Wearables

Apple’s Heart study, the largest yet to explore the role of wearable devices in identifying potential heart problems, found the device could accurately detect atrial fibrillation, the most common type of irregular heartbeat, US researchers reported on Wednesday. The results, published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), come as technology companies increasingly strike up
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Lawmakers pressed top US antitrust enforcers on their probes of tech giants Alphabet’s Google, Facebook, Amazon, and Apple on Wednesday, with the chair of a House subcommittee expressing frustration over the companies’ continued acquisitions. In a hearing of the House Judiciary Committee’s antitrust subcommittee, Makan Delrahim, the head of the Justice Department’s antitrust division, said his investigative staff
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Apple Watch Series 5 was launched earlier this year with an always-on display and water resistance. While we’ve been consistently hearing rumours surrounding 2020 iPhone models, there was very little information on what to expect from next year’s Apple Watch models, until now. Well-known Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicts that next year’s Apple Watch models
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Amazon India on Wednesday announced two sales for products of Apple and Oppo. Called the Apple Days and Oppo Fantastic Days sales respectively, they feature offers on smartphones, smartwatches, accessories, laptops, and tablets from the two companies. The Apple Days sale on Amazon will see up to Rs. 23,000 discount on iPhone models as its
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Taiwan’s Foxconn, a key supplier to Apple, posted a better-than-expected 23 percent rise in quarterly profit on Wednesday and forecast slight growth in its core business next year. The latest solid showing from the world’s largest contract electronics manufacturer should ease investor concerns over weak global demand, as it comes on the heels of Apple’s positive
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Microsoft’s HoloLens 2 augmented reality headset, which was introduced at Mobile World Congress back in February, is now available to purchase. The HoloLens 2 is shipping in the US, France, Germany, Ireland, New Zealand, Australia, and the United Kingdom. The next-generation AR headset is built off a Qualcomm system-on-a-chip and is targeted at enterprise, not
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Garmin has launched its Fenix 6 series of rugged smartwatches in India. The new smartwatch range is designed to help users track activities such as mountain biking, golfing, trail running, hiking, hunting, and diving. Garmin has offered a PacePro technology to provide a pace-strategy to runners. The Fenix 6 smartwatches also have a Power Manager
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Xiaomi Watch, which could get official as the Mi Watch, has been teased to sport a sapphire glass protection with rounded edges. The smartwatch by the Chinese company also appears to come with a digital crown similar to the Apple Watch and feature a stainless steel design. Alongside the fresh teasers, the Xiaomi Watch has
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The US-based search engine giant Google has announced its intention to acquire the leading wearable brand Fitbit, but reportedly, Facebook was also interested in buying it. Facebook has also been expanding its hardware portfolio with Oculus virtual headsets, Portal smart speakers and planned AR glasses. The social media giant also acquired a fitness app called
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Google owner Alphabet has made an offer to acquire US wearable device maker Fitbit, as it eyes a slice of the crowded market for fitness trackers and smartwatches, people familiar with the matter said on Monday. While Google has joined other major technology companies such as Apple and Samsung in developing smart phones, it has yet to develop
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A lot of new wearable devices have launched in the recent weeks, including new models from popular brands in this space such as Lenovo, Xiaomi, and Honor. The Honor Band 5 is one such product, and it is the latest iteration in the popular Honor Band series. This new fitness tracker packs in an AMOLED
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