Wearables

From breaking news to reviews, WearableZone is your authority in everything related to wearables.


  • BrainRobotics Provides An Affordable Prosthetic Hand For Amputees

    Conor Hockett - January 20th, 2017

    Prosthetics might not be the first product line you associate with wearables, but CES 2017 demonstrated just how many platforms there are within the industry. Many wearables, such as activity trackers and fitness watches, improve physical health, bu...

  • Go Puck’s Wearable Versatility Makes It A Standout Portable Charger

    Rebecca Paredes - January 19th, 2017

    It wasn’t until I started religiously wearing a smartwatch that I realized I was constantly playing a game of catch-up: either my phone was dying or my Pebble Time Round was. No one wants to live with dead electronics, but your options for com...

  • This Elite Fitness Wearable Tracks Your Lactic Acid Level

    Logan Strain - January 18th, 2017

    The life of a top-tier athlete is gruelling. They frequently have to wake up early to train, work until their body reaches its limit, and then prick their finger in order to bleed onto a testing strip. That last part may not be mentioned in Nike com...

  • Siren Care Weaves Temperature Monitoring Into Diabetic Socks

    Conor Hockett - January 18th, 2017

    Throughout her studies in biomedical engineering at Johns Hopkins University and her work in a wound lab at Northwestern University, two concepts were ingrained in Ran Ma’s mind: start with a problem, and then find a way to prevent it. As the ...

  • This 360 Body Camera Could Revolutionize Police Departments In The US

    Rebecca Paredes - January 18th, 2017

    We’re going to talk about police violence for a second. I know: it’s a tricky, fragmented, and complex topic, but it’s easier to approach with hard numbers. According to the ACLU, police killed six people in Australia, two in Englan...

  • Boltt Harnesses AI To Solve The Biggest Problem With Fitness Trackers

    Logan Strain - January 13th, 2017

    The beauty of the wearable era is that you can track every fact about your life. Want to know what your heart rate was on Oct. 17 of last year? Just pull it up in an app. Curious whether your got more sleep this week or last week? The data is right t...

  • Sports Tracker Shows Off Their Updated Sports App At CES

    Logan Strain - January 12th, 2017

    At CES this year, Sports Tracker, which is owned by Finnish company Amer Sports, came to show off their revamped app with the help of three gold medal Olympians: snowboarder Kaitlyn Farrington, hurdler Brianna Rollins, and diver David Boudia. And ...

  • Hearables Are The Next Big Thing In Fitness Wearables

    Conor Hockett - January 12th, 2017

    Activity trackers, smart clothing, and sports watches were all well-represented at CES 2017, but a new type of device might soon drive the fitness wearables marketplace. According to Steven LeBoeuf, President and co-founder of Valencell, hearables l...

  • This Dog Tracker Wants To Improve Your Relationship With Your Dog

    Rebecca Paredes - January 12th, 2017

    In the midst of a bustling exhibit floor at CES, there’s one easy way to capture tons of attention: bring a dog. Jagger & Lewis, a company based in France, had good reason to bring a four-legged friendto their booth — two members of t...

  • How A Set Of Earbuds Could Change The Way We Interact With Technology

    Logan Strain - January 11th, 2017

    At this year’s CES, if you wanted to see some genuinely forward-thinking consumer tech, you wouldn’t have to go to the packed Sony keynote, and you wouldn’t have to brave the massive exhibit halls to see booths from industry leaders...

  • TomTom Announces New Sports App To Pair With Fitness Trackers

    Logan Strain - January 10th, 2017

    TomTom already has a line of GPS-enabled sports and fitness wearables, including the recently released TomTom Touch. But at last week’s CES, they further established their dedication to the sports and fitness community by announcing a totally o...

  • At CES, OSSIC X Headphones Stole The Show With Immersive 3D Audio

    Rebecca Paredes - January 10th, 2017

    In the middle of the bustling exhibit floor at CES, I was confined by closely-packed people, excited conversation, and more emerging technology than I could wrap my head around. My feet hurt. My back hurt. I was too warm under my coat. But the momen...

  • Under Armour’s MLB Partnership Could Usher In Next Phase Of Wearables

    Rebecca Paredes - January 7th, 2017

    At CES on Friday, Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank hinted at the role wearable technology will play in Major League Baseball. And as sensors begin to help improve our top sluggers and outfielders, that relationship could revolutionize the way elite athle...

  • Kuai Headphones Do What Many Fitness Trackers And Smartwatches Cannot

    Conor Hockett - January 7th, 2017

    Due to the growing popularity of voice-enabled systems like Amazon Echo and Google Home, hearables are in high demand at CES 2017. One device in particular stands out for its versatility within the health and fitness marketplace. Kuai’s multi-...

  • The Stylish Misfit Vapor Smartwatch Could Launch This Summer

    Logan Strain - January 7th, 2017

    If smart watches are dying (like some claim), nobody told Misfit. The company, which is owned by fashion brand Fossil, already has a nice lineup of fitness trackers that don’t compromise style in order to collect fitness data. Their product li...

  • Proof: An Alcohol Wearable To Replace Your Pocket Breathalyzer

    Conor Hockett - January 6th, 2017

    When you’re out drinking with friends, how do you decide when you’ve had enough? Most people rely on gut feelings, and maybe pocket breathalyzers, to decide when they should stop — but these methods aren’t always reliable. Mi...

  • Fitbit Launches Redesigned App That Customizes Workouts

    Logan Strain - January 6th, 2017

    At CES 2017, Fitbit announced an upgrade of the Fitstar workout app, which the company had previously acquired. The new Fitstar by Fitbit gets a feel for your particular activity level and workout style, then creates a custom workout plan to help ...

  • With Gesture Control, Hug Lets You Kill Zombies Using Only Your Hand

    Conor Hockett - January 6th, 2017

    Voice control systems like Amazon Alexa and Google Home have been one of the hottest topics at CES 2017, but this technology often overshadows another useful form of device interaction — gesture control. Gesture control provides many of the sa...

