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.
Samsung today announced a partnership with Swarovski which has resulted in a limited-edition cover for the Galaxy Note 3. As you might expect, this thin is decked out in Swarovski crystals from top to bottom and adds a whole new layer of glitz and fashion to the device. The cover, which is bundled with a sparkling bracelet, is on display at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week taking place in New York. The bracelet and cover duo will be soldat the Swarovski store at 696 Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, New York for a limited time with a $299 price tag.
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.
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Would you buy a pair of kicks from a Google Hangout? Nike certainly hopes so. The company has teamed up with Asos to host thefirst shoppable Google Hangouttomorrow at 9am ET. The video celebrates 27 years of Nike's Air Max trainer, and will appear on both brand's Google+ news feeds as well as over 2 million other sites as an expandable ad (something brands have been able to do since December).
Forget about fake leather! Samsung is outing a limited-edition Galaxy Note 3 cover with every available space occupied by a Swarovski crystal. This expensive and exquisite accessory will be on display at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York. This is not Samsung's first venture into bridging technology and fashion, and it is unlikely to be its last. In September last year, the device manufacturer unveiled accessories for the Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy S4 Zoom fit for fashionistas.
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.
When Roku released its firstStreaming Stickin late 2012, it was a tough sell. It cost $99 (as much as the highest-end Roku box), only worked with TVs that were certified as "Roku Ready," and it didn't even ship with a remote.
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.
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.
TomTom have launched a smartwatch which is dedicated for runners, but at a premium price. The integrated heart monitor will mean runners will no longer have to strap a chest band on each time they want to monitor their heart.
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.
As hard as it might be to remember today, the iPod and iTunes helped Apple recover from a bruising personal computer battle that saw the company nearly go bankrupt—Apple’s pocket-sized media players helped re-introduce consumers to a well-respected but marginalized brand, providing affordable entry points into Apple’s ecosystem