The week in wearable tech

The biggest news stories from the last seven days all in one place
The week in wearable tech

It's been a jam-packed week for wearables with plenty of juicy news breaking. We've seen high profile smartwatches go on sale, big name fitness brands get slammed by security experts, the Apple Watch get a battery boost and much, much more.

Read on to catch up with all the major headlines...

Pebble Time now on sale

Pebble announced that the Pebble Time is available to pre-order through Best Buy in the US or using the Pebble website for the rest of the world. It costs $199.99 in the US, £179 in the UK. If you ordered via Kickstarter you should have received your smartwatch by now.

If you're rocking the new Pebble Time, or even the original - check out our guide to the best Pebble apps.

Apple Watch battery boost

Reserve Strap, a power-strap for your Apple Watch will begin shipping in November and promises to extend your smartwatch battery life by 30 hours. It meets Apple's Band Design Guidelines and uses the Watch's diagnostic port.

Apple could have another smartwatch rival by the end of the year - Breitling's CEO told us that the B55 Connected smartwatch will be released before Christmas.

FOVE VR gets Samsung investment

The FOVE VR headset smashed its Kickstarter target recently and it's now seen Samsung Ventures investing into the project as well. Thanks to the Samsung investment, Valve's Lighthouse tech will be added to the headset, as well as support for the OSVR standard.

Take a look at our pick of the best VR games and apps and see what FOVE is up against with our guide to the best VR headsets.

Google's medical smarts

Measuring things like pulse, hearth rhythm, skin temperature, light exposure and noise levels, Google X's new wearable will be a medical grade device, prescribed by practitioners.

"Our intended use is for this to become a medical device that's prescribed to patients or used for clinical trials," explained Andy Conrad, head of the life sciences team at Google.

Crowdfund this

I Measure U Run (IMU-Run), the focus of this week's Crowdfund this, is an injury prevention system that measures your running and provides real-time feedback to decrease the chances of shin splints, knee pain and other running related issues caused by tibial shock.

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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