wearables - updates

Rappler's latest stories on wearables


Apple devices led the wearables market in Q4 2018 - report

Mar 06, 2019 - 4:05 PM

The worldwide market for wearables also grows to 31.4%, reaching 59.3 million units shipped

This wearable neckband records hands-free 360-degree videos

Feb 19, 2018 - 4:16 PM

The Kickstarter project called FITT360 is the creation of Samsung spinoff Linkflow, and is targeting an October launch for $700

Photo from Fitt360 Kickstarter page

Alphabet's Verily makes 'Study Watch' for health research

Apr 17, 2017 - 4:37 PM

The ability to passively capture health data is critical to the success of continuous care platforms and clinical research said the Google sister company

Wearable computing market grows as gadgets evolve – IDC

Mar 03, 2017 - 4:56 PM

The ability to connect to networks without the aid of a smartphone will help the segment grow says an International Data Corporation report

UP AND RUNNING. Casio's newest smartwatch for the outdoors, Pro-Trek WSD-F20, due for release in April this year, on display at the 2017 Consumer Electronic Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo by Frederic J. Brown/AFP

Wearable gadgets seek permanent place in users' lives

Mar 01, 2017 - 1:51 PM

Lacking a killer app 33 of owners of smart wearables abandon the devices after 6 months says a consulting firm

Picture shows Chinese multinational networking and telecommunications equipment and services company Huawei's new Watch 2 4G after its presentation in Barcelona on February 26, 2017 on the eve of the start of the Mobile World Congress. Photo by Lluis Gene/AFP

Fitbit Charge 2 review: A sleek wearable with thoughtful features

Nov 24, 2016 - 7:49 PM

Read Rappler s hands on review with the follow up to Fitbit s best selling tracker the Charge HR

The SimpleWave: When technology meets purpose

May 31, 2016 - 6:19 PM

The SimpleWave is a smart device that can save elderly people s lives Its developer Angelo Umali is one of our speakers at ThinkPH 2016

Fitbit paces wearables market, Xiaomi second – survey

May 17, 2016 - 3:15 PM

Fitbit has a 24 5 market share while Xiaomi overtakes Apple as it expands its product line

epa04559297 A man presents the wireless activity tracker Zip by Fitbit Inc. during the Wearable Device Technology Expo in Tokyo, Japan, 14 January 2015. Some 100 companies are presenting their latest devices at the first edition of the Wearable Expo until 16 January. EPA/FRANCK ROBICHON

Tech trends that can make waves in 2016

Jan 09, 2016 - 2:30 PM

A look at where technology is going in the Philippines and how it will affect both businesses and consumers

Lessons that help startups thrive

Nov 18, 2015 - 9:00 AM

UPDATED At the APEC SME Summit 2015 business leaders share lessons and ideas on the factors that can help small and medium enterprises thrive

President Benigno S. Aquino III delivers his speech during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) Summit 2015. Photo by Gil Nartea/Malacañang Photo Bureau

Solar eclipse, tech shifts in business, underboob selfies | SciTech4u

Mar 24, 2015 - 5:56 PM

A rare celestial event: March 20’s solar eclipse What are the 7 tech shifts happening right now? The underboob selfie riles up Thailand s officials

This robot feeds you tomatoes while you're running

Feb 20, 2015 - 3:03 AM

Meet Tomatan A backpack that looks like a small humanoid robot with a tomato for a head meant for runners at the Tokyo marathon

TOMATO BUSINESS. A Japanese juicemaker creates a robot that will feed you tomatoes. Screenshot from YouTube.com/Technology News

Google Glass sales stopping for now

Jan 16, 2015 - 8:13 AM

The technology titan is putting brakes on an explorer program that let people interested in dabbling with Glass buy eyewear for 1 500 apiece

GOOGLE GLASS. A model wears a prototype Google Glass during Google presentation in a specially equipped newly opened apartment in Prague, Czech Republic, 15 May 2014. File Photo by Filip Singer/EPA

Intel reveals Curie wearables module, diversity initiative

Jan 07, 2015 - 10:14 AM

Aside from wearable technology prototypes Intel bares its plan to invest 300 million to make its US workforce more diverse including better representation of women and underrepresented minorities

KRZANICH AND CURIE. Intel's Brian Krzanich holds the Intel Curie button-sized prototype. Image from Intel.

