The week in wearable tech

All the stories from the past week in wearable tech
The week in wearable tech

In another edition of The Week in Wearable Tech we round up all the stories you might of missed form the last seven days.

With news of a possible Asus Windows smartwatch, Under Armour's big play into sports tech and new information on future Pebble smartwatches, it's been another huge week for wearables. Read on for everything you need to know.

Asus VivoWatch

It’s been widely rumoured that Asus is working on a second smartwatch, but few would have expected it to be running Windows. A trademark application for “VivoWatch” was registered back in January – and all things Vivo at Asus refer to Windows products.

Why not check out our review of the Android Wear powered Asus ZenWatch and of course our round up of the best smartwatches.

Under Armour buys Endomondo and MyFitness Pal

US sports apparel giant Under Armour has made a few tentative steps into sports tech in the past, but its purchase this week of Endomondo and MyFitnessPal has turned it into a major player.

It now has a whopping 120 million fitness users in its armoury, and has signed a partnership with HTC, which is expected to release a smartwatch at MWC.

You can read our round up of the best running apps, as well as full sports tech coverage in our running hub.

Glass 2.0 to be designed from scratch

New Google Glass boss Tony Fadell is going to completely redesign the second generation specs before its next release, the New York Times has reported. The company is also set to learn from past mistakes, and not release Glass 2.0 into the wild before it’s 100% ready.

Elsewhere, tech crystal ball gazers have predicted that smartglasses will be more popular that smartphones by 2025, with shipments topping 1bn by 2020.

You can check our round ups of the best AR glasses and the best VR headsets.

Pebble hits 1m sales

Smartwatch maker Pebble has announced that it’s shipped 1m of its watches, and that new products are on the way. The original product launched as a Kickstarter back in 2012, yet it seems there’s a new model on the way.

Pebble chief Eric Migicovsky told The Verge that the new product “ doesn't look like what we have today.”

Read our thoughts on the original 1m-selling Pebble smartwatch, and if you already own one, our round ups of the best apps and tricks for getting more from your watch.

Crowdfund this

If you’re looking for the next big things in wearable tech, why not check out our round up of the best crowdfunding projects. This week we featured Tracky, the world's first motion capture sports wear, from Bangalore-based ProjectPOLE.

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