Apple Inc. is planning to launch a cellular network compatible Apple Watch to reduce the wearable device’s reliance on the iPhone. The Apple Watch currently needs to be connected to an iPhone to do most of its tasks, such as receive notifications, stream music, send messages on the go, etc.
This move is designed to make the smartwatch a stand alone replacement for your iPhone. The LTE-enabled smartwatch is touted to do a lot more work than the current Apple Watch (when it’s not wirelessly connected to the phone). For example, a user can send text messages, check notifications, download songs or use the maps, even if they’ve left their phone at home. The [...]
Manisha Mohan, an Indian grad student and researcher at the MIT, invented “Intrepid” – an electronic sticker that can detect forcible grabbing. The smart clothing detects “forcible touch” and sends a distress signal to your network of friends and family via message or a phone call.
The Intrepid can be attached to any piece of clothing and connected to user’s phone via Bluetooth. If the piece of clothing attached to the device is taken off forcibly, the device waits for 30 seconds after which a “loud alert” goes off for 20 seconds. If there is still no response from the wearer, an SOS is sent to the listed emergency contacts. [...]
The original Google Glass was designed to log everyday life events, answer random search queries etc. The Glass designers expected people to live their lives in tandem with a wraparound frame and a tiny computer screen hovering over their eye. The glory of the consumer version of Google Glass was expected to take the streets by storm. But this glory was short lived as the initial users faced many problems with the Glass, delivering less than it promised and was further criticised for privacy violation. After three years of efforts to keep the product afloat, Google’s parent company, Alphabet and its sister company, the “moonshot factory” decided to shut down the [...]
Its time to ditch those bulky and rigid health sensors and make way for much more comfortable and wearable electronics. While there have been lot of skin based wearables which monitor heart rate and other vital health signals, Scientists have come up with a new lightweight, super stretchy tech which can be directly attached onto the skin for more sensitive and precise measurements with durability as an added plus. This ultra thin and stretchable gold nano-mesh is the latest development in the wearable tech department. Scientists have created a stretchable electronic film that could monitor health by being attached to our skin. Like straight out of a sci-fi movie, this tech is capable [...]
Going up against the likes of Apple and Tag Heuer, the luxury fashion brand, Louis Vuitton throws its hat in the smartwatch ring with the launch of the Tambour Horizon Android wear watch. An amalgamation of technology and high fashion, the pricey Tambour Horizon smart watch offers a level of exclusivity to a usually mass-market device. The 42mm Tambour Horizon smartwatch will be available in Black, Graphite and Monogram along with stainless steel watch cases and sapphire glass back buckles. All three models are water resistant up to 30 meters and includes 60 interchangeable strap options like white, baby pink etc .
Developed in collaboration with Qualcomm and [...]
HTC has launched their Virtual reality headset the HTC Vive in India for a price of Rs. 92990. The headset which remains one of the most appreciated products from HTC will go on sale starting 25th April on Amazon.in. The HTC Vive will come with two packages included in the purchase:
The Everest VR: which allows the wearer to experience what it feels like to climb Mount Everest through a sequence of immersive first person locations as you strive to reach the top of the world
Richie’s Plank Experience: Take an elevator to a plank that sits 80 stories high above the ground, then dare to walk to the end! An experience made for first-time VR users.
The HTC Vive [...]
The second generation smartwatch from TAG Heuer, the TAG Heuer Connected Modular 45, has been launched. As leaks had suggested, the Android Wear 2.0 from TAG Heuer has been launched at an uncannily expensive price of $ 1700, which roughly amounts to INR 1,12,000.
Intel and TAG Heuer have come together to introduce this all-metal customizable modular Android wearable. The successor of the TAG Connected, the TAG Heuer Connected Modular 45 will have customizable lugs as well as interchangeable straps. Moreover, the watch can be customized before it is bought. The customization allows you to choose from a range of 500 styles and 56 different versions (11 standard models [...]
Samsung has announced a new Gear VR virtual reality headset, and this time it is teamed with a physical controller accessory. The physical controller, Samsung claims, will “provide quicker selection and interaction”.
The VR headset has a 101-degree field of view and it boasts of compatibility with both USB-C and MicroUSB Samsung devices, which would include the Galaxy Note5, S6, S6 Edge, S6 Edge+, S7 and S7 edge and the upcoming S8 phones. Samsung’s primary focus with this release is on the controller, which is explicitly designed for convenient one-hand use. Oculus claims that the controller features a touch-pad which comes in handy for in-app gestures, and [...]
Huawei launched its flagship phones Huawei P10 and P10 Plus, along with the Huawei Watch 2 at MWC 2017.
Both the Huawei smartphones run on the Hi-silicon Kirin 960 chipset with an octa-core processor and Mali-G71 MP8 GPU. The Huawei P10 has a 5.1 inch IPS-NEO LCD display and 1920 x 1080 px resolution. On the other hand the P10 Plus sports a 5.5 inch WQHD display. While the Huawei P10 has 4 GB of RAM, 64 GB of internal storage, the Huawei P10 Plus is available in two variants. One has 4 GB of RAM, 64 GB of internal memory and the other one with 6 GB of RAM, 128 GB of internal memory. Both the flagship phones will have an expandable storage of 256 GB.
The Huawei [...]
A report suggests that the Huawei Watch 2 is likely to embed a “sportier” design than its predecessor. The Huawei Watch, which was announced in March 2015, was rather bulky, however, it’s successor is likely to be lighter. The Huawei Watch 2 is expected to run Android Wear 2.0. Though the Huawei Watch did not offer a sim slot, it may not be the case with the Huawei Watch 2, which will have a nano-sim slot. When connected to a smartphone, the Huawei Watch 2 is expected to use the smartphone’s data or WiFi instead of its own cellular capabilities.
The second edition of this Android Wearable from the Chinese tech major is likely to launch at MWC 2017 in [...]
Snapchat Spectacles, which have been playing hard to get for a while now, are finally available online. The sunglasses by Snap are available for sale online in the United States.
Snapchat Spectacles are a pair of connected glasses that have an in-built camera. The camera lets you record video snippets that automatically get saved to your Snapchat Memories. The Snapchat Spectacles are fitted with a camera that has a 115-degree lens for capturing videos. The whole idea of setting up sunglasses with a camera is to imitate how humans actually see.
If you want to record a video, all you have to do is tap on the top left-hand corner of the glasses. And bam! It starts [...]
Come mid-March and TAG Heuer will have another smartwatch to its credit. The successor to TAG Connected, expected to be coined as TAG Connected Modular, was scheduled for a release in May 2017. However, recent reports suggest that the new inclusion in the TAG wearable family will be launched on 14th March, 2017.
The TAG Connected Modular is expected to have a string of unique features. For instance, the Android Wear 2.0 is expected to have customizable lugs and a wide range of interchangeable straps to choose from. What’s more, the wearable will also be able to make a switch between its digital and analog face.
If we go by the success of its predecessor, the Connected [...]