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Heartbeat-powered, Swiss watch-style device will power pacemakers of tomorrow

 

watch like pacemaker battery

On the tune of automatic watches that harvest power from movement of the wrist, researchers have developed a wristwatch-style device, which will power pacemakers by drawing power from the heart itself. The smartwatch-style device is created by two researchers – Andreas Haeberlin and Adrian Zurbuchen from the University of Bern and Michigan respectively. Read More…

5 Reasons why Apple Watch is doomed

Apple Watch 2

Apple Watch was one of the most anticipated gadget when it was initially released. They were literally flying off the shelves as Apple fanboys raced to the nearest store to get one for themselves. These days however, the sale of Apple Watch is plummeting rapidly, thanks to the availability of a slew of other better smartwatches in the market. Is the Apple’s smartwatch doomed, or is this just a slump they can recover from? For many, this is the beginning of the end for this wearable owing to these five main reasons.

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Moskito smartwatch turns into bike speedometer when needed

Moskito smatwatch

As reality has hit the tech community, it has become evident that smartwatches are not as popular as they were initially intended to be. But who says that a smartwatch should only do the fancy fitness tracking stuff? Moskito, a start-up company from Berne, Switzerland has created an analog watch that doubles as a handy accessory for your bike. It shows the current speed, distance travelled and the average speed over a designated route. While doing all that it stills beams notifications from your connected mobile device.
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Body heat powered PowerWatch is the smartwatch you always wanted

PowerWatch smartwatch

Charging your smartwatch won’t be a concern any more as a prototype on Indiegogo promises so. This is PowerWatch by Matrix Industries, and it could be a revolution in smartwatch industry. The watch is powered by your body head, as it harnesses warmth from your skin. Also, it is waterproof to a depth of 50 meters and doubles as an activity and sleep tracker. The best part, you don’t have worry about charging it every night or be uptight about the amount of charge left while going on a long trip.
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MB&F Horological Machine N°8 (HM8) – Dream watch for motorsport lovers

MB&F Horological Machine N°8 (HM8) Watch

MB&F Horological Machine N°8 (HM8) Watch

Every new announcement from MB&F is exciting as the uniquely designed Horological Machines give us another reason to fall in love with wristwatches. MB&F’s Horological Machine N°8 (HM8) deepens that love with its aerodynamic design inspired by the discontinued Can-Am (Canadian-American Challenge Cup) racing series (from 1966 to 1987) which would have celebrated its 50th anniversary this year. The timepiece has angular shaped case which somehow displays the curvaceous look reminiscent of the racecars in that era. The watch is so magnificent that even Maximilian describes it as one his best creation yet!
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Alphabet’s health tracking smartwatch has round e-ink display

Google X health tracking wristband revealed in 2015.

Google X health tracking wristband revealed in 2015.

Back in 2015, Bloomberg first reported that Google’s (now Alphabet) forward looking life sciences lab, Google X had created a health tracking wristband, which could track heart rate, pulse, skin temperature, noise and light exposure. On his recent visit to the Mountain View-based Verily (formerly Google X), Antonio Regalado of MIT Technology Review managed a peek at the prototype of what could be Alphabet’s second generation health tracking watch. Read More…

Apple Watch Series 2 is a swim-proof smartwatch

Apple Watch Series 2

After much speculation and anticipation, Tim Cook finally got on stage at the Apple Event in San Francisco to announce the Apple Watch Series 2, along with the latest iPhone models and refreshing wireless AirPods. The air has been cleared on all the assumptions about this Apple smartwatch, and it is in-fact much better than its predecessor. However it borrows a lot from the first generation Apple Watch, including the square dial design and the funky crown for scrolling and zooming-in on details. Also, the watch casing is going to be available in aluminum, stainless steel and the exclusive white-colored ceramic model.
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Android Wear-powered Michael Kors Access smartwatches start at $350

Michael Kors Access smartwatches

It’s not every day that designers out of the tech fraternity venture into the smartwatch arena. Altering the scenario, acclaimed handbag designer Michael Kors launched Access, a line of smartwatches that combines fitness, technology and fashion in single device. Michael Kors Access comprises Bradshaw and Dylan watches which run Android Wear. Bradshaw is an all-metal smartwatch for the more sophisticated, while Dylan is sportier smartwatch. Read More…

Sony FES Watch U is the chameleon of smartwatch world

Sony FES Watch U_7

Sony has already shown what their idea of a smartwatch is with the FES Watch which is a fashion-forward wearable for the next gen geeks. Now, the company wants to show you what FES Watch has evolved into. Just like its big brother, the FES Watch U is up on Sony’s own crowd-funding platform First Flight. There are more designs for the watch-face and the watch band. All of it delivered through the e-ink display which displays the cool designs in monochrome theme.
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Hands-on with MiFone L58 smartest budget smartwatch with fitness tracker

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If price and looks are two things you want in a smartwatch, the MiFone L58 that we are going to review here is tailor made for you. Smartwatches with basic fitness tracking features are found a dime a dozen these days; there is an influx of budget smartwatches on e-commerce sites. With its attractive price tag and a magnificent design (good to give most high-end watches a run for their money), the MiFone L58 is one of the finest in the league. Despite the name, which may sound so much Xiaomish, this is an independent Chinese brand and has no connection with Xiaomi. Read More…

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