Wearable technology

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Wearables can be used to collect data on a user's health including: * Heart rate * Calories burned * Steps walked * Blood pressure * Time spent exercising These functions are often bundled together in a single unit, like an activity tracker or a smartwatch like the Apple Watch Series 2 or Samsung Galaxy Gear Sport. Devices like these are used for physical training and monitoring overall physical health.

Activity tracker

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In addition, logging apps exist for smartphones and Facebook; the Nike+ system now works without the shoe sensor, through the GPS unit in the phone. The Apple Watch and some other smart watches offer fitness tracker functions. In the US, BodyMedia has developed a disposable activity tracker to be worn for a week, which is aimed at medical and insurance providers and employers seeking to measure employees' fitness, and Jawbone's UP for Groups aggregates and anonymizes data from the company's wearable activity trackers and apps for employers.

Heart rate monitor

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These may include sensors such as accelerometers, gyroscopes, and GPS to detect speed, location and distance eliminating the need for ankle worn devices. The newer, wrist based heart rate monitors have achieved almost identical levels of accuracy as their chest strap counterparts with independent tests showing up to 98% accuracy. * Apple Watch * GPS watch * Activity tracker * Pedometer * eHealth * E-textiles * Apple Watch * GPS watch * Activity tracker * Pedometer * eHealth * E-textiles

Wear OS

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* Android TV * Apple Watch * watchOS * Google Glass * Pebble * Samsung Gear S

Fossil Wrist PDA

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* Apple Watch * Wearable computer * Wristwatch computer * I'm Watch * Wrist PDA Yahoo Discussion group * Apple Watch * Wearable computer * Wristwatch computer * I'm Watch

Casio Databank

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It is one of the first digital watches created in the 1980s that allows the user to store information, following a Pulsar model released in 1982., Casio sells four models of Databank watches on its website: the CA53W, which only provides calculator functions; the CA56, which provides calculator and databank functions; and the DB36 and its stainless steel variant, which only provide data storage functions. * Smartwatch * Calculator watch * Casio Data Bank Catalog * Museum of Casio Data Bank Watches * Smartwatch * Calculator watch * Casio Data Bank Catalog * Museum of Casio Data Bank Watches

Pebble (watch)

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Later watches in the Pebble series were described similarly—as simple and effective but lacking some features of competitors like the Apple Watch. On February 24, 2015, Pebble announced the Pebble Time, their second-generation Pebble smartwatch via its Kickstarter campaign. The Pebble Time Steel is a stainless steel variant of the Pebble Time smartwatch, available in multiple finishes: silver, black or gold with either a leather or steel band. Pebble claims it has a 10-day battery life. The Pebble Time Round is also made of stainless steel and 2.5d gorilla glass with five finishes.

MetaWatch

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In 2014, Metawatch announced Meta M1, a premium smartwatch developed in collaboration with Frank Nuovo. The designer was known for his iconic works at Vertu and Nokia, where he served as a Vice President and Chief of Design. The device was launched at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show. * Wearable computer * Pebble * Apple Watch * Omate TrueSmart * Wearable computer * Pebble * Apple Watch * Omate TrueSmart

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Tom's Guide gave it 3.5 out of 5 stars, saying that it's "the company's most luxurious smartwatch to date, but it's a better choice for Android users." * Apple Watch * MetaWatch * Microsoft Band * Moto 360 * Wearable computer * Apple Watch * MetaWatch * Microsoft Band * Moto 360 * Wearable computer

Nike+

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* NikeFuel * Nike+ FuelBand * Fitbit * Apple Watch * Activity tracker * GPS watch * Smartwatch * Nordic Semiconductor nRF2402 wireless transmitter * Microchip Technology PIC16F688 microcontroller * 3V Lithium 2032 battery * 30mm-diameter piezoelectric sensor * Texas Instruments MSP430-series microcontroller * Nordic Semiconductor nRF2401 transceiver * NikeFuel * Nike+ FuelBand * Fitbit * Apple Watch * Activity tracker * GPS watch * Smartwatch

Apple Inc.

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The original Apple Watch smartwatch was announced by Tim Cook on September 9, 2014, being introduced as a product with health and fitness-tracking. It was released on April 24, 2015. The second generation of Apple Watch, Apple Watch Series 2, was released in September 2016, featuring greater water resistance, a faster processor, and brighter display. On September 12, 2017, Apple introduced the Apple Watch Series 3 featuring LTE cellular connectivity, giving the wearable independence from an iPhone except for the setup process. On September 12, 2018, Apple introduced the Apple Watch Series 4, featuring new display, electrocardiogram and fall detection.

Timex Datalink

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Timex Datalink or Timex Data Link is a line of early smartwatches manufactured by Timex and is considered a wristwatch computer. It is the first watch capable of downloading information from a computer. As the name implies, datalink watches are capable of data transfer through linking with a computer. The Datalink line was introduced in 1994 and it was co-developed with Microsoft as a wearable alternative to mainstream PDAs with additional attributes such as water resistance, that PDAs lacked, and easy programmability.

