Fitbit Ace Is A New Wearable Fitness Band For Kids

Fitbit is best known for its wearable fitness trackers and the company today expanded the reach of its products to kids. It has launched the Fitbit Ace today, its first wearable fitness band meant for children aged 8 and up. The band is capable of tracking steps, active minutes, and sleep with up to five days of battery life on a single charge. Fitbit says that its aim with the Ace is to inspire kids to build healthy habits and counter decreasing levels of activity in children. The Ace will [Read Entire Story]

AliveCor’s Apple Watch KardiaBand Could Be Used To Detect Potassium Levels

A couple of years ago, AliveCor launched the KardiaBand which is a strap for the Apple Watch that helps detect abnormal heart rhythms and can also predict strokes. However it appears that the KardiaBand can be used for more than just that because according to the company, they discovered that the KardiaBand can also be used to detect potassium levels.This information was revealed at the American College of Cardiology conference in Florida by AliveCor CEO Vic Gundotra. This is based on research [Read Entire Story]

Huawei Watch 3 Is Being Developed But Won’t Be Released Soon

Huawei CEO Richard Yu has said that the company has a new smartwatch in the pipeline but also added that it’s not in a hurry to release it. This means that while the company is working on the Huawei Watch 3, it’s going to take some time before Huawei’s new wearable device hits the market. Speaking to TechRadar, Yu said that the Huawei Watch 3 will come later. He added that “there’s no hurry because Huawei Watch 2 sells well. We’re not in a hurry, so we’re launching the [Read Entire Story]

Fitbit Ionic: adidas Edition Smartwatch Launched

When Apple launched the Apple Watch, they managed to partner up with Nike where they also released the Apple Watch Nike+, which is essentially the Apple Watch with a special Nike band and some software features. It looks like Fitbit has since done the same, except with Nike’s competitor Adidas.The company has officially announced the Fitbit Ionic: adidas Edition smartwatch. As the name implies, this is a collaboration between Fitbit and Adidas where for the most part, it is still the same Fitbit [Read Entire Story]

Apple Watch Helps Save Woman & Her Baby After Car Accident

We’re not sure if it was by design, by the Apple Watch has saved many a life ever since it was released, with its heart-rate monitoring features alerting wearers to potential heart problems. It also comes with SOS features, which has helped to save the life of a woman and her baby following a car accident involving a drunk driver.In a report from Shape, Kacie Anderson, the woman in question was in her car at a red light with her 9-month old baby when a drunk driver ran into them. She tried to [Read Entire Story]

Refurbished Apple Watch Series 3 Now Available

With so many smartwatches in the market today, the Apple Watch is actually one of the more pricier offerings at the moment. However for those who have bought into the Apple ecosystem, it is pretty much the obvious choice, but the good news is that if you don’t mind refurbished products, you can save yourself some money.According to reports, it seems that the refurbished section on Apple’s website is now listing the Apple Watch Series 3. Given that the device is relatively new, it is surprising [Read Entire Story]

Report Claims Apple Watch Outsold The Swiss Watch Industry Combined

When smartwatches were still fairly new, it wasn’t surprising that many in the Swiss watch industry turned their noses up at the concept, believing that it would be hard for such gadgets to beat a classic timepiece. To a certain extent it is true as there will always be a place for more traditional watches, but the latest data is suggesting that Swiss watchmakers probably need to start paying closer attention.In sales estimates from research firms Canalys and IDC, it seems that Apple might have [Read Entire Story]

Coach Unveils New Apple Watch Bands

The Apple Watch comes with several options for bands, ranging from ones designed for sports, to more classy-looking ones that you can use for formal events and occasions. Apple has also worked with fashion houses to design more luxurious bands for its more discerning customers, like those made by Hermes.However if you’re looking for other high-end offerings, you might be interested to learn that Coach has recently unveiled new bands for the Apple Watch. Initially reported by Haute Ecriture (via [Read Entire Story]

Latest Build Of Android Wear Introduces Unread Notification Indicator

One of the perks of owning a smartwatch is that when it comes to getting notified of incoming messages and emails and whatnot, all you have to do is glance down at your wrist. This is versus having to fish out your phone from your bag or pockets which can be a bit troublesome, plus it’s also more discreet.For those who are rocking Android Wear devices, Google has announced that in the latest Android Wear SDK (version 2.2.0), they will be introducing unread notification indicators. This means [Read Entire Story]

Working Xbox Watch Seen In Leaked Images

It was reported a few years ago that Microsoft’s Xbox division was working on a wearable device. While images of the so-called Xbox Watch have been leaked online before, the latest images show us a running unit of the Xbox Watch. The images reveal a very early prototype of this wearable device that only supported four apps at that point in time – GPS, Workout, Settings, and a USB debugger meant for developers. This is the device that preceded the Microsoft Band wearable device and [Read Entire Story]

Ressence Adds Modern Technology To A Mechanical Watch

Those who love their conventional watches don’t really care much for smartwatches. However, companies have been trying to capture that segment of the market with hybrid smartwatches. They pair analog watches with some smart functionality. A company called Ressence wants to take it one step further with the Type 2 e-Crown Concept which adds modern technology to a mechanical watch. The Ressence Type 2 e-Crown Concept has been designed in collaboration with Tony Fadell, the co-founder of [Read Entire Story]

