Stretchable skin sensor could help you touch things in VR

By augmented reality, cornell university, engadget, fiber optics, flexible, gear, gloves, robots, science, stretchable, tomorrow, touch, video, Virtual Reality, VR, wearable, wearables

Virtual reality doesn’t quite match up to the “reality” label without tactile sensations, but that might not be an issue for too much longer. Cornell scientists have developed a new form of stretchable skin sensor that uses fiber optics to pro…

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The Apple Watch SE is already down to $259 at Amazon and Best Buy

By Amazon, apple, Apple Watch, apple watch se, Best Buy, commerce, engadget, engadgetdeals, gear, smartwatch, thebuyersguide, wearable, wearables

The Apple Watch SE is barely a month old, but that isn’t stopping retailers from making the mainstream smartwatch a little more affordable. Amazon is selling the Apple Watch SE for $20 off, starting at $259 for a 40mm GPS version. It’s also av…

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Samsung, Stanford make a 10,000PPI display that could lead to ‘flawless’ VR

By AR, augmented reality, display, engadget, gear, News, oled, Samsung, science, stanford, stanford university, tomorrow, Virtual Reality, VR, wearable, wearables

Ask VR fans about their gripes and they’ll likely mention the “screen door” effect, or the gaps between pixels that you notice when looking at a display so close to your eyes. That annoyance might disappear entirely if Samsung and Stanford Uni…

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Garmin smartwatches are on sale at all-time low prices at Amazon

By activity tracker, Amazon, commerce, engadget, engadgetdeals, fenix, fenix 5, fenix 5x, fitness trackers, garmin, gear, smartwatch, thebuyersguide, vivomove hr, wearable, wearables

You’re in luck if you want a higher-end fitness smartwatch without paying a premium for it. A Garmin sale at Amazon has dropped the price of the 47mm Fenix 5 smartwatch to an all-time low of $250, a full 50 percent off the official $500 sticke…

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Here’s everything Apple announced at its ‘Time Flies’ event

By apple, apple one, apple watch se, apple watch series 6, applewatch2020, engadget, fitness, gadgetry, Gadgets, gear, iPad, iPad Air, Mobile, News, personal computing, services, subscription, tablet, wearable

Apple didn’t announce any new iPhones at its latest keynote but it still had plenty of new devices to share, including two new Watch models, and an iPad Air that features a new design. The company also detailed its new Apple One subscription b…

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Fitbit gets FDA clearance for its Sense smartwatch and ECG app

By afib, app, atrial fibrillation, clearance, detect, ecg, electrocardiogram, engadget, fda, fitbit, gear, health, News, sense, smartwatch, watch, wearable

Fitbit’s $329 Sense smartwatch just earned clearance from the FDA (and the EU’s regulatory body) for its electrocardiogram (ECG) app. When the “advanced health” wearable arrives this October, it will be able to assess heart rhythms for atrial …

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Google’s next Wear OS update will bring more speed and a weather app

By android, app, controls, engadget, faster, gear, google, intuitive, News, OTA, snapdragon, update, wear 4100, Wear OS, wearable, weather

A Wear OS update rolling out this fall will bring improved performance and a new weather app. Today, Google announced that the next update will allow faster access to info and apps, more intuitive controls for managing watch modes and workouts…

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What to expect from Samsung’s Unpacked event next week

By engadget, galaxy buds, galaxy buds live, Galaxy Fold, Galaxy Note, galaxy note 20, galaxy tab, galaxy tab s7, galaxy watch, galaxy watch 3, galaxy z fold 2, gear, Mobile, News, Samsung, samsung unpacked, smartphone, smartphones, tablet, tablets, unpacked, wearable, wearables

For a company with as many moving parts as Samsung, secrets don’t stay secret for long — just look at the string of leaks before any high-profile Galaxy phone launch. With just a week left to go until Samsung’s latest (and online-only) Unpacked even…

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Samsung cuts weight and calorie intake tracking from its Health app

By apps, engadget, fitness, galaxy fit, galaxy watch, gear, health, Mobile, News, Samsung, samsung health, smartwatch, wearable, wearables

Samsung has been steadily adding to its Health app’s capabilities, but now it appears ready to take a few features away. The tech giant is notifying users (via SamMobile) that it’s removing weight, calorie (that is, food intake) and caffeine t…

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Xiaomi announces an international version of its Mi Band 5

By Budget, China, earbuds, engadget, gear, global, international, menstrual cycle, mi band, mi band 5, mi smart band 5, mi true wireless earphones 2 basic, News, tracker, truewireless earbuds, wearable, women's health, Xiaomi

For the first time ever, Xiaomi’s popular, low-cost wearable device Mi Band is officially available for sale outside of China. Until now, if you wanted to purchase a Mi Band internationally, you had to buy it through the grey market. But today…

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Fitbit’s in-app study will determine if wearables can detect COVID-19

By coronavirus, covid-19, engadget, fitbit, fitness trackers, gear, health, medicine, News, science, smartwatch, study, tomorrow, wearable, wearables

Fitbit is venturing beyond its research partnerships to launch an infectious disease study of its own that’s very easy to join. The device maker has introduced a study inside its app that will help determine if smartwatches and fitness tracker…

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Stanford, Scripps and Fitbit try using wearables to detect infections

By activity tracker, coronavirus, covid-19, engadget, fitbit, fitness trackers, gear, health, illness, medicine, News, science, scripps, scripps research, stanford, stanford university, tomorrow, virus, wearable, wearables

The smartwatch on your wrist might one day be key to containing the spread of viruses like the one behind COVID-19. Stanford, Scripps Research and Fitbit have unveiled an initiative that, if successful, would use wearables to catch the early s…

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Garmin’s Forerunner 35 GPS smartwatch drops to $100 at Best Buy

By activity tracking, Best Buy, commerce, deal of the day, engadget, engadgetdeals, fitness, forerunner 35, garmin, gear, gps, heart-rate, News, running, smartwatch, thebuyersguide, wearable

Garmin’s Forerunner 35 GPS smartwatch is a Best Buy deal of the day today. It’s on sale for $100 — a $20 discount off the usual price of around $120. While this isn’t the lowest price we’ve ever seen ($90), it’s pretty close, and it hasn’t di…

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Students develop a smart bra for early breast cancer detection

By breast cancer, cancer, clothing, detection, engadget, epfl, gear, icosamed, medicine, piezoelectric, prevention, smart bra, smart clothing, smartbra, students, switzerland, ultrasound, wearable, wearables, women's health

Students from the Swiss university EPFL have developed a smart bra designed to detect breast cancer in its earliest stages. They believe it's the first piece of clothing that can be used for cancer prevention. They even claim that it&a…

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Polar’s Vantage fitness watches now offer daily training guides (updated)

By engadget, exercise, fitness, fitness watch, gear, polar, smartwatch, update, vantage m, vantage v, wearable, wearables

If you’re planning to counter all those holiday dinners with rigorous exercise, Polar might have your back. It’s updating its Vantage V and Vantage M watches with some particularly useful coaching features, most notably the FitSpark personalized trai…

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Magic Leap shifts focus to business with an updated AR headset

By augmented reality, Business, engadget, enterprise, gear, headset, magic leap, magic leap 1, magic leap enterprise suite, mixed reality, video, wearable, wearables

Magic Leap’s augmented reality headset reportedly hasn’t sold well so far, but the company might have a way to turn its fortunes around: pitch the device as a business tool. It’s launching an Enterprise Suite that includes a Magic Leap 1 headset (an…

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