Nike and TomTom have updated the GPS-toting Sportwatch to include NikeFuel and maintain parity with its FuelBand active bracelet. NikeFuel is a universal standard that converts your exertions into a normalized score -- great for when you want to want to compare your exertions against friends with different hobbies.
When we heard that Nike had put upa secret vending machinein New York City, we definitely wanted to go find it and see what all the fuss was about. But, unfortunately, we were a little bit late to the party -- the machine is now long gone, perhaps on its way to a new place (maybe Japan?).
How does it performWhat I like about theL12S OLED Bluetooth Bracelet WatchWhat I don’t like about theL12S OLED Bluetooth Bracelet WatchThe wearable device market is currently booming, and there’s no shortage of options depending on what you want from your wearable. Smartwatches are a particularly hard fought battleground with the essential formula ofsmartwatches still up for interpretation.
Wearables are booming, but some still can’t find motivation to slap a wristband on. Though they (mostly) do a more than adequate job of tracking your health stats, there isn’t much else to the process.
Officially announced and released in beta form yesterday, iOS 8 has been billed by Apple as the biggest update to iOS since the release of the App Store, though the vast majority of its changes aren’t initially obvious after you install it.
The new Kisai Night Vision Wood watch from Tokyoflash Japan looks like a wooden bracelet until you trigger the bright LEDs under the wood to shine through and display the time or date. It’s USB rechargeable, and it comes with a screwdriver so you can remove the cover for the watch’s USB port. It’s available in either maple or dark sandalwood with your choice of red, blue, or green LEDs. The Kisai Night Vision Wood watch is available at a special introductory price of $109
With Google’s purchase of Nest, many speculated that the division could morph into Google’s internal hardware branch. While the company focussed on connected home products, it was widely believed Google was trying to alleviate their reliance on hardware partners like LG or Samsung.
Samsung has introduced an exclusive collection of crystal-studded accessories from Swarovski for its Galaxy S5 handset and the Gear Fit. For the smartphone owners, the collaboration brings a couple new shiny covers to the collection, while Gear Fit owners can choose from several different charms.
If you looked at Amnesty International's new (and free)Panic Button appfor Android, you wouldn't even bat an eyelash. That's precisely the point. It's meant to help human rights activists around the world subtly seek help when things take a turn for the worse, and that's why it's disguised as the most banal mobile utility you could probably think of: the humble calculator app.
Even though activity trackers are all the rage, few would call them fashion items. Do you really want explain why you're wearing something sogaucheat a wedding or high-brow luncheon? Fitbit isn't happy to have its devices treated as eyesores, though -- it's teaming up with designer Tory Burch to launch jewelry that makes theFlex trackera little more suitable for upscale gatherings.
Nike has opened up its Fuel fitness metric to Google's new Google Fit platform, the search giant's take on Apple's HealthKit. The move, which follows Nike opening Nike+ to HealthKit as well as the sports company hedges its bets in the health wearable space, will allow Android users to integrate their Fuel scores into an overall fitness plan.
Last week, the Super Smash Bros. version of the Nintendo 3DS XL appeared in a Walmart advertisement , which said it would be available starting September 19 in the US. Nintendo has confirmed that advertisement with an official announcement today, saying the model will be available next Friday, followed by other editions launching in October and November. The Super Smash Bros.
Apple’s various executives have discussed a $400 price point for its wearable device , possibly called “iWatch” or “iBand,” according toJust one day prior to this report, Paczkowski said Apple’s wearable would debut at the company’s Sept. 9 event but wouldn’t arrive until early 2015.
Have you ever wondered if five fingers isreallyenough? The folks atMIThave. Researchers in the institute's department of mechanical engineering have created arobotic glovethat adds two additional digits to the standard human claw, positioning two long fingers on either side of the hand. It's ridiculously easy to use, too.
Ever wondered what Android L would look like on a Samsung Galaxy S5 running TouchWiz, well look no further. Thanks to an 8-minute preview video of Android L running on the Galaxy S5, we get a glimpse of what TouchWiz will look like on the next generation of Android, courtesy of SamMobile.
Microsoft has revealed its Xbox 360 holiday bundles. Starting next month, gamers will be able to get a deep blue special edition console from Walmart, which will be joined by a controller with the same dark blue design and light blue edging. This is joined by some other products that will be arriving in time for the holidays.
HTC 's top-tier devices are always the subject of some color frenzy that sometimes do not come to pass. Naturally, the HTC One M8 is not exempt, and now we are laying eyes on both a red and a blue variant of the HTC's latest flagship. The red HTC One M8 was reported to be coming from China. The shade of red used here matches those of some leaks that have spread around the Internet.
For some people, the holographic movie posters and hoverboards fromBack to the Future II'sHill Valley are nothing compared to Marty Mc Fly Jr.'s self-lacingNike Air MAGs. Of course, when the sportswear company released a limited-edition set for Michael J. Fox's charity, they came without theself-lacing aspectand a prohibitive price tag.
It ain't easy using asmartwatch, especially if you have gigantic fingers. So, a team from Carnegie Mellon University developed a concept smartwatch that turns the whole screen into one relatively big input mechanism. By that, we mean you can pan, twist, zoom, tilt and click the screen by physically moving the watchface -- the whole thing (sans the bracelet) is essentially a joystick.