Android owners are boosting the sales of smartwatch makers, forecast says

Android owners are boosting the sales of smartwatch makers, forecast says

The firm predicts sales of 142 million wearables, with greater adoption of hearables , smartwatches and smart shoes growing to sales of 260 million units in 2023. CCS Insights estimates that Apple sold 26 million Watches in 2018, a 63% increase.

Field of view: Sony could be working on a wireless PSVR headset

Field of view: Sony could be working on a wireless PSVR headset

In this week's edition, we've got Sony PSVR whispers, lip tracking and a new way to watch theatre performances. It also plans to bring the app to the likes of Oculus Go, Google Daydream, HTC Vive and PSVR.

​Fossil Q Cameron just became our favourite hybrid smartwatch

​Fossil Q Cameron just became our favourite hybrid smartwatch

There’s not too much else going on around the Fossil Group in terms of technology at Baselworld, although new strap options for the Skagen Falster 2 caught our eye (see below) along with some new hybrid colour-ways, that adds mother of pearl to the dial.

Garmin Approach S40 golf watch is designed for use on and off the course

Garmin Approach S40 golf watch is designed for use on and off the course

Green View will also be available on the watch, in order to let wearers move the pin to the day's location, while scorecards and course information can all be viewed through the Garmin Golf app.

Apple AirPods v AirPods 2: The earbuds go head(phone) to head(phone)

Apple AirPods v AirPods 2: The earbuds go head(phone) to head(phone)

When comparing the two on price, as we said, the new AirPods 2 start at the same £159 price as the first model, with the option to pay £40 more for the wireless charging case.

VR, Space, and Magic

VR, Space, and Magic

The solution is an affordable set of wristband controllers with optical muscle displacement sensors paired with an ai, voice, and gesture-based creation tool that reduces the bandwidth between thought to fingers to creation, allowing to create and move between screens.

Apple refreshes entire lineup of Watch bands with new spring colors

Apple refreshes entire lineup of Watch bands with new spring colors

Every spring, Apple likes to mix up its smartwatch straps with new seasonal colors, but this year it's refreshing the whole lineup of Sport, Sport Loop, Nike+, Hermès and more.

How to connect Apple AirPods to your MacBook, PC and other Bluetooth devices

How to connect Apple AirPods to your MacBook, PC and other Bluetooth devices

Connecting Apple AirPods to a MacBook, PC or another Bluetooth device isn't quite as straightforward as pairing it to an iPhone or iPad. While the smart earbuds hit it off instantly with an iOS deice when taken out of the charging case, there's a couple more hurdles to jump over when pairing to a the likes of a Mac. Thankfully for you, we're here to help.

Tag Heuer has made a golf edition of its Connected Modular 45 smartwatch

Tag Heuer has made a golf edition of its Connected Modular 45 smartwatch

The Tag Heuer Connected Modular 45 Golf Edition introduces what the Swiss watchmaker says is a 'golf-inspired design' with 'shock resistant' materials to make it a better fit for when you're out for a round.

Apple AirPods missing manual: Your complete guide to the smart earbuds

Apple AirPods missing manual: Your complete guide to the smart earbuds

AirPods are Apple's wireless earbuds, ones that are able to connect to any Bluetooth-compatible device. Whether you want to connect AirPods to a MacBook, PC, tablet or smartphone, the only thing you need to check is whether it's compatible with Bluetooth.

Apple Boosts Performance in New iPad Air and Mini

Apple Boosts Performance in New iPad Air and Mini

"Today the iPad family takes two big leaps forward with an all-new 10.5-inch iPad Air that brings high-end size, features and performance at a breakthrough price, and a major upgrade to the 7.9-inch iPad mini, which also brings Apple Pencil, Retina display and the A12 Bionic chip to the many customers that love its compact size," said Phil Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of worldwide marketing.

Let's dig into that Apple Watch heart study a little more

Let's dig into that Apple Watch heart study a little more

Participants (including myself) were monitored using the Apple Watch Series 1, 2 and 3, none of which have an EKG but used optical heart rate technology to detect irregularities that can hint at AFib. Explained: Why AFib is the next big thing for Apple and Fitbit.

HTC Brings Finger Tracking To Vive and Vive Pro

HTC Brings Finger Tracking To Vive and Vive Pro

HTC released an SDK which allows developers to add finger tracking to their Vive or Vive Pro apps. For the Vive Focus standalone headset the SDK instead provides hand position and gesture recognition. On Vive Focus, the hand position tracking runs at 17FPS.

Smart assistants on wearables tipped for big things in latest future-gazing report

Smart assistants on wearables tipped for big things in latest future-gazing report

According to its Worldwide Quarterly Wearable Device Tracker (which includes wireless headphones with smart assistants), it forecasts that the wearable market will grow by 15.3% over the previous year to 198.5 million units by the end of the 2019.

​Remembering the Samsung Gear S - and how the next generation can learn from it

​Remembering the Samsung Gear S - and how the next generation can learn from it

We’re entering the era of the bendy wearable smartphone – with new patents from Samsung, a new product in the form of the Nubia Alpha and the whole world of tech getting flexible.