  • With New Brainwave Tech, BrainCo Returns To CES For Redemption

    Logan Strain - January 6th, 2017

    BrainCo returned to CES with something to prove. Last year, when BrainCo CEO Bicheng Han demoed their flagship brain wave-detecting device, it didn’t work as planned. When Han slipped on the electroencephalogram (EEG) headband, he was able to ...

  • Sony’s Prototype Wearable N Is An Always-There Digital Personal Assistant

    Logan Strain - January 5th, 2017

    The big announcement at Sony’s CES press conference this year sat behind a black curtain on stage with Sony CEO Kaz Hirai. The OLED Bravia 4K TV with Dolby Vision HDR, which displayed beautiful, clear, and richly colored scenes, was an object o...

  • This Hearable Drowns Out The Crowd So You Can Finally Listen

    Logan Strain - January 5th, 2017

    Going out with your special someone is a nice way to reconnect and treat yourself. But when you’re in public, there’s always one major obstacle in the way of successfully chatting up your significant other: other people. Specifically, ...

  • Photos: Garmin Announces Three New Fenix Multisport Watches

    Rebecca Paredes - January 5th, 2017

    At CES 2017, Garmin announced the Fenix 5, Fenix 5S, and Fenix 5X — three multisport watches designed for “adventurers of all sizes,” according to a press release. Specifically, the Fenix 5S is lighter and smaller than previous mode...

  • The Wearable Forecast Isn’t As Bleak As You Think For 2017

    Conor Hockett - January 5th, 2017

    By many accounts, 2016 wasn’t a great year for wearable tech companies. Pebble was bought out by Fitbit, smartwatch sales dipped dramatically in the third quarter, and many companies pushed back the release of their products. These events sugg...

  • Escape With Ocean Medallion, Carnival’s First Cruise Wearable

    Conor Hockett - January 5th, 2017

    It’s not often that a non-tech company makes the biggest splash at a major tech conference like CES, but Carnival may have done just that with its Ocean Medallion. The 1.8-ounce wearable disk enhances the experience of Carnival’s ship gu...

  • Meet The Parent + Baby SmartBand, A Wearable For Smart Parents

    Rebecca Paredes - January 5th, 2017

    At CES 2017, Voxx International, in partnership with Project Nursery, announced the first-of-its-kind Parent + Baby SmartBand. Part Fitbit, part baby monitor, the SmartBand is designed to track some of the most important parts of a newborn’s de...

  • New Casio Pro Trek Smart Is Thin, Powerful, And Runs On Android 2.0

    Rebecca Paredes - January 5th, 2017

    In the back of a conference room in Mandalay Bay on Wednesday, three outdoor watches sat on their stands. They seemedunassuming throughout the press conference — until the end of the hour, when photographers and press swarmed the watches. The ...

  • Shawn DuBravac Says Wearables Are Moving Beyond The Wrist

    Logan Strain - January 4th, 2017

    At CES 2017, Dr. Shawn DuBravac, Chief Economist of the Consumer Technology Association, laid out trends for this year’s show and the consumer tech industry as a whole — and he wasn’t worried about boosting expectations. “It ...

  • Bloomlife Pregnancy Wearable Takes The Guesswork Out Of Contractions

    Conor Hockett - January 4th, 2017

    Pain comes in many forms during the latter stages of pregnancy, but the source of an expectant mother’s discomfort isn’t always clear. Is it gas, urinary irritation, or just normal contractions? Bloomlife aims to remove this uncertainty ...

  • Fitbit Announces Integrations With Nutrition Service, Indoor Bike, And VR Sports Game

    Logan Strain - January 4th, 2017

    Fitbit is apparently all about those strategic partnerships. Fitbit already haspartnerships with several companies, including Strava, Thermos Connected Hydration Bottle, and Weight Watchers. And at CES 2017, the fitness tracking giant announced that...

  • CES 2017 Preview: What To Expect For Virtual Reality And Wearables

    Conor Hockett - December 30th, 2016

    Next week, WearableZone is going to be all over the biggest consumer tech event of the year. While there’s bound to be some surprises in store, here are the biggest products and trends we expect to see. Augmented And Virtual Reality At CES 201...

  • Will The Apple Watch 3 Have A Circular, More Traditional Watch Face?

    Conor Hockett - December 28th, 2016

    The Apple Watch 2 undoubtedly topped many wish lists this holiday season, but that hasn’t stopped people from talking about what’s next from the tech giant. Most of this chatter stems from patents suggesting that Apple is working on major...

  • Withings Steel HR Review: What To Make Of The Company’s First True Smartwatch

    Rebecca Paredes - December 22nd, 2016

    Note: This page has been updated after WearableZone’s extensive look at the Withings Steel HR. Read our in-depth review of the device here. When Withings released the cartoonish Withings Go earlier this year, we were confused. It was marketed ...

  • The Best Samsung Gear S3 Accessories

    Logan Strain - December 15th, 2016

    If you already started using the Samsung Gear S3, now comes the fun part: making it your own. A snazzy watch band, protective carrying case, and new headphones can help you get even more out of your new smartwatch. Here are a few cool accessories yo...

  • The Best Samsung Gear S3 Apps You Can Install Right Now

    Logan Strain - December 12th, 2016

    Ready to get the most out the Samsung Gear S3? Good news: there are plenty of cool apps that can enhance your smartwatch experience on the stylish smartwatch. And since the latest version of Samsung’s device sports a slightly larger and brighte...

  • Apple Watch Series 2 vs. Samsung Gear S3: Battle Of The Smartwatches

    Logan Strain - December 10th, 2016

    Samsung heated up its rivalry with Apple by releasing the Gear S3. It’s a direct attempt to steal market share from the Apple Watch, which is currently dominating the smartwatch market. In our review of Samsung’s latest watch, we noted a...

  • Interview: Why The Pebble/Fitbit Acquisition Worries People With Type 1 Diabetes

    Rebecca Paredes - December 10th, 2016

    Clayton is a father. His 8-year-old daughter, Lily, is missing one of her lower baby teeth, so she has a gap in her toothy smile. Around her small wrist, a white Pebble Classic quietly lays, displaying the time, the date — and her blood glucose...

