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What would you give to kick your bad habits? Smoke, eat mindlessly, pick your nose? Believe it or not, there’s a wearable for that. When we first heard about Pavlok, it screamed BodyHacks in the most shocking way. For $200 dollars, more than most even your high-end fitness trackers,... Read more
Big Promises From Dlodlo Virtual Reality Aviators
Hate to say we told you so, but the virtual reality race produced a prospective device which looks like a pair of sunglasses, sorta. The big question is, can it deliver on all the promises? http://cdn.dlodlo.com/movies/dlodlov1.mp4   The team at Dlodlo, pronounced “dodo,” (Yep—it’s a Chinese company, give em a break.)... Read more
Apple’s Watch 2 Rumor Mill Heats Up
The best rumor in wearables right now is we can blame Apple for the slowdown in sales. If there has been a slowdown in the wearables market, somebody should tell the virtual reality folks. Just sayin’. Despite what seems to be an accelerated bad attitude in the media towards... Read more
Cupping: Real Treatment or Real Silly?
Leave to Michael Phelps to stimulate controversy. Fans will remember the press fanfare around Phelps smoking from a bong in 2008. It should come as no surprise that this year’s Olympics has the press waiting for Phelps to do something newsworthy. They found it. Pictures of Phelps’ back with... Read more
Attention Adopters! Track Everything with Wearable Ecosystems
With wearables, there are two types of people: those who are into them and those who are not. The former subdivides, but for simplicity sake, we’ll lump them into one category: adopters. Yeah, like early adopters… just less wordy. Adopters rush headfirst into technology. Expect they will be the first using ecosystems.... Read more
GOQii: Unlimited Personal Training $30 a Month
Let’s come right out with it: the GOQii (gó-kee) wearable is not going to blow your mind for design. It’s fine. It’s just nothing revolutionary; doesn’t need to be. Don’t worry if you don’t how it looks, the device is free. The cost-slash-value of the GOQii is what comes ancillary with the... Read more
Sand-sized Wearable Could Reanimate Quadriplegics
Reported in the Independent UK, a sand-sized wearable bridges wearables with the human body. Called “neural dust” by the researchers at Berkley, it is the first grain in what could be an entire beach of grain-sized technology. Basically, we’re all going to become cyborgs. Kidding aside, this technology could... Read more
Polar M600 Puts the Smack Down on Fitness Trackers
While the wearables community waits with bated breath for Apple’s next Watch (not really), Polar announced the M600. It may just define just what direction the smartwatch community needs to move if they want to compete. It might even take a divot out of Apple’s next generation of adopters.... Read more
Microsoft Hololens: The End of 2D Displays
Not yet available for the everyday Joes or Janes of the world, Microsoft is shipping developer kits for their Hololens to the earliest of adopters. It’s an exciting step in getting us closer to a mixed reality experience. Backup… what was that? Just when you thought you understood the... Read more
Rufus Cuff is Nearly the Wearable of My Dreams
The Rufus team isn’t making any excuses for the size of their wearable. They know it’s a big piece of technology on your wrist, but you may not care. Think Atlas wristband, but bigger, much bigger with more capabilities. Want to know more about Atlas? Check out 5 Artificial Intelligences Threatening Personal... Read more
Everything Old is New Again with Philips Wearables Suite
New to wearables, but not medical grade technology, Philips recently released an ecosystem of FDA approved gadgets designed to facilitate easy health data. This lineup, added to the smartwatch leaked earlier this year, is reliable and simple. It’s the kind of technology anyone can use. Where children seem to get... Read more
Carin Restores Pre-Pregnancy Bladder Control
It is, perhaps, the biggest untold story of pregnancy. Some women never recover full bladder control after childbirth. Imagine you are an otherwise healthy young woman, just starting your family, but since your first child fearful of an accident. Believe it or not, it happens. For some women, this... Read more
Ava Doubles Your Fertility Window
We’ve seen trackers for a woman’s cycle, but Ava is the first wearable designed to predict a woman’s fertility. “It should be simpler,” says the promotional video for Ava, which begs the question: isn’t it? For the uninitiated among us baby making is apparently not the easy... Read more
Did the Skully Motorcycle Helmet Just Crash and Burn?
One of the most successful wearables crowdsourcing campaigns appears to dead in the water, undelivered. The details of Skully’s story will eventually unfold, but what everyone is wondering is… Imagine you’ve  spent countless hours dreaming of a device to make your life perfect. Then a crowdsourcing campaign launches, filling your... Read more
Gloveone Will Let You Touch Virtual Reality
There’s no denying it. We’re super excited about virtual reality (VR) technology. It comes up so often at BodyHacks, “VR is cool,” is practically our refrain. It should come as no surprise that we are equally excited about the peripheral market developing around VR. It was inevitable. Our new favorite: Gloveone, by Nuerodigital... Read more
Exoskeletons Are Slowly Turning us Into Cyborgs
Technically, that’s not true. We won’t be melding with exoskeletons anytime soon. It may surprise you to learn just how many exoskeleton options exist out there. In fact, this isn’t even the full list. Many groups are racing to create the next generation of exoskeletons. Will we see the end... Read more
Finally, Design Your Own Wearable with Blocks Smartwatch
You’ve done the research, considered all the options. Many smartwatches have features you like, but you take the bad with the good. There are a couple of competitive fitness trackers, but none stand out as perfect. If only there were some way you could cobble together the best parts... Read more
What Ever Happened to the Mysterious Wove Band?
In development for over ten years, Wove promised to be the greatest thing to happen to wearables since the Apple Watch. It scheduled to launch mid-2016, but it has yet to sell anywhere. Short of reaching out the devs, we spent some time searching the internet for clues, looking... Read more
What’s the Big Whoop About Whoop 2.0?
The question answers itself, in the same way, a second hit rebrands a one hit wonder. According to Wareable, the Whoop band will soon be made available (pre-order now for December delivery) to the common consumer. Prior to this, it was only worn by professional athletes. Who, you ask?... Read more
Don’t Stop; EXO Recharges Phones on the Go
So, you left your phone on the bedside table overnight, now it’s dead. The problem is, you have a date with a running trail in fifteen minutes, but no time to re-charge. Running without tunes isn’t even an option, but what if you could charge your phone as you... Read more