The week in wearable tech: The big headlines

All the big wearable news from the last seven days
The week in wearable tech

A bumper week yet again in the ever growing world of wearable tech and, as always, we've made it easy for you to catch up on all the top stories from the past seven days...'s watch is, sort of, available

We say sort of because the Puls device isn't available for everyone, just yet. "We would love for everyone to have a Puls," reads the application page. "But we want to make it great before doing just that." In the application people have to say how they will use their Puls, in 80 words or less and you can include a 20 second video as well.

We also exclusively revealed this week that a second generation Puls is scheduled for launch early in 2015 will come in two versions.

Does the Puls have what it takes to be a perfect smartwatch?

Razer Nabu finally gets a release date

After months of speculation, the Razer Nabu has finally been given an official release date: The activity band will go on sale on 2 December in the US via the Razer website for $99.

You can read all about the Razer Nabu's features here. It may face some competition from Microsoft soon though - an Xbox wearable is tipped to launch in 2015.

Google to snap up GoPro

2015 is gearing up to be an eventful year for wearable tech with Google’s acquisition of GoPro set to be one of the biggest stories. That was the standout forecast from CCS Insight's Predictions for 2015 and Beyond report, which also stated a major sports equipment manufacturer would buy a big wearables company.

GoPro drones were also in the news this week, with the action cam company purportedly looking to launch its own branded devices into the skies.

Sony has e-paper plans

Sony is planning to release an e-paper smartwatch, a Bloomberg report revealed. The watch is reported to come from CEO Kazuo Hirai’s new business division that’s been set up to nurture new innovations. A decade of falling profits has hurt innovation at Sony, which was once the jewel in Japan’s technology crown.

Who knows, maybe next year Sony's new smartwatch will be sitting pretty in our guide to the best wearable tech money can buy.

Crowdfund this

This week’s crowdfunding focus was Pinć VR – a virtual reality headset designed to take on the likes of the Archos VR, the Zeiss VR One and the Samsung Gear VR. However, there’s a twist with Cordon Media’s prototype as it’s a headset and a smartphone case all in one.


Check out our dedicated news page for all the big stories as they break.


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