  • Conquer Your New Year’s Resolutions With These 5 Apps

    Conor Hockett - December 9th, 2016

    As we reflect on the past year each holiday season, most of us find comfort in the former mantra of the Chicago Cubs: there’s always next year. “Next year, I’m going to quit smoking. Next year, I’m going to give to charity. N...

  • The 5 Best Swimming Apps You Can Download For Free

    Conor Hockett - December 7th, 2016

    Many wearables are now water-resistant and offer multi-sport options, so it’s no surprise that the market for swim apps has also taken off. With advanced swimming metrics and other useful data available through activity trackers and smartwatche...

  • Does Gaming Have A Future On The Apple Watch?

    Kristle Khoury - December 6th, 2016

    Want to write for WearableZone? Check out our guidelines. Apple’s flagship wearable recently got an upgrade in the Apple Watch 2, a device with a heavier emphasis on health and fitness and a redesigned watchOS 3. The latter development was lon...

  • Best Android Wear Smartwatches For The Holidays

    Logan Strain - December 3rd, 2016

    So, you know a special someone who’s been dropping hints that they want a smartwatch. But they’re also dropping equally big hints that they’d rather not get an Apple Watch Series 2. What is a thoughtful gift giver to do? The clear ...

  • Fitbit May Buy Pebble, And People Aren’t Happy About It

    Rebecca Paredes - December 1st, 2016

    Fitbit is on the verge of acquiring indie smartwatch company Pebble, according to reports. Both companies are struggling to stay afloat in troubled waters — Fitbit shares recently plummeted after subpar Q3 earnings, and Pebble laid off 25% of i...

  • 7 Best Wearable Sleep Tracker Options For The Greatest Sleep Ever

    Shayla Brooks - November 30th, 2016

    Writtenby Eugene Gabriel. Want to write for WearableZone? Check out our guidelines. Technology has often been criticized for causing poor sleep. In a 2015 study, 71% of respondents said they slept with or next to their smartphone (3% said they slept...

  • Is Smart Jewelry Really What Women Want From The Wearable Tech Industry?

    Conor Hockett - November 30th, 2016

    When wearable technology first appeared, devices were bulky, had limited functionality, and mainly appealed to techies and fitness fanatics. Companies have refined their designs and made their software more user-friendly over time, but the industry h...

  • Try These Wearables To Keep Your Kids Safe And Sound

    Heidi Redlitz - November 23rd, 2016

    Even if you're a super-parent with a keen spidey sense and eyes at the back of your head, you can never be sure where your child is at all times. Without a tracking device for kids, it's impractical and impossible. Sometimes your children get lost, w...

  • Charging Issues? Here’s How To Charge A Fitbit

    Logan Strain - November 23rd, 2016

    All Fitbits include a rechargeable lithium polymer battery a charging cable. Most Fitbits require a unique cable that only works with one particular model. Reaching a full charge usually takes between two and three hours. Click on a Fitbit model for...

  • 8 Travel Apps That Will Prevent A Holly Jolly Breakdown

    Meredith Kavanagh - November 20th, 2016

    Mom, don’t take this the wrong way. I promise I really do love coming home, sleeping in my childhood room, and being bossed around as if I’m not a 28-year-old about to get married. But every single human alive, from kids aged 1 to 92, can...

  • Fitbit Troubleshooting: Five Common Problems And Solutions

    Shayla Brooks - November 19th, 2016

    Fitbit’s beauty lies in its versatility. It doesn’t matter whether you run marathons or prefer nightly walks around your neighborhood — a Fitbit can play a crucial part in helping you reach your fitness goals. When you’re str...

  • Body Heat Powers The World’s First Thermoelectric Watch

    Conor Hockett - November 18th, 2016

    There’s no look of desperation quite like a person running low on battery. We’ve all seen adults with restless feet and nervous faces frantically searching for an outlet like lost kids in an airport. via GIPHY Battery power governs ...

  • These 5 Devices Are The Worst Wearables Of 2016

    Shayla Brooks - November 18th, 2016

    [page=1] Wearable technology has come a long way from the calculator watches of the ‘70s and ‘80s. Today’s devices can help you finally get in shape, reach new personal bests, help you manage stress, and so much more. If you can dre...

  • The State Of Fitness Tracking In 2016 [Infographic]

    Meredith Kavanagh - November 17th, 2016

    In case you couldn’t tell from the ads, articles, and perpetual presence of a Jetsons-style accessory on everyone you meet — wearable tech has officially taken over. If you’re more of a numbers person, think about this: one in six c...

  • Fitbit Warranty And Customer Service: How Do They Work?

    Amica Graber - November 15th, 2016

    Not everyone thinks about the necessity of a good warranty. But it’s an important part of buying a fitness tracker. After all, between hitting the gym, the beach, or playing your favorite sport, you may damage your device in pursuit of an eleva...

  • How To Reset A Fitbit Hassle-Free: The All-Inclusive Guide

    Rebecca Paredes - November 14th, 2016

    When should you reset Fitbit? Whether your Fitbit isn’t syncing or your device simply isn’t turning on, letting all your fitness data go unlogged is frustrating. While we love Fitbits, they’re as prone to device issues as any other ...

  • 14 Best Pebble Watch Faces For Your New Favorite Smartwatch

    Rebecca Paredes - November 14th, 2016

    When I first set up my Pebble Time Round, the most difficult part wasn’t configuring the app or learning how to navigate the smartwatch — it was deciding which watchface I wanted to use. The options for the best Pebble watch faces felt e...

  • The Elf Emmit Allegedly Helps You Focus, Sleep, And Meditate Like A Champ

    Rebecca Paredes - November 11th, 2016

    Picture this: you’re in a crowded coffee shop because you need scones and free WiFi. You’re working on the next great American novel, but you can’t focus on your masterpiece because of clinking cups, loud chatter, and general commot...

