The holy grail: What you need to know about wearables and glucose monitoring

The holy grail: What you need to know about wearables and glucose monitoring

Every company that makes wearable technology has at least half an eye on the possibility of non-invasive continuous glucose monitoring for its products.

Apple Watch to get better glucose tracker support soon

Apple Watch to get better glucose tracker support soon

The Apple Watch will soon become a better companion for diabetics according to comments made by wearable glucose tracker makers Dexcom. While the latest Apple Watch does have serious health monitoring tech on board to detect heart conditions like atrial fibrillation, it doesn't currently offer any inbuilt features that cater for diabetics.

Rise and fall of the Jawbone UP24: The tracker that changed wearable tech

Rise and fall of the Jawbone UP24: The tracker that changed wearable tech

The UP24 fitness tracker was a big upgrade on the original 2011 device, bringing a refined design, a host of new features and resolving some serious first-gen gremlins.

Apple's New iPod Gets in Touch With Gamers

Apple's New iPod Gets in Touch With Gamers

Apple's decision to move up the games value chain with a new curated subscription service, as well as to support the development of exclusive games for its Arcade platform, is a significant escalation of its commitment to the games market, Rua Aguete noted in a report on the company's games strategy.

Reliving D-Day Through Augmented Reality

Reliving D-Day Through Augmented Reality

This AR experience commemorates the 75th anniversary of the Normandy landings, which helped liberate France and Western Europe from the Nazis and lead to the Allied victory in the Second World War. The 3,500 square foot exhibit premiered on May 13 and will run through the end of 2019.

Oculus 'Forcing' Virtual Desktop To Remove Quest SteamVR Streaming

Oculus 'Forcing' Virtual Desktop To Remove Quest SteamVR Streaming

Original Story: Guy Godin, the developer behind VR productivity app, Virtual Desktop, says Facebook’s Oculus is “forcing” him to remove a key feature from the Quest version. Virtual Desktop was of one around 50 apps to launch on the Oculus Quest last month.

L'Oréal's UV-detecting wearable is ready to keep more people safe in the sun

L'Oréal's UV-detecting wearable is ready to keep more people safe in the sun

That design, at one point, took the prototype form of a sensor that could be worn on a fingernail and Balooch told us that the first version of the Skin Track UV wearable was thinner than the version that's now on sale.

Deal: This half price Apple Watch, AirPods and iPhone charger is an Apple fan's dream

Deal: This half price Apple Watch, AirPods and iPhone charger is an Apple fan's dream

Incredibly, this portable charger can top up your AirPods, Apple Watch and even your iPhone battery (via a Lightning cable). This portable charger from CJ Brands charges your Apple Watch wirelessly, just like the original cabled charger.

GymKit two years on: Apple's quest to make fitness more connected

GymKit two years on: Apple's quest to make fitness more connected

“Our GymKit equipment partners manufacture almost 90% of all the cardio equipment in health clubs around the world,” says Jay Blahnik, senior director of fitness for health technologies, speaking to Wareable just after Apple's latest partnership announcement at WWDC.

Deal: Apple Watch Series 4 is a massive $60 off on Amazon right now

Deal: Apple Watch Series 4 is a massive $60 off on Amazon right now

That sizable discount, which is available on both 40mm and 44mm models of the Series 4, means you can pick up the the GPS-only model for just $339 (40mm) and $369 (44mm).

Fitbit retires a bunch of smartwatch apps as Labs proves a failed experiment

Fitbit retires a bunch of smartwatch apps as Labs proves a failed experiment

"Apps and clock faces from Fitbit Labs are designed to be available for a limited time to help us gain valuable feedback and insights for developing future features that enhance our user experience.".

How to use Samsung Pay on your smartwatch

How to use Samsung Pay on your smartwatch

Wireless payments are one of the most used smartwatch features - and Samsung Pay is just as proficient as rivals in allowing contactless taps from the wrist. To add a card and use Samsung Pay, you have to add a security pin to your Galaxy Watch.

Apple Spotlights Privacy, Big Iron at WWDC

Apple Spotlights Privacy, Big Iron at WWDC

Privacy, a new muscular Mac Pro workstation, and the debut of iPadOS were topline items Monday at Apple's World Wide Developers Conference in San Jose, California. That can be a threat to privacy, so Apple's added a feature to its HomeKit SDK to secure video from home cameras.

Field of view: Apple ARKit 3 will only work with the latest iPhone and iPad devices

Field of view: Apple ARKit 3 will only work with the latest iPhone and iPad devices

But it looks like iOS players will get a richer Minecraft experience using some of the new tech introduced with Apple's AR platform. We've already played a lot of the best new Oculus Quest VR games and experiences , and it's fair to say that on the whole we've been impressed.

Apple Highlights User Experience in New OS Lineup

Apple Highlights User Experience in New OS Lineup

"For years, Apple Maps has lagged significantly behind Google Maps in terms of features, functions and local details," said Charles King, principal analyst at Pund-IT, a technology advisory firm in Hayward, California.

