The week in wearable tech

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The week in wearable tech

We're gearing up for so many smartwatch launches at IFA next week, this week needs some love. Come on, THIS week has sales charts.

Read on for the biggest headlines in wearable tech in our weekly recap.

Fitbit is No.1, Apple Watch No.2

Fitbit outsells Apple, but only by a margin

When it comes to wearable tech sales last quarter, that is. The numbers are in with charts galore - see who comes in at No.3 (you might be surprised) and how the industry has grown 223% in just a year. Sploosh, claps all round.

Elsewhere, we could get an Apple Watch 2 and smart bands for this year's device in 2016. If the Apple wearable is too expensive, read our Pebble Time Steel review and then check out our picks of the best Pebble watch faces.

HTC Vive will have 'limited release' in 2015

'Limited' Vive headsets on sale this year

The Vive still looks set to beat Oculus but sales at the end of 2015 will be limited with more units of the cutting edge VR headset ready for early 2016. The good news is that gamers have a few chances to play the Vive this September - at IFA in Berlin and at the EGX show in Birmingham, UK.

While you wait, have a look at our wearable tech fails to avoid which include a cracking HTC Vive gaff and ponder if VR or AR is the future in our in-depth look at the two technologies.

Moto 360 2 snapped in the wild (in 2 sizes)


Less than a week until we get full reveals of both the Moto 360 2 and Samsung Gear S2 smartwatches at IFA. New pics have emerged of both this week so enjoy these for now before we get full specs and hands on time at IFA in Berlin.

This week, the Martian Voice commander was launched, we got more details on Swatch's smartwatch range and Sony launched a new app to help users customise their SmartWatch 3s.

Crowdfund this

Best wearable kickstarters

The OURA ring is a piece of wellbeing smart jewellery that tracks activity, breathing, heart rate and sleep.

It's made from ceramic, comes in black or white and is available to crowdfund now for $229 on Kickstarter. Also being crowdfunded this week is the Million Mile Light, a safety running light that is powered by the kinetic energy as you run - it's just £12 for one light.

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