Nod is a Bluetooth-powered ring that brings gesture control and mouse-like input capabilities to your finger.
Samsung’s Gear 2 Neo smartwatch is a less-expensive variant of the Gear 2, making up for its plastic construction and lack of camera with better wearability.
Wearable devices are set to take center stage in the mobile market this year, and Samsung has a trio of smartwatches on offer: the Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo and Gear Fit. In this review, we take a look at the Samsung Gear 2.
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!
Startup Ineda Systems has now officially unveiled their Dhanush wearable processor, which it says could open the door to 30 day battery life.
Ingenic Semiconductor has released a reference design for a small processor board aimed at the wearables market. The board, known as the Ingenic Newton, integrates a CPU and RAM with flash memory, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, and various sensors in a design that is around the size of a SD card.
Spritz, the speed reading technology, will soon be available to Android app developers. Spritz Inc just announced it started shipping its free SDK to developers who’ve signed up for it over the past months.
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?
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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.
Google wants to mimic Android’s success on smartphones and tablets in the emerging wearables market. To this end it is launching a set of developer tools which make it easier for manufactures to run the OS on wearable devices.