An Apple Watch App Store is coming - here's why we might not need one

An Apple Watch App Store is coming - here's why we might not need one

Perhaps the arrival of the on-device App Store could be the starting point for Apple to show the love to watch face developers and let them build on the great work it's already done on this staple smartwatch feature.

Apple Watch gets new summer bands to style out that smartwatch in the sunshine

Apple Watch gets new summer bands to style out that smartwatch in the sunshine

Announced alongside watchOS 6 at its annual WWDC developer conference keynote, Apple is adding new colors to its Sport Band and Sport Loop collections with all new options available to order from Apple's online store.

And finally: Samsung to launch AR and VR headsets 'in coming months'

And finally: Samsung to launch AR and VR headsets 'in coming months'

Niantic has pulled support for its Pokemon Go Apple Watch app , as it looks to build out its own software experiences, reports 9to5Mac. The Apple Watch app fed into the fitness tracking and step counting elements of the game – but the company says that supporting the app diverts attention away from its new Adventure Sync app.

How to set up and use Alexa on your Samsung Galaxy Watch

How to set up and use Alexa on your Samsung Galaxy Watch

Alexa Gear doesn't have its own Galaxy Watch widget, and its roots aren’t nearly deep enough to let you simply talk to the watch and have it respond, like an Echo Dot. The best way to access it is to give the bezel two clicks clockwise to get to the app shortcuts widget.

Samsung Galaxy Watch and Whatsapp: How to send and reply to texts

Samsung Galaxy Watch and Whatsapp: How to send and reply to texts

We've broken down how to use WhatsApp on your Samsung Galaxy Watch covering the key features and modes that you can make use of. Go into the Galaxy Watch app on your phone, scroll down to the Settings menu and select Notifications.

Apple still leading the wearable charge ahead of Xiaomi and Huawei

Apple still leading the wearable charge ahead of Xiaomi and Huawei

In the latest edition of its Worldwide Quarterly Device Tracker, IDC put Apple out on top in terms of shipment volume and market share, ahead of Xiaomi, with the Mi Band 3 makers taking second spot, and Huawei, who secured third place.

Leap Motion, the gesture startup reportedly almost acquired by Apple, sells to UK haptics company

Leap Motion, the gesture startup reportedly almost acquired by Apple, sells to UK haptics company

Leap Motion, which made hand-tracking systems for virtual and augmented reality headsets, is reportedly being acquired by haptics company UltraHaptics. The company uses ultrasounds to create the illusion of touch in midair, and Leap Motion’s hand controls can complement that to create a controller-free interface with tactile feedback.

Ultrahaptics acquires AR/VR pioneer Leap Motion for only $30 million

Ultrahaptics acquires AR/VR pioneer Leap Motion for only $30 million

Leap Motion publicly established itself as a pioneer in VR hand-tracking controls and DIY augmented reality gear, but reportedly didn’t generate much revenue — one reason its valuation sank from $300 million to $30 million as it entertained buyout offers from companies including Apple.

Easy VRS Integration with Eye Tracking

Easy VRS Integration with Eye Tracking

The commercial availability of VR HMDs with integrated eye tracking, such as the new HTC VIVE Pro Eye, provides further motivation for VRS integration, as shading resources can be focused in the foveated region.

Hands-on: Logitech is Building the VR Stylus That Needs to Exist

Hands-on: Logitech is Building the VR Stylus That Needs to Exist

The whole stylus uses SteamVR Tracking tech (supporting 1.0 and 2.0 base stations), and it can be easily used to draw lines in the air in art and design apps.

Deal: The Apple Watch Series 4 just hit a new lowest ever price

Deal: The Apple Watch Series 4 just hit a new lowest ever price

Right now, you can pick up the Apple Watch Series 4 40mm GPS model for just $345.02 thanks to an extra price reduction at checkout. The Apple Watch Series 4 is famous for introducing an ECG to the range for the first time, and this is a function that could literally save your life.

The Future of Smartglasses Is on the Agenda at AWE USA

The Future of Smartglasses Is on the Agenda at AWE USA

The past few years brought many new entrants into the smartglasses market, including established companies like Microsoft and newer organizations like Rokid. Tim Merel and Isabel Hierholtz of Digi-Capital will be on hand to answer questions about the survey at AWE USA today and tomorrow.

Best smartwatch 2019: The top connected watches for the summer

Best smartwatch 2019: The top connected watches for the summer

The top smartwatches on sale right now are a mix of the usual tech big players - such as Apple and Samsung; fitness tracking specialists like Garmin and Fitbit; and fashion powerhouses including Tag Heuer and Fossil.

Deal: The Garmin Instinct has just dropped to its lowest-ever price

Deal: The Garmin Instinct has just dropped to its lowest-ever price

Anyone on the hunt for a rugged GPS watch geared towards adventurers should look at the Garmin Instinct. One feature that will appeal to hikers is Garmin's TrackBack that ensures you can find your way back to the start of a hike or trek.

Samsung Galaxy Watch and Spotify: How to download, connect and listen to your music

Samsung Galaxy Watch and Spotify: How to download, connect and listen to your music

You can download Spotify albums right to your Galaxy Watch, just like the phone app. The Samsung Galaxy Watch Spotify app doesn't let you create and edit playlists.