New Apple Watch is more than your average wearable

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The Apple Watch Series 4 has been granted FDA Clearance for ECG monitoring. Receiving clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), makes the new Apple Watch the first consumer device to receive this clearance from the federal agency to operate as an over-the-counter (OTC) ECG-monitoring device. The Apple Watch Series 4 is one of the only devices on the market to provide users EKG readings. Upon the unveiling of its new Apple Watch, at its September event, the tech giant confirmed that the approval its smartwatch received from…

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Google smartwatch operating system to give verbal responses

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Wearable technology users with Wear OS based devices will now hear their gadgets talk back. Google smartwatch owners are now experiencing devices that are a little bit smarter than before. Google is working on making its wearable technology more convenient through a new software update. The Wear OS’s latest updates include a new “smart suggestions” feature on the platform. This new feature is automatically added to the latest version of the Google smartwatch operating system. The “smart suggestions” feature is meant to enhance the Google Assistant. Now, when a wearable…

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Wearable technology growth expected to keep slowing throughout 2018

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Despite all the hype and the massive investments by tech giants, wearables just aren’t taking with consumers. Wearable technology growth had been expected to continue seeing striking increases for many years to come. That said, despite the best efforts of tech giants, this has not been the case. Growth slowed down this year and is expected to continue dropping into next year as well. eMarketer, the market research firm, has reported that wearable technology growth is slowing in a significant way. In fact, within the next year, eMarketer predicts this…

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Apple has taken Fitbit’s wearable technology crown

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Despite the fact that Tim Cook continues to refuse to reveal the sales figures for the Apple Watch, it has still beaten Fitbit. The Apple Watch sales numbers remain a mystery because of the company’s policy not to reveal this information about its wearable technology or other devices. However, despite the silence about the numbers, Apple has been declared the leader in the wearables market. Fitbit had previously held the top spot because of its highly popular fitness trackers and smartwatches. A recent report from Strategy Analytics placed the spotlight…

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New wearable technology acts like a “smart” mood ring

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The latest smart wearables tech can determine the tone of a conversation and the speaker’s mood. There are now new wearable technology devices such as smartwatches that can do what mood rings never could. Instead of “sensing” your mood through the temperature of your finger, these devices use several sensors to determine the mood of a conversation. The wearable tech can use vitals and speech patterns to predict the tone of an ongoing conversation. In this way, the new wearable technology can tell if a conversation is happy, neutral or…

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Fitbit layoffs on the way after disappointing Q4 results

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The holiday season was reportedly not as good as hoped for the fitness tracker and smartwatch maker. Fitbit layoffs appear to be on the way despite the fact that the company maintains its position at the top of the wearable technology market. The company has announced that its fourth quarter results for 2016, though strong, missed Wall Street’s predictions. As a result of those results, it will be laying off between 5 percent and 10 percent of its total workforce. The company’s board voted that the Fitbit layoffs were among…

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Who won top wearable technology awards at CES 2017?

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Smartwatches and fitness trackers have a lot to live up to in this rapidly expanding category. CES 2017 is far from disappointing if you’re looking for the latest in tech, and the wearable technology awards have shown that this category is stronger than ever. Aside from the smart appliances and swarms of drones a plethora of new wearables have swamped the show. While there are tons of great gadgets to be seen, it’s the recipients of the wearable technology awards that had attracted the most attention. Even without the additional…

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American wearable technology market underperforming compared to predictions

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U.S. wearables as a whole are not doing as well as had been forecasted earlier this year. While certain specific wearables are doing well, the American wearable technology market as a whole is not growing as expected. A new eMarketer report suggest that even top performers aren’t reaching the anticipated growth levels. This, at the same time that Apple continues to insist that its Apple Watch sales are “doing great.” The eMarketer data showed that Fitbit, the Apple Watch and other devices were expected to see a 60 percent year…

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Pebble smartwatch company withdrawing from the market

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The firm behind the wearable technology has announced that it will be shutting down its operations. The Pebble smartwatch had been holding its own for a long time. However, with wearable technology competition rising from giants such as Apple and Google, the challenge skyrocketed. Many in the industry felt that Pebble’s longer history would ensure its position in the market. That does not appear to be the case. On Wednesday, the company announced that the Pebble smartwatch business would soon shut down. The announcement was made on the official Pebble…

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Are the weirdest electronics of 2016 actually making our lives better?

Now that we’re working on the last part of the 3rd quarter of 2016… it’s more than clear that the power bank is one of the most indispensable accessories.  Rechargeable batteries are central to our existence these days.  At the same time, some of the weirdest electronics we’ve seen so far have also made their way into the spotlight.  We may love our backup battery packs, but it’s fun to learn about the strange stuff, too! The following are some of the coolest devices, mobiles and wearable technology gadgets… to…

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Pebble Core will feature Amazon Alexa Voice Services and fitness tracking

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The wearable technology will also introduce a GPS tracker free of a smartphone as well as a music player. The smartwatch market will see a considerable change in the offerings from one of its original players in 2017 when the Pebble Core is launched with a spectrum of new features never before seen in previous generations of this wearable tech. A new Kickstarter campaign has been launched for what will be a 3G smartwatch meant to be a complete package. The Pebble Core is set to launch in January 2017.…

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