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.

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.

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.".

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.

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.

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.

And finally: Amazon offers Apple Watch Series 3 deal for Memorial Day

And finally: Amazon offers Apple Watch Series 3 deal for Memorial Day

But there’s been plenty more going on this week – and with Apple Watch deals and Facebook AR patent, read on for a quick-fire round up of the smaller stories you may have missed.

Deal: Don't miss this Apple Watch for less than $200

Deal: Don't miss this Apple Watch for less than $200

The Series 3 also offers some of the best smartwatch conveniences including Apple Pay. Fitness is a big selling point for the Apple Watch, too. Considering the big price disparity, many people may well find it not worth stretching to the Apple Watch Series 4 considering this discounted price.

Apple Watch bands that detect fit could be key to accurate health monitoring

Apple Watch bands that detect fit could be key to accurate health monitoring

Apple has had a new patent published at the US Patent & Trademark Office, which suggests the smartwatch maker is exploring ways it can monitor health data more reliably from the wrist. The continuation patent, which relates to Apple updating or adding to a specific technology, outlines a watch band that features a tightness sensor.

Google, Microsoft In Step in New Era

Google, Microsoft In Step in New Era

Both firms now are pretty much on the same page -- not only with regard to an increasing customer focus, but also when it comes to putting their efforts into making the world a better place.

Apple Watch gets new Pride watch faces in latest watchOS update

Apple Watch gets new Pride watch faces in latest watchOS update

Apple has rolled out the latest software update for the Apple Watch and among the usual performance improvements and tweaks it's bringing new Pride-themed watch faces. The most recent speculation suggests watchOS 6 will bring major upgrades to the Watch including an on-device App Store and new watch faces and complications.

Google Showcases AI, Preaches Privacy at I/O Keynote

Google Showcases AI, Preaches Privacy at I/O Keynote

Google showed off its chops in artificial intelligence and machine learning, renewed its commitment to giving users greater control over their data, and introduced a new economically priced smartphone during a keynote presentation at its annual I/O conference held in Mountain View, California, on Tuesday.

SCOTUS Greenlights Apple App Store Antitrust Lawsuit

SCOTUS Greenlights Apple App Store Antitrust Lawsuit

The justices at the time ruled that the state could not bring an antitrust lawsuit against Illinois Brick because the state had not purchased concrete blocks directly from the company.

And finally: Apple AirPods 3 to be pricier than current Pods

And finally: Apple AirPods 3 to be pricier than current Pods

The Apple Watch Series 4 has been given some awards love this time for the display featured on the latest generation Apple smartwatch.

Deal: This surprising discount on the new Apple AirPods is back

Deal: This surprising discount on the new Apple AirPods is back

The new Apple AirPods have barely hit the market but you can already save $19 courtesy of this discount from Amazon. There's a new H1 chip inside, promising improved wireless performance. Apple also promises more talk time off a single charge.

Wear OS was a footnote at I/O - here's hoping Google has something bigger planned

Wear OS was a footnote at I/O - here's hoping Google has something bigger planned

So why was there so little talk of smartwatches at I/O, the place where Google's developers assemble to help make its platforms - platforms like Wear OS - better?