  • Interview: How To Find Your Lost Pet With Paw Tracker

    Shayla Brooks - November 9th, 2016

    If you’ve ever had a pet escape outdoors, you’re probably familiar with the heart-shuttering pang of panic only pet owners know. You may have wondered where they went — and whether they’re safe. What if there was a device tha...

  • Troubleshooting The Apple Watch: Common Problems And Solutions

    Amica Graber - November 7th, 2016

    Troubleshooting The Apple Watch How To Reset An Apple Watch Without A Passcode I Can’t Pair My Apple Watch And iPhone Activation Lock How To Remove An Activation Lock From Apple Watch Apple Watch Not Charging Apple...

  • How NFC Payments Are Permanently Changing The Way We Buy Things

    Logan Strain - November 7th, 2016

    If you have Apple Pay or Android Pay installed, you can pay for your coffee by tapping your phone to a sensor. If you happen to have the right kind of smart ring, you can even pay without your wallet or your phone. The technology that powers all of ...

  • The Best Running Advice For Non-Runners From An Ultra Marathoner

    Rebecca Paredes - November 4th, 2016

    One of the great joys of running is its accessibility. Assuming that you have a safe place to run, as well as a couple of key pieces of equipment (namely, shoes), you're all set. Unlike many other sports, there isn’t some exclusive club to join...

  • The Narrative Lifelogging Camera May Live To See Another Day

    Rebecca Paredes - November 4th, 2016

    A day before its scheduled shutdown, the Narrative camera has been rescued by a group of former employees. In a public Facebook group called Narrative Clip Lounge, a post states, “After a lot of work and negotiations, all assets in Narrative, d...

  • How To Have A Lucid Dream: iBand+ Offers a Wearable Solution

    Conor Hockett - November 4th, 2016

    Dreaming opens up a world of infinite possibilities, but your imagination usually determines what happens as you sleep — unless you’ve learned how to have a lucid dream. Lucid dreaming occurs when you become aware that you’re dream...

  • How To Protect Your Apple Watch (And Any Smartwatch) From Hackers

    Rebecca Paredes - November 3rd, 2016

    Wearable technology was once the stuff of science fiction. We saw it on the bridge of the Starship Enterprise, but never expected to see it down our own high street. Apple’s latest wearable, the Apple Watch 2, offers plenty of great features f...

  • The Sgnl Watch Band Lets You Take Calls Like Inspector Gadget

    Logan Strain - November 2nd, 2016

    Here’s a simple test to tell whether or not a product is genuinely new or different. When you first hear about it, do you simply assume that it’s real, or do you ask yourself, “Wait, does that really exist?” The latter is a n...

  • The Apple Watch Setup Guide That Apple Should’ve Written

    Rebecca Paredes - October 28th, 2016

    Whether you’ve just received the recently released Apple Watch Series 2 or you’ve picked up a more affordable Apple Watch Series 1, you’ll need to set up your device before you can start chatting with Siri and getting Twitter notifi...

  • Interview: How Team USA Got Its Olympic Superpowers

    Rebecca Paredes - October 28th, 2016

    At the Wearable Technology Show (WTS) in Santa Clara, I didn’t expect to cry. But as I sat in a darkened auditorium, watching a video about the trials, tribulations, and successes of Team USA at the Rio Olympics, I felt a surge of teary-eyed pr...

  • 5 Survival Watches That Will Help You Live Off The Grid

    Logan Strain - October 25th, 2016

    Watches that notify you when someone tags you on Facebook can keep you connected to your friends. But they won’t do much good if you’re somebody whose idea of a vacation is eating MREs and gathering herbs in the middle of a national park....

  • Never Run Out Of Juice: How To Extend Fitbit Battery Life

    Rebecca Paredes - October 24th, 2016

    When you work an office job, taking a healthy amount of steps per day is a challenge — which makes it all the more devastating when your Fitbit battery goes kaput. I saw this happen firsthand during a company-wide beach cleanup, which involved...

  • Apple Watch Reset: How To Easily Reset And Restart Your Device

    Rebecca Paredes - October 24th, 2016

    Dealing with temperamental technology can make you curse the day the silicon computer chip was invented. Fortunately, you have options when it comes to your Apple Watch. Like your iPhone, you can both restart and factory reset your Apple Watch. Thes...

  • Ignore The Nike Logo: Garmin Still Makes Better Running Watches Than Apple

    Shiem Edelbrock - October 21st, 2016

    Back in 2004, Apple tried to make people like U2 by releasing a limited-edition iPod. It was black with a red wheel, and it came with a $50 gift certificate that could be used toward purchasing “The Complete U2” from the Apple Store. Does...

  • Ditto Helps You Ditch Your Phone And Stay Connected

    Shayla Brooks - October 21st, 2016

    Smartphones can be both a blessing and a curse. Having nearly unlimited access to friends and family through calls, texts, emails, and social media can be an amazing thing. But sometimes it’s nice to drop off the grid without fear of missing so...

  • Essential Apple Watch 2 Apps That Make The Most Of Your Smartwatch

    Logan Strain - October 19th, 2016

    If you pre-ordered the Apple Watch 2, then you’ve already received your newest Cupertino-minted miracle and started playing around with it. But now comes the hard part: figuring out which of the thousands of apps are worth your time. To help y...

  • Are Fitbits Waterproof? Here’s The Real Answer

    Logan Strain - October 12th, 2016

    You already use your Fitbit to count steps, but how good is it at counting pool laps? Are Fitbits waterproof enough to wear while you practice your backstroke? Right now, there is only one model that is genuinely waterproof: the Fitbit Flex 2. This ...

  • User Experience Is Hard And Partnerships Are Crucial For Non-Wrist Based Wearables

    Logan Strain - October 6th, 2016

    In the mass marketplace, the word “wearables” is synonymous with fitness trackers and smartwatches. They’re devices that help people collect data about their health and exercise performance, and they make it easy to access smartphon...

