And finally: Samsung's lifesaving smart shirt detailed and more

All the big wearable headlines from the past week
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Welcome to your weekly instalment of And finally - our one-stop shop for a quick snap shot of everything that has happened in the past seven days in the world of wearable tech.

If you missed all the big headlines, don't worry, we've got you covered too. You can find out else has been going on this week after our three pieces of extra news. You can also check out our dedicated news section for everything else.

Without further ado...

Samsung's lifesaving smart t-shirt

And finally: Samsung's lifesaving smart shirt detailed and more

The lads at LetsGoDigital are it again. It's being noticing interesting Samsung patents (this is the same Dutch website that uncovered the smart shoes patents a while back).

This time it's a smart shirt that's equipped with different sensors that can detect lung sounds of a user, in order to track (and potentially spot) respiratory problems such as pneumonia, bronchitis, asthma or COPD.

This diagram explains it in greater detail

Apple's wearable business boost

And finally: Samsung's lifesaving smart shirt detailed and more

In Apple's earnings call this week, the tech giant company confirmed, despite those widely reported year-on-year revenue declines, that its wearable tech division is cooking on gas.

Tim Cook said: "We also had our best quarter ever for wearables, home, and accessories with 33% growth in total and almost 50% growth from wearables thanks to strong sales above Apple Watch and AirPods."

Based on revenue over the past four quarters, Apple's wearables business is approaching the size of a Fortune 200 company, the Apple CEO revealed.

Love all things Apple? Check out our essential Apple Watch tips and tricks.

Nubia's bendy tracker

And finally: Samsung's lifesaving smart shirt detailed and more

Nubia, a ZTE brand, could be about to unveil a flexible fitness tracker with a LED display that moves with the band.

Rumours of a bendy wearable started on Chinese social media, following comments from a Nubia top dog, suggesting it could go live at MWC 2019 later this month.

Ni Fei, GM of Nubia smartphones, hinted "Recently, Xiaomi and Rouyu have been arguing about flexible screens. I also heard that Huawei will display flexible screen phones at this year’s MWC. Regarding the flexible screen, Nubia has different thinking. We exhibited a flexible screen wearable prototype named 'α' in IFA on August 18, and it was crowned by the media." (Pictured above)

In case you missed it

It's been a busy week for Samsung leaks. Not only did we get more info on the much anticipated Galaxy Sport smartwatch, but a duo of purported new Samsung fitness trackers also hit the web-rumor mill this week, as a result of Bluetooth certification filings.

Elsewhere, Apple ramped up its - already strong - personal health game by teaming up with Aetna for a new program called Attain, which uses an Apple Watch and an app to reward you for your activity and health goals.

Also on the personal health front Cardiogram has launched a new initiative, which will allow your doctor to take a look at all the data that Cardiogram has from your Garmin, Wear OS smartwatch or Apple Watch.

And, could 2019 could be the year we finally get that Google Pixel Watch? Codenames for Google products were spotted that seemingly don't appear to be tied to new Pixel smartphones.

The fish-based salmon and medaka codenames appeared in the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) website. Two of the reviewers attached to the project are members of the Wear OS team adding further weight that one or both of these names could be smartwatch related.

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Prior to founding Wareable, and subsequently The Ambient, he was the senior editor of MSN Tech and has written for a range of publications.

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