​The week in wearable tech

All the big wearable tech news from the past week
T​he week in wearable tech

Another week, another seismic period for wearable technology. With Google I/O taking place in San Francisco, all eyes were on the Mountain View company to reveal its plans for the year ahead.

Read our round up of the week's most important news to find out all the happenings from Google's annual conference, and the rest of the wearable tech industry.

Tag Heuer smartwatch named

Tag Heuer CEO Jean-Claude Biver revealed the name of the company's forthcoming smartwatch to Wareable during an exclusive interview. The Tag Heuer Carrera Wearable 01, as he called it, is built with Google and Intel and will go on sale in October or November.

You can read the full interview with Biver as we investigate whether the Swiss Made trademark or Intel Inside holds more sway in the new world of smartwatches. Also, check out our guide to everything you need to know about Tag's Android Wear smartwatch.

Jawbone sues Fitbit

Since Fitbit announced it was to go public, it seems to have attracted its fair share of unwanted attention. This week it's from Jawbone, and the UP3 maker has filed a lawsuit with a California Court about Fitbit's "systematic plundering" of confidential information – something the company refutes.

It's claimed that Fitbit targeted Jawbone employees with a view to employing them after they had downloaded company information to USB drives.

If you're looking for the best fitness tracker for getting in shape this summer, check out our handy guide.

Lenovo works its Magic

Lenovo unveiled a concept smartwatch out at its annual conference in China, and it featured a rather off-the-wall idea. The strap packed a "Magic View" screen, which the user puts up to their eye to use. Using light refractions, the screen will appear as if 20x larger than a standard smartwatch screen.

There's no release date yet, but why not check out our round up of the best smartwatches you can buy today.

Swatch smartwatch on the way

Swatch's first smartwatch is on course for an August arrival, and the CEO confirmed this week that it would launch in Switzerland and "one other big country".

The world eagerly awaits what Swatch is going to bring to the market, and the company's been offering regular updates to calm jittery shareholders – concerned about the Apple Watch eating into it sales.

Why not read our definitive reviews of the LG Watch Urbane and in-depth Mondaine Helvetica No1 Smart review.

Google brings the Brillo at I/O

Google didn't offer too much information on Android Wear over at its annual conference, which is understandable given the recent update. However, it has big plans to power your smart home of the future, and the company unveiled a new OS called Brillo, which it hopes will unify the smart heating, smart fridges and Wi-Fi connected kettles of the future.

If you want to smarten up your home, why not check out our round ups of the best smart thermostats, best smart security systems and of course, bookmark our smart home hub.


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