Samsung’s Own App Leaks Upcoming Wearables And Headphones

MWC 2019 is coming up and it is expected to be a huge event where we will see a lot of announcements from various companies. Samsung will be hosting their own event where the Galaxy S10 will be announced. There are rumors that a 5G smartphone could also be announced, and the company’s foldable smartphone as well.


Google’s Wear OS Only Accounts For 12% Of The Smartwatch Market

While Google might be enjoying massive success with its Android mobile platform, the same cannot really be said about the company’s attempts with wearables, where based on the latest figures by NPD, it seems that Wear OS only accounts for 12% of the smartwatch market, leaving the rest of the pie to other companies such as Apple, Samsung, and Fitbit.


Google Has A Bunch Of New Devices Planned For 2019

We know that Google will be launching new Pixel smartphones this year, and now according to a report from the Nikkei Asian Review, they have detailed the hardware that Google could be launching this year which includes the Pixel smartphones, a budget Pixel smartphone that we have been hearing about for a while now, a new Google Home, and the Pixel Watch.


Apple Watch Helps Woman Find Out She Has A Heart Condition

We’ve seen how in the past the Apple Watch has managed to help alert the wearer to impending heart attacks. Now according to a report from ABC 11 News (via 9to5Mac), the Apple Watch has managed to potentially save the life of a nurse by the name of Beth Stamps by alerting her to an abnormally high heart rate.


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Oculus Rift S Headset Hinted At In Software Code

It has been a while since the Oculus Rift headset has been refreshed. This is versus headsets like the HTC Vive which has seen several variations launched to date. There were talks about a Rift 2, but as Engadget points out, a report from TechCrunch back in 2018 suggested that the company might be looking to release a lightly-refreshed Rift S headset instead.


Future Samsung Galaxy Smartwatches Could Ditch The Rotating Bezel

One of the unique features of Samsung’s smartwatches to date is its rotating bezel which allowed users to control certain features of the smartwatch via the bezel if they preferred interacting with it in a way that also provided tactile feedback. However it seems that Samsung could be considering ditching that feature.


Alphabet Exploring Smart Shoes That Can Detect Falls

The Apple Watch Series 4 has a built-in feature that can detect when the user has fallen and call for help if they do not respond. So far the Apple Watch is one of the few, if not the only, smartwatch that offers that feature. However it seems that Google’s parent company Alphabet might be exploring similar tech, except in shoes.


Apple Watch Fall Detection Saves Man In Norway

One of the new features of the Apple Watch Series 4 is the ability to detect falls, and to also call for help when the user is unresponsive after a fall. In a report from NRK (via 9to5Mac), this feature has been credited with saving a life of a 67-year old man in Norway who was found bloody and unconscious on his bathroom floor by emergency authorities.


Older Apple Watches Sent For Repair Could Be Replaced By Apple Watch Series 2

It’s good to see that despite the Apple Watch Series 0 and Series 1 being so old that Apple is still offering repairs on it. However the problem with older device models is that eventually it gets to the point where producing spare parts and components for it might not be a good use of resources anymore.


Samsung’s Upcoming Smartwatch Could Be Called Galaxy Watch Active

For the longest time ever, Samsung used the Gear branding for its wearables and smartwatches, but last year the company switched it up and started using the Galaxy brand for its devices. This is why it doesn’t come as a surprise to learn that Samsung might have a new smartwatch that could also be using the Galaxy brand.


Researchers Find Fitness Trackers Overestimate Calories By As Much As 50%

Fitness trackers are great to see how far you’ve run and how many calories you’ve burnt, but it seems that maybe you should treat those numbers as gospel. This is because according to researchers at Researchers at Aberystwyth University, they have conducted tests on various fitness trackers only to find that most of them are way off the mark, with some by as much as 50%.


Future iPhones, Apple Watch Could Detect Biohazards

Our smartwatches, specifically the Apple Watch, can measure the health of its wearer, like its heart rate where it can alert users when the heart rate is too low or too high, or has an abnormal rhythm which suggests that something could be wrong. However in the future it could be used for more than just personal health.


AirPods With Health Tracking Expected In First Half Of 2019

Initially made fun of due to its design, the ease of pairing AirPods to iOS devices and also their convenience has made it quite a hit. This is why we understand that there is a fair amount of anticipation for its successor and what Apple could have up their sleeves. According to DigiTimes, the AirPods 2 could be worth checking out.


Older Samsung Gear Watches Updated With New Fitness Features

The problem with a lot of modern gadgets is that they tend to get outdated fast, where the models offered the year later come with features that makes the previous year’s models feel a bit outdated. Then there is also the issue of software updates where most OEMs tend to focus on their latest products and end up neglecting their older ones.