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Roll up, roll up, one and all and come see our best smartwatch deals, carefully curated for you and your bare wrist. No longer will you be without time, smartphone notifications and a calculator on your wrist as our best smartwatch deals offer something for every price point. So lets not drone on, here are our top smartwatch deals. Best smartwatch: the top smartwatches you can buy in 2017 Android Wear The platform with the widest choice of smartwatches is Google's Android Wear, with devices arriving in a range of designs, sizes and prices. From cheap smartwatch deals to premium smartwatch deals, there's something for everyone who has an Android smartphone in their pocket. Your Android Wear smartwatch also works with iPhones, but the experience is far more limited. The Sony SmartWatch 3 stands out with impressive performance, a good screen and solid battery life, not to mention the inclusion of GPS.
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This wearable just about nails the tricky blend of being a smartwatch with competent fitness tracking capabilities and the price keeps on falling, making it a real bargain. Read the full review: Sony Smartwatch 3 The second generation Moto 360 gets our vote as the best smartwatch when it comes to looks. Plus, it's also one of the most comfortable wearables around. The new size options and the new-found comfortable fit (along with the added customization to the design), brings it all together as one of the best smartwatches of 2017. Read the full review: Moto 360 The Huawei Watch is not perfect, with iffy battery life watering down the gorgeous presentation.But the once high price has dropped and it's a near seamless blend of fashion and tech. Read the full review: Huawei Watch The Tag Heuer Connected is premium in every sense of the word, from its wallet-worrying price, to its stylish design and beefy processor, which makes it the most powerful smartwatch on the market.
Fast Company
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Is it possible to train your brain to cope with an ever more fast-paced world? In some cases, more tech might save us from tech overload. Is it possible to train your brain to cope with an ever more fast-paced world? In some cases, more tech might save us from tech overload. It's no secret that technology advancements have affected our brains. With instant messages, push notifications, wearable technology, and many other tech-driven distractions, the pace at which we are expected to respond has accelerated. We're multitasking with unfortunate effects. Read Full Story
BoingBoing
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The graphene temporary tattoo seen here is the thinnest epidermal electronic device ever and according to the University of Texas at Austin researchers who developed it, the device can take some medical measurements as accurately as bulky wearable sensors like EKG monitors. From IEEE Spectrum : Graphene’s conformity to the skin might be what enables the high-quality measurements. Air gaps between the skin and the relatively large, rigid electrodes used in conventional medical devices degrade these instrumentssignal quality. Newer sensors that stick to the skin and stretch and wrinkle with it have fewer airgaps, but because they’re still a few micrometers thick, and use gold electrodes hundreds of nanometers thick, they can lose contact with the skin when it wrinkles. The graphene in the Texas researchersdevice is 0.3-nm thick. Most of the tattoo’s bulk comes from the 463-nm-thick polymer support.
TechCrunch
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With Android Wear 2.0 due next month (with most outlets pegging a not too distant release date of February 2), were in a bit of a post-CES wearable holding pattern at the moment. The delay of Googles wearable operating system was largely seen as a contributing factor in the declining smartwatch space, but certainly not the sole driver. In a recent interview with Swiss paper Read More
Cnet
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The BeeLine is a simple, compass-like wearable for cyclists, walkers and explorers who want to know where they're going, even when they don't.
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It's also tipped to have a Qualcomm chipset and 4GB of RAM, which would ensure it at least has flagship power under the hood - although a mid-range 600 series chip may take priority over the premium 835 which could be reserved for the Xperia XZ 2 later this year. We could also see some mid-range devices, new Xperia tablets and even a wearable or two from Sony. With Google expected to launch Android Wear 2.0 at the start of February, MWC would be a great launchpad for a new smartwatch. TechRadar will be reporting live from Sony's MWC press conference to bring you all the latest on the new launches. MWC 2017: what to expect from Barcelona's massive phone show
Daily Express - Technology
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Wired
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Sky News
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Maritime gadgetry has expanded into wearable tech. This wristband lets surfers control the size and shape of the wave their boat creates. And competitive sailors are already using glasses that feed them real-time race data to help give them the edge.
Daily Express - Technology
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Phys.Org
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Stanford University has opened up submissions to faculty members for an Apple Watch Seed Grant , an inaugural program "focused on innovative uses of the Apple Watch in healthcare" (via Cult of Mac ). The program is designed to "stimulate and support" the creation of new uses for the Apple Watch in the healthcare field, an area that Apple has long been a proponent of since the wearable launched in 2015. In total, up to 1,000 Apple Watch devices will be offered through the seed grant program, which is being given 10,000 in funding and run through Stanford's Center for Digital Health within the School of Medicine. The CDH's proposal notes mention that while 1,000 Apple Watches will be given out in total, depending on the project proposals that get accepted, a higher or lower allocation of devices may be provided. Submissions are open to a select group of Stanford faculty members and close February 26, while the study as a whole will run for one year beginning April 2017.