Apple Watch Series 3

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The Apple Watch Series 3 ships with watchOS 4, which has an updated Heart Rate app (including resting and recovery period monitoring), Workout app (with High Intensity Interval Training), as well as two-way data synchronization with GymKit-integrated cardio fitness equipment from companies such as Life Fitness, Technogym, Cybex, Schwinn, MS Artrix, Stair Master and Star Trac. The Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS) requires an iPhone 5s or later with iOS 11 or later. The Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS + Cellular) requires an iPhone 6 or later with iOS 11 or later. * Apple Watch Series 3

WatchOS

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It had an instant watch-to-watch walkie-talkie mode. This is the first version of watchOS to not support the first generation Apple Watch. Other operating systems developed by Apple Inc. * iOS * tvOS * macOS Other competing platforms * Wear OS – Google's Android-based counterpart * Pebble OS * – official site * iOS * tvOS * macOS * Wear OS – Google's Android-based counterpart * Pebble OS

Huawei Watch

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The Phandroid said "it is the classiest Android Wear smartwatch available right now". * Wearable computer * Microsoft Band * Apple Watch * Pebble * Wearable computer * Microsoft Band * Apple Watch * Pebble

Moto 360 (1st generation)

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True, it doesn't have the G Watch R's true circular display, the ZenWatch's custom software or the Sony Smartwatch 3's GPS, but I'd say of the three, it strikes the best balance between looks, functionality and price." * Motoactv * Wearable computer * Microsoft Band * Apple Watch * Pebble * Motoactv * Wearable computer * Microsoft Band * Apple Watch * Pebble

Moto 360 (2nd generation)

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In contrasting the industrial design with the software, Dan Seifert of The Verge noted "if you buy the Moto 360 smartwatch, you’re paying more for the watch than you are for the smart". The Guardian gave the device four out of five stars, concluding that "it’s no more capable than almost any other Android Wear watch" despite having "fluid performance" and being more comfortable than the first generation. * Moto 360 (1st generation) * Wearable computer * Microsoft Band * Apple Watch * Moto 360 (1st generation) * Wearable computer * Microsoft Band * Apple Watch

Mobile device

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This includes: * Mobile computers * Mobile Internet devices * Tablets/Smartphones * Laptops * Wearable computers * Calculator watches * Smartwatches * Head-mounted displays * Personal digital assistants * Enterprise digital assistants * Graphing calculators * Handheld game consoles * Portable media players * Calculators * Ultra-mobile PCs * Digital media player * Digital still cameras (DSC) * Digital video cameras (DVC) or digital camcorders * Feature phones * Pagers * Personal navigation devices (PND) * Smart cards Handheld devices have become ruggedized for use in mobile field management.

NikeFuel

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* Activity tracker * GPS watch * Smartwatch * Nike+ FuelBand * Nike+iPod * Nike, Inc. * Activity tracker * GPS watch * Smartwatch

Kevin Lynch (computing)

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Lynch has been responsible for developing the software of Apple's smartwatch project, the Apple Watch, a device he demonstrated at the September 2014 Apple Launch Event. Lynch graduated from Lincoln-Way Central High School in New Lenox, Illinois. He attended the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) College of Engineering as an undergraduate student, where he studied computer science and interactive computer graphics and worked in the UIC College of Engineering’s Electronic Visualization Laboratory. Lynch helped start one of the first Mac software startups called Mac3D—the first Mac 2D/3D drawing application.

Samsung Galaxy Gear

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To pair the watch with a smartphone or tablet as its host device, the user must first install the Gear Manager app. An NFC tag located inside the charging case is used to download the app. Gear Manager uses Bluetooth to coordinate the pairing process and further communication with the device. It can also be used to configure the device's settings (such as the clock display's color and appearance), and to manage and install apps via Samsung Apps.

Microsoft Band

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* Smart Personal Objects Technology * Apple Watch * Android Wear * Microsoft Band 2 * Fitbit * Garmin * 1) Optical heart rate monitor * 2) Three-axis accelerometer * 3) Gyrometer * 4) GPS * 5) Microphone * 6) Ambient light sensor * 7) Galvanic skin response sensors * 8) UV sensor * 9) Skin temperature sensor * 10) Capacitive sensor * Smart Personal Objects Technology * Apple Watch * Android Wear * Microsoft Band 2 * Fitbit * Garmin

Transflective liquid-crystal display

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An early application were digital LCD wristwatches. In dim ambient light or at night a pushbutton-activated backlight allowed reading of the display in its transmissive mode. Digital time displays in alarm clocks for bedrooms still work this way. The backlighting is dim, so that the display is comfortably readable at night. Some 21st century smartwatches such as the Pebble Smartwatch also use transflective LCDs. When an illuminance sensor is added for control of the backlight, such a transflective LCD can be read over a wide range of illuminance levels. This technique is often found in automotive instrumentation.

Smartglasses

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Some also have activity tracker functionality features (also known as "fitness tracker") as seen in some GPS watches. As with other lifelogging and activity tracking devices, the GPS tracking unit and digital camera of some smartglasses can be used to record historical data. For example, after the completion of a workout, data can be uploaded onto a computer or online to create a log of exercise activities for analysis. Some smart watches can serve as full GPS navigation devices, displaying maps and current coordinates. Users can "mark" their current location and then edit the entry's name and coordinates, which enables navigation to those new coordinates.

AMOLED

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Commercial devices using AMOLED include: * Apple Watch * Apple Watch Edition * Apple Watch Sport * Asus ZenWatch * Huawei W1 * KingWear KW88 Smartwatch * Samsung Galaxy Gear (Super AMOLED) * Samsung Gear 2 (Super AMOLED) * Samsung Gear 2 Neo (Super AMOLED) * Samsung Gear Fit (Curved Super AMOLED) * Samsung Gear Fit 2 (Curved Super AMOLED) * Samsung Gear Live (Curved Super AMOLED) * Samsung Gear S (Curved Super AMOLED) * Samsung Gear S2 * Samsung Gear S3 * Alcatel One Touch Idol Ultra (HD Super AMOLED) * Apple iPhone X (Super Retina HD) * Apple iPhone Xs (Super Retina HD) * Apple iPhone Xs Max