The new US$99 Samsung Gear VR is the first full-consumer mobile headset from Oculus. Though we'll have to wait to see what the VR experience is like (spoiler: it's probably exactly like it was on the Innovator Editions), we did get to check out the physical differences in the new model.
If you aren't a developer and you go to a developer's conference, you might not find a lot to get excited about. But when the subject is virtual reality and the company is Oculus, well, we get a bit like kids in a candy store. After Oculus VR and Samsung announced the new US$99 Gear VR headset today, we caught up with Oculus' Head of Mobile Max Cohen.
With a hugely successful Kickstarter campaign, the Time and Time Steel smartwatches proved to be pretty big hits for Pebble in 2015. But the company isn't done for the year just yet, now introducing the Time Round. With a, you guessed it, round face, the new timepiece is much more fashion-conscious than anything else we've seen from the company, but that focus has lead to cut backs in other areas.
Oculus' annual developer conference is underway, and before the company tells us what's new tomorrow, it's giving us all a refresher course on some demos we've seen before. We have a few thoughts after Day One of Oculus Connect 2.
Smartwatches are designed to provide mobile notifications and functionality without needing to reach for a smartphone. But they usually fall short of replacing your smartphone, instead requiring that a handset be in range and connected via Bluetooth. Omate has just announced its latest standalone smartwatch, the Omate TrueSmart+, which (like severalother watches that attempt to replace a phone) can call, text, and email with its own wireless connection.
Good looks can do wonders for any gadget, but when it comes to wearable gadgets, an attractive design can change everything. Meet the Huawei Watch: a familiar Android Wear experience on the inside, but the best-looking smartwatch design to date on the outside.
The Huawei Watch has been a long time coming, with its first public appearance coming at Mobile World Congress back in March. More than six months later, we finally have the Android Wear device in house and – holy Switzerland, Batman! – is this one nice-looking watch.
If you're into the quantified self movement or just very serious about your fitness tracking, there's now a complete running ensemble for you. Sensoria, the company that gave us smart fitness socks a few years ago, now offers a full smart running system providing audio and visual feedback on your workout in real time.
If you're in the market for a brand new smartwatch, the choice of models just keeps growing. Here we're going to compare Samsung's latest, the Gear S2, against Apple's flagship wearable, The Apple Watch.
Bras can be pretty uncomfortable items of apparel – or so I'm reliably informed. And while bras worn for show in the bedroom often have plenty of ventilation, those worn on the sporting field for support often don't. To show off the potential for its Curie module, Intel teamed up with architectural sportswear designer Chromat to produce two "responsive garments" – a bra and a dress – which change shape is response to the wearer's body temperature, adrenaline or stress levels.