Techradar
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A new "immersive mode" was also included, which allowed apps to hide the onscreen buttons and status bar when they're not needed, giving the apps use of the full screen. If you needed the buttons at any time you could swipe down from the top of the screen or up from the bottom to bring them back. NFC host card emulation was another new feature, and although it doesn't sound particularly exciting, it meant that a device running Android 4.4 could emulate an NFC card and talk to NFC readers, allowing you to use your device to pay for goods, and make use of other contactless features. You can read our review of Android 4.4 KitKat to see what we made of all the new features. On March 18, 2014 Android Wear , a version of Android specifically designed for smartwatches and wearables, was released. Android Wear uses Google Now and mobile notifications to bring important information to wearable tech, though you need to pair it with a smartphone running Android 4.
PCWorld
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Hot on the heels of revealing that Google is planning to launch Android Wear 2.0 on Feb. 9 , a VentureBeat report by Evan Blass has now completely removed the veil from Google’s first wearables. According to the ever-reliable tipster, the watches will be made by LG and are set to make their debut in a matter of weeks alongside the release of the new OS. Much as Apple sells two sizes of its watch, Google and LG are reportedly set to release Sport and Style variations of their new wearable, with the latter aimed at smaller wrists. According to the report, the larger model will clock in at 1.38 inches and sport a 480x480 screen, as compared to the Style’s 1.2-inch, 360x360 display. Additionally, Blass reports that the Sport will also have 768MB of RAM, (versus 512MB on the Style), as well as a much larger 430mAh battery, compared to 240mAh on the smaller model. To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
Sputnik International
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The new year is well underway, with many resolutions of 2017 already being broken, whether it's the fitness regime out of the window, or that the wearable tech not working out for you anymore.
Men's Fitness
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News Add in a simple skin temperature reader and fitness trackers could alert you when you’re about to get sick facebook twitter pinterest Advertisement Wearable Technology Fitness trackers get more advanced by the week and next time you opt to upgrade your Fitbit, Withings, TomTom, Garmin, Apple Watch or whatever else, you could be getting a device that will let you know when you’re about to get sick. A team from Stanford University, California, have demonstrated that fitness trackers can be used to detect the early signs of illness. More than 40 volunteers wore devices that tracked their pulse and skin temperature for two years. It was discovered that in the days leading up to illness, the devices would record abnormally high heart rates and sometimes higher skin temperatures. The devices could detect the changes up to three days before any other symptoms of a cold or infection presented themselves.
Techradar
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The smartwatch is the ultimate smartphone accessory. It can tell the time, of course, but it can also beam important notifications straight to your wrist, and run native apps. What's more impressive is that many of today's best models can also perform a ton of novel tricks, such as enabling you to search the internet with your voice, tracking your exercise over GPS, and letting you check-out at the grocery store without reaching for your wallet. Oh yeah and they look absolutely stunning to boot. Feeling active? Check out our Best Fitness Trackers For some time, jumping into the world of smartwatches was a risky move. But now, with competent efforts put forward from Google with Android Wear , Apple with watchOS, and more, there's never been a better time to strap up with wearable technology. Choosing the smartwatch that's right for you isn't easy, but we hope to make the exciting process of getting paired up with your next (or first!) smartwatch as simple as possible.
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Head to Samsungs website for more details and the full terms and conditions of the offer. Want to know more about the Gear Fit 2? Heres how highly we rate the wearable .
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Head to Samsungs website for more details and the full terms and conditions of the offer. Want to know more about the Gear Fit 2? Heres how highly we rate the wearable .
Sky News
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Maritime gadgetry has even expanded into wearable tech. This wristband lets surfers control the size and shape of the wave their boat creates. And competitive sailors are already using glasses that feed them real time race data to help give them the sedge.
Sky News
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What this does is give you real-time views of live fish that are swimming under the boat. So if something comes under you, you will see it coming in rather than going over the back again and finding it. Maritime gadgetry has even expanded into wearable tech.
I4U News
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The last decade has seen a rapid increase in wearable sensing and monitoring devices. By revealing a lot about what is happening inside a person, these wearable devices can assist people in...