Tag Archive: wearable


Amazon’s making a wearable to detect your emotional state

The wrist-worn device would determine your emotions to make helpful suggestions and sell you products.

What you need to know The patent shows the wrist-worn device would be used to determine your emotional state. Amazon would use the information to suggest products or provide other helpful suggestions. The product is currently in some form of beta testing but it may never be released.

Have you ever wished your Alexa speaker would realize when you’re feeling down so  [Read More…]

Galaxy Wearable app not working for some, Samsung looking into it

People are having trouble logging in and downloading/updating apps.

Samsung makes some of the best smartwatches for Android that you can buy, and when you use one, all of its settings are managed through the Galaxy Wearables companion app. Unfortunately for some users, it hasn’t been working as intended over the last few days.

Members on the Samsung Community forums have complained that they’re having trouble logging into the Galaxy Wearables app, in addition to not being  [Read More…]

Samsung Leaks Entire New Wearable Line

Nothing seems safe anymore from the monster that is the open web. Samsung has mistakenly unveiled full renders of its new Gear wearables for all to see via the Gear mobile application. Leak season is officially upon us again here in 2019! It gives us our first “official” look at the new Gear Watch Active, Gear Fit E, and the Galaxy Buds.

While the Unpacked for this year’s Galaxy, and presumably Gear, models is set for next week on February  [Read More…]

LG’s new TONE Platinum SE wearable earbuds go on sale at Verizon for $199.99

Unveiled last month during IFA 2018, LG new TONE Platinum SE and TONE Ultra SE wearable wireless audio products are coming to the US.

You can already purchase the TONE Platinum SE from Verizon Wireless for $ 199.99. The device will also become available at Best Buy and AT&T later this month.

As for the LG TONE Ultra SE, it will go on sale at Verizon later this month. Customers will also be able to get it from AT&T or  [Read More…]

The Nubia Alpha is the weirdest wearable at IFA 2018

You’ve seen smartphones; you’ve seen smartwatches; but today at IFA 2018 I got to see … well, something in between.

The Nubia Alpha (or nubia-α if you wanna be proper about it) comes to us from the same folks who made the Red Magic smartphone that’s capturing the eyeballs of the gaming crowd. Nubia was spun off from parent company ZTE back in 2014, and besides making gaming phones it’s apparently busied itself building products straight out  [Read More…]

PSA: Don’t update to Android Pie if you have a Samsung Gear wearable

Even after numerous developer previews, Pie still doesn’t support Gear accessories.

As of this past Monday, Android 9 Pie officially began rolling out to the Pixel/Pixel XL, Pixel 2/Pixel 2 XL, and the Essential Phone. We’ve been having a blast with Google’s latest flavor of Android, but according to numerous reports from users, the new software isn’t so hot if you’re using a Samsung Gear product.

Take a quick visit to the r/Android subreddit, and you’ll find  [Read More…]

Cool Kickstarter projects: Embr Wave is a wearable thermostat for your body

Wearables have been around for a few years, and yet they have failed to find true utility. For example, there’s not much you can do on your smartwatch than you can’t do on a smartphone. Well a new startup founded at MIT has created a wearable that actually solves a real problem. If you’re human, […]

Bose SoundWear Review: MrMobile’s first wearable speaker

When CrackBerry Kevin first suggested I try out the Bose SoundWear, I thought it looked an awful lot like a toilet seat. But it’s not, nor is it an airline pillow, horseshoe, or boomerang. The Bose SoundWear is actually a wearable speaker, and while it’ll never replace your headphones, it does complement them in a way that’s more useful than I ever expected.

If you’re at all like me, with a lifestyle that’s got you running around so much  [Read More…]

Wearable payment stickers by VISA could soon be a thing

Back in March, we told you VISA was testing a new way of making payments with a pair of NFC-enabled sunglasses. Well in its latest effort to eliminate passwords, VISA is now experimenting with another form of payment. This time it involves a payment sticker, one which is placed on the user’s exposed skin (in […]

Samsung now only trails Apple in wearable market share, but it’s not close

A new report claims that Samsung has moved into second-place when it comes to global wearable market share for Q1 2017, displacing Fitbit but still trailing the likes of Apple.