Author: Leo Gebbie

Better Silicon Will Lift Wearables to the Next Level

Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon Wear chips signal richer experiences Smartwatches are getting better all the time. When I look at our research, what stands out is just how important these devices…

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Apple Watch Wakes Up to Sleep Tracking

Overdue feature rolling out with watchOS 7 Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) hit the headlines last week, bringing a slew of developments to its operating systems including iOS, iPadOS, macOS…

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Strava Accelerates Its Path to Profit

Popular fitness-tracking app launches paid subscriptions During the ongoing health crisis, several companies in the tech landscape have noted a rise in demand for health- and fitness-tracking products. Garmin, one…

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5G and XR: A Promising Coupling

New report highlights opportunities for quick-footed operators Despite advances in virtual, augmented and mixed reality devices in recent years, an undercurrent of frustration has run behind the technologies, which are…

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Pressure Point

Samsung enables blood pressure monitoring with pulse wave analysis Over the past few years, we’ve observed gradual progress in wearable technology that promises to monitor users’ health. Smartwatches in particular,…

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XR Predictions Need to Get Back to Reality

Pandemic poses a burden, not a boon, for extended reality The early months of 2020 have largely been defined by the spread of coronavirus, which has triggered tech trends such…

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Varjo Unlocks Next Level of Extended Reality

Chromakey technology takes immersion to new heights One of the continued challenges with extended reality — a term that refers to virtual, augmented and mixed reality — lies in seamlessly…

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Extended Reality: The Operator Opportunity

Strong potential in moves to couple extended reality and 5G 5G is a topic of considerable debate, with opinion polarized between the transformative impact it will have on devices, people,…

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Wear It Well

Apple Watch Connected turns calorie burn into currency Last week, Apple launched Apple Watch Connected, a programme that involves partnerships with several fitness chains and sees the Apple Watch becoming…

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Bluetooth: A Sound Improvement

New LE Audio specification promises a raft of improvements Bluetooth connectivity technology was created more than two decades ago. It was originally developed as a short-range wireless communication protocol to…

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