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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).