Every Sunday we dedicate our time to rounding up the less credible and smaller tidbits in the world of wearable tech, and with IFA 2015 in Berlin just a few days away, the rumour mill is turning at full speed.
Read on to check out the stories that might have slipped under your radar this week.
Huawei Watch leak hints at iOS support
An appearance of the Huawei Watch on Amazon has hinted that Android Wear could get iOS compatibility before long. Until now, Google's wearable OS has only worked with Android smartphones, but the leaked Amazon listing states that Huawei's forthcoming smartwatch will work with both flavours of device.
Update: Android Wear on iOS guide
The Amazon listing also showed off the Chinese smartwatch in a blingy gold, much like the Apple Watch Edition. And just like Apple's top model, it commands a big price tag – with Huawei asking a steep $800.
Check out our hands on Huawei Watch review and check back next week for all the smartwatch news from IFA.
Samsung Gear S2 to have nano-sim tech
Samsung's round-faced smartwatch is due to drop this week, after it was teased at the company's Unpacked event earlier this month. It's rumoured that the rotating-bezeled device will use a nano-sim, offering cellular connectivity, much like the Samsung Gear S.
Check out our complete guide to the Samsung Gear S2, and check back next week for a hands-on review.
Microsoft patents clothing that shocks
Microsoft has patented a design for a smart shirt that's designed to shock the wearer to notify them of emails, notifications or other types of message. Geek.com reports that the patent describes the feature as “providing electrical stimuli to the skin of a user to convey information to the user."
While getting shocked every time you receive an email could be a bum deal, there could be potentially interesting applications for sports coaching, where the shirt could gently coach you on your golf swing, for example.
Make sure you check out our roundup of existing smart clothing projects.
Hue dimmer is more than just a switch
Philips has released a new dimmer switch for its smart lighting system Hue, which enables users to control their lights from a unit in the home. The new switch works just like a traditional light switch, and is even styled like one. However, more significantly new dimmer lights create an ad-hoc ZigBee network which enables other bulbs to connect automatically. That negates the need for the Hue Bridge, dramatically reducing the cost of entry to the system.
Pentagon pumps cash into wearables
The Pentagon has announced that it's to set up a $75m fund to develop flexible display technology, which could be used to create smart clothing for soldiers. Engadget reports that the fund will create a consortium of 163 organisations, including Apple and Harvard.
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