Tagged: Wearable devices

Samsung unveils two ultra-thin, flexible batteries for wearable devices

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At the annual InterBattery 2015 in Seoul, South Korea, Samsung unveiled two new durable, long-lasting flexible batteries that foretell the future of batteries for mobile and wearable electronics. InterBattery is a platform where OEMs showcase their new products and technologies. The two batteries called Stripe and Band would potentially enhance the battery life of current gadgets by as much as 50 percent, Samsung claims. Read More…

Body heat harnessing thermo-element tattoo generates electric power

Thermo element body heat to produce electric energy

The Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning have developed a wearable thermo-element that converts thermal energy into electrical energy and can be very useful in powering up wearable devices. The team led by Professor Jo Byeong-jin of Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) has managed to create a system that can harness body heat and convert it to electricity. The thermo-element is made from glass fiber and can be embedded into clothing as it is light-weight enough to not become a hassle while wearing.
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Cryptic Snapwatch with flexible display looks like a plastic smartwatch

Snapwatch smartwatch

With the technology world going bizzark over smartwatch development, a very different kind of flexible smartwatch has managed to catch out eye. SnapWatch is a flexible smartwatch that has been designed is a very unique way of deciding the form factor first, and then deciding on the functionality. Based on a bistable electrochromic display from Sweden-based Acreo, this smartwatch is a slap band like wearable device which is still in the prototype version. The only thing that makes it different from other smartwatches is the flexible display that can be twisted or turned in any way, making sure that it fits your hand comfortably without the need for any buckles or fasteners. However the smartwatch doesn’t look that upbeat in terms of the competition that it has got from other smartwatches that we has seen thus far.
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MWC 2014: Samsung Gear Fit is one smart fitness tracker and smartwatch

Samsung Gear Fit MWC 2014

Today at the Mobile World Congress 2014 in Barcelona, Spain, Samsung released their lightweight and sleek fitness tracker called Samsung Gear Fit. The fitness tracker is designed in such a way that it looks good but still manages to deliver high-end fitness tracking capabilities, along with the capability to deliver instant notifications like incoming calls, emails, SMS, alarm etc. from Galaxy smartphones. After launching the Samsung Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo smartwatches on first of MWC 2014, Samsung is clearly indicating its leverage towards wearable technology infused into perfectly designed gizmos. Having a very ergonomic curved design that fits perfectly to the contours of the wrist makes this fitness tracker a notch above other similar gadgets like Huawei TalkBand B1.

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Interview: Rohildev Nattukallingal, creator of Fin ring wearable device

Fin ring Wearable device

Wearable technology has a long way to go when it comes to taking the next big leap into the future of gadgets and gizmos. And by far what we have seen in the wearable technology market is quite impressive. Another new entrant in this demanding wearable technology sphere is Fin ring by RHL Vision, a visionary Indian tech start-up looking to transform the complexion of current gadget market. As the name itself suggests, Fin is a wearable ring that gives you the power to morph your hand into a digital touch interface which is gesture controlled to achieve any kind of action. The device acts like HotKey for certain specific function as it has built-in sensors to track movement in relation to your palm, virtually turning it into a segment of different areas for different input. For example while typing in your whole palm turns into a numeric keypad. The ring is connected to other gadgets like Smart TV, smartphone, desktop, dashboards etc. using Bluetooth connectivity and pre-programmed gestures control functions like controlling volume, sending text, dialing phone numbers, taking photos or paying games.

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