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#wearable tech

# wearable-tech - Tuesday 4 August, 2020

EU launches 'in-depth' probe of Google's bid for Fitbit

There is concern that acquiring Fitbit’s user data will strengthen Google’s position in targeted advertising.

# wearable-tech - Friday 20 December, 2019

Then and now: How Ireland and the business world have changed from 2010 to 2020

Irish business leaders give their take on the influential innovations, ideas and tech that shaped the decade.

# wearable-tech - Friday 6 May, 2016

From The42 I tried Fitbit for a month, and taking it off was the best decision I've made Wearable Tech

# wearable-tech - Tuesday 26 January, 2016

Your one-stop guide to the best gear that will help you improve your workouts

Heading to the gym is a lot easier when you look and feel good.

# wearable-tech - Monday 21 September, 2015

Apple has finally revealed exactly how much its watches will cost in Ireland

The company’s new smartwatch will officially go on sale Friday.

# wearable-tech - Sunday 2 August, 2015

How one Irish sports-technology startup is taking it to the likes of Adidas

Playertek thinks it can help everyone train like a pro.

# wearable-tech - Friday 31 July, 2015

Google Glass is quietly making a comeback but not in the way you'd expect

It’s thinking more about functionality instead of style.

# wearable-tech - Sunday 10 May, 2015

From The42 I tried fitness tracker for a month, and taking it off was the best decision I've made Obsessed

I tried fitness tracker for a month, and taking it off was the best decision I've made

New wearable tech gadgets can work a little too well for some.

# wearable-tech - Tuesday 14 April, 2015

There are 100 jobs coming at this cutting-edge Irish company

The chip developer just received a $40 million funding boost – and it has got big growth plans.

# wearable-tech - Monday 1 December, 2014

Remember Google Glass? A new version is expected to arrive next year

The device will be powered by Intel as it plans to market the device to hospitals as well as other workplaces.

# wearable-tech - Monday 3 November, 2014

Review: Is the Moto 360 the smartwatch that you always wanted?

Google wants to take over the smartwatch industry with Android Wear, but is the Moto 360 the device that kickstarts this process?

Waiting for Apple Watch to arrive? It may be spring before it gets here

It’s expected that Apple’s answer to the smartwatch will be released in the spring, instead of February as was first expected.

# wearable-tech - Thursday 28 August, 2014

Samsung latest product is a smartwatch that can make calls on its own

The company also announced a Bluetooth necklace which vibrates when you receive calls and notifications (if that’s the kind of product you’re looking for).

# wearable-tech - Friday 20 June, 2014

Apple thinks millions of people will want to buy its smartwatch

Shipments of the device, which is expected to be released in October, is estimated to total between 10 million and 15 million units by the end of 2014.

# wearable-tech - Thursday 29 May, 2014

Samsung unveils real-time health wristband and healthcare platform

The Simband is a wearable device which uses numerous sensors to track information like heart rate, movement, body temperature and other metrics on a continuous basis.

# wearable-tech - Wednesday 14 May, 2014

A month after its one day sale, Google Glass is now on sale to all in the US

Although they’re in limited supply, and will still set you back $1,500.

# wearable-tech - Tuesday 29 April, 2014

Amazon moves into wearable tech by launching dedicated store

The store also has a “learning center” which aims to educate those who aren’t familiar with smartwatches and activity trackers.

# wearable-tech - Friday 11 April, 2014

Google will let anyone buy Glass for one day only

And just to make things more complicated, you will need to be based in the US and have $1,500 to get one.

# wearable-tech - Tuesday 11 February, 2014

Virgin Atlantic begin trialling Google Glass to help improve check-ins

The airline’s staff will use Google Glass or a Sony Smartwatch 2 to help give passengers a personalised experience when they are checking-in.

# wearable-tech - Friday 7 February, 2014

New York police begin testing Google Glass as crime-fighting tool

The wearable device is being used by police officers to see if it has any use in law enforcement.

# wearable-tech - Wednesday 29 January, 2014

'Wearable' book lets you experience characters' emotions while reading

The book and wearable vest uses sensors and can trigger feedback based on the protagonist’s emotional or physical state.

# wearable-tech - Friday 17 January, 2014

Google developing smart contact lens that will aid diabetics

The company is currently testing prototypes contact lenses that can measure glucose levels in tears.

# wearable-tech - Thursday 9 January, 2014

Will 2014 be the year of wearable tech?

The growing use of embedded wearable devices is spawning a massive industry geared to fitness, health and other goals.

# wearable-tech - Wednesday 11 December, 2013

Smart ring sends you phone updates to your finger

The Smarty Ring lets you control your phone and receive updates on your finger.

# wearable-tech - Wednesday 27 November, 2013

Sony patents smart wig that vibrates whenever you get a message

The wig could help people navigate their surroundings, alert them to new messages, and check blood pressure.

# wearable-tech - Sunday 20 October, 2013

From The42 Wearable tech the newest development in fitness: which is the best band to buy? Fitness

Wearable tech the newest development in fitness: which is the best band to buy?

It’s the Jawbone Up v the FitBit. And it’s live.