Wearables

Wearables news, trends, analysis and practical advice

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Quartz is ZTE's first Android smartwatch

ZTE's first Android smartwatch comes with 3G connectivity and Google Assistant, but doesn't support Android Pay.

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Fitbit Alta HR: Looks aren't everything

With the market of fitness wearables growing fast, CIO.com contributor Jim Martin looks at the Fitbit Alta HR to see where this device fits.

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4 new gadgets to track your heart rate

CIO.com contributor Jim Martin looks at 4 very different health-tracking devices that monitor your heart rate.

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Android Wear 2.0 delayed again, but for how long?

If you've been patiently waiting for Android Wear 2.0, you will have to wait a little longer.

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Augmented reality gets a second life in manufacturing

Although augmented reality may not have gotten very far in the consumer market, the technology is getting a second look in the manufacturing sector.

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Augmented reality gets a second life in manufacturing

Although augmented reality may not have gotten very far in the consumer market, the technology is getting a second look in the manufacturing sector.

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Tim Cook's 'iOS Everywhere' plan is coming together

(Taps AirPod): “Hey Siri, resize image five on my Mac, adjust it to black and white, convert it to JPEG, and then email it to Emma”.

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'Hearables' and clothing to grow fastest in wearables market, IDC says

Devices that double as clothing or get worn on the ear will grow the fastest of all wearables in the next five years, market research firm IDC said.

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Hands-on with Visa's NFC sunglasses

Yes, Visa's latest prototype lets you pay for stuff with a pair of sunglasses.

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Levi's and Google Jacquard bring you a connected jacket you'll actually wear

Now this is a wearable. Levi's classic denim jacket includes touch-sensitive conductive threads to help you control phone apps.

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Hands on: TAG Heuer Connected Modular 45 smartwatch

The cheapest models start at $1,650, but the Modular 45 is currently the best-looking, finest crafted Android Wear 2.0 watch around.

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Augmented reality: Next-gen headsets show business promise

Augmented reality, which adds data to your environment, could be the next important business technology.

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Levi's and Google's smart jacket -- price, release date and what it can do

Google and Levi's have teamed up to make a smart jacket. Here's what it can do.

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Hands-on with attractive knockoff Apple Watch bands for less than $20

Apple's cheapest Apple Watch bands cost $49, but that’s highway robbery compared to these virtually identical knockoffs from FanTEK, Fullmosa, and Pugo Top.

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Samsung mulls iris scanners on smartphones to log into Windows PCs

Soon, your Samsung phone may be able to recognize your iris and log you into your Windows PC.

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Note to self: Stop taking notes!

Artificial intelligence makes scribbling or typing notes and reminders obsolete. Talk and the notes just happen.

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Three easy to use activity trackers

CIO contributor Jim Martin tries out three of the easier to use fitness trackers for those who want something that doesn't require a steep learning curve.

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IBM's wearables hub could get you out of the hospital faster

Researchers at IBM have developed a hub for wearables that can gather information from multiple devices and share it with a doctor, potentially cutting down on the time patients need to spend in a hospital.

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