The week in wearable tech

Everything you might have missed from the week in one place
The week in wearable tech

After the mayhem of the Apple Watch announcement and the plethora of new wearable tech launches at IFA, you may have thought that September's wearable news would have tailed off.

If so, you thought wrong - this week has been anything but quiet. Read on to see what you might have missed....

New Oculus Rift lands

Virtual reality pioneer Oculus unveiled the third iteration of its Rift headset on Monday. It’s called Crescent Bay but no, it’s not available to the the public. Coming hot on the heels of the second development model, Crystal Cove, which the company is still fulfilling pre-orders for, Crescent Bay ups the ante with full 360-degree tracking and a much lighter construction.

You can read all about it here and check out our guide to the best VR games too.

Apple Watch spec sheet revealed

This week we discovered, purportedly, that the Apple Watch will pack a near identical set of internals as the Android Wear watches already on sale. One analyst has apparently received insider information that details what Apple has in store for the much anticipated timepiece.

So, what are we expecting? Well, first off the watch will apparently come in two storage sizes – 4GB and 8GB – enabling you store music and apps right on the watch. Check out this story for more info.

If you like the look of the Apple Watch but have already forked out for an Android powered one, check out this fun guide for making your Google watch more Cupertino-like.

Polar M400 bridges the gap

GPS fitness specialist Polar unveiled its latest wearable vying for your wrist space – the jack-of-all-trades Polar M400. Combining a toned-down version of the training features of the fantastic Polar V800 with everyday activity tracking, the M400 will appeal to runners who want a more lifestyle friendly device.

Our GPS watch guide should help you unlock the secrets of better running and we also rounded up the best fitness trackers under £50.

TomTom tees off

TomTom chose a timely date to launch its latest wearable, with the TomTom Golfer getting an official unveiling on the day the Ryder Cup kicked off. Rivalling the likes of the Garmin Approach S6, the TomTom Golfer is a GPS watch that offers the usual array of golf wearable features.

You can check out more golfing tech in our best golf wearables, GPS watches and swing analysers guide.

Crowdfund this

Our weekly look at the world of crowdfunding centred on the Totem VR headset this week. This VR headset boasts a 1080p OLED display, 360 degree movement tracking and a host of impressive specs that could potentially place it shoulder-to-shoulder with the gaming elite.

Stay tuned to Wareable next week for all the latest wearable tech news, reviews and analysis.


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