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wrist-worn computers

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Wrist-worn computer packs beaucoup functions

The Zypad WR1100 is tough, lightweight, modular, and wearable. Features include Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, GPS navigation, an electronic compass, and a fingerprint sensor.

By March 12, 2009

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Finally, a fitness tracker you wear on your head

The latest wearable gadgets from Israel-based LifeBeam include a hat and visor that track heart rate, calories and other data fitness nuts care about.

By November 11, 2014

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Meet Android Wear's amazing smartwatch ancestors (video)

Think Android Wear is a new concept? Pah! Tech companies have been trying for decades to make wrist-worn computers a thing. CNET's mini-doc series Adventures in Tech reveals the craziest attempts at smartwatch success.

By June 16, 2014

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Wearable tech will keep failing -- until we can't live without it

Revealed at the Wearable Technologies Conference in San Francisco: the "dirty little secret" of activity trackers and smartwatches is that they're still not worth it.

By July 10, 2014

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Adidas Fit Smart wearable strips down to make its run

The sportswear giant has a new no-frills activity tracker more practical than it is powerful. The goal is to succeed not on the merits of what it can do, but on the clarity of what it's not.

By July 9, 2014

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Why Android Wear faces a tougher fight than you think

Tech companies have been trying to make smartwatches happen for decades. Luke Westaway argues that Google has a mountain to climb to make Android Wear the Next Big Thing.

By July 4, 2014

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Apple's next iPad to be unveiled on 22 October

Apple is making an announcement on Tuesday 22 October -- probably trumping Nokia and Microsoft in the process.

By October 9, 2013

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Microsoft gets handy with wrist-mounted Digits system

Redmond's researchers have unveiled a user interface system called Digits, which captures users' hand gestures via a wrist-mounted system and translates them into commands.

By October 9, 2012