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First the Galaxy Note 7, now the Fitbit — wearable device explodes on customer’s arm

Fitness wearables are meant to keep you healthy, not send you to the hospital. But alas, it would appear that a Fitbit has failed in its duties, as a woman in Milwaukee, Wisconsin alleged that her wearable exploded on her wrist.

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Microsoft’s wearable resurgence will begin with a commercial smartwatch

Microsoft’s return to the world of wearables won’t be a fitness tracker, but a smart wearable aimed at commercial users. The TrekStore-made device will offer advanced features for healthcare and manufacturing industries.

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Your wearable could soon be your wallet, too, if Samsung gets its way

Today’s wearables may be useful for tracking the number of steps you’ve taken or calories burned, but soon, they may be able to help you keep tabs on another kind of activity — your bank account.

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5 of our favorite mad gadgets from the London Wearable Technology Show

We spent time on the show floor at the recent London Wearable Technology show, finding the most unusual, fun, different, and downright mad new gadgets on display. Here are our five favorites from the show.

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Keep your pace during walks with the Ruawalk music-guided wearable

Ruawalk is a Kickstarter project that helps you keep a consistent pace during walks. The circular wearable first needs to pair with your smartphone, and then you can clip it to your shoe.

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Awesome tech you can’t buy yet: Jellyfish tanks, wearable luggage, and more

Check out our roundup of the coolest crowdfunding projects and product announcements that hit the web this week. You can’t buy this stuff yet, but it sure is fun to gawk!

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Experts warn wearable baby monitors could cause unnecessary doctor visits

A recent report indicates that parents should exercise caution when using wearable monitors, like smart onesies or socks, that track infant breathing rates and other metrics. They might be giving off false alarms.

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How Carnival’s small, wearable Medallion crafts a cruise just for you

Princess Cruise ships will be the first Carnival Corporation brand to offer wearable technology that unlocks new interactions for passengers before, during and after a cruise. The quarter-sized Medallion seamlessly connects guests with the ship’s entertainment, dining, navigation and payment systems and offers artificial intelligence that adapts to every choice that’s made in real time.

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Bloomlife pregnancy wearable helps expectant parents understand contractions

The Bloomlife pregnancy wearable monitors contractions and informs women so they can communicate more easily with their birth team. Accurate information about contractions patterns can help educate expectant parents.

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Wearable fingerprint sensor uses whole hand to control multiple smart devices

Move over Touch ID! Tapdo is a wearable fingerprint sensor that lets you map a variety of shortcuts for your different smart devices to various parts of your hand. Here’s how it works.

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Watch out for your wearable — new report expresses concerns about big data

According to the latest research, there are little to no privacy standards in existence when it comes to consumer health data. So what does that mean for you? Perhaps most immediately, more targeted ads.

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Wearable device helps steady hand of designer who has Parkinson’s disease

A graphic designer diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease at 29 has regained the ability to draw and write thanks to a wearable device designed by Haiyan Zhang, Microsoft Research Cambridge’s innovation director.

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Xiaomi unveils the Amazfit, a fitness-tracking watch and wearable for $129

Xiaomi’s newest high-end smartwatch, the Amazfit, sports GPS, a heart rate tracker, a dual-core processor, and notification features at a palatable price point. It’s launching in the U.S. this month.

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Wearable exoskeleton could let earthbound scientists control robots on space station

A European research project lets scientists in Russia wear an exoskeleton to control a connected robot in Germany. It could one day allow earthbound scientists to control a robot on the ISS.

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Looking to buy an Apple Watch? 400 Kohl’s stores to soon start carrying wearable

ur friendly neighborhood Kohl’s will soon be carrying a somewhat unexpected item in the form of the Apple Watch. As Fortune reported Thursday, Kohl’s and Apple have now partnered to sell the iEmpire’s wearable at 400 stores.

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Cute wearable robots will crawl all over your body to do your bidding

The future of wearables could be miniature on-body robots that crawl all over your body to create instant makeshift displays. Or so a delegation of MIT and Stanford researchers think, at least.

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Awesome tech you can’t buy yet: Smelly locks, holograms, a hydration wearable

Check out our roundup of the coolest crowdfunding projects and product announcements that hit the web this week. You can’t buy this stuff yet, but it sure is fun to gawk!

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This wearable pitches to pitchers a way to prevent arm injuries

The best offense is a good defense. And now, this principle is being applied to sports clothing by way of a new kind of wearable known from Ziel initially designed to help baseball pitchers.

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Snapchat unveils its first wearable: a chic pair of “Spectacles” that let you record snaps

Snapchat has finally revealed its first hardware product, and it’s not what everyone was expecting (well not quite). “Spectacles,” as the company has branded them, are a pair of video-recording sunglasses that sync with your smartphone.

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Apple’s next wearable might be able to monitor your blood sugar level

Apple is reportedly sourcing parts for a futuristic wearable that’s capable of much more sophisticated health monitoring than the Apple Watch, including glucose and blood oxygen levels. It could debut as soon as next year.

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Wearable dispenser keeps sunscreen on your wrist during all kinds of adventures

Taking full advantage of the great outdoors is all but mandatory during the summer months, but equally important is protecting your skin while frolicking in the sun. Meet SunZee, a wearable sunscreen dispenser.

