wearable

Cicret brings Android goodness onto your skin

The Cicret bracelet won’t be a secret once you use it. People will know that you have it.It’s a simple wearable bracelet alright but you’re projecting the display screen right on your arm.

Razer Nabu fitness band out on December 2, promo for insiders

It’s almost upon us, the Razer Nabu fitness band, which is of course Razer’s entry into the fitness device market. Razer is known for its laptop and PC accessories and its support of the PC gaming culture, so this is a very different type of niche for them. But they are hoping that their street cred will carry over to this new effort.

Moto 360 leather, metal bands now available individually

Smartwatches have become the accessory du jour for gadget fans the past few years or so. But one criticism (well, if you're the fashionable type at least) about the wearable is that the variant designs are limited and you get stuck with the same watch strap once you buy your smartwatch. Moto 360 is now offering separate watch bands that will give you a bit of limited variety for your smartwatch.

Luxury watch brands cracking on “fake” smartwatch faces

With the continued popularity of smartwatches, and especially those running on the Android Wear platform, we've also seen a rise of custom watch faces to make the wearables more elegant or exciting. A lot of sites and apps have been offering watchfaces imitating some of the top luxury brands like Tag Heuer, Rolex, Patek Philippe. But now the brands are fighting back not just against the "pirates" but even the OEMs themselves.

Pebble firmware update: more languages, more notifications

While other newer smartwatches have been coming out with more advanced features, some people still prefer the "classic" wearable design and functionality of a Pebble. Whether it's because of its platform flexibility or its ease of use and function, it still has a place in the market amidst the Android Wear and Tizen devices out there. A new firmware update brings more languages and notification options for users, to keep up with their continually growing international base as well.

XOO Belt charges your phone and keeps your pants up

Keeping your smartphone charged up and working when you are on the go a lot can be a challenge. There are plenty of battery cases and external batteries on the market, and most of them take up space in your bag that you might not have. A new charger system has debuted that turns the charger into a wearable device you can take with you anywhere.

Ditto: for when you forget your phone or important calls

If you're the type of person who doesn't want to constantly check your mobile phone and yet you're expecting important phone calls, you would need a device that will let you know if that call is coming through, even with your phone a little farther away. Or if you're someone who always seems to forget his/her mobile device, you would need something to remind you when you've done so. A Kickcstarter project is aiming to bring that product to you in one tiny package with Ditto.

Developers starting to doubt Google Glass future

While Google maintains that it is still committed to the much-hyped video device, the future is starting to look a bit wobbly for Google Glass – essentially a video camera, a processor, and a cool VR-like screen on the edge of your glasses. The entry price to get what was then an uber-cool gadget was USD$1,500, but Google Glasses no sell for half the price over Ebay. What’s more, app developers and some key personnel have actually left the project.
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