Tagged: Wearable tech

A $250 Bird perched on your finger can gesture-control anything you want


We aren’t new to gesture-controlled devices, and Bird – a finger wearable gesture sensing device from Israeli start-up MUV Interactive is certainly not the last. But the tech that has been previously limited (in most cases) to gaming and displays, has for the first real time promised to route outside the realm, to smartphones, computers and even to drones – thanks to the Bird. Bird is a small plastic device, embedded with sensors that can be worn on the index finger to turn any device into interactive screen that can be controlled via motion, touch and/or voice. Bird heralds a new way of living improved by Internet of Things (IoT). Read More…

WorldBeing wristband tracks your daily carbon footprints

Layer WorldBeing wristband tracks carbon footprint

We all want to make a change, but don’t know where to start. To help you take the first step towards environmental upkeep, Layer has conceptualized a wristband that helps track your daily carbon footprints.  Called the WorldBeing, it comprises of a wristband and an integrated app. The wearable is self directed – it tracks an individual’s carbon usage and empowers the user to make better decisions. Read More…

Smart ring enables painless STD testing on the move


According to WHO, 500 million people worldwide are affected with sexually transmitted diseases each year. Reports suggest STDs are particularly common in young people – aged 15 to 24. Reasons can be many – good news, STDs are curable, and testing and treatment becomes ever so easy with the smart ring called Hoope. The exciting ring features retractable needle to draw blood, electric current to subside pain and carries out tests for STDs just about anywhere. Read More…

RePhone: World’s first open source modular phone you can build like you want


If there is a device we have been waiting anxiously for, it has to be Google’s Project Ara – an attempt at a modular smartphone; sadly, Google is only delaying it forever it seems. To assure a modular phone is possible – Seeed has launched Kickstarter campaign for world’s first open source modular phone kit dubbed RePhone. RePhone comprises set of tools and components that can be assembled to remake or redesign your own mobile phone to make and receive calls, send SMS, snap pictures and play music. Read More…

POC cycling vest uses printable active lights to enhance rider visibility

POC Lightvest with Light Flex active light technology

With alarming number of cyclists taking to the roads, night safety of riders remains a prime concern. While projects such as Lumos Bicycle Helmet and LED Globe Gloves are proposing safety alternatives for cyclists – Swedish company POC’s team called POC Aid is teaming up with Light Flex Technology to deliver a more active approach to cyclists’ safety. POC wants to use Light Flex’s printed active light technology in its new cycling apparels – the technology currently being integrated in wearables for athletes and sportspersons. Read More…

Apple Watch OS 2 finally launched, six must know advantages

Apple Watch OS 2 advantages

Apple had initially planned to launch its new Watch operating system on September 16. Due to an unexpected bug in the software, which Apple claimed ‘took longer to fix than expected,’ the tech giant had to defer the announcement to a later, undisclosed date. On September 21, Apple released the final, bug free, version of the Watch OS 2, making the upgraded version of the operating system available over-the-air for download to all users. Read More…

Leaked images of Microsoft Band 2 suggest an improved fitness tracker

Microsoft Band 2 Envoy

As opposed to the expectations, Microsoft Band released in the latter half of last year didn’t impress the tech savvy users much. To get over the mistakes and short-comings that were determinant in making it just another wearable fitness tracker, Microsoft has Band 2 in works and it is codenamed as “Envoy”. Microsoft Insider has got their hands on some leaked images of the upcoming fitness tracker and it looks to have some very nifty improvements.
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Intel-powered sports bra monitors body temperature to keep you cool

Chromat Aeros Sports Bra-1

When our websites can seamlessly adapt to the screen size in desktop and mobile version, it is time our clothing began to adapt to our body. Chipzilla and sports brand Chromat have understood the need and have collaborated to mesh up wearable technology and fashion to arrive at a sports bra which adapts to wearer’s body for utmost comfort. Dubbed the Chromat Aeros Sports Bra, it has vents activated by shape memory alloy. The vents open when it senses rising body temperature and sweat to cool the wearer down. Read More…

Samsung Gear S2 smartwatch gets another teaser before IFA 2015

Samsung Gear S2 smartwatch

As expected, Samsung gave another sneak peak of their new smartwatch that doesn’t require a smartphone to sync its major functions. Yes, I’m talking about the Samsung Gear S2 smartwatch that looks the next competition for Moto 360 smartwatch that by far looks the most elegant smartwatch in town. Ahead of the IFA 2015 event in Berlin, Germany, Samsung is elevating the anticipation for their flagship wearable as they announced the Gear S2 smartwatch in Seoul, Korea.
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