wearables

HTC's Cosmos VR headset features a sharper display and six tracking cameras

HTC revealed back in January that its forthcoming VR headset, the Vive Cosmos, will be designed with comfort and accessibility in mind. Now, the company has unveiled a few more details about the device. Major features include a vented front design, t… Source: Engadget | HTC's Cosmos VR headset features a sharper display and six …

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Polar's latest watch knows if you're too tired for a full workout

Sleep tracking and personal fitness gadgets are nothing new, and even the cheapest knock-off wearables will do a decent enough job of monitoring the main criteria, so companies are constantly looking at ways to make their devices even more useful. Po… Source: Engadget | Polar's latest watch knows if you're too tired for a full …

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Alphabet is exploring smart shoes that know when you fall

Alphabet's Verily isn't done finding new places for its health-oriented wearable tech. CNBC sources claim the firm has developed prototype smart shoes that measure movement and weight, and could detect when you've fallen — not a novel concept, but s… Source: Engadget | Alphabet is exploring smart shoes that know when you fall

Under Armour's HOVR connected shoes aim to make you a smarter runner

Under Armour has been making a major push into smart running shoes for a couple of years now, and in 2019 the company is taking those efforts even further. This year, it plans to launch a suite of connected sneakers (five, to be exact), starting with… Source: Engadget | Under Armour's HOVR connected shoes aim …

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Puma wants to let you try its new Fi self-lacing shoes

With the upcoming release of Nike's $350 Adapt BB, self-lacing shoes are set to become more commonplace, and Puma isn't about to let its rival take all the credit. After all, the German company showed off its own self-lacing sneaker, the Autodi… Source: Engadget | Puma wants to let you try its new Fi self-lacing …

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Spryng is tech-laced compression wear for speeding up workout recover

If you wanted to simplify, CES 2019 could be neatly divided into self-driving cars, giant TVs and health tech. A lot of what we've seen of the latter either tracks your movement or is hardware ingrained into workouts. Spryng is a little different, ai… Source: Engadget | Spryng is tech-laced compression wear for speeding up …

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Health and beauty tech continues to fail pregnant women

There's a thread on Fitbit's Feature Suggestion forum titled, "Add Pregnancy/Nursing mode for more accurate calorie estimates," with the first comment logged in December 2013. It was locked at 328 comments and 1,388 upvotes. In the comments, hundreds… Source: Engadget | Health and beauty tech continues to fail pregnant women

The Owlet Band monitors your unborn baby while you sleep

Owlet is known for making connected baby monitors and teeny tiny smart socks (yes, really), but its latest innovation is built to use before baby is actually born. The Owlet Band is a soft, thin circle of fabric that wraps around an expectant mother'… Source: Engadget | The Owlet Band monitors your unborn baby while …

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Louis Vuitton's pricey smartwatch gets a big upgrade for 2019

Louis Vuitton has upgraded its extravagant take on Wear OS with Qualcomm's new chipset for wearables. The new LV Tambour Horizon smartwatch is now powered by the Snapdragon Wear 3100, the same chip that Qualcomm worked on for years with help from Goo… Source: Engadget | Louis Vuitton's pricey smartwatch gets a big upgrade for …

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Ask Engadget: Which hybrid smartwatch should I buy?

The support shared among readers in the comments section is one of the things we love most about the Engadget community. Over the years, we've known you to offer sage advice on everything from Chromecasts and cameras to drones and smartphones. In fac… Source: Engadget | Ask Engadget: Which hybrid smartwatch should I buy?

The Morning After: 'Black Mirror: Bandersloot'

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. Welcome to your last weekend of 2018. Netflix's first interactive experience for adults has arrived, and the Essential Phone is exiting stage left. Plus, we have a few highlights from earlier this week like Buga… Source: Engadget | The Morning After: 'Black Mirror: Bandersloot'

Chinese schools keep tabs on kids with 'intelligent uniforms'

Even schoolkids can't escape China's increasing obsession with surveillance. Over 10 schools in the country's southwestern Guizhou province and Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region have made students wear "intelligent uniforms" from Guanyu Technology in… Source: Engadget | Chinese schools keep tabs on kids with 'intelligent uniforms'

Adidas is using augmented reality to sell limited-edition sneakers

It's never been easy to buy limited-edition sneakers, especially for consumers who may not have the same resources as a reseller. This can be anything from automated scripts (aka bots), to an army of people waiting in line outside a store ready to ta… Source: Engadget | Adidas is using augmented reality to sell limited-edition …

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Smartwatch shipments grow 67 percent in Q3 thanks to Apple and Fitbit

The smartwatch market doesn't show any signs of slowing down, and it might have just hit a major milestone in the process. Strategy Analytics estimates that smartwatch shipments grew a whopping 67 percent year-over-year in the third quarter of 2018,… Source: Engadget | Smartwatch shipments grow 67 percent in Q3 thanks to Apple and Fitbit

Oculus Go now casts your VR sessions to other devices

As promised, it's now easy to share your Oculus Go sessions with everyone else in the room. Oculus is rolling out beta support for casting Go experiences to phones and tablets using the Oculus app. So long as both the Go and the mobile device are o… Source: Engadget | Oculus Go now casts your …

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