2019 News

The annual trade exhibition Consumer Electronics Show (CES), at Las Vegas, is a gathering place for businesses and innovators from across industries, all vying to showcase products and services that are débuting in the market. This year saw 4,500 exhibitors, with over 200 in the wellness space. Wearables, remote tracking devices, diagnostics and healthcare delivery, all continued to show sparks. Here are a few picks from the gadgets demo-ed. Read More...

If you want your smartwatch to take a pounding, and perhaps keep up with a more active lifestyle, what choices do you have? After all, the majority are made for looks, not for toughness. Mobvoi has stepped up with the TicWatch S2, a smartwatch that doesn’t mind getting knocked or scraped once in a while. Read More....

Nestled among the absolute truckload of new smartwatches at CES 2019 were two fresh Wear OS devices from prolific Chinese smartwatch maker and AI company, Mobvoi. With the TicWatch E2 and TicWatch S2 — follow-ups to the first “Express” and “Sport” TicWatchesreleased in mid-2018 — the brand is once again balancing specs and features with a mega-affordable price tag, and tackling some of the criticisms levelled at its predecessors. Mobvoi is on a bit of a hot streak following the launches of the excellent TicWatch Pro and the equally...

Withings has returned as its own company after a short stint under Nokia, and it's brought out some new fitness trackers to take on the top contenders. The $129 Withings Pulse HR looks and acts much like Fitbit's Alta HR: its svelte, rectangular module tracks heart rate all day and night as well as daily activity and workouts. Read More....

There’s a myriad of smart watches and activity trackers out there from the Apple Watch and Fitbit bands all the way down to nameless pedometers that cost nearly a dollar. At CES 2019 we got a chance to meet with a company called HEALBE that has a unique device, called GoBe2, which is supposedly capable of tracking ingested calories and hydration levels automatically. Read More...

The invention of cat litter in the 1940s brought the cat species into countless family homes. A huge global market has since grown around the hundreds of millions of cats and dogs that humans keep as pets. And like it has in other sectors, AI is opening up possibilities for new and innovative products across the pet industry. Read More....

Welcome to our weekly round up of the wearable tech news you may have missed – and what a week it’s been. With all eyes fixed on Las Vegas for CES 2019, it’s been a busy week finding out about the new wearables that will be launching over the next 12 months. But away from the big announcements on new smartwatches and AR glasses, there’s been plenty of smaller nuggets that offer an insight into how the wearable world is progressing. Let’s...