Amazon is working on a pair of Alexa-enabled ‘smart glasses’ and a home security camera

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In the battle to become our smart assistant of choice, Amazon's Alexa is currently losing out in one key area: mobile. Apple's iPhones have Siri, and Android phones have the Google Assistant, but with the failure of the Fire phone, Alexa isn't the convenient choice on any smartphone. According to a report in the Financial Times, Amazon plans to address this issue by launching a pair 'smart glasses' that can interact with Alexa. The project is certainly reminiscent of Google Glass. In fact, Amazon hired ...

Grayson and Sofie, the new Michael Kors Access watches, go on sale

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Android Wear is undergoing an interesting transformation. While tech companies like Motorola and ASUS are abandoning the platform, fashion brands like Michael Kors and TAG Heuer are showing interest. Michael Kors announced two new watches back in March, the Access Grayson and Access Sofie, and now they are finally on sale. The Grayson (pictured on the top left) is aimed at men, with a larger 1.39-inch 454x454 display and 370mAh battery. The Sofie is targeted towards women, with a smaller 1.19-inch 390x390 screen and 300mAh battery. ...

Bragi’s The Dash and The Dash Pro will get Amazon Alexa support in October

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Bragi makes The Dash series Amazon Alexa-compatible Amazon Alexa on The Dash and The Dash Pro marks the first integration for smart ear-based computing and Alexa BERLIN, Germany (September 1, 2017) –Bragi The Dash and Bragi The Dash Pro are about to get smarter with the help of Alexa. Bragi, once the largest Kickstarter in European history and the company behind The World’s First Hearable, has made The Dash series (The Dash, The Dash Pro) Alexa-compatible. This marks a first for Alexa in the “truly wireless” headphone space. It’s ...

Garmin announces three new wearables, and Garmin Pay for NFC payments

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OLATHE, Kan.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today announced the vívoactive 3, a GPS smartwatch that introduces Garmin PayTM, a contactless payment solution that lets users make secure payments from the watch, no phone or wallet required1. With ElevateTM wrist-based heart rate2 and over 15 built-in indoor and outdoor sports apps, the vívoactive 3 is packed with features to keep up with a varied active lifestyle. Multiple passions? Not a problem. Cardio class on Tuesday and yoga on Wednesday? This smartwatch can handle ...

9 new and notable Android Wear apps and watch faces from the last month (7/20/17 – 8/30/17)

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Article Contents Welcome to the roundup of the best new Android Wear apps and faces that went live in the Play Store or were spotted by us in the previous month or so. Please wait for this page to load in full in order to see the widgets, which include ratings and pricing info. Looking for the previous roundup editions? Find them here. Apps Music Streaming, Songs, Albums & Radio Android Police coverage: Deezer updated to include support for Android Wear About a month ago the internet-based ...

Movado Connect, the latest high-fashion entrant into the world of Android Wear, available for $595

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Some people genuinely dig a busy aesthetic. They like extra buttons, markings, numbers, exposed screws, added angles, lines, etc. If you are precisely not that kind of person, then Movado's latest Android Wear device is probably to your liking. The Movado Connect is one of the most minimal wearables in recent memory, and right now you can even buy one starting at $595. You might remember the Movado Connect from earlier this year. We expected it to be released some time in the fall, but it seems ...

FrontRow is a $400 livestream-capable wearable with two cameras and a circular touchscreen

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Wearable tech may not be doing so well these days, with companies like Motorola pulling out of the smartwatch game and Google Glass not having the greatest reputation with the public, but that doesn't mean everyone's giving up on it. Ubiquiti has debuted the FrontRow, a wearable camera with a round display that enables the "effortless capture and sharing of life's experiences." Oh, and it's $400. FrontRow is being made and sold by Ubiquiti, a tech company that currently sells various networking products. The aim ...