wearables

This gesture-sensing band could make the Apple Watch more accessible

Wearable Devices Ltd We often think of touchscreen displays as one of the more accessible ways to interact with our gadgets. But a variety of physical and cognitive disabilities, including conditions like ALS, can make even using a touchscreen nearly impossible. Enter a recent CES 2021 Innovation Award honoree called the Mudra Band.  The concept …

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The best smartwatches, fitness trackers and wearables to gift

Smartwatches and wearables are finally finding their place in tech. They’ve become robust health-trackers in recent years, and what better way to help your loved ones care for themselves than with a gift that will help monitor their wellbeing? Smartwatches have also become more affordable lately, and even Apple has a new sub-$300 watch in …

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Apple’s AirPods Pro return to an all-time low price of $199 at Amazon

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Apple Watch Series 3 owners deal with random reboots in watchOS 7

Engadget WatchOS 7 has been a welcome upgrade in some respects, but not so much if you’re an Apple Watch Series 3 owner. As 9to5Mac reports, Series 3 users on the Apple and MacRumors forums are complaining of random reboots after installing watchOS 7 on their devices. There can be multiple restarts per day, and …

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Withings’ ScanWatch is the best hybrid smartwatch I’ve tried so far

Withings’ latest smartwatch is the first to offer a complete suite of health-monitoring tools inside a watch. Announced in January, the ScanWatch replaces the Steel HR as the French company’s new flagship timepiece. Or, it will, since it’s still working its way through the FDA for clearance in the US. It’s not a radical departure …

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Electronic skin reacts to pain like a human

RMIT University Electronic skins can already react to touch, but they’re not much good at reacting to the jabs and burns that cause pain. That’s a problem for prosthetics and robots that are supposed to have human-like responses. They may be more sensitive in the future, though. RMIT University researchers have developed an artificial skin …

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Samsung’s Galaxy Fit 2 can run for two weeks on a single charge

Samsung When it comes to fitness trackers, consumers are spoiled for choice. Between devices from Fitbit, Garmin and now even Amazon, there’s probably a device out there suited for everyone, no matter their specific needs. But that same amount of choice can make it difficult for some trackers to stand out. Samsung’s Galaxy Fit is …

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Amazon Halo is a subscription fitness wearable and platform

Amazon Amazon is no longer content to allow mainstream wearable technology companies to dominate the fitness space. Today, the mega-retailer is launching a subscription fitness product dubbed Amazon Halo that’s designed to encourage users to improve their health and wellness. Halo is a subscription product that’ll see users pay monthly for access to both a …

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Oculus headsets will require Facebook logins starting in October

Devindra Hardawar / Engadget It’s a possibility Oculus owners have had in the back of their minds since Facebook acquired the company in 2014, and it’s now finally happening. Oculus will soon require all of its users to log in with a Facebook account.   In October, the company will start prompting device owners to merge their …

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Apple sponsors a three-year UCLA study on depression and anxiety

Chris Velazco / Engadget With help from Apple, UCLA is launching a new three-year study to understand how factors like sleep and physical activity can impact depression and anxiety symptoms. The study will start this week with a pilot that will involve 150 participants drawn from the UCLA Health medical center. In 2021, the school …

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