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.
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.
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 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.