The Xiaomi Mi Band is a very basic fitness device. It measures your heart rate, it tracks your steps, calories, and so on. It’s as simple as it gets and that’s not a bad thing, especially when you consider its price. However, according to the latest rumors, it seems that the next-gen Mi Band could come with a killer feature.
For years, it has been rumored that Apple has been trying to come up with a way to introduce a painless and bloodless method of blood sugar monitoring in the Apple Watch. It turns out that maybe this could be that year, or at least that’s what a report from Korea’s ETNews is claiming.
A lot of our mobile devices come with GPS these days. This isn’t so much that companies want to know where you are, but rather it is used for health and fitness related apps, navigation apps, and so on. The inclusion of GPS can also be a good thing, like in the case of a woman who was kidnapped but later rescued by police who used her Apple Watch to […]
When it comes to reality-based devices, Apple has typically leaned more towards augmented reality (AR) while the competition, like Valve and Facebook, has focused more on virtual reality (VR). However, it seems that Apple could have had a change of heart because a report from Bloomberg claims that the company could debut its own VR headset as early as next year.
When it comes to PC cases, we’ve seen some pretty outlandish designs that aren’t necessarily practical, but they are pretty cool as a concept. However, we think that this might have taken the cake because the folks at RTKFT have teased what appears to be a pair of sneakers powered by NVIDIA’s RTX 3080 GPU while using some of NZXT’s PC components.
Apart from keeping our bodies in shape and just good for overall health, exercise is also touted to have additional benefits like better-looking skin and also the release of chemicals in our brains, such as endorphins. In case you wanted more proof, Asics has recently conducted a study in which they strapped on an EEG onto three elite athletes and six “everyday athletes”.
Right now, there are basically two ways of testing someone to see if they might be infected with the coronavirus. The problem with these tests is that it requires you to go to a clinic or hospital and then you’ll have to wait for the results, but what if there was another way of potentially detecting the coronavirus from the comfort of your own home?
A couple of years ago, Google announced their plans to acquire Fitbit. This acquisition would no doubt help Google’s wearable efforts, but as with all acquisitions, they need to go through an approval process to ensure that there are no antitrust violations. Now it seems that Google has announced that the acquisition is complete, but the US Department of Justice begs to differ.
There are several VR headsets in the market at the moment, but for the most part, a lot of them are really bulky. To help combat this, Panasonic has actually been developing their own pair of VR glasses that are designed to look like glasses. According to the company, the idea is that this will make it more lightweight than current designs, and will also make it easier to put […]
When it comes to fast-paced games, reaction is key. This is what separates professionals from amateurs. For example, amateurs might know that they need to click the mouse to fire at the enemy, but in the moment, they might panic or get confused about what they need to do, and that’s why their reaction times can be slow.
Most face masks are designed to be disposable, but given the current pandemic, the number of face masks that are being worn and carelessly tossed away has increased by an alarming rate, which is why there is also a rise in face masks that can be reused and come with filters that can be swapped out.
Until this pandemic can be fully contained, there is a good chance that we will still need to be wearing masks for the foreseeable future. Even if it’s contained, wearing a mask isn’t a bad idea, especially if you’re sick as it can help prevent you from passing it along onto other people around you.
One of the long rumored features that is expected to debut in a future Apple Watch is the ability to measure blood sugar levels without needles. This is expected to be a huge deal and would be perfect for people with diabetes who might need to keep a close eye on their blood sugar levels throughout the day.
If you were hoping to see Apple’s AR glasses launch this year, you might be disappointed because according to a report from DigiTimes (paywall), it seems that Apple might only begin production of the wearable in the first quarter of 2022 at the earliest.
Over the years since the Apple Watch was launched, Apple has slowly added new health tracking features. The smartwatch initially debuted with a heart rate monitor, which was later followed by an ECG monitor, and then more recently, a blood oxygen monitor, so it doesn’t come as a surprise that maybe blood pressure monitoring could be next.
For a while now, we have been hearing rumors that Apple could be working on their own pair of augmented reality (AR) based smart glasses. In fact, it has even been suggested that such a device could launch as soon as this year, which analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is reasserting in his latest report to investors.
The problem with augmented reality headsets is that it assumes the wearer can see perfectly and does not need to wear prescription glasses. This would hinder the adoption of such devices as there are many people in the world who wear prescription glasses, but it seems that this is something Apple is hoping to solve.
A few years ago, it was revealed that OnePlus had attempted to create their own smartwatch. The company designed one but ultimately decided to scrap the idea and instead chose to focus on their smartphones instead. This was several years ago when OnePlus was still sort of new-ish to the scene.
On the iPhone, users can protect their devices through a variety of ways like Touch ID, Face ID, or using a PIN code. On the Apple Watch, it’s a different story. The way the Apple Watch verifies the user is through the heart rate sensor, which means that even if someone stole your watch and tried to use Apple Pay on it to pay for stuff, they cannot.
If there is one feature that’s “missing” from the Apple Watch, it would be a camera. We’ve seen some third-party alternatives, but they add quite a bit of bulk and heft to the watch, which we’re sure that not everyone will necessarily appreciate. However, it seems that Apple might have figured out a way.