Microsoft Band Fitness Tracker for $199

Posted in Fitness Gadgets by Darrin Olson on October 30th, 2014

Microsoft Band Fitness TrackerMicrosoft announced on Wednesday the planned release of its own wearable fitness tracker, the Microsoft Band. The device is available for purchase on Thursday from Microsoft for $199, and will work with Android, iOS and of course Windows Phone 8.1.

Among the features targeting fitness, the Microsoft Band tracks your exercise reps, calories burned, heart rate around the clock and your sleep. It also has a UV monitor built in with real-time UX information to make educated decisions on sun protection when you go out.

The wearable tech from Microsoft helps with more than just fitness, though and throws its hat into the ring against other popular wearable devices for Android and Apple. The Band will display a small snippet of your incoming emails, syncs with a calender to provide reminders and will let the user voice interact with Cortana …

Adidas Joins the Wearable Activity Tracker Movement with miCoach

Posted in Adidas by Tam Yue on July 11th, 2014

Adidas miCoachJust when you thought there wouldn’t be another one, Adidas proves you wrong. miCoach is Adidas’ version of a wearable activity tracker. Much like any of the others on the market today it tracks health data such as heart rate, steps walked, and calories burned. The miCoach also has LED lights that change color with the intensity of the workout and is made of a comfortable material that makes it easy to wear for long periods of time.

You can use Adidas miCoach app to set weekly goals and training plans. This new device, Adidas claims, aims to keep the user motivated and to keep up with fitness goals.

Since there are so many other models out there and this one is not cheap, $199, we wonder how this one will do when it is released next month.

Via Ubergizmo

 

Wearable Bluetooth Ring; We’re Calling It “Precious”

Posted in Bluetooth,Rings by Tam Yue on March 5th, 2014

bluetooth RingThis may not be the One Ring to rule them all, but it could definitely allow you to have the power of controlling many devices with the flick of your finger. Logbar’s Ring is a Bluetooth device fitted with an accelerometer that is capable of recognizing finger gestures. Depending on the gestures you make, you have the ability to send texts, turn on your music, and check emails just by simply writing in the air.

The Ring will alert you of new texts and emails by either vibration or LED lights that light up on the side of the Ring. According to Logbar, the Ring can perform up to 1000 gestures before the battery needs to be recharged. There are so many “pros” to this device it’s hard to tell you about them all in this article. Here is the …

Looxcie wearable camcorder

Posted in Camcorders by Conner Flynn on September 15th, 2010

If you shoot and share a ton of video clips of your life, then check out the Looxcie wearable camcorder. The device will be available on Amazon starting this Wednesday for $199. It allows you to capture videos at 480 x 320 pixel resolution at 15FPS.

The Looxcie can be docked to a user’s ear, so that it can see and record what you see, making it a part of you. It will record and store up to 4-hours of video. If you see something interesting, you can hit the “instant clip” button which will save the last 30 seconds of video and package it into a video file which can be shared via Bluetooth to a companion mobile app.

Kopin Golden-i Gen.2 wearable computer launching in 2010

Posted in PCs by Conner Flynn on September 22nd, 2009

Kopin Golden-i Gen.2 wearable computer launching in 2010Kopin has announced that the Golden-i Gen 2 will be starting field trials in December and production will begin next year. The units are expected to feature a Bluetooth headset, a 15-inch virtual PC display, head-gesture recognition and voice-control.

The units will run Windows Embedded CE 6.0 and are capable of streaming 30fps 720 x 480 video over Bluetooth 2.0, so it will be great for entertainment, or with your smartphone, laptop or MID for internet access etc. It can also connect using WiFi for up to SVGA resolution video.

iKey’s AK-39 wearable keyboard

Posted in Keyboards by Conner Flynn on July 14th, 2009

iKey's AK-39 wearable keyboardiKey is known for their rugged keyboards, but they’ve outdone themselves with the new AK-39 wearable keyboard. It’s made primarily for military use and conforms to full MIL-461 standards. With this keyboard on your wrist you’ll be good to go in environments with harsh electromagnetic interference and it’s also designed to be used with a glove in either left or right-hand configurations.

