Posts Tagged ‘smartwatch’

Watch Shots Fired

Today Samsung and Qualcomm announced their entries into the smartwatch race, the Galaxy Gear and Toq, respectively. A few weeks ago I wrote my thoughts on what I thought were some basic requirements. Let’s see how Samsung and Qualcomm do with those: Playing kind of fast and loose with those with the info I could […]

Yet More Watch Thoughts

Thought about this crap a bit more. Again. Display I’m pretty adamant about the persistent display, but there’s one big issue: dark environments. Light emitting displays (backlit LCDs, LEDs, etc) would either have to dim significantly or perhaps just shut off below a certain ambient light level to be acceptable in something like a movie […]

Smartwatches

And now the fun topic: wrist wearable tech in general. I think there’s some basic keys to get down before anything else: Persistent display It’ll be pointless without this, any purported convenience factor goes out the window if you can’t just glance at it at any time. There could be tricks to get around it […]

FuelBand Addendum

A little followup to my FuelBand review because I forgot to mention some limitations, workarounds, and more hopes for the future. As mentioned the main issue is that it’s essentially an accelerometer on your wrist. The bulk of my exercise is on a stationary bike. You can see the problem here. Luckily there’s two simple […]