Wearable Tech

Wearable Tech Gets Emotional
London-based tech design studio and lab Vinaya wants wearables to make us feel more human and less hamster. For its debut line Altruis, they developed luxe—albeit still bulky—jewelry in iPhone-evoking colors that vibrates different patterns under...
Band 2
In the second reiteration of its fitness tracker, Microsoft swaps out the flat display for a curved one (now protected with Gorilla Glass 3), creating a more refined look and fit. Underneath the hood are 11 sensors (including built-in GPS) that track...
Jawbone UP Gets Back on Track
Released earlier this spring, the new generation of Jawbone UP products (2, 3 and 4, the latter which includes contactless AmEx payments on top of heart rate and temperature tracking) offered a favorable initial impression, but after a few weeks...
The Inaugural CH25 Draws to a Close
Back in May this year, we joined forces with Cadillac and embarked on a search for emerging talent—individuals who are shaping and informing the future. From designers of super-smart wearable tech to founders whose businesses empower people in developing...
CH25: Sabine Seymour
Imagine your everyday clothes had built-in human sensors that monitored vital signs and activity levels, played your favorite song and kept you connected. Dr Sabine Seymour, Director of Parsons’ Fashionable Technology Lab and Chair at Computational...
CH25: Pauline van Dongen
Wearable technology is much more than just watches and wristbands—and Pauline van Dongen is seeing to that. In fact, the Dutch designer goes as far as employing photovoltaic sciences and solar energy in the materials of her future-forward clothing...
CH25: Honoree Announcement
Our first-annual search for inspiring, emerging talent, in partnership with Cadillac has come to a close and we are thrilled to announce our talented CH25 honorees. Across the categories of Design, Technology, Style, Culture or Food and Drink, these...
Sabine Seymour
Imagine your everyday clothes had built-in human sensors that monitored vital signs and activity levels, played your favorite song and kept you connected. Dr Sabine Seymour, Director of Parsons’ Fashionable Technology Lab and Chair at Computational...
Link About It: This Week's Picks
1. The History of The Leap Second If Tuesday felt like it went by slower than usual, that's because it did. A leap second was added to Tuesday's time in order to keep the Earth’s rotation in sync with the atomic clock. As NASA explains it, scientists...
Everything-in-One Dog Collar
There are plenty of beautiful dog collars on the market that reflect a range of styles and cross a range of price point. And yet, there's nothing quite like DogTelligent's recently announced Connected Collar. It's stylish to a degree—in the way that...
Photochromia: Sunlight-Sensitive Apparel
At the moment, companies seem eager to keep wearable technology constrained to a simple accessory around the wrist, but NYC-based wearable tech research studio The Crated, along with digital printing platform Print All Over Me (POAM), have grand...
Olio Model One Smartwatch
by Michael Frank The team behind the new Olio Model One—veterans of Apple, Google, Movado, Audi and Pixar—have acknowledged something that all smartwatch makers should too: the fact that, for 400 years, people have been choosing watches for style...
Introducing the Runcible Heirloom Electronic
Even today's most beautifully designed smartphones will be disposed of in time. As the technology within becomes outdated, the whole device is discarded or donated and the collective conscious grabs hold of something shiny and new. Not only does SF...
Temporary Tattoo-Based Glucose Monitoring
Living with diabetes comes with a plethora of difficulties, and drawing blood to test glucose levels every day is certainly not the least of them. Fortunately, nanoengineers at UC San Diego are paving the way toward the painful technique's obsolescence...
The Ricky Bag with Light
Ralph Lauren brings their classic Ricky Bag into the future with the addition of four discreet LED lights (which activate when it's opened) and an integrated USB port to charge your phone on the go. This bag, and its Bentley-like features, are the...
For those looking to take their basketball game up a notch, ShotTracker provides extensive analysis from a few small components. A wrist sensor works with a net sensor to register stats to the corresponding iPhone app, which you can then use to track...
Kinematics 4D-Printed Dress
Founded in 2007, generative design studio Nervous System has been working with cutting-edge computer simulation and digital fabrication technologies to create some of the most interesting products on the market. Now, founders Jessica Rosenkrantz...
CH Edition: Vesper Vibrator Necklace
When we first discovered the slim, sophisticated Vesper Vibrator Necklace from San Francisco's sensual toy innovator Crave, we found it both aesthetically pleasing and, with four operative speeds, quite effective. Exceptionally quiet and fully USB...
.klatz Smartwatch and Handset
While fashion often takes a backseat to function, or vice versa, in wearable tech, Ukraine's .klatz is hoping to change that with their smartwatch and handset. They've revisited the bracelet form, but unlike Nike's FuelBand, this accessory is style...
Ralph Lauren's Polo Tech Shirt
The wearable tech field just got a little bit more elegant, thanks to Ralph Lauren. The American luxury giant debuts the Polo Tech shirt at the 2014 US Open, where several ball boys will wear the shirt on-court. Partnering with Montreal-based wellness...
Q Designs' Phone-Charging QBracelet
A touch of fate brought together friends and business partners Alessandro Libani and James Kernan of Q Designs. Both transfer students to Massachusetts' Babson College, the duo bonded over their entrepreneurial aspirations and shared love of tech...
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