In Episode 8 of his weekly video show, Jon Phillips riffs on Apple's not-so-luxurious iWatch plans, the opposing goals of smartwatches and wristwatches, and vexing Android Wear navigation.
Women's watches comprise about 35 percent of the traditional luxury wristwatch market, yet the consumer electronics companies are sticking to a tech-nerd aesthetic.
TAG Heuer's CEO says smartwatches look like ‘cheap wrist computers’ but won’t rule one out. Top brass from Citizen and Bulova are almost as critical, but have kind words for Moto 360 and Pebble.
Evidence mounts that an Apple smartwatch is coming. Just don't expect it to be labeled "Swiss made."
When's the last time you actually heard a conversation in a noisy restaurant? SoundHawk wants to help you cut through the din to hear what matters.
Here's another ear wearable that tracks your heart rate. But FreeWavz is completely wireless, and uses a pulse oximeter for improved accuracy.
Once you begin counting up the sensors, it's actually quite easy to get to 10. But you can forget about a blood-glucose sensor outright.
If a recent report proves true, we'll see Apple announce a wearable expressly designed for health, wellness and quantified-self data collection.
Lending credibility to the spate of iWatch rumors, Reuters references anonymous sources saying Taiwan's Quanta will mass-produce the mythical smartwatch.
In Episode 6 of his weekly video show, Jon Phillips riffs on iWatch development, wearables at Google I/O, and a breathing monitor that should never have been made.
Apple is gearing up for as many as 5 million units a month, says one far-east Asia source.
In Episode 4 of his weekly video segment, Jon Phillips riffs on Sony's Smartband, Google's latest high-fashion Glass frames, and the Apple iWatch that never materialized.
There's no reason to release a smartwatch in a wearables market fraught with bad press, broken hardware and consumer ambivalence. So let's give this a few more months.
In a wearables world that pays more attention to prototypes, beta products and fleeting rumors, LG's marriage of fitness data and audio playback shows retail gear can actually deliver the goods.
They play music. They monitor your heart rate. And that's all we ask of them.
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