Fitbit links up with Google to provide doctors with health data

Fitbit links up with Google to provide doctors with health data

Google has agreed to join forces with Fitbit to work on digital health and wearables with plans to innovate the sector for people around the globe. The partnership will see Fitbit use Google’s recently created Cloud Healthcare API to connect its wearable devices to electronic medical records. Through the combination of Fitbit data and medical […]

Two-Thirds of voice-assisted device owners never purchase through them, according to Episerver

Two-Thirds of voice-assisted device owners never purchase through them, according to Episerver

Even though it seems everyone is talking about voice-assisted devices and smartwatches, the majority of consumers don’t own these new devices, and even fewer use them to complete purchases, according to a recently released study by Episerver. For its annual “Reimagining Commerce: Global Findings” report, Episerver surveyed 4,000 online shoppers in four global markets and […]

Toshiba launches dynaEdge AR smart glasses, powered by Windows 10

Toshiba launches dynaEdge AR smart glasses, powered by Windows 10

Joining the eye-mounted wearables market, Japan’s Toshiba has unveiled AR100 Viewer smart glasses that when combined with the battery-powered dynaEdge DE-100 mini PC that fits into a pocket, provides an augmented reality experience for enterprises. The biggest highlight of these enterprise focused smart glasses is the fact the dynaEdge mini PC runs Windows 10, and […]

Level’s activity-tracking smart glasses to launch in March 2018

Level’s activity-tracking smart glasses to launch in March 2018

 VSP Global announced the launch of Level smart glasses, featuring activity-tracking technology seamlessly embedded inside the temple of an optical frame. The technology tracks activity via an accompanying smartphone app, and as users reach daily step goals they earn points redeemable for a donation of vision care services to individuals in need. “We’re thrilled to […]

Intel unveils smart glasses that look like regular frames

Intel unveils smart glasses that look like regular frames

Intel’s own take on smart glasses has been unveiled. It’s called Vaunt, and where Google Glass failed to blend into the designer crowd of eyewear, Intel’s attempt mostly nails that endeavor. Vaunt looks just like regular frames and a big part of that accomplishment stems from the fact that Intel’s glasses aren’t like Google’s discontinued […]

Sgnl watch strap lets you hear calls through your fingertip

Sgnl watch strap lets you hear calls through your fingertip

 What started as a spin-off project from Samsung’s experimental C-Lab arm is now a fully fledged, fully funded product that makes you look like a secret agent when you answer your phone. The smart strap from Korea-based Innomdle Lab connects to your phone via Bluetooth and allows you to listen to phone calls conducted through […]

Contactless Payments via Mobile to Reach $95bn by 2018

Contactless Payments via Mobile to Reach $95bn by 2018

Much of rise of contactless payments has been due to the popularity of NFC-enabled credit and debit cards, but new data from Juniper Research suggests that payments via smartphones and wearables are also experiencing a swift rise, and will close in on $100bn annually in the next two years. According to new research, global contactless […]