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Wearable Electronics

When Pebble announced its Kickstarter record-shattering Pebble Time smartwatch (and its Steel counterpart), one part of the announcement that was easy to miss was its smartstraps. The modular component of Pebble Time lets hardware developers create their own add-ons for the watch, to make it as smart as you want it to be. Today Pebble is doubling down on the initiative, pledging US$1 million to fund smartstrap development. Read More
Magic Leap just might be the most mysterious company in tech. What we do know is that it's making a head-worn augmented reality device, and it's raised over US$540 million in venture funding (including, most notably, from Google). Today the company got slightly less mysterious, showing us our first (simulated) glimpse of what it's like to use the product. Read More
Vector has announced a new smartwatch range at Baselworld, offering a 30 day battery life and running on a proprietary operating system. The new watch, which is available in two different form factors with various finishes, links with iOS, Android and Windows Phone. Read More
Mondaine's latest timepiece, known as the Helvetica No.1 Smart, approaches fitness tracking from a traditional watchmaking point of view. It might not boast the same level of functionality as competing full-fledged smartwatches, but it does connect with iOS and Android devices to offer activity and sleep tracking, and also happens to be one of the most attractive wearables we've seen so far. We got a chance to see the new timepiece in the flesh at Baselworld 2015. Read More

Tag Heuer has announced a partnership with Intel and Google to produce an Android Wear-based smartwatch. Past the chip manufacturer and software platform, nothing is currently known about the device, though the Swiss company did state that it will hold onto established Tag Heuer aesthetics. Read More

A new wearable suit called the Antelope uses muscle-targeting electrodes to increase the intensity of your gym workouts and other types of exercise. Wearable Life Science, the German startup behind the suit, says 20 minutes of exercise using the suit could be as effective and beneficial as three hours of activity without it. Read More
When drowsiness sets in on the road, drivers typically open a window and turn up the radio. We've also seen a number of alert systems introduced over the years, including the EyeAlert Driver Fatigue Monitor, which tracks the eye-closure rate of drivers, and Audi has researched putting heart-rate monitors in car seats. The Impecca Alert Band takes a different approach. It monitors brain activity and warns drivers that they are becoming fatigued in advance of it becoming dangerous, giving users more time to do the one thing that helps: stop and take a break. Read More
Is the mobile phone threatening to kill off the wristwatch? Not if Swiss watchmaker Breitling has anything to say about it. With an apparent motto of "if you can't be 'em, then make 'em work for you," the Breitling B55 Connected combines smartwatch technology with haute horlogerie in a partnership where the phone serves the watch instead of the other way round. Read More
The Atlas wristband, a wearable that recognizes what activity you're doing to provide more useful fitness tracking data, has made the leap from crowdfunding success to the real world after raising over half a million dollars on Indiegogo last year. Gizmag spotted the Atlas at the Wearable Technology show in London this week. Read More
InterAxon's brain-sensing headband has been around for a while now, having debuted on Indiegogo in 2012. Since then, it has won a Design and Engineering Award at CES, received a number of updates and, this week, launched in Europe. Gizmag took it for a spin at the Wearable Technology Show. Read More
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