  • The Frictionless Future Of Health And Fitness Wearables

    Rebecca Paredes - October 5th, 2016

    At the Wearable Technology Show in Santa Clara, one thing was clear: in the near future, health and fitness wearables will be intuitive, user-friendly, and seamlessly integrated into our everyday lives. Monisha Perkash, CEO at Lumo BodyTech, shared ...

  • Sports And Virtual Reality Will See The First Benefits Of Smart Clothing

    Logan Strain - October 5th, 2016

    The use of shoes, pants, and shirts that monitor, and even enhance, your movement is just beginning. But before smart clothing experiences wide adoption in the mass market, who will use it — and why? At the Wearable Tech Show 2016 on Tuesday, ...

  • Snapchat Eyes Wearable Tech With Launch Of Spectacles

    Amica Graber - October 5th, 2016

    Snapchat has quickly become the latest darling of social media, with young fans flocking to the app in hoards. Defined by a carousel of filters that can transform you from a wood nymph to a demon in the flick of a thumb, Snapchat has a rapturous foll...

  • Golden State Warriors Will Continue Using Wearables To Monitor Players This Season

    Rebecca Paredes - October 4th, 2016

    The Golden State Warriors “made a bit of news” last year, according to Kirk Lacob, the team’s Assistant General Manager. After winning their first National Basketball Association Championship in four decades during the 2014-2015 se...

  • Heidi Dohse Reveals How Wearables Can Change The Lives Of Heart Patients

    Logan Strain - October 4th, 2016

    Heidi Dohse, Senior Program Manager at Google Cloud Platform, kicked off the 2016 Wearable Tech Show with a discussion of the real-world impacts that wearable tech has on medical patients. She opened with a personal story about her 30-year journey a...

  • These Smartwatches For Kids Make Parenting A Little Easier

    Logan Strain - September 30th, 2016

    “Aren’t children in the single digits a little young to have their very own smartwatch?” Well, while it might not be a good idea to give them a $300 Apple Watch, kid-friendly smartwatches can actually decrease the stress of parenti...

  • 5 Best Workout Tracker Apps To Maximize Your Fitness Goals

    Rebecca Paredes - September 29th, 2016

    No matter which wearable I use, I always run into the same issue: I’ve yet to find a fitness tracker that comfortably fits under my boxing hand wraps. I love the convenience of wearing a Fitbit Charge HR throughout the day and straight into my ...

  • Narrative Announces Dissolution And Will No Longer Support The Clip

    Logan Strain - September 28th, 2016

    Narrative, the company behind the lifelogging camera Narrative Clip, announced today that it has filed for dissolution. The cameras will no longer be sold, and the company will no longer support them. The company announced that will release tools tha...

  • Clever Ways To Hack Your Fitness With the Fitbit API

    Logan Strain - September 28th, 2016

    Fitbit is one of the most developer-friendly wearable companies. If you’re a budding Fitbit app developer or a hobbyist hacker who wants to get the most out of your device, the Fitbit API is easy to play around with. Their documentation is exte...

  • The Most Groundbreaking Wearable Technology At WTS 2016

    Rebecca Paredes - September 27th, 2016

    What do you get when you put Fitbit, the FBI, and Google in the same room? It sounds like a setup, but at Wearable Technology Show (WTS) this October, some of the biggest names in wearables will present the latest and greatest updates about smart gla...

  • Fitbit Surge vs. Moto 360 Run Tracking From A Reluctant Runner

    Rebecca Paredes - September 16th, 2016

    I’ve always consciously avoided running. When I ask coworkers about their weekends, I’m always baffled to hear about all the races they’ve been running … for fun. But when I decided to test two popular wearable fitness track...

  • How Accurate Is Fitbit? Here’s What The Research Says

    Logan Strain - September 14th, 2016

    In an ideal world, fitness trackers would be micro-sized health labs on your wrist that collect all of your data with perfect precision. Unfortunately, it doesn’t always work like that. We’re getting closer, but it’s not quite yet p...

  • The Bracelet Phone And The Race To Kill The Smartphone

    Logan Strain - September 9th, 2016

    The more ingrained a piece of technology is, the more primed it is for disruption. For connected people, there is nothing more ingrained than the smartphone. It’s not only the hub of every other wearable you can buy — it’s the hub o...

  • Photos: New Fitbit Charge 2 Is A Sleek Fitness Tracker With Heart Rate Monitor

    Rebecca Paredes - September 8th, 2016

    The recently released Fitbit Charge 2 is everything a parent wants for their child: it’s a better, more well-rounded version that borrows from the best of its forefathers and leaves all the bad junk behind. Namely, the Fitbit Charge 2 has acco...

  • iPhone 7 Officially Ditches Headphone Jack For Wireless AirPods

    Logan Strain - September 7th, 2016

    You know what’s better than hearing a shocking rumor? For that rumor to actually be true. At today’s Apple event, Apple announced that it has banished the headphone jack for its new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus in order to maintain a smoot...

  • Interview: How Hykso Helps You Train Like Muhammad Ali

    Rebecca Paredes - September 6th, 2016

    Think of Y Combinator as a Silicon Valley boot camp for startups. Only companies that show the seedling of promise are able to attend, where they receive necessary seed money, opportunities to network with the brightest minds in tech, and — mos...

  • TomTom Touch Measures Your Body Fat And Muscle Mass

    Rebecca Paredes - September 1st, 2016

    What if you could gain in-depth insights about your body composition with just the click of a button? The recently unveiled TomTom Touch promises to take fitness trackers to a new level — for the ultra-reasonable price of $129.99. Recently rel...

  • Here's What We Know About The Elusive Apple Watch 2

    Rebecca Paredes - August 31st, 2016

    Update: The Apple keynote on September 7 revealed additional information about the Apple Watch 2. Here's what's next with thenew Apple Watch. Waterproof Officially called the Apple Watch Series 2, this smartwatch is rated water resistant up to 50...

  • 9 Impressive GPS Dog Collar Options For Smart Pet Parents

    Rebecca Paredes - August 25th, 2016

    Your pup is your best friend, a family companion, and a bundle of joy — and naturally, you want to keep them safe. Whenever you pass by a “Lost Dog” poster, you shudder. But what would you do if your dog wandered away from home? It...

