Wearables

Boat ProGear B20 smart band, the company’s first attempt in the wearables space, has been launched. It boasts of features like real-time heart rate monitoring, activity tracking, and notification alerts, along with other typical smart band features. The Boat ProGear B20 comes in three colour options and is IP68 water resistant. Boat claims a standby
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An international group of consumer groups and NGOs denounced Google’s bid for sports smartwatch-maker Fitbit Thursday, saying it would threaten privacy and grant the search giant unfair access to a new market. Google’s $2.1 billion (roughly Rs. 15,686 crores) acquisition of the maker of smartwatches and fitness trackers was unveiled in November and rang alarm
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Qualcomm has announced its latest Snapdragon Wear 4100 wearables platform for next-gen smartwatches based on Google’s Wear OS and Android Open Source Platform (AOSP). The new generation comprises of the Snapdragon Wear 4100 and Snapdragon Wear 4100+ models, with the latter having an always-on co-processor (QCC1110). According to Qualcomm, the new wearables platform boasts of
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Facebook is trying to make VR glasses thinner and more “socially acceptable.” The company in a new research paper has revealed its glasses-like prototype virtual reality (VR) headset with a display measuring 8.9mm in thickness, which is about the same as a regular smartphone. The social media giant says that one way to achieve “sunglasses”-like
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Spectacles 2 and Spectacles 3 smartglasses by Snap, the parent company of social media platform Snapchat, are finally going to launch in India in July. The Snap’s smartglasses made their debut in 2018 and 2019, respectively, and they’ll be available to purchase via Flipkart in the country. The Spectacles allow users to capture photos or
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