Amazon introduces Halo Band fitness tracker and service

Amazon has already taken baby steps into the wearable gadget space with its Alexa-enabled Echo Buds true wireless earbuds and Echo Frames eyeglass frames. Now the company is coming after Apple and Google/Fitbit with a new health & fitness wearable called the Amazon Halo Band. It’s a $100 wristband that’s designed to track your physical activities (including […]

Watchy is a $55 smartwatch with an E Ink display (you can also build your own)

Not every smartwatch needs to have an AMOLED display and a $300+ price tag. The new Watchy smartwatch from SQFMI is a simple, cheap, and hacker-friendly smartwatch that uses a square E Ink display, an ESP32-S system-on-a-chip, an accelerometer, and 4 buttons plus a vibration motor. It’s programmable with support for Python and Arduino. And the […]

Canon’s IVY REC camera-on-a-clip hits retail next week for $130

The Canon IVY REC is basically a smartphone camera without a smartphone. The company crammed a small camera module into a stick the size of a USB flash drive and started taking pre-orders this summer through an Indiegogo campaign. Now Canon has announced that the IVY REC will go on sale through retail channels this […]

Fitbit launches Versa 2 smartwatch with Alexa support + optional Fitbit subscription service

Fitbit’s latest smartwatch is a $200 model with support for voice controls, courtesy of Amazon Alexa. The Fitbit Versa 2 is up for pre-order today and it should begin shipping in September. There’s also a $230 Fitbit Versa 2 Special Edition model that features a woven wristband and comes with a 3-month free trial to […]

Snap’s Spectacles 3 coming in November, can record 3D video

I’ve never seen anyone wearing Snap Spectacles in the wild, but somebody must be buying the company’s wearable cameras/glasses because Snap keeps making them. The latest version adds a second camera, support for 3D video recording, and a much higher price tag. Snap Spectacles 3 are up for pre-order for $380, and they’re set to begin […]

Google Glass Enterprise Edition 2 is faster and cheaper

Google Glass never really took of as a consumer device. But Google hasn’t given up on its head-mounted display platform. Two years after launching Google Glass Enterprise Edition, Google is launching an upgraded version with a faster processor, better camera performance, and optional safety frames for use in manufacturing and other industrial environments. Google Glass […]

Report: Amazon is developing Alexa-enabled wireless earbuds

Amazon’s first attempt to launch a smartphone wasn’t exactly a huge success, but the company took an early lead in the voice assistant space with its surprisingly popular Alexa-enabled line of devices including smart speakers, smart displays, and third-party devices including headphones and speakers. Now Bloomberg reports Amazon is hoping to launch a new Alexa […]