And finally: Smart socks for diabetes patients and more

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If you're in the US, you're probably reading this in a post-Thanksgiving slumber, weakly biting into yet another leftover turkey sandwich. For those of you not in America, it's just another Sunday, though maybe you bagged yourself a few Black Friday deals this weekend.

If you've been following the site this week you'll know all about the latest news from Samsung, Pebble and Amazfit. But what about the other stories that didn't make the headline? Where do they go to be read?

They go here, friends. They go here.

A smart sock for diabetics

WareableAnd finally: Smart socks for diabetes patients and more

Alphabet's glucose-tracking contact lens might be delayed, but Siren Care has a different type of wearable for diabetes sufferers: a sock. The startup has created a pair of socks that use sensors to detect inflammation and injury of feet (by monitoring temperature), something that type 1 and type 2 diabetics are susceptible to. There is, of course, a companion app, but TechCrunch says the data is also stored in the socks and in the cloud, and the user will get a notification if a big change in temperature is detected.

Apple Watch that waistline

WareableAnd finally: Smart socks for diabetes patients and more

'Tis the season to get fat, which is why Apple got into the spirit with a Thanksgiving Day Challenge for American Apple Watch owners. The challenge, which was available through the Activity app, was to complete 5k of running or walking through the day. Yes, if you're reading this it's too late, but we're intrigued to see what other challenges might roll out in the future. Maybe a longer one for the Christmas period to get the rest of the world involved? A 'Keep running and don't stop' challenge for January's inauguration, perhaps?

Eye can see clearly now

WareableAnd finally: Smart socks for diabetes patients and more

Mobile VR is bringing virtual reality to people who might not otherwise be able to afford it, and that's a very good thing, but it also has clear limitations. One of those is that smartphone screens aren't really designed for a headset; often you can see the pixels, which breaks the immersion. Engadget reports that Japanese company JDI (Japanese Display Inc) has solved the problem with its new screen technology that crams in 651 pixels per inch into a 1,440 x 1,700 screen. It also has a 90 Hz refresh rate with a response time down between 3msec and 6msec. Promising stuff.

Welcome to the jungle

WareableAnd finally: Smart socks for diabetes patients and more

Hermés released a special Apple Watch band for the Thanksgiving holiday. Named the Equateur Tatouage, the band features a jungle design complete with a coloured leopard to break up the black and white foliage. You can find it on the Hermés store, but be prepared to cough up $410.

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Now at Business Insider, Hugh originally joined Wareable from TechRadar where he’d been writing news, features, reviews and just about everything else you can think of for three years.

Hugh is now a correspondent at Business Insider.

Prior to Wareable, Hugh freelanced while studying, writing about bad indie bands and slightly better movies. He found his way into tech journalism at the beginning of the wearables boom, when everyone was talking about Google Glass and the Oculus Rift was merely a Kickstarter campaign - and has been fascinated ever since.

He’s particularly interested in VR and any fitness tech that will help him (eventually) get back into shape. Hugh has also written for T3, Wired, Total Film, Little White Lies and China Daily.


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