  • Wearable Tech Is About To Get An Insane Upgrade At IFA 2016

    Rebecca Paredes - August 23rd, 2016

    Thinking about picking up a Fitbit, Huawei, or other piece of wearable technology? Wait until next week. Germany’s big wearable tech show, IFA, is coming at us like a freight train — and with it comes exciting new product announcements th...

  • Leaked Images Of Fitbit Charge 2 And Fitbit Flex 2 Hint At The Future Of Fitness Trackers

    Logan Strain - August 22nd, 2016

    Do you wantto know what joggers’ wrists will look like in 2017? Then take a glance at these recently released images of the upcoming Fitbit Charge 2 and Fitbit Flex 2. The images, published by TechnoBuffalo, show that thewearable giant will giv...

  • 8 Essential Personal Tracking Devices For Dementia

    Rebecca Paredes - August 18th, 2016

    A personal tracking device might sound like overkill. But if you’re a caregiver or have a family member with dementia or Alzheimer’s, it’s a necessity — and one of the only ways to prevent wandering. According to the Alzheime...

  • What Do We Want From Wearable Tech? Oh, Just Everything

    Meredith Kavanagh - August 18th, 2016

    It was only 15 years ago that a Bluetooth headset was cutting edge in wearable tech. A phone that you didn’t have to hold? Outstanding! Fast forward to today, when we’re so bombarded with instant information that if our wristwatch doesn&r...

  • Fitbit App For iPad Giving You Trouble? Issues (And Solutions) From The Fitbit Forums

    Rebecca Paredes - August 10th, 2016

    This is it, you tell yourself. It’s time to get into superhuman shape. You feel inspired by Kristin Armstrong’s third gold medal in cycling and Michael Phelps’s performance (and sass) in the 200-meter butterfly. You want to start b...

  • How To Use Fitbit’s Sleep Tracking For Better Sleep

    Logan Strain - July 28th, 2016

    Do you need to pour three cups of coffee down your throat before you can even open your emails in the morning? Do you have difficulty resisting delicious cookies, even when you pray to see a small number on the scale every time you step on it? Once t...

  • Smart Shoes That Will Make You Feel Like You’ve Invented The Flux Capacitor

    Logan Strain - July 27th, 2016

    Back To Future Part II made America want three simple things from the 21st century: flying cars, hoverboards, and shoes that automatically lace themselves up. I think speak for everyone when I say we can wait a little longer for the flying cars (a...

  • Find Your Lost Fitbit With These 6 Handy Apps

    Rebecca Paredes - July 26th, 2016

    After three hours of a grueling uphill hike, you reach the summit and stare out at the endless green bounties Mother Nature has laid out before you. The sight is exhilarating — almost as exhilarating as it’ll be to lord your crazy-high st...

  • Finally: This New Wearable Makes It Easy To Pokemon Hunt Without Staring At Your Phone

    Rebecca Paredes - July 26th, 2016

    After all the ruckus about accidents caused by Pokémon Go players — including two men falling off a cliff in California, and a driver in Japan crashing into a line of parked cars — one thing is clear about the augmented reality gam...

  • These Are The Best Golf GPS Devices To Navigate Courses Like A Pro

    Logan Strain - July 22nd, 2016

    Golf GPS devices are giving golfers a high-tech advantage. Why waste time scribbling in your yardage book when orbiting satellites can pinpoint the distance to the green? With a data-packed handheld (or wrist-strapped) device, you can know each link ...

  • Slouching Is For Chumps: Sit Up Straight With These 5 Posture Correctors

    Rebecca Paredes - July 21st, 2016

    How’s your posture? Usually, just mentioning the word “slouch” is enough to get people to sit up a little straighter. Slumping open-mouthed over a desk with a computer screen’s glare in your face may be a national pastime, but...

  • Which Waterproof Activity Tracker Will Make You The Next Michael Phelps?

    Rebecca Paredes - July 1st, 2016

    Source If you’re a swimmer, then all the hubbub about Fitbits and Jawbones and whatever other wearable sounds nice — but you know that those devices would just become water-logged wrist decoration during your workouts. You need a waterp...

  • The Coolest Smart Rings That You Can Wear Right Now

    Logan Strain - June 30th, 2016

    The electronic device manufacturers of the world have been informed that you still have a few appendages that aren’t draped in silicon. They’re working to correct that — starting with your fingers. But can a smart ring be useful in...

  • Sports Technology Meets MMA: Interview With StrikeTec, The Fitness Tracker For Fighters

    Rebecca Paredes - June 27th, 2016

    In terms of overt brutality, few combat sport brands pack as much of a punch as Big Knockout Boxing (BKB). Owned by DirecTV, BKB is designed to force fighters into an all-out brawl; instead of a ring or a cage, they’re placed in the center of a...

  • Reviewers Love These 7 Helmet Camera Systems On Amazon

    Rebecca Paredes - June 20th, 2016

    Whether you’re a snowboarder, a motorcyclist, or a person who wants to document every waking second of their life, a helmet camera is an awesome piece of technology that you can take pretty much anywhere. But how do you know which model is rig...

  • The 7 Best Action Cameras (That Aren’t GoPro)

    Logan Strain - June 17th, 2016

    For every hype, there is an equal and opposite anti-hype. GoPro, the once-revolutionary way to capture your most incredible sports stunts in perfect detail, is grappling with that law of hype physics right now. While early adopters loved its portabil...

  • Why Fitbit Flex Lights Up The Minimalist World

    Rebecca Paredes - June 16th, 2016

    Source There’s a certain type of person who would prefer minimalist Fitbit Flex over the full-color screen of the Fitbit Blaze, or even the heart rate tracking capabilities of the Fitbit Charge HR. That person is me — budget-minded, easi...

  • The Best Bluetooth Scales For Data-Driven Fitness Lovers

    Logan Strain - June 9th, 2016

    Does your bathroom scale just tell you your weight? No offense, but that’s a bit like having a phone that just makes phone calls. Today’s scales aren’t just there to remind you of how much damage your cheat day did to your weight lo...

