Tag "Wearables"

Wearable brand Huami goes public; raises $110M

By : CIOL Writers

Huami, the smart wearable device brand from Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has been officially listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “HMI”. In addition, the company has also raised $110 million by offering 10 million shares at $11,

Adidas stops making wearable devices to focus on software

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Adidas is pivoting away from the wearable devices industry for a while now to focus on software, especially Adidas apps and those made by Runtastic, the Portland Business Journal reported first. Adidas said, “To further drive our digital transformation and

Samsung launches Gear Fit 2 Pro and Gear Sport in India

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Samsung has launched two new wearables in India titled Gear Fit 2 Pro and Gear Sport. The Gear Fit 2 Pro has been priced at Rs 13,590 while the Gear Sport has been priced at Rs 22,990. Both the wearables

Invisible wearables set to be the next big customer experience game changer

Mohit Sharma The world is witnessing a great spurt in the adoption of IoT and connected devices. Today, everything is becoming connected – from the TV at home, the shelf space in the grocery store to the machines in factories

Apple Watch is getting a rival to reckon with in Fitbit Ionic

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After witnessing a waning interest from consumers and investors alike, Fitbit is back with a bang with an offering that has it all to take on the best in the business-Apple smartwatch. Fitbit launched its first smartwatch- Fitbit Ionic on Monday

Fitbit adds Cortana Support to its devices

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Fitbit, the activity tracking American company now works with Cortana, Windows’ virtual personal assistant. Earlier in May, Microsoft announced the public preview of the Cortana Skills Kit, which allows developers to easily create intelligent, personalized experiences for users of Cortana in the

Is Apple CEO Tim Cook personally testing a glucose tracker for Apple watch?

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Apple wants to make its smartwatch more than an average smart wearable available in the market. And to do so, the company’s CEO himself is testing a new device that will expand Apple’s watch functionality into health domain. Tim Cook wearing a glucose

Xiaomi launches Apple Watch-lookalike ‘WeLoop Hey 3S’ at $78

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Adding one more fitness tracker to the wearable market, Xiaomi’s WeLoop has launched a new smartwatch — Hey 3S, which shares striking similarities with the Nike Edition of the Apple Watch. Introduced on Xiaomi’s crowdfunded platform, MIJIA, the device has

Google reportedly to launch Android Wear 2.0 in February

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Initially announced at 2016 I/O, Google is yet to release the much-awaited Android Wear 2.0, an operating system designed for smartwatches and wearables. The tech giant was supposed to release the OS by year (2016) end. However, according to the

Fitbit acquires smartwatch startup Vector Watch

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After acquiring Pebble last month, fitness wearables brand Fitbit has made yet another acquisition in the form of European smartwatch maker Vector Watch. Though the terms of the deal haven’t been disclosed, the year-old startup has been acquired for its

Google to launch Android Wear 2.0 smartwatches in 2017

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After launching Google Pixel, the tech giant plans to launch Google smartwatches, but without Google or Pixel branding. Instead, the company plans to brand the smartwatches on the name of the manufacturing company. However, Google is yet to disclose the

Apple reportedly making foray into wearable glasses

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Do you remember Google glass? Despite the buzz and the visionary concept, the project was ultimately abandoned by the company. But that did not stop Snapchat from creating its own video-camera sunglasses that infused a new lease of life into

Security spends see upward spike as wearable devices hit the workplace

Wearable devices such as wristbands, eyewears, earwears and footwears are seeing increased use in different industry verticals such as healthcare, BFSI, defence and retail, as they provide hands-free operations, real-time data monitoring and network communication. Rise in availability of enterprise-focused

Apple Watch refresh delights swimmers & fitness freaks; prices start at Rs 32,900

USA: Apple has refreshed its smartwatch line with new Apple Watch Series 2, packed with fitness and sports features such as water resistance for swimming, and a built-in GPS to function without an iPhone. Apple Watch Series 2 will be

New version of activity tracker Pulse monitors oxygen in blood

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The French consumer electronics company, Withings has announced the launch of the Pulse O2 activity tracker, an expansion of the Withings’ original Pulse. The product is available on Amazon at Rs 9,999. Like its predecessor, the Pulse O2 tracks users’

Smart wearables for Olympics 2016

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Wearable devices such as smartwatches or fitness trackers have become an accepted phenomenon all over the world. Then, how could 2016 Olympics games escape the tech impression? The opening ceremony scheduled for August 5th is less than a week away.

Your smartwatch can leak PINs and passwords to cybercriminals

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Smartwatches and fitness trackers can be easily exploited by cyber criminals to steal a user’s PIN number thanks to the motion sensing data it generates, warns a study conducted by a team from the department of electrical and computing engineering

ZENTA wrist-wearable to track both mental and physical well being

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Technology has been evolving ways to approach physical well-being through wearables like apple watch, Microsoft band which tracks our heartbeat and movement. However, now a London-based start-up has decided to take the mental well-being in hands, we mean, in our

Smart shoes from Lenovo that tracks your fitness

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Wearable technology is the new rage in today’s time, and no tech conference can conclude without at least one path-breaking prototype. So at its Tech World conference in San Francisco on Thursday, Lenovo took the lead and unveiled a smart

Panic/SOS button tops wearables wish list

NEW DELHI, INDIA: In the new Ericsson ConsumerLab report, six in 10 smartphone users state that wearables have uses beyond health and wellness. Devices related to personal safety and security, such as panic buttons and personal locators, attract most interest: