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Apple and Nike reportedly developing a ‘smart band’ with gesture controls

By on April 22, 2014 at 10:16 AM.

Apple and Nike reportedly developing a ‘smart band’ with gesture controls

Hot on the heels of reports suggesting Nike is done making its own wearable devices, a new rumor claims that Apple and Nike are teaming up to launch a new smart band this coming fall. More →

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Why Is Nike FuelBand Canceled

You can forget about buying a new Nike FuelBand

By on April 21, 2014 at 6:25 AM.

You can forget about buying a new Nike FuelBand

Nike has decided against making wearable hardware, CNET reports, as the popular sportswear company has fired the majority of FuelBand employees. Instead, Nike will focus on software in the future, with the rumored slimmer FuelBand having been canceled. More →

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Wearable Computers Sales 2014

Smartwatches and fitness bands to hit the big time this year

By on February 12, 2014 at 11:15 PM.

Smartwatches and fitness bands to hit the big time this year

Wearable tech failed to make a huge impact last year, but 2014 could be the year that smartwatches and fitness bands finally take off. Canalys forecasts that over 17 million smart bands will ship in 2014, following massive growth in the second half of last year. Based on the analyst’s findings, 1.6 million smart bands shipped in the second half of 2013 alone. Leading the way were Fitbit’s Flex and Force bands in the “basic” category and Samsung’s Galaxy Gear in the “smart” category. We might not have found much to like in the Galaxy Gear, but it apparently managed to knock out the smartwatch competition. With a more capable sequel, Samsung could get a huge head start as the market begins to expand. More →

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Apple patent suggests real-time sharing of fitness workouts coming to iOS

By on February 2, 2012 at 9:40 PM.

Apple patent suggests real-time sharing of fitness workouts coming to iOS

Future versions of Apple’s iOS operating system may incorporate new fitness sharing technology, according to a patent uncovered by AppleInsider. The new technology will encourage users to be more competitive by allowing them to share and compare their performance in real-time with other users around the world. The patent, which was filed only three months ago, builds upon the functionality of the Nike+ iPod system, which allows a user to complete his or her workout and then upload and share the results with others. Apple’s solution, however, would allow users to share live data with other iOS users. Read on for more.

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Apple granted 22 new patents, including one for ‘smart’ clothing

By on January 18, 2012 at 5:15 PM.

Apple granted 22 new patents, including one for ‘smart’ clothing

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office published documentation on 22 recently granted patents for Apple on Tuesday. The patents, as reported by Patently Apple, cover items including clothing technology that could be built into future running shoes, the advanced multitouch trackpads found in Macbooks, and the technology found in Apple TV. The most intriguing patent relates to Apple’s Nike + iPod product. This patent outlines a system for monitoring and controlling user exercises with a sensor inside the shoe. Unlike the normal Nike + sensors, however, the new sensors are designed to send the “tracked garment usage and detected wear patterns to the external database.” The sensor will be able to inform the user of the life of a product, and could possibly incorporate training programs using a “virtual trainer.” Read on for more. More →

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