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Pebble doubles down on modular smartstraps for Pebble Time

By - March 19, 2015 3 Pictures
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
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Mysterious Magic Leap teases its augmented reality experience in new video

By - March 19, 2015 3 Pictures
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
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First look: Mondaine's Helvetica fitness tracker has separate day and night modes

By - March 19, 2015 6 Pictures
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
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Impecca Alert Band monitors brainwaves to detect driver tiredness

By - March 16, 2015 4 Pictures
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
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Breitling B55 Connected watch puts smartphone at its service

By - March 15, 2015 5 Pictures
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
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