OpenXR Specification 0.90 Released By Khronos Group For AR And VR Devices

OpenXR Specification 0.90 Released By Khronos Group For AR And VR Devices

The 0.90 provisional OpenXR specification provides a standardized interface between virtual worlds and the devices which track movement as well as render and display those worlds. The Khronos Group, which is releasing the standard for developer and industry feedback, is broadly supported by companies invested in AR and VR technologies.

OpenXR Standard Ratified, Microsoft, Oculus, & Others to Release First Implementations

OpenXR Standard Ratified, Microsoft, Oculus, & Others to Release First Implementations

The group today announced the ratification of OpenXR 0.9, a provisional version of the specification, which is now available for feedback from developers and implementers. Today the group announced the ratification and release of OpenXR 0.9, a provisional version meant for evaluation by developers and implementers in the industry.

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Although LibOVR is theoretically superior, in the real world, the resource intensive translation between these two APIs can greatly harm the experience for Oculus users. I’m sure Valve are well aware at this point that running SteamVR games is a pain point for Oculus users (it’s certainly made me reconsider my purchase).

​And Finally: Samsung’s wearable smartphone revealed

​And Finally: Samsung’s wearable smartphone revealed

While skiing has been a fixture on rival devices – such as Garmin and the TomTom Adventurer (RIP) – it’s little surprise that Apple is looking at things a little differently, and there’s some really interesting detail in this patent.

The big race test: Training with Zwift Run to bag a half marathon PB

The big race test: Training with Zwift Run to bag a half marathon PB

Like most runners who start to get more serious about hitting quicker times in races, I tend to follow a training plan. Like a lot of training plans, once you've completed that last session and it's time for race day there's not a lot of that goes into what happens or what you should think about post race.

​Xiaomi Mi Band 4 confirmed for 2019 – with new features and aggressive price

​Xiaomi Mi Band 4 confirmed for 2019 – with new features and aggressive price

The Xiaomi Mi Band 4 fitness tracker will get a release this year – the company has announced in its quarterly earning call. Details are light – but David Cui reaffirmed that each generation of the enduringly popular fitness tracker has introduced something new – and that would be the same with the Mi Band 4.

Oculus Quest All-in-one VR Gaming System

Oculus Quest All-in-one VR Gaming System

Product Description Oculus Quest is the world's first all-in-one gaming system built for virtual reality. Four ultra-wide angle sensors inside the headset power Oculus Insight, which precisely tracks your environment and instantly translates your movements into VR.

Apple's reality: All the latest details on Apple's AR exploits

Apple's reality: All the latest details on Apple's AR exploits

This matches up with an earlier Bloomberg report, which says Apple had been in talks with potential suppliers for components of a glasses-like device late in 2016, and "has ordered small quantities of near-eye displays from one supplier" for testing purposes.

VRTP for Unreal Engine 4: Launch Announcement

VRTP for Unreal Engine 4: Launch Announcement

VRTP has already benefited developers using Unity and as of today, it is available to Unreal developers too – meaning that Unreal apps may now readily evaluate and incorporate these comfortable locomotion features without impacting schedule or cost, especially since VRTP is free and open-sourced on all platforms.

Field of view: Apple continues to make moves on augmented reality smartglasses

Field of view: Apple continues to make moves on augmented reality smartglasses

Essentially acting in a similar way to your regular Netflix or Spotify subscription, Viveport Infinity gives users what the company calls "unrestricted access to the service's library of over 600 apps and games" and "exclusive membership benefits, such as the revamped Viveport Video application." The service will launch globally on 2 April and will either cost punters $12.99 or $99 for a year.

VR Theme Parks, Killer Eye-Tracking Apps, and AR Ads. Five XR need-to-knows for 2019.

VR Theme Parks, Killer Eye-Tracking Apps, and AR Ads. Five XR need-to-knows for 2019.

These companies, according to PWC , are always trying to diversify “beyond the dominating content categories of gaming and video to find new opportunities, especially in enterprise VR apps or venue-based VR experiences.” They’ll be joined by similar ventures like SPACES , backed by Comcast, and The Void , backed by Disney.

HoloLens 2 vs Magic Leap One: what is the best AR headset in 2019?

HoloLens 2 vs Magic Leap One: what is the best AR headset in 2019?

With its new hand tracking system and voice recognition technology, the Microsoft HoloLens 2 far surpasses the Magic Leap One in terms of tracking and control options.

Withings Sleep can now help you identify the signs of sleep apnea

Withings Sleep can now help you identify the signs of sleep apnea

Withings is essentially using breathing disturbances as a way to educate Sleep users about the signs of sleep apnea, as the company is working toward medical certification for sleep apnea detection by the end of the year.

Puma's wearable future goes beyond smartwatches and self-lacing shoes

Puma's wearable future goes beyond smartwatches and self-lacing shoes

Just a matter of weeks later, Puma unveiled its own self lacing training shoe based on the sports company's new Fit Intelligence technology that's built for workouts and light running.

​Apple Watch Series 3 is $80 off at Amazon

​Apple Watch Series 3 is $80 off at Amazon

Remember that the Apple Watch Series 4 changes sizes, so if you are looking for the smaller design, these are the last at that price – so it’s a great time to buy, And if you are after LTE, you can also get $80 off a Series 3 GPS+LTE in Space Gray aluminium – which clocks in at a tempting $299 (38mm) and $229 (42mm).

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