The week in wearable tech

A full round up of the major headlines from a busy week in wearables
The week in wearable tech

Summer's here and, let's face it, you've probably been too busy basking in the sunshine to stay on top of the latest wearable tech headlines. Luckily, Wareable is on hand to get you up to speed quick-sharpish.

The week in wearable is where we round up the top stories of the week, pulling in the vital info from the most important headlines.

It's been a busy week in the Apple Watch world, there's a new GoPro and Jawbone and Fitbit are fighting again. Let's get to it...

Apple Watch news galore

Is the Apple Watch failing? If you believe the mainstream media, you'd think so as reports of a smartwatch sales slump have been blown out of all proportion.

In other Apple Watch news, we could see Apple Pay landing in the UK next week.

Finally, Apple's been rather coy about the Watch's water-proof capabilities but that hasn't stopped some intrepid developer making the first swim tracking app.

GoPro Hero4 Session goes live

The GoPro Hero 4 Session was officially revealed in the week. It's 50% smaller and 40% lighter than the Black edition and it's now waterproof to 10m without the need for housing.

Basically, GoPro's taken all the best bits of its rivals from Garmin, Panasonic, TomTom and Polaroid, and used them to build one killer action cam.

How does it measure up? Check out our guide to the best action cameras on sale now.

HoloLens hits the headlines

It's been a busy week for Microsoft's HoloLens. On Monday it was reported that Disney was interested in bringing its Infinity world to Microsoft's augmented reality headset.

A day later and it was revealed that Microsoft is looking for accredited universities to come up with research proposals around HoloLens, with $500,000 worth of grants up for grabs.

Then, on Thursday, a new HoloLens demo video hit the web. It shows off a partnership with Case Western Reserve University, revealing how medical students could use HoloLens as a training tool.

Google Glass 2 patent details

Google Glass 2 could boast a finger framing feature for photography, according to some new patents that have been uncovered; a system for framing shapes in front of the Google Glass lenses.

Smartglasses haven't really taken off as of yet, maybe a next-gen effort could put some spark back into the category.

Jawbone and Fitbit's fight continues

Jawbone filed a third legal complaint against Fitbit this week. The new proceedings, filed with the International Trade Commission, seeks a ruling on the previous charges inside 15 months and also contains a cease-and-desist order.

How do the rivals' latest flagship trackers measure up? Check out our Jawbone UP3 v Fitbit Charge HR comparison to find out.

Crowdfund this

This week's Crowdfund this focus was the Ojee Talon, a digital assistant that sits on the top of your golf club, offering you real time information on your shaft and club-face rotation angle.

If you're into your golf, check out our pick of the top golfing tech to improve your game.


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