'Connected life' at the heart of CES electronics show

Jan 02, 2015 - 1:24 PM

The 2015 International CES will show how technology is permeating virtually all sectors of life

AT CES.  An attendee plays the DisplayPort 60 fps multi-screen gaming system at the Las Vegas Convention Center for the 2014 International CES (Consumer Electronics Show) in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, 08 January 2014. File Photo by Michael Nelson/EPA

Amid high expectations, Apple to unveil new devices

Sep 09, 2014 - 9:53 AM

Apple is seeking to show that it hasn t lost its world dazzling magic when it comes to innovation and to shift attention from a recent celebrity photo theft scandal

APPLE'S NEXT BIG THING. Kenyan consumers look at an iPhone 5 on display at an Apple authorized dealer shop in Nairobi, Kenya, 03 June 2014. Daniel Irungu/EPA

Android Wear devices from LG, Samsung now available

Jun 26, 2014 - 4:33 AM

The LG G Watch and the Samsung Gear Live are now on sale on the Google Play Store

Sony SmartBand Unboxing: Comfy life-logger

Jun 17, 2014 - 10:00 PM

Sony s fitness tracker stands out because it is lightweight and comfortable but currently only supports Android

Ray-Ban, Oakley to design stylish Google Glass

Mar 25, 2014 - 4:18 PM

Google Glass is expected to take a leap forward in terms of design with Ray Ban and Oakley partnership

NEW GLASS. Glass is expected to get a stylish redesign as Google partners with Luxottica Group. Screenshot from Youtube.com/GoogleGlass

TechRap: LG G Pro 2 hands-on

Mar 19, 2014 - 4:00 PM

Will Flappy Bird fly again? The Nokia X and Sony Xperia Z2 arrive in PH We go up close and personal with LG’s newest Phablet the G Pro 2

Android Wear, Google's wearables platform arrives

Mar 19, 2014 - 10:47 AM

Google is working with a number of companies to come out with its very own Android smartwatch as part of the Android Wear line

ANDROID WEAR. The Android platform heads to wrists everywhere with a smartwatch offering. Screen shot from YouTube video.

Google on wearables: 'We’re just scratching the surface'

Mar 10, 2014 - 6:36 PM

Google releases new tools for next generation Android wearables

Looking through Google Glass

Mar 02, 2014 - 4:39 PM

Filipino Google Glass Explorer Carlos Miguel Lasa shares his experiences with Google s latest wearable computer

Sony SmartBand coming in March

Feb 24, 2014 - 7:02 PM

Sony s SmartBand knows when you are walking driving or cycling measures your sleep counts steps and calculates calorie burn

Huawei joins wearable race with TalkBand B1 smartband

Feb 24, 2014 - 3:18 PM

Huawei s TalkBand B1 is a smartband that tracks your fitness and allows for wireless calling

The possibilities and perils of Google Glass

Jan 25, 2014 - 2:03 PM

One of the most ground breaking wearable computers to date Google Glass is the future of computing but will it cause more harm than good?

Google X builds smart contact lenses for diabetics

Jan 17, 2014 - 11:54 AM

Google takes the wraps off a secret project to build a smart contact lens that measures glucose levels from tears

Rappler Newscast | January 15, 2014

Jan 15, 2014 - 10:41 PM

Philippine gov t launches open data portal and cashless purchase system Army chief says ignore China s fishing laws Protesters threaten to capture Thai PM

Sony Smartband fitness tracker hands-on review

Jan 13, 2014 - 11:50 AM

We demo one of our favorite fitness trackers the SmartBand from Sony

LG Lifeband Touch leaks ahead of CES 2014

Jan 02, 2014 - 12:06 AM

Leaked images from @evleaks show the LG Lifeband Touch Will the Korean company announce this fitness tracker at CES 2014?

Explicit content banned for Google Glass

Jun 04, 2013 - 1:17 PM

Google bans sexually explicit content development for Google Glass

NO PORN. Google amends its development policies to ban explicit content development. Screen shot from Google

Google Glass tech specs, API released

Apr 16, 2013 - 4:01 PM

Google releases the technical specifications and development API for Google Glass

GLASS REVEALED. Google has released the tech specs and developer API information for the Google Glass. Screen shot from Google

Further talk on Apple's iWatch

Mar 05, 2013 - 8:16 PM

Will an Apple iWatch become the future of wearable computing? One report says it s possible

IWATCH AND WAIT. Apple's smartwatch is not confirmed, but some outlets are expecting something great from source reports.