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PawsCam is basically a wearable GoPro for your pet that wirelessly uploads video to the cloud

Ever wondered what your dog or cat is up to during the day? PawsCam will help you get an answer — it’s basically a wearable action cam for your pet

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Bad news Poké-players, that Pokémon Go Plus wearable isn’t coming out this month

Nintendo has crushed the dreams of many Pokémon Go players, and said the fun Pokémon Go Plus Bluetooth accessory (that may help conserve your phone’s battery) has been delayed, and won’t arrive until September.

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Ava’s new wearable tracks fertility, just might help you get pregnant

In today’s wearables-obsessed tech environment, there are devices to help you lose weight, gain sleep, and, now, get pregnant. Meet Ava and its Ava bracelet, a fertility-tracking wearable that wants to help women conceive.

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This creative wearable is a nail in the London Underground Oyster Card’s coffin

This jewelry design graduate has found a far more convenient and creative way to use an Oyster Card on the London Underground. She has taken the chip from inside the card, and put it in a set of false nails.

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Sweaty pits? Keep them dry and cool with these wearable pit-fans

Do you get sweaty armpits easily? Maybe you need to cool things down with these wearable fans that blast beautiful fresh air into your pits, keeping them as cool as possible at all points during the day.

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Tremor patients have a new wearable called Trequant

There’s a new wearable set to make waves in the medical community, and it’s being branded as the Fitbit for tremor patients. Meet the Trequant, a watch for individuals who suffer from tremors.

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Facebook and Oculus exec leaving to work on wearable MRI

Facebook and Oculus head engineer Mary Lou Jepsen will be leaving for start-up Open Water to develop a wearable MRI. The aim is to reduce size and price to make MRIs more accessible to help people. Next step is work brain images paired with thoughts.

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Samsung is making another Gear Fit wearable, but that’s not all

After a period of absence, Samsung may be planning a return to the world of fitness wearables, after two new products — the Gear Fit 2, and activity tracking wireless earbuds called the IconX — were leaked.

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Enflux smart clothing is the full-body wearable for the fitness fanatic

Why hire a personal trainer when you can just wear one? Thanks to the miracle of technology and the generosity of the Kickstarter community, we’re now closer than ever to smart clothing that gives us a 3D picture of our full-body movement

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This winter wearable is a like a phone remote for gloved fingers

Winter time is the anti-touchscreen season. If gloves are of the giant variety worn snowboarding or skiing, even using the slim buttons can be a chore. YodelUp is essentially a ruggedized smartphone remote on a wrist strap designed for gloved fingers.

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This wearable boosts health & productivity by extending your restorative deep sleep phase

Rythm’s Dreem headset improves daily performance by extending the restorative deep sleep phase. It is the world’s first active sleep improvement wearable, since it uses auditory stimulation to improve deep sleep in addition to basic sleep monitoring and data.

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The FitPal promises to be the most comprehensive heart rate wearable yet

Now that the FitBit has lost some of its credibility in the heart rate monitoring game, it looks like the doors have been opened for new competitors to stake their claim. It appears that FitPal is now leading the pack in this ongoing race.

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Finally! A wearable that excretes caffeine directly into your blood

Joule is a caffeine wearable designed to take away the discomfort of transdermal patches, while also placing the patch in an area without much fat resistance, allowing the substance to flow faster into your body.

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The wearable chair is now a thing

For all those times you’ve wished you could just take a seat, it is my duty to inform you that the Archelis (literally, “walkable chair” in Japanese), has now been introduced, and can be purchased within a couple years.

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OrCam’s MyMe wearable will watch and decode the world for you

You've probably heard of wearable cameras from companies like Narrative, which clip onto your clothing and log images of your daily life. The upcoming MyMe from Orcam takes that idea to a whole new, and potentially even more useful, level. Instead of…
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This multi-sensor wearable for tennis gives you basic mocap

Most wearable sports trackers offer one sensor that you stick in one spot. TuringSense’s full Pivot system places sensors at wrists, elbows, shoulders, chest, waist, knees, and ankles. This means no need for a camera to capture your motion.

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RE-vibe is the anti-distraction wearable you need in your life

The RE-vibe is the world’s first anti-distraction wearable, leveraging a proprietary algorithm to remind wearers to stay (or get back on) task, all by way of slight vibrations on the wrist.

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Report: Wearable device shipments to surpass 214 million in 2019

In 2015, about 80 million wearble devices will be shipped around the world, and in 2016 this figure will rise 44.4 percent to 111.1 million units. Smartwatches will drive much of this increase, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC).

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Wearable market mayhem: Apple closes in on FitBit, while Xiaomi hunts down Apple

FitBit remains top of the wearables market with 22 percent market share, but Apple is quickly catching up with 18 percent, despite the price discrepancy. Surprisingly, no Android Wear manufacturer has been able to crack the top five in the third quarter.

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EasyJet and Cute Circuit joined forces to make wearable tech uniforms for staff

Nothing screams hospitality like light-up LED wearable tech uniforms for flight attendants. At least, that’s what EasyJet is betting on now that they’ve teamed up with Cute Circuit to create a new line of smart clothes.

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The Dfree wearable predicts your next bowel movement

Ideal for anyone that needs time to locate a bathroom, the Dfree is a new wearable that attaches directly to skin in order to monitor intestinal activity and create a bowel movement countdown clock

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Vibes is the app that finally puts the wearable first

Enter Magic Vibes Corporation, the company that is finally paying wearables the attention they deserve when it comes to applications, and for now, its primary offering is a mood app it calls Vibes.

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Best Wearable Technology For Students

Heading back to school and want a new piece of wearable tech? There’s a lot of choice out there, so to help out, here are our five wearable picks for 2015, based on functionality, style, and price.

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