Samsung To Bring Its SmartThings App Onto Its Smartwatches

[CES 2018] With the Apple Watch, users are capable of controlling some of their connected household appliances via the wearable, which makes perfect sense if you’d rather not walk around your home with your phone. The good news is that at CES 2018, Samsung has announced similar functionality for its Gear series of wearables.During Samsung’s CES 2018 conference, Samsung’s Alanna Cotton, Vice President and General Manager Mobile Computing and Wearables said, “We’ve been leading [Read Entire Story]

Apple Patent Hints At Potential Plans For Smart Clothing

Right now a lot of the tech we use are external devices, like phones and tablets, but with smartwatches, we’re starting to see a shift towards creating smarter products that some of us are already used to wearing on a daily basis, like a watch for example. We’re also seeing how companies like Google are trying to take it to the next level through smart clothing.However it looks like Google might not be alone in trying to make this happen. According to a recently discovered patent by Patently [Read Entire Story]

Future Apple Watch Models Might Feature An EKG Heart Monitor

The Apple Watch may have been initially perceived as a luxury device but it appears that the company now wants it to be considered as a serious medical device. According to a new report, Apple is developing an advanced heart-monitoring feature that may be included in future versions of the Apple Watch. The report claims that Apple is developing an EKG monitor for its smartwatch. Electrocardiogram or EKG is a test that’s normally performed using multiple electrodes that are placed directly [Read Entire Story]

Google Lists Android Wear Devices That Will Get Oreo Update

According to a recent report, it has been suggested that these days, consumers appear to prefer keeping their smartphones updated to the latest OS versus buying a brand new device. This makes sense when you consider that some smartphones are starting to see a rather huge hike in price.So the question is, does this apply to smartwatches too? While we’re not sure on the smartwatch front, we do know that updates are welcome especially if they bring about new functionality, and for Android Wear [Read Entire Story]

Wear a camera on your wrist with the help of this Kickstarter project

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Thanks to Fitbit and Apple Watch, wrist wearables have become almost as ubiquitous as smartphones. Sporting the latest wearable on your wrist signals to the world that you're an early adopter who is on the cutting edge of tech. SEE ALSO: Learn how to create Arduino wearables with this e-book collection A Kickstarter campaign is hoping you'll ditch your fitness trackers and smartwatches to wear [Read Entire Story]

Holiday sales are still happening: Get a Ticwatch 2 for less than $170

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Maybe your alarm didn't go off, maybe you merely snoozed it a few too many times, maybe you flat-out forgot to set it whilst in that sleepy post-turkey haze. Whatever your excuse, the truth is that you didn't get up early on Black Friday and, as a result, missed out on the best tech sales of the year. ; Well, most of them. Mobvoi's Ticwatch 2 is a sleeker, simpler, and more affordable [Read Entire Story]

Smartwatches For Kids Banned In Germany Over Privacy Concerns

Are smartwatches, smartphones, and tablets designed for kids something that is really necessary? We suppose we can’t blame manufacturers for trying to cover all their bases, but unfortunately over in Germany it seems that the authorities aren’t too thrilled about such devices and have recently banned the sales of smartwatches aimed at children.In fact the country’s Federal Network Agency has gone as far as urging parents who own such devices to “destroy them”. According to Jochen Homann, [Read Entire Story]

Spire Health Tag Is A Health Tracker That Doesn’t Need Charging

If there is one problem with fitness trackers and smartwatches is that for the most part they are powered by batteries, and this means that after a while they run out and require charging, which sometimes isn’t exactly the most convenient. However a company by Spire might have solved that with the launch of the Health Tag.This is a health tracker that can stick to your clothes. This means that if you already wear a watch or don’t like to wear a watch, not to worry as this will adhere to your [Read Entire Story]

Fossil Q Control Smartwatch With Heart Rate Sensor Launched

When it comes to smartwatches, Fossil was kind of late to the game, but the company has definitely not wasted any time since. The company has been busy churning out smartwatch after smartwatch under the various brands under its umbrella, with the latest devices from Fossil coming in the form of the Fossil Q Venture and Q Explorist.However if you thought that was all Fossil had to offer for 2017, think again as the company has since launched its latest smartwatch, the Fossil Q Control. What makes [Read Entire Story]

Apple retakes the wearable crown as the Series 3 dominates, says report

Read more... More about Apple, Fitbit, Xiaomi, Apple Watch, and Wearable Tech SOURCE: Mashable - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Some Apple Watch Series 3 Devices Are Showing Stripes On Its Display

If you have recently bought or are planning to buy the Apple Watch Series 3, it seems that Apple has recently identified a problem with the display that appears to be affecting some units. In a report from 9to5Mac, it appears that some Apple Watch Series 3 owners are seeing weird stripes show up along the side of the watch’s display.The report also claims that Apple has since notified its retail and authorized third-party repair staff about the problem that seems to affect the Apple Watch Series [Read Entire Story]