Articles about Wearable Tech

Apple Watch Series 6 Will Feature Blood Oxygen Monitoring
The Apple Watch already comes with several health monitoring features like a heart rate tracker and an ECG monitor. However, if a recent report from DigiTimes is to be believed, it seems that Apple could be getting ready to introduce a new health monitoring feature with the Apple Watch Series 6.

Apple’s AR Glasses Could Turn Any Surface Into A Touchscreen
One of the things Apple does really well is how they integrate their products with each other. While you could own an iPhone and run a Windows computer, owning a Mac computer would unlock certain features like AirDrop and Continuity. This is why we can’t say we’re surprised at the discovery of this latest patent for Apple’s AR glasses.

Thermal Sensors Could Be Used To Offer Better Hand Tracking Solutions
Right now hand tracking technology relies on things like cameras and built-in sensors like a gyroscope and accelerometer. While these seem to work just fine for today’s applications, researchers at Cornell University and the University of Wisconsin-Madison have come up with a potentially better method.

Apple’s AR Glasses Could Offer Enhanced Privacy For The iPhone
According to the rumors, Apple is said to be working on a pair of AR glasses. What the company plans on doing with these glasses is unclear, but now in a patent discovered by AppleInsider, it seems that one of the potential uses for Apple’s wearable headset could be enhanced privacy for iPhone users.


Your Apple Watch Can Now Be Used To Unlock Your Car Door
We had previously heard about Apple’s plans to eventually allow their devices to act as a digital car key to unlock car doors and whatnot. For those who think that this is a fantastic idea, you’ll be pleased to learn that Apple has since released the latest update for its watchOS platform, where updating to watchOS 6.2.8 will now allow you to use the wearable as a digital car key.

The Apple Watch’s ECG Could Have Just Saved Another Life
In the past, we have come across various stories of how the Apple Watch has saved a life thanks to its built-in heart rate tracking features. Now according to a new post on Reddit, it looks like another life could have potentially been saved. According to the poster, a 22-year old, his Apple Watch alerted him to an Afib despite him not showing any symptoms.

Researchers Have Developed A Medical Wearable Using Just Paper And Pencil
These days with everything being digital, using pens/pencils and writing on paper almost feels archaic. However, it seems that maybe we shouldn’t be so quick to dismiss the humble pencil and paper just yet, especially when researchers have discovered that it is possible to create medical wearables using nothing but that.

Inventor Creates A Virtual Time Machine That Lets Him Travel Back In Time
Time machines are usually the stuff of science fiction, and whether or not this is something that humans will be able to achieve one day is really anyone’s guess. However, inventor Lucas has created a pretty awesome alternative, where through devices like Snap’s Spectacles, he has created a virtual time machine that lets him travel back in the time in a manner of speaking.

Lenses For Apple’s AR Glasses Reportedly Enters Trial Production
We have been hearing rumors for a while now that Apple has been working on a pair of AR glasses. When exactly it will launch remains to be seen, but it seems that we could be inching closer towards it being released because according to a report from The Information (paywall), it seems that trial production could be starting soon.

This Glove Can Translate Sign Language Into English
Sign languages, like all languages, needs to be learnt in order for you to understand it and how to use it. However, thanks to researchers from UCLA’s Samueli School of Engineering, they have developed a wearable glove that can take the movements from sign language and translate them into English.

Apple Watch’s ECG Saves A Doctor From Critical Heart Disease
Over the years ever since the Apple Watch was introduced, we’ve been hearing various stories of how the device has saved the lives of many of its users by alerting them to potential heart issues. This allowed the wearer to seek out medical treatment early, which as a result potentially saved many lives in the process.

Polar’s New Fitness Smartwatch Is Aimed At Fitness Beginners
Many smartwatches and fitness trackers come with the ability to help you track your workouts, like when you run, when you swim, and so on. But what if you’re a complete beginner when it comes to working out and to wearables in general? This is an area that Polar is hoping to address with its new fitness smartwatch, the Polar Unite.

Facebook Shows Off An Ultra-Thin Pair Of VR Glasses
Due to all the components needed in order to make virtual reality functional, pretty much all the VR headsets we’ve seen tend to be rather big and bulky and not exactly portable. However, over at Facebook Reality Labs, the company has shown off a proof-of-concept pair of VR glasses that look like a pair of regular glasses.

NASA Created A Necklace That Reminds Wearers Not To Touch Their Face
One of the common pieces of advice that is being given out now in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic is that you should always, always wash your hands with soap and water, and that you should avoid touching your face as much as possible. This is because as we go about our hands touch all kinds of objects which may or may not contain traces of the virus.