Tag Archive: Wearables


Apple Watch steals the limelight from rival wearables

Smartwatches have been around for a few years and as a must-have device, they haven’t quite caught on. Analysts say there are two barriers, price and people not seeing the advantage of owning one. But a new report shows Apple is making a dent in at least one of those barriers. A survey of 11,000 […]

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Apple named coolest wearables brand over Samsung, Rolex, Ralph Lauren

Apple Watch is by far the most successful smartwatch to date in terms of sales, so perhaps it’s no surprise that Apple has been voted the “coolest wearables brand” by smartphone users. The Cupertino company not only beat technology rivals like Samsung and LG to the top of the list, but also high-end watchmakers and fashion brands like TAG Heuer, […]

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Wearables aren’t flying with the IT crowd

A new study suggests that the increased popularity of wearables like the Apple Watch and fitness trackers in the workplace is giving information technology professionals the willies. IT tool and service provider Ipswitch polled 288 workers who feel like the burgeoning devices might present some problems, especially if they’re connected to company-owned Wi-Fi networks. 53 […]

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Apple to help the Pentagon develop high-tech military wearables

Apple is one of several companies and organizations teaming up with the Pentagon to develop high-tech wearables for the U.S. military. The $ 171 million project will be the combined effort of 162 different companies, universities, and other groups — including Apple, Boeing, Harvard, and more. Collectively brought together under the name FlexTech Alliance, the goal […][Read More…]

Wearables soar in Q2 2015 as Apple Watch aims for the top

Don’t believe the critics who tell you wearables will never take off, because they’re wrong. During the second quarter of 2015 alone, the wearables market grew a staggering 223.2 percent, according to the latest figures from IDC, and Apple Watch is working its way to the top to tackle Fitbit. Android Wear, on the other […][Read More…]

Wearables: Doomed or darlings of the next decade?

After outselling all Android Wear watches within 24 hours, Apple Watch looked set to be the device that would finally give smartwatches their big break. But according to a recent report, sales of Cupertino’s first wearable have since nosedived 90%. It’s wise…Read more ›

iPhone tracks fitness levels better than wearables

One of the big selling points of wearable devices is that they will be able to help us keep track of various fitness metrics. However, a new report claims smartphones are just as good (if not slightly better) at tracking…Read more ›

3D printed wearables are a whole new level of weird

We’re still waiting to slap our wrist with Apple’s first wearable, but MIT Media Lab professor Neri Oxman has taken the wearables movement to a freaky new level by designing a new line of wearable structures that ‘grow’ organically. The…Read more ›

Crystal Baller: Apple’s wearables partnership with Nike and other juicy rumors

Apple Watch could lead to 7x increase in wearables market

Apple’s great at hopping into new markets just as they’re set to explode, and it seems that the upcoming Apple Watch is no different. Despite mixed reports about consumer interest, research firm IHS thinks demand for sensor-equipped wearable tech devices is going…Read more ›