And finally: Huawei Watch now on sale and more

The week's wearable tidbits in one digestible gulp
Huawei Watch now on sale and more

Welcome to yet another addition of And finally, our weekly walk through of all the wearable blips you may have missed in the last seven days.

Read on to get up to date with everything in the world of connected tech...

Huawei Watch now available

Huawei's much anticipated Huawei Watch is now on sale, available on Google Play in the US and Canada, and through Amazon. Prices start at a fairly ridiculous $349 - rising to $799 for the rose gold-plated Watch.

The circular 1.4-inch AMOLED display has a pixel count of 286ppi and is coated in sapphire crystal. The 11.3mm thick body has a cold-forged stainless steel frame with the crown at 2 o'clock. It's one of more unisex designs we've tried and in terms of colours, it's available in black, steel and rose gold. The Watch will also come pre-loaded with 40 watch faces to choose from.

It's certainly one of the top Android Wear smartwatches.

Game gets its VR on

UK gaming retailer game has gone balls-out for VR, launching a dedicated micro-site for the big tech revolution. You can pre-order the Merge headset now and sign up for updates for the likes of Oculus Rift, PlayStation VR, HTC Vive and Microsoft HoloLens.

Confused about VR? Don't be - check out our feature on how it all works.

Moto Body doubles up

If you're rocking a Moto 360 you'll know all about Moto Body - Motorola's smartwatch health and fitness platform. But now you don't need an Android Wear device to tap into the platform - Moto Body is now a full Android smartphone app, and is available for anybody with an Android mobile.

The Moto Body companion phone app tracks your weekly, monthly and yearly bpm, steps and calorie burn data, and helps you analyse trends.

Check out our guide of the best fitness apps.

HoloLens heads back to space

"We are disappointed in the loss of the latest SpaceX cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station," read a NASA statement back in June, following an explosion en route. From a wearable tech angle, the big loss was the two HoloLens headsets on board.

The good news is that Jeff Norris, project manager for Project HoloLens at NASA, has said the Microsoft headset will be heading back to space in the coming weeks.

Exciting stuff indeed. In the meantime check out our hands-on review of Microsoft HoloLens and read our guide to the best AR and VR headsets.


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