The week in wearable tech

The biggest wearable tech, VR and smart home stories this week
The week in wearable tech

We've golfed, partied and gambled to bring you the site this week but that hasn't stopped us keeping on top of the news.

Read on for the biggest stories in wearable tech this week including new devices from Motorola and Swatch and a Star Wars teaser unlike any other.

Star Wars: Jakku Spy now on Cardboard

This Star Wars tie-in has landed on Cardboard VR. OK, it's a one minute clip for now but we're promised a whole series of teaser action for The Force Awakens.

Also this week, we find out if VR is a safe bet for the gambling industry's future and take a look at wearable and connected devices trying to tackle panic attacks.

Swatch and Visa's NFC payments watch

We told you when it launched in China and here is the Bellamy, Swatch's simple, affordable payments watch that is now headed to the US, Brazil and Switzerland.

The Swatch Bellamy is cheap but it's not as cheap as the really budget smartwatches we've been testing this week. Are any of them worth buying? Find out in our group test.

Jabil Peak+ could bring smart clothing to the masses

This reference design uses tech that helped Germany win the last World Cup and could mean smart kit prices drop.

That's for next year and beyond but right now, we're investigating why fitness tracking works for some people but not others plus updating our best fitness trackers round-up with a new device, after our Microsoft Band 2 review.

Crowdfund this

This week's crowdfund pick is Pillow Talk which aims to help couples stay in touch via capturing each others heartbeats. Adorable? Yucky? Let us know in the comments or head to Kickstarter to pledge your cash.

Elsewhere in smart home news, we throw the ultimate party with smart home and wearable tech. Plus we round up the most useful and brilliant IFTTT recipes for you to try.

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