This Week In Wearable Tech – 5 Talking Points For Groovy Gadgets On The Go

Wearable technology is often referred to as the gadgetry of the future and we here at eBuzz Towers have been fans for quite a while. As these gizmos get smaller and smaller, and tailored to our own needs, we thought we’d give you a roundup on what’s going on in weird and wonderful wearables.

Nixon’s Smartwatches Are Rough, Rugged & Ready To Rumble

Watchmakers, Nixon, have jumped into the ring of wearable watches with a fairly pretty new $400 Android device that seems designed to appeal to the hardy sports enthusiasts, particularly for snowboarding and surfers, boasting impact resistance and water resistance up to 100m, with all the juicy gadget goodness of preloaded apps and features.

Wearables 01 Nixon

TomTom Wants To Improve Your Swing

Meanwhile, Satnav pioneers TomTom have unveiled their sleek and sporty new smartwatch, the Golfer 2, whose killer app is its ability to measure your swing with a built-in sensor and “create a detailed post round analysis” that’s sure to have all your buddies salivating back at the snooty clubhouse to which you retire, your pastel sweater no doubt knotted about your shoulders.

Wearables 02 Golfer2

Lifesaving Watchband Looks To Be A Stroke of Genius

Smartwear company AliveCor, best known for their EKG phone cases, have created a wristband they say will be capable of detecting a stroke and immediately alerting its user. Approved by American health authorities already, it’s expected to have a release this side of the Atlantic by Summertime.

Wearables 03 Kardia

Wearables Are On The Wing

Never let it be said that humans have all the fun, as a flock of pigeons have been given access to tiny, wearable computers. Ironically, they won’t be using them to tweet but rather as the vanguard in London’s ongoing war on pollution. Plume Labs has fitted them with tiny rucksacks which monitor air quality in harder reach areas of the congested metropolis, to give them a fairly literal bird’s eye view of the problem. Something for scientists to coo over anyway.

Wearables 03 Pigeons

Total
0
Shares
Related Posts
Read More

Does Blackberry’s open letter have a return address?

Tomorrow, Blackberry will release a letter to media outletss worldwide. When I got news of this tonight, I stumbled mentally for a moment. I thought it reminiscent of the "There is life after Apple" Chiat/Day letter from Steve Jobs in the Wall Street Journal 25 years ago. For a minute I allowed techno-romance to gnaw at me, but only for a minute. Tomorrow's open missal from Blackberry reminds me more of a fake letter that appeared in Chinese newspaper, The Southern Metropolis Daily a couple of months ago, and then found it's way around China via the micro-blogging Weibo.
Read More

Mavshack VOD teams up with myPhone in Philippines

Mavshack.com, the video on-demand streaming company has agreed a partnership with MyPhone, the leading distributor of phones in the Philippines. Mavshack is a leader  in streaming local content to global populations and Mavshack Philippines is the first of several content channels being delivered worldwide.  Mavshack operate a multi-platform service similar to Netflix in the Philippines, costing around 210 Philippine Pesos, the equivalent of five dollars per month.
Read More

NASA Game Changing 3D Printing success really matters

Last night I tweeted a link to the Press Release from NASA regarding their success with  testing a rocket engine injector made through additive manufacturing, or as we say these days,  3D printing. What surprised me was the reaction I got via re-Tweets, messages and people just saying 'wow!'. I think what caught people's attention was the potential highlighted by the success in NASA's test, the potential for manufacturing and for business.
Read More

Social Media: quality always tops quantity

In recent years I have had the privilege to speak at a number of different events on Social Media. Typically the area of greatest interest has always been Facebook. The same question always pops up during the Q&A part - “I don’t have a budget for Facebook, how do I get to 100,000 fans?” To be fair, there is not one answer to this question for every industry but I will try to give you an answer that should set you on the right path.
newsletter-subscription

Subscribe for the free weekly newsletter with the latest reviews and any current offers.

Total
0
Share