  • Headache-Free Fitbit Setup: How To Set Up Your Device

    Rebecca Paredes - June 7th, 2016

    If you’re looking for information on Fitbit setup, that can only mean one thing: you’re ready to live a healthier lifestyle, one step at a time. Whether you’re a marathoner or a casual fitness fan, a Fitbit can be a great way to ea...

  • How To Sync A Fitbit Tracker To Your Phone, Tablet, Or Computer

    Heidi Redlitz - June 7th, 2016

    You did your steps. You tracked your calories and your workout. Now you want to see the results. But how do you sync your Fitbit tracker to a phone or computer? It's not as tricky as you think. The point of a Fitbit is to simplify your fitness regim...

  • Best Earbuds For Runners Who Need Music To Keep Them Going

    Logan Strain - June 3rd, 2016

    I enjoy running, but I enjoy it more when I have music to pump me up. I don’t have any data to back this up, but I’m convinced that “B.O.B.” by Outkast shaves at least a few seconds off of my pace. But this leads to a practic...

  • The Best Wearables For High Intensity Interval Training

    Rebecca Paredes - June 2nd, 2016

    High intensity interval training (HIIT) will kick your ass, test your mettle, and make you feel sweaty in weird places. But it’s completely worth the effort because this form of exercise is an effective way to build muscle, torch fat, and becom...

  • These Fitbit Accessories Are Fab Fashion Statements

    Heidi Redlitz - May 28th, 2016

    Source "Fitness wearable" and "fashionable" are two "ables" that don't typically go together. After all, fitness-tracking devices weren't made for looks — they were made to kick your butt into shape. But you wear swanky yoga pants and neon Ni...

  • Lower Your Resting Heart Rate Like An Athlete With Wearable Tech

    Rebecca Paredes - May 28th, 2016

    When I moved out to the big city for the first time, the first thing I did — after experiencing existential angst and questioning my life choices, per usual — was join a mixed martial arts gym. I did it because I wanted to find something ...

  • Diamonds Are Duds Compared To Bellabeat's Smart Jewelry

    Heidi Redlitz - May 25th, 2016

    We all want to take control of our health. But how can we protect our well-being and prevent long-term health problems from taking their toll? With a small piece of jewelry, you can learn how your body responds to environmental triggers — which...

  • 5 Wearables From Movies That Actually Exist Today

    Rebecca Paredes - May 20th, 2016

    Source Sometimes, the seemingly endless possibilities of wearable technology linger with you. It’s easy to look at something like Google’s prototype for smart contact lenses and think, “Wow, the world will be so different in a deca...

  • Workplace Wearables Improve Productivity And Safety — And Push Employment Law

    Logan Strain - May 17th, 2016

    According to a recent survey from PriceWaterhouseCoopers, we’ve reached the wearable tipping point. The survey reveals that 49% of consumers own at least one wearable device, and 36% own more than one. In just two years, we’ve gone from ...

  • Hey Parents! Check Out These Incredible Wearables To Protect Your Baby

    Heidi Redlitz - May 13th, 2016

    Source Wearables for babies — are they necessary, or have they gone one (baby) step too far? If you're a new parent, you're the first generation to ask that question. After all, your parents raised you without any digital devices, and look how...

  • Samsung Gear Fit 2 Leak: Improved Health And Fitness Data

    Rebecca Paredes - May 11th, 2016

    According to a report by Pulse, the new Samsung Gear Fit 2 is set to launch next month. The updated activity tracker will feature more robust health and fitness reporting, including a built-in GPS so users can better track their outdoor activities. ...

  • The Best Budget Wearables For 2016

    Logan Strain - May 11th, 2016

    Despite its flaws, the Apple Watch does look pretty slick. But is it slick enough to justify the price tag? A high-end model with a fancy strap is going to set you back over a grand. But maybe you’re not in the mood to shell out the lease payme...

  • This Multi-Screened Smartwatch Is Either Brilliant Or Terrible

    Rebecca Paredes - May 6th, 2016

    There's one big issue with walking around wearing a $500 Apple Watch on your wrist: if you're a clumsy person, odds are high that you're going to bump your wearable tech against multiple things throughout the day. And even if you don't mind a few scu...

  • What’s Happening In Google’s Wearable Tech Labs Will Blow Your Mind

    Amica Graber - May 6th, 2016

    Source Google is chomping on the heels of Apple to become the best tech company in the world. Judging by the relatively dismal performance of the Apple watch, Google is poised to stand a fighting chance. The Googs has invested millions into developi...

  • These Wearables Could Revolutionize Combat Sports

    Rebecca Paredes - May 5th, 2016

    This October, a Swiss technical university will host the first ever cyborg Olympics. Unfortunately, this doesn’t mean that you’ll see cyborg gymnasts tumbling around Switzerland, or synchronized cyborg swimmers outfitted with electric gil...

  • 3 Beauty Tech Wearables You Have To See To Believe

    Jessica Ruane - May 5th, 2016

    When it comes to the world of weird wearable tech, there's no shortage of strange products to talk about. There's definitely something out there for everyone. Whether you like to eat tomatoes while running marathons or you want to control your dog wi...

  • Exclusive Withings Go Review: How Does It Compare To Fitbit?

    Rebecca Paredes - May 4th, 2016

    We've taken a look at Withings Go before, but now, WearableZone is one of the first to snag the latest release from Withings. Withings Go is a budget activity tracker for almost every type of athlete: Unlike other popular trackers on the market, ...

  • Wearable Tech Saves You Time — It Could Also Save Your Life

    Heidi Redlitz - April 29th, 2016

    Wearable tech has been called many things: a time-saver, a calorie counter, a fitness tracker, and an activity monitor. But a lifesaver? Not until recently. Fitness devices like the Apple Watch and certain Fitbit models include a built-in heart rate...

  • How Doctors Used Fitbit Data To Save A Man’s Life

    Rebecca Paredes - April 27th, 2016

    When a 42-year-old man recently walked into the emergency room at Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center, he had no idea that his fitness tracker data would help save his life. A case study published in the Annals of Emergency Medicine tells the story: ...

