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GM’s Roboglove Will Change the Deadlift Forever
The biggest challenge with deadlifting, as is the case with lifting anything, is your grip. The muscles that we use to pull objects are some of the largest muscles in the human body, even if you don’t look like these guys… We’re talking about the latissimus dorsi or “lats.” These can... Read more
Sorry, No Pokemon GO Wearable for You, Maybe
Sorry to spoil your lifestyle, but if you had designs on the Pokemon GO Plus, created to accompany the new game sweeping our smartphones and social media feeds, you’d better check your bank account. The only place you will find one now is on Ebay or Amazon, scalped for... Read more
Cool: Avegant’s Glyph Headset Will Fool Your Eyes
Speaking of cool, Virtual reality (VR) is just about the coolest thing coming down the wearables pipeline. For a nascent technology, the first iterations have been pretty compelling, except for one thing: portability. If you want to have the option to go virtual at any time, you’d better be okay carrying... Read more
Straight Up: 3 Wearables to Improve Your Posture
There’s no sense denying it, you’re a slouch, which is not to be confused with the always-cute sloth. You’re not lazy. You just don’t have the best posture in the world, but you would like to get better. If only there were some kind of wearable that could help... Read more
Rest Easy: 5 Fitness Trackers That Will Help You
According to the 2015 National Sleep Foundation’s study, about one in two Americans sleeps well. Below the line it goes from fair to bad. That means half the country is not getting sufficient sleep. Another way to put it, is about 50% of us are walking around with grumpy... Read more
A Look at Kevin Warwick, The World’s First Cyborg
When we think of the future of our world, many of us think of robots living in unison with people. And the people of the future will be more technically adept and futuristic than now and will likely have numerous technological advancements implemented into their bodies or brains. But... Read more
What Sweat Will Inform Wearables of the Future
Just when you thought wearables were tracking every possible metric of human biology, someone comes out with another input: sweat. The idea is kinda duh-why-not? Sweat is the next best thing to blood for learning about internal information. Shoot, we can even use spit to determine your ancestry, why... Read more
Notch Will Transform the Way You Move
Move over, Moov, wearables that can track movement are taking a step up with Notch. Despite what appeared to be a failed Kickstarter campaign, the investors that launched Notch are ready to send you a kit. That is if you are willing to drop almost $400 to buy it.... Read more
Start-up Spotlight: Dangerous Things
In today’s modern age of technology rapidly changing and evolving, more and more crazy things are happening than ever. One of the biggest (and to some, strangest) thing that is happening is that an always growing community of people are actually implanting a small, RFID chip into their hands.... Read more
Wearables in the Workplace? It Will Be a Good Thing
If you’re old enough to remember offices of the 80’s versus offices of the 90’s, then you remember it like this… One day everyone was working on paper spreadsheets. The next day everyone was working in Excel. Things exploded, what seemed like, overnight. It’s not too dissimilar to the... Read more
Your Fitness Tracker Isn’t a Game-changer; Here’s Why
After all the research, you finally landed on the perfect fitness tracker for you. It’s was your favorite color. It was supposed to track everything. Everybody was supposed to envy your new accessory and the subsequent results, but something went wrong. Don’t feel bad or do, but don’t waste... Read more
Move Over Jaybird and Beats; BEO’s H5 Raises the Bar
Because we just didn’t have enough options for headphones to pump our workouts, we now have one more pair to consider. I can save you a hill of time if money is a factor. The H5’s from Bang & Olufsen are gonna set you back about $250 if you... Read more
Unbelievable: 4 Fitness Trackers You Can Buy Under $50
Face it: not everybody can drop hundreds of dollars on a fitness tracker, but many people want to get some help with their fitness. Believe it or not, there are options for fitness trackers for those on a budget. If you can spend $50, then you can start tracking... Read more
Chuck Taylor All Wah Rocks Harder Than Marky Ramone
Then they can walk your feet all the way to the gym. The hottest basketball shoe of their day, Converse’s Chuck Taylor’s were adopted by punks and music fans, branding them as both a classic and a rebel’s marching boot. They may be the defining shoe of fake punks... Read more
2 Wearables That Bring the Bass to Your Workouts Like Nothing Else
No, not this bass: Bass as in… A fish wearable would have a thin marketplace.  The Sashimiwatch! Worst wearable ever. When it comes to sound, the most common complaint is the absence of bass. If users are wearing those headphones for the gym, they want to feel the lows. The solution... Read more
Women: You Want Me To Put That Wearable Where?
Perhaps better to call them where-ables… three newer wearables aim to help women manage through one of the less comfortable times of their month. You guessed it… that time. Alright, let’s keep this blog as grown up as possible. These wearables are designed specifically for women, but may ultimately... Read more
Augmented Reality Will Soon Just Be Reality
If you think wearables are changing people’s lifestyles, hold on for augmented reality (AR). What is augmented reality? It’s not so different from what we experience today, with the world wide web only a pocket away. Augmentation will just save us the effort of fishing through our pockets for... Read more
The Sleepman Wearable Never Sleeps so You Can Rest Better
In the endless search for the perfect night of rest, one group of investors believes they have a solution. They’ve created a wrist-worn wearable designed to help you maximize your sleep. It’s only just launched on Kickstarter, but if they are successful, wearers will get more out of their... Read more
Virtual Reality Headsets are Going to Rock Your Perspective
This time next year when we write the follow-up to this entry if we wait that long, we’ll have to really do our research. The virtual reality (VR) category may only be in its infancy today, but you can bet it will mature quickly. By 2017 we expect a... Read more
Trash Your Food Journal; BioRing Will Measure Your Intake
Okay, you can stop rolling your eyes. We called it in this blog, that the future of wearables would include technology to measure your calorie intake. Well, the folks at BioRing took it up a notch. They’re gonna measure macros as well as most other health metrics. If they... Read more