The week in wearable tech

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The week in wearable tech

There have been some interesting advancements in the world of wearable tech this week, with details of Huawei's Honor Band Zero going live and Garmin working with Strava to provide some serious cycling stats.

Keep scrolling for all the major headlines…

Huawei Honor Band Zero

There's no word on official launch details as of yet, but it hasn't stopped Huawei from taking to Twitter to tell the world of the Huawei Honor Band Zero. It's not quite a smartwatch, more of a beefed up activity tracker.

What we really want to know from the Chinese company is, what's happening with the Huawei Watch that it teased us with earlier this year.

Sony FES e-paper watch now available

In classic Sony fashion, it has launched First Flight, a new crowdfunding site which aims to give people the chance to purchase the company's weird and wonderful products. This is where you'll be able to find the Sony FES e-paper watch along with many other of Sony's in-house ideas.

If you're looking to nab a new bit of tech yourself, why not check out our deals of the week.

Garmin and Strava join forces

Live improvements have come to Garmin's new collection of smart cycling devices after the GPS giant worked with Strava to help improve the features and connectivity for a more modern world of training.

With help from Strava the Garmin Edge 520 will have Live Segments which will work with a sport app to let you compete against other runners or cyclists.

Xiaomi Mi Band 1S to have HRM

Some leaked photos hit the web this week, appearing to show the Xiaomi Mi Band 1S, with an optical heart rate tracker. If the Chinese giant can manage to keep the price and size down, they could be in for another winner.

It will be up against some pretty intense competition if it ever hits the real-world, take a look at our pick of the best budget fitness trackers.

Crowdfund this

The Sphericam 2 is this week's Crowdfund this; a 4K, 360 degree video making machine the size of a tennis ball. This a great piece of tech for someone wanting to create high-quality VR content on a low budget, and at $1,399, you can order one on Indiegogo right now.

Have a look at our best VR headsets to see the top ways to consume VR content.

The Wareable Forum is alive and kicking

Launched this week, the new Wareable Forum is a one-stop shop for talking anything and everything wearable tech and the connected self.


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