And finally: Wearable rumours and rumblings of the week

We round up the whispers and news blips of the week
Wearable rumours of the week

There has been an absolute wealth of wearable tech news this week, with Microsoft seemingly about to get involved in the smartwatch market and Apple and Nike potentially teaming up for a killer new device.

You can check out the big stories of the week by clicking here, but you can also read on for some wearable nuggets that you may have missed from the week on the web…

Pebble: More mod than Weller?

Not only does Tech Radar claim that a new Pebble smartwatch is going to land at the beginning of 2015 (a claim we’ve sort of had backed up by our own Pebble contacts), it also has some meaty quotes from a Pebble "evangelist" who states that the next smartwatch from the Kickstarter success story could pack in modular components like Blocks – one of the Intel Make It Wearable finalists.

Moto 360 battery boost

There was a pretty major Android Wear update this week, adding GPS support and offline music playback amongst other things, so poor old Motorola didn’t get too much love for its own smartwatchupdate.

However, it’s pretty significant for Moto 360 owners as it means new features like mood lighting and, more importantly, a bumper battery boost.

Kidizoom zooms in (sorry)

“Forget the Apple Watch: $60 smartwatch for four year olds set to be the must-have Christmas gadget,” was the typically over the top headline on the Daily Mail for VTech’s newest kid-friendly wearable.

The Kidizoom packs a 1.4-inch colour display, has a camera and is pre-loaded with four fun games. It’s hardly an Apple Watch rival.

Sensotrack unfairly ignored

Every week we choose a wearable device looking for funding in our regular ‘Crowdfund this’ feature. So every week there are a bunch of potential inclusions that we have to ignore.

This week we ignored Sensotrack, which looks like some sort of fishing device from the future, but is in fact a smart earpiece with biometric sensors that can measure respiration and your heart rate, can detect oxygen saturation in your body and provide real-time blood pressure stats. No, we’re not quite sure why we ignored it now either.


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