The keyboard is a basic 39-key layout, with an integrated pointing device that uses Force Sensing Resistor (or FSR) technology, with adjustable green backlighting that is compatible with night vision. We have no info on pricing, but you probably can’t afford it anyway.

ContourHD: The first wearable HD camcorder

Posted in Camcorders by Conner Flynn on April 27th, 2009

ContourHD: The first wearable HD camcorderLook at this guy. He exudes a confidence that says, I’m off to have an adventure and I’m not afraid to record it. He’s “wearing” the ContourHD which claims to be the world’s first wearable HD camcorder.

It weighs just four ounces and the anodized aluminum device can snap on your equipment. Like ski goggles for instance. It shoots HD video (1280×720) at 30fps, or SD at 60fps. Storage is in the form of MicroSD cards up to 16GB, which will provide up to 8 hours of HD and 16 hours of SD per card.

Exmovere Chariot is a wearable robot

Posted in Robots by Conner Flynn on April 8th, 2009

Exmovere Chariot is a wearable robotDid a robot swallow that guy? Is this the next part of our evolution, where our legs are replaced by robots? Could be. In which case this is an evolutionary mullet. Business suit on top, partying robot on the bottom.

It’s actually for amputees. They will be the first to be assimilated by this contraption, trading in their crutches for this strikingly scary wearable commuter named the Chariot. The Exmovere Chariot makes it so that you are basically one half Segway. It’s all self-balancing and hands-free, making it easy for the disabled to get around and do normal things.

The Chariot has a maximum speed of 12 miles per hour and the upright design ensures that the wearer can communicate and interact just like any normal person.

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Sony to offer wearable walkman

Posted in Walkman by Conner Flynn on January 7th, 2009

Sony to offer wearable walkmanSony is all set to offer a completely different type of Walkman. This time it’s aimed at the budget conscious consumer who wants something to match their active lifestyle. The upcoming W-series Walkman has some nice aesthetics for such users. It sports 2GB of storage, and a low price point ($50-75).

The design looks a little too cutesy with the heart shape and all. It’s basically a sleek wrap around earphone that has magnetic connectors on each end to keep it bound together when not in use. That’s what forms the shape. What you see is the entire player. The earphones are 13.5mm EX quality, and currently supported codecs include MP3, AAC, WMA (w/ DRM) and PCM.

192 GB Gresso wearable pendant

Posted in USB by Conner Flynn on September 25th, 2008

192 GB Gresso wearable pendantGadgets becoming jewelry is getting more common and why shouldn’t it? It makes toting around our gadgets that much easier. But making it look halfway decent to look at and still be functional is the trick. The Gresso wearable pendant manages to do it right. It houses a whooping 192 GB USB, carved out of 200-year-old African wood.

It’s a nice departure from the usual Swarovski studded piece. In three angles, it houses three 64 GB USB drives. Sadly for the ladies wanting one, it is limited to just 99 pieces being manufactured. The Gresso ENIGMA comes in two different styles. The star shaped “Constellation” and triangular ” Labyrinth”. Each comes with a strap for wearing as a jewelery pendant. The price is 5000 Euros.

Video vests turn you into a walking TV

Posted in Apparel by Conner Flynn on February 13th, 2008

Video vests turn you into a TVThis Video Vest screen certainly gets your attention. Why carry a boring cardboard sign, when you can get your message across with video, like a picket line for instance or to advertise your business. The Vest actually plays full-motion video with stereo sound so that you have a portable video display anywhere you want.

Apparently regular Joes like me and you can’t buy one due to the vest’s high cost and limited manufacturing, but you can rent one for live events and such. That really sucks because my thinking was that we could put some flat chested girls in this vest and give them a larger rack via video. It would have been my gift to them. I’m a giver.