Apples Watch isnt the first with an EKG reader but it will matter to more consumers

September 18, 2018

Apple’s COO Jeff Williams exuberantly proclaimed Apple’s Watch was the first to get FDA clearance as an over-the-counter electrocardiogram (EKG) reader during the special event at Apple headquarters on Wednesday. While Apple loves to be first to things, that statement is false. AliveCor has held the title of first since late last year for its KardiaMobile device, a $100 stick-like metal unit you attach to the back of a smartphone. Ironically,…

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Fossil announces new update to Android Wear watches with HR tracking, GPS

August 10, 2018

Fossil’s Q watch line is an interesting foray by a traditional fashion watchmaker into the wearable world. Their latest additions to the line, the Fossil Q Venture HR and Fossil Q Explorist HR, add a great deal of Android Wear functionality to a watch that is reminiscent of Fossil’s earlier, simpler watches. In other words, these are some nice, low-cost smartwatches for the fitness fan. The original Q watches included…

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Why Android Wear isn’t dead just yet

August 3, 2017

A handful of the new Android Wear smartwatches from the likes of Fossil and Michael Kors.Image: raymond wong/mashable Google’s Android Wear smartwatch platform isn’t dead. It’s just pivoting from a do-everything experience on your wrist to one that’s better customized for your own fashion and lifestyle. That’s good because I don’t want a world where the Apple Watch is the only smartwatch that matters. It’d be too dystopian. SEE ALSO:…

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