The week in wearable tech

A look back at the biggest stories from the last seven days
The week in wearable tech

The middle of summer usually means a lack of wearable tech news but, in honour of Wareable's second birthday, it's been an announcement filled week.

Make sure to check out Field of view, our weekly round-up of VR news and recommendations, or stick here for the biggest wearable tech news of the week.

Polar M600 packs GPS and Android Wear

Here's something you might not have been expecting - a new sports smartwatch hybrid from Polar - the M600. Optical HR, GPS, waterproofing, it's got the lot. Out later this year.

Check out our Android Wear essential guide, which has just been updated and don't miss our in-depth look at game mechanics in fitness wearables.

Hugo Boss Smart Classic collection drops

Movado and HP's smartwatch love-in continues to pick up new names with this pair of £299 Hugo Boss smartwatches. Digital displays and croc leather FTW.

Also on the site this week - wearable tech at the Rio Olympics and we round up the best Gear S2 apps so far.

Samsung's new Gear VR lands - we go eyes-on

If you own a Samsung phone and you haven't bought a Gear VR, now's the time. The new device has a wider field of view and improved comfort. Same price too.

In all things VR this week, we've also been trying out New Yorks's VR cinema and ranking VR games and experiences from most vom-inducing to least.

Xiaomi Mi VR Play and it's super cheap

Xiaomi dropped its first mobile VR headset and it was a bit of a surprise. It wasn't the Daydream headset we were expecting but a super cheap, limited availability device. One million people reportedly signed up but the beta testing is limited to tens of thousands - for now.

For more VR tidbits, read Field of view, our weekly VR round-up.



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Samsung Gear S3
Samsung Gear S3
$349.99
Pebble 2
Pebble 2
$129.99
Sony SmartWatch 3
Sony SmartWatch 3
$159.99
Huawei Watch
Huawei Watch
$279.99

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