wearable

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.

Samsung developing a wearable sensor to detect strokes

A stroke is what you call it when a small blood clot makes its way into the tiny blood vessels in the brain and gets stuck. Once those tiny vessels are blocked, blood flow to part of the brain stops and that part of the brain can be permanently damaged if not treated quickly. With quick treatment, medications can dissolve the clot and return the person to their normal life. Without treatment, people can be disabled for the remainder of their life or die.

Montblanc e-Strap photos shown off

Remember the Montblanc e-Strap we featured earlier this month? The new smart device from the luxury watchmaker has been spotted at the SIHH 2015 (Salon Internationale de la Haute Horlogerie) in Geneva, Switzerland this week. Normally, you will only see traditional watches but since Montblanc is trying to venture into the smartwatch industry, looks like a new trend has started. Montblanc CEO Jerome Lambert was seen wearing the e-Strap while at the show and Alexander Linz of Watch-Insider.com was able to snap up photos of what we can consider a luxury smartwatch.

Google Glass app brings augmented reality to Tesco grocery stores

The Google Glass wearable released in the UK back in June of 2014. There are groups who believe in the wearable as a strong product and has been trying to develop softwares for it. One of those groups is Tesco, a general UK grocer and retailer, who released their Google Glass Shopping App today.

CES 2015 Roundup: Android in full throttle

The dust of CES 2015 has finally settled down, so now we can take a more holistic overview of what went down at the world's largest consumer electronics event. Unsurprisingly, Android is at the center of many of the new, and some old, devices we've seen. But while wearables, particularly smartwatches are still somewhat of a hot topic, we're now seeing Android's growing presence outside of its usual form factors, in particular in cars and in TVs. Join us for Android Community's recap of CES 2015.