wearable

MIT develops a thumbnail-sized wireless trackpad

Ever experienced cooking or trying a recipe from YouTube? Cooking is easier nowadays thanks to the Internet. No need to buy those giant cookbooks or magazines because you can just Google a recipe. This NailO designed by MIT Media Lab researchers is a fingernail-mounted wireless trackpad that controls a smartphone, tablet, or a computer---perfect for cooking. It simply works as a remote control. How exactly? Just swipe across your thumbnail and you'll see your screen moving to your preferred direction or location.

Sony Smartwatch 3 gets new features with latest Android Wear update

Google really is serious with Android Wear and the smartwatch game. Why, the wearable platform was recently updated and has gotten phone free usage and new hands free gestures. Interaction has become more natural as well because you can now scroll through notifications cards "hands free". Flicking your wrist inward or outward to go through notifications is now possible. You can also draw on your smartwatch's face an emoji and watch will translate it to the closest emoji. This then will be used to send to a contact via Hangouts, SMS, or other instant messaging apps support.

Android Wear gets new hands free gestures, phone free usage in update

You feel the hype for smartwatches and wrist-based wearables slowly plateauing, but Google is still very much committed to pushing for the maturity of Android Wear as a platform. As more and more people find it close to normal to access their notifications and messages from their wrist, Android Wear is looking to bring newer features to make this interaction more natural.

Baidu previews Android-based smartwatch OS for Chinese market

The Chinese gadget market is one of the biggest in the world, and you can bet that tech companies and gadget makers are looking towards targeting that demographic. Search-engine and tech giant Baidu sees the potential of the wearable market in the region, and since both Apple and Google still haven't delved into it, they're looking to fill that gap. They've launched a preview of their Android-based smartwatch OS called DuWear.

Learn more about places with Field Trip’s Android Wear support

If you haven't yet discovered the joys of having the Field Trip app on your smartphones, now you can start receiving info about all the cool facts and tidbits in your area through your wrists. The Google-powered app has now included support for Android Wear, receiving the same features that you receive on your Android smartphone from the app, but optimized for your wearable device.

Jawbone announces new products, finally ships UP3

Wearable tech company Jawbone is not resting on its laurels, especially since a lot of competition has been springing up, with smartwatches and fitness bands all over the place. They've announced a few new products, which includes a new flagship with payment abilities and a successor to the original UP24 band. Also, finally, they've annnounced when shipping for the UP3 will be, after encountering some manufacturing problems with the final product, but at least, you know it will soon be on your way.

New Watch Faces turn Moto 360’s flat tire into Little Worlds

The first-gen Moto 360 may soon have a follow up since we’ve been seeing a lot of leaked photos lately. The Motorola smartwatch was also recently made available in Moto Maker so anyone can customize his own Moto 360 while Google even slashed off a hundred bucks from its original price. The company has great plans for the the smartwatch line but like any gadget or device introduced in the market today, it’s not a stranger to comments and snide remarks. One of the most memorable comments is that “flat tire” that you can see at the bottom of the screen.

Huawei Smartwatch to arrive middle of the year

Huawei has already introduced its entry to the smartwatch arena at the Mobile World Congress early last month. We were able to get our hands on the company’s first Android Wear watch and we were impressed that it doesn’t look too geeky. It actually looks like any ordinary round watch. If it weren’t for the digital display, you’d think it’s just your average everyday watch.

Sony Lifelog partners with IFTTT for new recipes for wearables

Wearables are a great way of tracking your daily activities without having to log it in a notebook, old-school style. But when you add even more "recipes" to the pot, then it will be even easier to take digital note of your fitness routines, how much calories you've consumed, how many hours you've slept, etc, particularly if you need these things for health reasons. Sony Lifelog is partnering with If This Then That (IFTTT) to create a channel specifically for owners of Sony devices.
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