It’s almost been a year since Google and Levi’s officially announced their connected jacket called Project Jacquard. It was initially scheduled to be released this spring but now it’s coming this fall for $350 USD.
Fitbit has unveiled a slightly updated version of their Alta fitness tracker, which launched last March.
The new, Alta HR has continuous heart rate tracking which was lacking from the original model. You’ll also get improved battery life (Fitbit says up to 7 days).
Google has teamed up with H&M’s digital fashion house, Ivyrevel for a new project they’re calling Coded Couture.
First there was wired earphones, then they went wireless with the help of bluetooth and now there’s cordless (and wireless) earbuds and Samsung has gotten in the game with the Gear IconX.
I’ve been using the Gear IconX for a few weeks now and at this point in time, I wouldn’t absolutely recommend them to anyone because they’re still in their infancy and not at all on par with bluetooth headphones.
After having a record-breaking Q2, Fitbit is back with two new devices, the Fitbit Flex 2 and the Fitbit Charge 2.
Fitbit opted to have one model for the Charge 2 and it includes a heart rate monitor along with a connected GPS, support for smartphone notifications, sleep tracking and a large OLED display (it’s about four times bigger than the one on the Charge HR), interchangeable bands and up to 5 days of battery life.
Apple made a few announcements at their ‘Spring Forward’ event. Including more details about the Apple Watch, a refresh on the MacBook Pro and Air and also a new MacBook.
Apple has confirmed that the Apple Watch will be coming on April 24th 2015. It will be coming to nine countries including Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, the UK and the US.
The battery life of the Apple Watch will be about 18 hours. It’s better than people expected but it’s not at the same level as some of the competition from Android Wear or Pebble.
Pre-orders for the Apple Watch will start on April 10th. Also on that day, Apple will be offering an in-store preview of the Apple Watch to see how it fits.
On February 24th, Pebble announced their newest smartwatch, the Pebble Time. They also announced a new hardware platform for the Pebble Time.
Now a week later, Pebble has announced the Pebble Time Steel. Before this announcement, Pebble’s latest KickStarter campaign was over $12 million.