After the feverish excitement of the Apple Watch release, you might be forgiven for thinking wearable tech was having a week off. You'd be wrong. With the Moto 360 going on sale and a new band from Misfit, it's been another seismic seven days. Here's the news you might have missed.
There’s no doubt the Moto 360 has captured consumer’s imaginations, and that beautiful round screen has caused such hysterical desire that it’s been sold out in the US since the day it was released. We got our hands on the Android Wear smartwatch and spent a week living with it, and published our definitive Moto 360 review– essential reading whether you’re thinking about buying, or simply curious how these new devices are shaping up.
Barclays goes wearable
With Apple Pay hitting the new iPhones this week and set to be a part of the Apple Watch, UK banking giant Barclays may have just stolen Cupertino's thunder.Its bPay band is a wearable contactless payment wearable that can be tied to any card to make super-fast payments on the Tube. But are wearables the future of shopping? We found out in our in-depth investigation.
Google Fit v Apple Health
The next big tech battleground is going to be over our bodies, and the biggest is shaping up to be between Google and Apple. Google Fit and Apple Health are going head-to-head to track our vital statistics. But which is best, and which is most secure? We matched them up to find out.
Fitness series kicks off
At Wareable we’re not just about the latest wearable technology, we’re about helping you get more from it. That’s why we’re pleased that Kieran Alger from Man v Mileshas penned our first guide, explaining how to use your GPS running watch to be a better, faster runner. Check back next week for more guides on slashing minutes off your times with wearable tech.
As the fitness wearable market explodes, Misfit makes a play that could see it set a new PB this Christmas. The Misfit Flash is a cut-price, funky coloured version of the Misfit Shine, set for release in November.
London Fashion Week
This week saw the end of London Fashion Week, and wearable tech was certainly on the lips of the industry, hot on the heels of the Apple Watch. Despite high profile designer wearable collaborations springing up almost daily, the fashion industry isn’t just reliant on tech giants – as we showed in our review of LFW, its creating some inspiration stuff of its own.
This week’s hot crowdfunding pick is a child tracking wearable beacon. Why is that special, you say? Well, the makers say that the band will cost just $5 when it’s released next year. Worth backing? Read on to find out.
See you next week.