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3D Printed LED Goggles @ Adafruit
We luv our NeoPixel Goggles project

However, if you prefer to make a pair of steampunk goggles rather than mod something off-the-shelf... you've come to the right place. This tutorial project uses the same parts but swaps the off-the-shelf goggles for 3D printed versions.
goggles  neopixels  leds  glasses  cosplay  adafruit  3dmodel  3dprinting  3dprinted  wearable 
yesterday by cyberchucktx
The Apple Watch has found a surprisingly useful home with everyone that works on their feet • Quartz
Mike Murphy:
<p>You might’ve noticed that the person who took your order at the bar, brought you the shoes you wanted to try on, or perhaps even patted you down at the airport security line, is sporting an Apple Watch, which starts at $329 for the newest Series 3 watch. And there’s a pretty simple explanation: Many service-industry jobs where employees have to be on their feet all day don’t allow workers to check their phones while they’re on the clock. But that rule doesn’t necessarily apply to a piece of unobtrusive jewelry that happens to let you text your friends and check the weather.

Quartz spoke with airline attendants, bartenders, waiters, baristas, shop owners, and (very politely) TSA employees who all said the same thing: The Apple Watch keeps them in touch when they can’t be on their phones at work. Apple has increasingly been pushing the watch as a health device, and seems to have moved away from marketing it as one that offers more basic utility, as Apple continues do with the iPhone. But given that roughly 23% of the US labor force works in wholesale or retail operations, perhaps it’s a market Apple should reconsider.</p>


I don't think Apple is "not considering" the market of people who aren't meant to be standing around looking at their phones. Though it might consider some adverts targeting them.
apple  watch  wearable 
yesterday by charlesarthur
The Apple Watch has found a surprisingly useful home with everyone that works on their feet — Quartz
When the Apple Watch launched in 2015, it wasn’t exactly clear who, or what, it was for. It was a phone accessory meant to curtail some of the notification anxiety the phones themselves had created by paring your digital life down to only the most essential disturbances. via Pocket
IFTTT  Pocket  apple  tr  wearable  wearables 
2 days ago by hansdorsch
Super wearable WHOOP launches $30 subscription service — wearable totally included
For $30 per month with a 6-month mandatory commitment, anyone can become a member of what chief executive Will Ahmed is calling the Whoop community.
ss  wearable 
6 days ago by seaugust
SenceBand – Das Wearable, das weiß, wie Du Dich fühlst
Wearables messen inzwischen Deine Schritte, den Kalorienverbrauch, den Puls und viele weitere Gesundheitsdaten. Doch hast Du schon mal von einem Armband gehört, dass Deine Gefühle misst? Das SenceBand soll genau das tun – und seinem Träger damit mehr glückliche Momenten bescheren. via Pocket
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8 days ago by hansdorsch
Kopin starts selling $500 Solos smart glasses for joggers and cyclists
The latest Solos smart glasses offer new features that were integrated following feedback from consumers and athletes. These updates feature design and lifestyle elements that include integrated music and voice control, group communication, interchangeable lenses, and an adjustable nose piece for added customization. The glasses are compatible with iOS and Android smartphones and Android Wear 2.0 smartwatches.
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15 days ago by seaugust
Jiobit launches its more secure, modular child location tracker starting at $100
The Jiobit starts at $99.99 for the device with a year contract, or is $149.99 for a non-contract device with the option of a commitment-free $7.99 per month plan.
ss  wearable 
15 days ago by seaugust
Smart Wearable NFC Accessory – Worlder
No need to power, near field communication, NFC, smart, wearable, technology, sticker. Can be coated with fingernail polish. Brand Name: jakcomType: Screen ProtectorsCompatibility: AndroidApplication Age Group: AdultFunction: NFCN2M: copy the simulation into any one IC cardN2F: connect NFC smrt phone, to achieve a variety of featuresN2L: encounter high-frequency signal will flash.
NFC  wearable  finger 
16 days ago by cyberchucktx
Fitbit beats revenue expectations slightly, but tracker sales are still down
The numbers are down as the overall fitness tracking category has declined, and the company sold 2.2 million devices in the quarter, missing analyst expectations of 2.33 million.
ss  wearable 
21 days ago by seaugust
Lumos’ smart helmet recognizes hand gestures via Apple Watch
The Lumos helmet works with an app on the Apple Watch, which can detect gestures via its internal sensors. You can indicate a left or right turn with your arm, and the helmet will flash a corresponding turn signal on the back of the helmet with a red light.
ss  wearable 
21 days ago by seaugust
Fitbit and Google team to use machine learning on your fitness data
Fitbit and Google are teaming up on health, aiming to make it easier to combine individual exercise data with electronic medical records for a smarter take on fitness and chronic conditions. The deal will see Fitbit use Google’s Cloud Healthcare API to funnel the everyday movement and workout data gathered by its wearables into owners’ patient profiles.
ss  health  wearable 
21 days ago by seaugust
Fitbit's current-quarter revenue forecast misses estimates • Reuters
<p>Wearable device maker Fitbit Inc’s forecast for current-quarter revenue missed Wall Street estimates, hurt by a drop in sales of fitness trackers.

Shares of the company fell 1.6% to $5.41 in after-market trading on Wednesday after the company said it expects a 19% drop in the second-quarter revenue.

The company said it sold 2.2m devices in the quarter at an average selling price of $112 per device, below analysts’ estimate of 2.33m devices, according to financial data analytics firm FactSet.

Fitbit said it expects revenue for the current quarter to be in a range of $275m to $295m, below analysts estimate of $309.9m, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.

In April, Fitbit announced the worldwide launch of its latest smartwatch ‘Versa’ after Chief Executive Officer James Park promised to launch a more ‘mass appeal watch’ in 2018 compared with ‘Iconic’, the company’s first smartwatch that had failed to impress.</p>


You have to go back to 2014 to find such a low number of devices sold. Revenue fell 18%. It's only a matter of time before it gets rolled up by someone like Google (which needs a wearables business that actually works for it, unlike WearOS).
fitbit  wearable 
22 days ago by charlesarthur
Animated Flame Pendant @ Adafruit
A little fire for your heart! But there’s no actual flame here, no heat…instead, LEDs and a microcontroller make a virtual flame that dances like the real thing. (In fact it’s playing a tiny video loop of a real candle.)
adafruit  led  pendant  wearable 
24 days ago by cyberchucktx

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