  • What Happens When Android Wear Watches Pair With iPhones?

    Jessica Ruane - April 26th, 2016

    Well folks, the battle between Android vs. iOS got a lot more complicated when Google announced last September that their line of Android Wear watches would be compatible with iPhones. The newly compatible line of Android smartwatches was supposed to...

  • Basketball Wearables Might Soon Be Part Of The NBA

    Logan Strain - April 26th, 2016

    Before a piece of sports technology becomes standard, it has to be weird. Even something as iconic as the baseball glove was once seen as pointless intrusion on the sport. One of the first people to wear a baseball glove in professional games was Cha...

  • This Is Why Wearables Want You To Ditch Your Wallet

    Rebecca Paredes - April 25th, 2016

    Three years ago, Target caught a bug before Christmas — and helped make today’s digital wallet surge a reality. Back in 2013, someone installed malware in Target’s payment system. Over the span of about two weeks, 40 million credit ...

  • Oombrella Promises To Put An End To Being Umbrellaless In The Rain

    Logan Strain - April 22nd, 2016

    Is your tendency to forget your stuff more powerful than your hatred of being wet? A new umbrella with a weather-sensing chip in the handle has come to solve your umbrella-forgetting dilemmas. Oombrella is the dream of all absent-minded and damp peo...

  • Wall Street Is Having A Love Affair With The Fitbit

    Logan Strain - April 21st, 2016

    In the surest sign yet that wearables are mainstream, traders are snatching up Fibit (FIT) stock at a quicker pace. The buying spree was spurred in part by an optimistic report by Morgan Stanley. According to analyst Katy Huberty, “Our check...

  • The Apple Watch Proves That Apple Is Rudderless Without Steve Jobs

    Logan Strain - April 19th, 2016

    “Deciding what not to do is as important as deciding what to do,” Steve Jobs told his biographer, Walter Isaacson. “That’s true for companies and it’s true for products.” He put this idea into practice after he re...

  • Apple Watch 2 Will Be Better, Thinner Than Apple Watch

    Rebecca Paredes - April 18th, 2016

    And now, the Apple Watch 2 news we’ve all been waiting for: according to Wall Street analyst Brian White, the new Apple smart watch will be 20 to 40% thinner than the current line of Apple Watches. Other rumored updates include a series of &ld...

  • Tech Tats: The Tattoo That's Good For Your Health Is Finally Here

    Jessica Ruane - April 18th, 2016

    What if there was a tattoo that could potentially detect poisons in the air, pathogens in a soldier’s body, or identify when they are hurt or stressed? It may sound like something out of a sci-fi movie, but this technology is actually right aro...

  • Your Future Fitness Tracker Could Be A Temporary Tattoo

    Rebecca Paredes - April 15th, 2016

    Why wear your fitness tracker on your wrist when you could wear it on your skin? According to a recent study published in Science Advances, a team of researchers have created an ultra flexible, organic photonic skin that doubles as an electronic disp...

  • 5 Ways Wearables Are Giving The Military A High Tech Upgrade

    Logan Strain - April 8th, 2016

    Last year, the Pentagon announced that they plan to team up with the heaviest hitters in consumer, military, and academic technology to develop wearables for the military. In total, 162 organizations — including Harvard, Boeing, and Apple &mdas...

  • How Wearables Can Help Achieve Universal Accessibility For People With Disabilities

    Logan Strain - April 4th, 2016

    Big chunks of the world are built to exclude about a fifth of us. Not deliberately, of course. But much of society is built with with the false assumption that we’re all able-bodied. In reality, around 19 percent of Americans have a disability...

  • 4 Sleep Tracker Innovations That’ll Turn You Into A Superhuman

    Rebecca Paredes - March 22nd, 2016

    I never thought to use a sleep tracker until I woke up early this morning to a series of alarms. I’m not one of those people that can set one alarm and run off into the sunrise; each morning I have to go to war with my body and my warm bed. An...

  • Withings Go Is Budget-Friendly, But Not The Most Attractive Option In Wearables

    Rebecca Paredes - March 3rd, 2016

    In the beginning, fitness watches weren’t always pretty. They were harsh black bands that stole all the attention on your wrist, like that one guy in the gym who always does curls in the squat rack during peak hours. But as fitness wearables h...

  • Samsung Is Doing All The Right Things In Wearable Technology With One Fatal Flaw

    Rebecca Paredes - March 3rd, 2016

    Between July and September of 2015, Apple sold approximately 4.5 million smartwatches. Meanwhile, Samsung sold an estimated 600,000 units during that same period, which is pennies compared to Apple’s global market share. And the numbers make s...

  • Wearable Technology Won’t Change Your Life, But It Can Make Living Easier

    Rebecca Paredes - March 3rd, 2016

    I have a confession to make: I didn’t start using wearable technology until very recently because of a company-wide step-tracking challenge. And by “wearable technology,” I mean a pedometer that I dangled around my neck like a neckl...

  • The New Fitbit Blaze Offers GPS And On-Screen Workouts

    tony lea - March 2nd, 2016

    In case you haven't heard, Fitbit just released a whole new line of devices. One of their new top of the line products is called the Fitbit Blaze. You can expect all the traditional features of most Fitbits, such as steps taken, steps climbed, and...

  • The History Of Wearable Tech, From The Hamilton Pulsar To The Oculus Rift

    Logan Strain - March 2nd, 2016

    Modern wearable technology can track your health, augment reality, and connect you to the world. And it feels like these devices appeared on wrists, heads, and Amazon wish lists overnight. In one sense, they have. In 2012, wearable devices were only ...

  • How To Set Up Fitbit Connect On Your Computer

    Rebecca Paredes - January 13th, 2016

    Are youready to ramp up your workout?Fitbit devices sync with your phone's app to make it as easy as possible for you to record your activity data. The downside is that Bluetooth connectivity can seriously drain your battery life. Related: How To Ex...

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