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.
The readers havespoken, and now it's our turn. We at Engadget aren't shy about singing the praises of the products we love, and you'll find plenty of kind words past the break as we reveal our picks for the best (and worst) gadgets of 2013.
You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at the top headlines for the past 24 hours -- all handpicked by the editors here at the site. Click on through the break, and enjoy.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Samsung and Swarovski are at it again. The duo have yet again unveiled a series of crystal studded luxury accessories that will make not just your Galaxy S5 but also your sporty Gear Fit look and feel even more expensive than they already are.
The “jewel” on the bracelet seen here is actually a sun exposure monitor from Netatmo. JUNE isn’t just for when you are on the beach or at the pool; it’s to be worn for your entire day. It measures the total amount of sun exposure you get while you go about your day – running errands, going to work, having lunch sitting on the park bench.