formally launched only last year, it was already able to ship 720,000 Android Wear smartwatches. That definitely seems like a significant number, that is until you look at the big picture. That's 720,000 out of a total of 4.6 million smart bands shipped worldwide in 2014. While still laudable, it does show that Android Wear still has a bit of catching up to do in that market space, and it should do so quickly.

Android Wear’s newest trick, playing a full-length movie

Apparently, your Android Wear smartwatch can be taught to do cooler tricks – cooler than, say, playing Minecraft or Doom, or even running Windows 95. Once again, smart hacker Corbin Davenport has shown us that there’s a lot of stuff – not necessarily important world-changing stuff – just a lot of stuff that can be done to your Android Wear smartwatch when you have a lot of time on your hands.

Have a lights and sounds show on your headphones with Glow

It used to be that we're already satisfied if our headphones play good music. But lately, we've been wanting more than just a decent sound experience from them as manufacturers started introducing smart headsets and a whole slew of wearable technology. A new Kickstarter project can now give you a lights and sounds show right on your headphones with Glow.

Peak wearable now with smartphone notifications, data export

If you're constantly being berated for always picking up your smartphone because you're waiting for an important message or you're on a run but you need to get a call without breaking your stride, this means it's time to get a wearable. There are so many options out there now, as compared to a few years ago, and so you need to research which one should fit your lifestyle. Peak is one of those clamoring for your attention, and if it's notifications and lifestyle monitoring you're after, then this might be a pretty good deal.
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