Wearables

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Augmented reality gets a second life in manufacturing

Although augmented reality may not have gotten very far in the consumer market, the technology is getting a second look in the manufacturing sector.

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Fossil comes back for seconds with Michael Kors, Misfit Android Wear watches

Watch giant Fossil announces Android Wear 2.0 support for two new Michael Kors Access watches and the Misfit Vapor, due later this year.

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New Apple Watch buyers face limited band selection

You may have to buy your preferred Apple Watch band as a separate accessory.

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Knockoff Apple Watch bands for $20 or less tested

A real leather band for 12 percent of what Apple charges? A silicone sport band for under $10? I'm sold.

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Japan looks beyond Industry 4.0 towards Society 5.0

Declining birth rate, aging population, natural disasters, pollution: Do these sound like issues the IT industry can deal with? Japanese businesses say yes, and a number of them are at the Cebit trade show in Hanover, Germany, to...

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Hands-on with Visa's NFC sunglasses

Yes, Visa's latest prototype lets you pay for stuff with a pair of sunglasses.

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10 offbeat trackers and wacky wearables

This year promises a variety of activity trackers and wearables that aren’t your usual Fitbit gadget, including a device that detects radiation from nuclear power plants to a smartwatch that runs on body heat -- there's even a device...

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LG Watch Style review: A fashion-first wearable that costs too much and does too little

The smaller of the two Android Wear 2.0 models released by LG and Google is just too crippled to be taken seriously.

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Fossil updates its three Q watches to Android Wear 2.0

If you own a Fossil Q Wander, Q Marshal, or Q Founder, you can now upgrade to Android Wear 2.0 to get standalone apps, cleaner navigation, and enhanced fitness features.

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Levi's and Google Jacquard bring you a connected jacket you'll actually wear

Now this is a wearable. Levi's classic denim jacket includes touch-sensitive conductive threads to help you control phone apps.

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Hands on: TAG Heuer Connected Modular 45 smartwatch

The cheapest models start at $1,650, but the Modular 45 is currently the best-looking, finest crafted Android Wear 2.0 watch around.

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Google’s next wearable is a $350 Levi’s jacket that controls music by brushing your sleeve

Google and Levi's are partnering on the first Project Jaquard product, a jacket that brings music controls, maps updates, and phone calls to your sleeve.

IDG.TV Live @ SXSW Presented by the UK'S Department for International Trade | Day 1

Join host Jimmy Conrad at Great Britain House at SXSW as he talks to innovative British tech companies Plansnap and Kymira. This program presented by the UK's Department for International Trade. The companies...

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With Alta HR, Fitbit turns its most stylish device into a cardio machine

A continuous heart rate monitor, deep sleep-tracking insights, and seven days of battery life make the Alta HR a serious contender for best fitness band on the market.

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Tested: Knockoff Apple Watch bands for $20 or less

A real leather band for 12 percent of what Apple charges? A silicone sport band for under $10? I'm sold.

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Hands-on with attractive knockoff Apple Watch bands for less than $20

Apple's cheapest Apple Watch bands cost $49, but that’s highway robbery compared to these virtually identical knockoffs from FanTEK, Fullmosa, and Pugo Top.

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Huawei Watch 2 hands on: Another chunky Android Wear 2 sports watch

The elegant dress watch appeal of the original Huawei Watch is gone, and in its place is a plasticky sports watch.

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Huawei's new smartwatch doesn't need a phone

The company's high-end Watch 2 model comes with 4G connectivity allowing users to leave their phone at home.

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