Posts Tagged: wearable tech


Xiaomi Mi4 wood covers

Xiaomi unveils new Mi 4 smartphone and MiBand fitness tracker (live blog)

Xiaomi reveals it sold 57.36 million phones in its first three years of operation today as the company launches a new flagship smartphone.

  • July 22, 2014
  • at 2:49 pm
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China, smart body scales maker Picooc gets funding

China’s Picooc, maker of smart body scales, gets $21 million in funding

China-based health-tracking gadget maker Picooc, best known for its smart body scales, has raised US$21 million.

  • June 16, 2014
  • at 4:50 pm
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Samsung Galaxy S5 launch

Samsung Galaxy S5 joins new smartwatches and fitness tracker in today’s global launch

It’s not just Samsung’s newest flagship phone that’s debuting today – the Samsung Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo smartwatches and the Samsung...

  • April 11, 2014
  • at 2:05 pm
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Top 5 coolest demos at Wearable Tech Japan

Organized by Asahi Shimbun, there are a number of products that demo-ed at Wearable Tech Japan conference. In this article, we list out what...

  • March 27, 2014
  • at 10:08 am
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Codoon Smartband - After a long wait, China's controversial Jawbone Up clone is up for pre-order

China’s top wearable tech startup nets $10 million in funding, but looks to be falling behind the competition

Codoon, the Chinese wearable tech maker, has received RMB 60 million – nearly $10 million – in series A funding. Local tech blog...

  • March 11, 2014
  • at 12:58 pm
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GEAK Watch review photos

Can China’s coolest smartwatch best the likes of Samsung and Sony? Short answer: no

Out of nowhere, a new Chinese company appeared this summer with two new Android phones, an Android-based smartwatch, and a smart ring. That ...

  • December 17, 2013
  • at 12:01 pm
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Codoon Smartband - After a long wait, China's controversial Jawbone Up clone is up for pre-order

After a long wait, China’s controversial Jawbone Up clone is now up for pre-order

Back in May, we looked at a Chinese company that was causing controversy with what looks very much like a shameless clone of the Jawbone Up....

  • December 10, 2013
  • at 9:00 pm
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Check out these 10 new gadgets from HAXLR8R

Check out these 10 new gadgets from HAXLR8R’s hardware accelerator

HAXLR8R, the Shenzhen-based hardware accelerator program, has graduated 10 new teams from its latest 15-week incubator. At an event in San F...

  • November 22, 2013
  • at 9:00 pm
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Report: 40% of Chinese consumers have heard of wearable tech, but can’t name brands

Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU) published the results of a focus group study yesterday which asked Chinese consumers about wearable devices. As smartwa...

  • November 1, 2013
  • at 6:00 pm
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Is Japan hungrier for wearables than America?

28.2 percent of Japanese are definitely interested in using a wearable device, and a further 22.7 percent are neutral on the subject, meanin...

  • June 26, 2014
  • at 8:30 am
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A Swiss smartwatch? That’s now a real thing

A Swiss smartwatch? That’s now a real thing

You’d think that cogs, ticking hands, and Swiss precision have no place in a smartwatch, but the soon-to-launch Kairos Watch will make you...

  • May 8, 2014
  • at 4:17 pm
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Australia startup news roundup

6 top startup news stories in Australia (March)

March is almost over, so let's jump right in.

  • March 27, 2014
  • at 6:09 pm
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With a little imagination, this wearable device can turn your broom into a samurai sword.

Tokyo-based startup Moff is building a piece of wearable tech that lets kids play using their creativity and imagination.

  • March 21, 2014
  • at 3:38 pm
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Samsung Galaxy S5 launch

Samsung Galaxy S5 arrives with refinements, but still full of bloatware

The next generation of Samsung’s flagship, big-selling smartphone is here. While the hardware design is still conservative, looking a ...

  • February 25, 2014
  • at 11:03 am
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Smarty Ring brings wearable tech to your fingers

Smarty Ring puts your phone’s notifications where you can see them

While everyone’s talking about Google Glass or smartwatches being the wearable tech of the future, not many have considered that somet...

  • December 11, 2013
  • at 2:30 pm
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ERI is a fitness-tracking sports band that's made in Hong Kong

ERI is a new fitness-tracking sports band that’s made in Hong Kong

The 21st century will end with everyone being horrifically obese or fantastically fit. It could go either way. With the number of fitness-tr...

  • November 25, 2013
  • at 2:30 pm
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Chinese anti-virus maker now wants to keep your kids safe on the streets with this wearable tech

Chinese anti-virus maker now wants to keep your kids safe on the streets with this wearable tech

Chinese web giant Qihoo (NYSE:QIHU) has long been known for making anti-virus apps and other bits of software. But now the company has creat...

  • November 8, 2013
  • at 4:00 pm
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GEAK Watch is China’s coolest homegrown smartwatch

China’s coolest smartwatch struggles to sell, but plans global launch next year

China’s coolest homegrown smartwatch, the GEAK Watch, was unveiled this summer and started shipping on July 3 for $325. So, how many wrist...

  • October 24, 2013
  • at 1:30 pm
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