The week in wearable tech

Big wearable news from Apple, Jawbone, LG, Pebble and more...
The week in wearable tech

It's been an incredibly jam-packed week in wearable tech with juicy updates on the Apple Watch, depressing developments with the Jawbone UP3 delay, a new Android Wear watch from LG revealed and a whole host more.

So let's jump straight in with this week's big round-up....

LG Watch Urbane unveiled

LG already had the slickest looking Android Wear watch by way of the G Watch R but the Korean company isn't resting on its laurels. The LG Watch Urbane was unleashed this week, boasting a new high end styling that's more upmarket and is much more unisex than its older sibling.

We're expecting to hear more about the Urbane at MWC, which kicks off in a couple of weeks. In the meantime, check out our guide to the best smartwatches available to buy now.

Jawbone UP3 delay woes continue

We spoke to Jawbone in the week about the delays for the UP3 deliveries. They told us they were "working hard to deliver UP3 units to customers" and that they were "very sorry about the delay".

The Jawbone UP3 is one of the most hotly anticipated fitness trackers of 2015. It will go head-to-head with the Fitbit Charge HR for valuable wrist-space.

Apple Watch set to dominate

CCS revealed its latest expectations for the wearables industry earlier this week and, unsurprisingly, it predicts that the Apple Watch release will transform the landscape.

It states that the Apple Watch will "account for a quarter of the wearables market in 2015, selling around 20 million by the end of the year."

Neptune Duo makes bold claims

The world's smartest wearable? That's what the makers of the Neptune Hub are claiming; a setup consisting of a wearable and a Pocket-screen display.

The idea is, rather than a super powerful smartphone providing the engine room for a low-tech smartwatch, you use a super powerful smartwatch to provide the grunt for a low-tech smartphone.

Crowdfund this

If you're looking for for the best wearable projects looking for funding on Kickstarter, Indiegogo or other crowdfunding platforms, our weekly Crowdfund this feature is your best bet.

Each week we pick out the most promising ideas hoping to get public funding to make their idea a reality - this week we focused on the Cmoar VR headset, click here to find out more.


Make sure you bookmark our dedicated wearable tech news page for all the latest headlines.



  • codemonkey2k5 says:

    I would love for someone at Jawbone to explain to us what they consider to be early 2015? The truth is that this is in fact a time frame. So this means you must have at least three time frames for a year. Early, Mid and Late. What months constitute each time frame? You have committed yourselves to the Early 2015 time frame. So please tell me at what point that Early 2015 ends.

  • KOrigin says:

    I think Jawbone is really digging themselves a grave for this product at least. Constant delays does not bode will for the product and just annoys those that pre-ordered.

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