Wearable tech hasn't slowed down just yet. We've got a new Health platform from Pebble, fresh HTC Vive gear and plenty of future-gazing VR and AR news too. Read on for the biggest headlines in wearable tech this week and savour it all because it's CES rumours from now until January.
Pebble Health arrives on Time watches
Pebble is finally getting into activity and sleep tracking in a big way and it's enlisted Stanford to help. We chat to Pebble's Jacob Surber about the new feature. Plus Pebblers with an older device get Timeline UI this week.
Pebble got a slot in our list of the 50 gamechangers in wearable tech for 2016 for its upcoming Smartstraps. We also looked at the 2015 rumoured wearables that never actually made it. Talk about missing in action.
New HTC Vive and controller pics leak
We've been waiting for CES to see the updated HTC Vive headset ahead of its April 2016 release date, but a leak from HTC has ruined the surprise.
Eagle-eyed spotters over at Reddit claim to have unearthed a couple of photos from HTC's website that show a refined version of the headset and controller.
Magic Leap wants $827m to make AR real
If this tech isn't amazing, there will be a lot of egg on a lot of big, tech faces. Magic Leap is raising $827 million to build its augmented reality tech. To add to the $542 million it's spent. AR costs the big bucks, guys.
NASA, PlayStation VR and space robots
In bonkers news this week, NASA is using Sony's PlayStation VR headset to train people to control space robots. The demo has the truly excellent name of Mighty Morphenaut and helps users anticipate floating objects.
This medical grade face mask, MAPO, from French company Wired Beauty is looking to raise €40,000 on Kickstarter. Sensors detect your skin's moisture levels and heating zones built in. Clever.