Wearables: Changing the game of sports and entertainment

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Guest post - by Tom Emrich

Wearable technology is changing every facet of our lives including how we make and experience sports and entertainment. Professional athletes are using wearables to better their performance, devices like Google Glass are giving fans a whole new perspective of the game and technology like virtual reality, sensors and haptics are redefining movies and music. Adidas is working with professional teams like the

By Strap, 13 October 2014, 0 comments. Categories: Brands, Fitness.

A wearable tech app store? Garmin’s going for it with Connect IQ

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GPS provider Garmin has launched Connect IQ, a platform for developers to build apps which connect with Garmin’s wearable devices.

It’s an interesting move for the firm whose series of wearable devices, outside of fitness trackers, struggles compared to other vendors. As a result, the fact they’re looking for third party developers to beef up their offering is an understandable one.

“As an early mover in the wearables market, we are excited to open up the Garmin...

By James Bourne, 26 September 2014, 0 comments. Categories: Developers, Fitness, Health Monitoring, Health & Wellness.

How wearables are changing the way we walk

The wearables market is now hitting the streets, literally! New creative devices are being constructed to help people move around the city easier than before. Here, we’re going to tackle two new devices that I find pretty interesting and that just might help you with your commute to work, errand-running, or exercising on the go.

Happy Feet

Pulling your phone out from your waistband or pocket be quite the hassle while running or biking, especially as it’s jumping and jostling around in your shorts....

By Strap, 02 September 2014, 0 comments. Categories: Fashion, Fitness.

50 Cent and Intel team up for audio fitness: This is How We Do wearables

SMS Audio LLC has announced a collaboration with Intel to deliver biometric headphones, aiming to combine optimum sound quality with a custom heart rate monitor to give users fitness data.

The product, given the exalted moniker of SMS Audio BioSport In-Ear Headphones powered by Intel, is part of the SMS Audio Sport Collection, and offers a variety of services, including compatibility with fitness app RunKeeper, as well as a 3.5mm gold-plated audio jack which claims to eliminate the need for regular...

By James Bourne, 19 August 2014, 0 comments. Categories: Fashion, Fitness, UI.