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Samsung Gear Fit review

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by on April 18, 2014 1:06 pm
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Samsung’s foray into the world of fitness bands brings some smartwatch capabilities as well. How does it fare? Here’s our review of the Samsung Gear Fit!

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The concept videos that we were shown and the details we were able to glean from the SDK suggest that Android Wear is miles ahead other smartwatch platforms, like Samsung’s Tizen or Pebble. So, did Google just appropriate the wearable market for itself? Will Wear be for wearables what Android has been for mobile? Do competing platforms stand a chance in face of Google’s onslaught?

Join us in the comments and vote in the poll.

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Google just announced Android Wear, a program to extend the power of Android to smartwatches. Google will be working with consumer electronics makers and other companies to bring a lightweight and fast version of Android to wearables everywhere, and it all starts with smartwatches.

Lumus DK-40

You may not have heard of Lumus, but they are on track to teach Google a thing or two in the eyeglass department of modern wearables. If you are an F16 fighter pilot, you probably already know Lumus for the really cool see-through heads-up display attached to your flight helmet. The rest of us get to learn about Lumus, and hope their OEM efforts are successful, as they show off a pair of concept consumer level smart glasses.

MWC 2014: Three takeaways

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by on March 3, 2014 9:53 am
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Now that Mobile World Congress 2014 is over, what were the key trends that dominated the show and how do they relate to the next generation of mobile technologies?

Moov Fitness Tracker

Let Moov be your next personal trainer. Early fitness tracking wearables were designed to go with you, but they provided little to no information about your progress until you returned home to analyze the collected data. Moov changes this by adding real-time analysis and useful audio feedback on the go. Just like a personal trainer or fitness couch, Moov will help you keep time and congratulate you on a job well done during a great workout.