10 wearables (and health devices) you might have missed at CES 2024

CES 2024 has now come to a close, and we need a well-earned rest after a week of chasing down wearables across downtown Las Vegas. Highlights were the Movano Evie, new Garmin Lily 2, and some promising consumer smart glasses. But the halls of the Expo were full of interesting wearables, far too many to […]

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Best in show: Best wearables from CES 2024

CES 2024 is winding down after a bumper year of health innovations, smart rings, and more spatial headsets and smart glasses than you can shake a stick at.  With so many announcements to keep track of, we’ve compiled our favorite new and upcoming releases that debuted on the show floor in Las Vegas.  Everything on […]

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CES 2024 preview: Wearables to expect and key dates/times

January 7th sees the start of CES 2024, the annual gathering of the technology industry in Las Vegas. CES is the biggest tech trade show going, and while it’s become less of a hotbed of big launches, it still sets the tone for the year in tech and beyond.  Read on for our guide to […]

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Huawei unveils Fashion forward – taking fashion wearables to a new level

Huawei unveiled the new Huawei Watch GT 4 at its launch event in Barcelona – and with it the company’s new fashion-forward wearable proposition. The launch of the Watch GT 4 marks 10 years of Huawei’s involvement in the wearables space – and the company is now making its next step into the wearables industry with […]

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Huawei celebrates 10 years in wearables – and here’s what’s next 

A decade is an important milestone in technology – and Huawei has spent 10 years at the heart of the wearables industry. Huawei will use its wearable product event on 14 September to mark the launch of its new fashion-forward strategy, with all-new Huawei wearable devices that continue to embrace health, fitness, and connected technologies. […]

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Samsung trademarks more names related to smart rings and wearables

Last week, Samsung applied to trademark the “Samsung Circle,” “Samsung Index,” and “Samsung Insight” names with the UK Intellectual Property Office. The plot thickened since. Not only has Samsung reapplied to trademark similar monikers in South Korea, but three new monikers surfaced: Galaxy One, Galaxy Pulse, and Galaxy Rhythm. Although this isn’t the first time […]

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Samsung may be developing three new smart wearables or accessories

Although smartwatches feel like they’ve remained the only relevant smart wearables in the mainstream, Samsung still seems to be toying with the idea of developing other types of clever accessories. Or, at the very least, Samsung’s occasional trademark applications keep reminding us that the world of smart devices could be more diverse. Samsung kicked off […]

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How Chronic Illness Patients Are ‘Hacking’ Their Wearables

In the months after giving birth to my son in March 2019, my Fitbit started recording some unusual heart rate readings. Pregnancy causes the resting heart rate to rise about 20 beats per minute, then the rate falls back to its usual levels in the weeks following childbirth. Instead, my resting heart rate continued to steadily […]

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IDC: India’s wearables market grows 80.9% in Q1

The Indian smart wearables market scored a huge 80.9% increase in shipments in Q1 of 2023 compared to last year. According to an IDC report, more than 25 million wearables shipped in India in the months January through March – a big improvement year-over-year but flat quarter-over-quarter, thanks to a solid Q422. Smartwatches saw a […]

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Deals: Best Buy Discounts Wide Selection of Wearables In New Sale

Best Buy recently kicked off a new sale focused on wearables, including solid markdowns on products from Garmin, Fitbit, Oura, Samsung, Google, and more. While some of these deals will continue through the end of May, others end later this week. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Best Buy. When you click a link […]

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LifeQ CEO: We want to bring medical-grade insights to regular wearables

A big focus on the future of wearables is the shift towards medical-grade devices – but the cost and complexity of these devices risks leaving people behind. That’s why Laurie Olivier, the founder and CEO of LifeQ, is looking at a different path. The company, which has just released a new BioAge score, is the […]

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Samsung and KAIST revolutionize micro LED for VR and wearables

Samsung may soon get the key to manufacturing small, ultra-high resolution micro LED screens that generate less heat and don’t suffer from efficiency degradation. Researchers at KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology) found a way to achieve this by changing the epitaxial structure of micro LEDs. One of the biggest hurdles in manufacturing […]

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Qualcomm Wearables Ecosystem Accelerator Program: Why it takes a village to build a wearable

The following content is presented in partnership with Qualcomm, in line with our Editorial Promise. The Qualcomm Wearables Ecosystem Accelerator Program is a one-stop-shop of expertise and solutions, and a forum for wearables makers to collaborate. That’s the word from those inside the program, who spoke to Wareable after the third WEAP Summit in Las Vegas […]

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Google goes past Samsung, ranks second in wearables market

Won’t it be exciting if your first product in a category puts you in one of the global top spots? Well, it seems like the Pixel Watch is a hit because it has put Google right at the number two spot in the worldwide wearables market. It has zoomed past the likes of Samsung, Huawei, […]

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Canalys: Wearables shipments plummet in Q4 of 2022

Canalys released its report on the global wearables market in Q4 and the entire 2022. The numbers revealed 50 million shipped units between October and December, which was a massive 18% decline – the biggest since data is collected and analyzed. All five major companies – Apple, Xiaomi, Huawei, Samsung, and Google, saw a YoY […]

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How ‘Matter for wearables’ has a health revolution in its sights

A ‘Matter for wearables’ standard could transform consumer health tech devices, and integrate them with our home devices too. That’s according to Aaron Goldmuntz, who chairs the Health and Wellness Working Group at the Connectivity Standards Alliance (CSA), who spoke to Wareable. The CSA’s announcement that it’s started work on a unified standard for health […]

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Samsung unveils eco-friendly accessories for Galaxy phones and wearables in Korea

Samsung has been trying to make its products eco-friendly in multiple ways. Apart from improving its entire supply chain to make it friendlier to the environment, the company has also introduced eco-friendly accessories for its mobile devices and portable projectors. Some such eco-friendly accessories are being displayed in South Korea. Samsung has tied up with […]

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India plans to enforce common charging solution for wearables

The Government of India is planning to introduce a common charging solution for wearable devices, reports PTI, citing an unnamed senior official at the Department of Consumer Affairs. It means that the Indian government could make it mandatory for all the upcoming wearables (such as smartwatches and wireless earbuds) in the country to have the […]

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The year in wearables 2022: We look back at the key moments

High-profile product launches, whacky concepts, and a sprinkle of controversy – 2022 gave us non-stop talking points in the world of wearable technology. And, as the year draws to a close, it’s our opportunity to recap the year that was.  We’ve already had the opportunity to hand out awards for what our panel of judges […]

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