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10 Things You Need To Know About Non-watch wearables

New look Google Glass

New-Look-Google-Glass 10 Things You Need To Know About Non-watch wearables

Fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg’s range of Google Glass is now on sale in both the UK and US. Featuring five new frame designs and eight shades, they are the first Glass created by a fashion house, but won’t be the last: Ray-Ban also have something lined up.

Candid camera

Candid-Camera 10 Things You Need To Know About Non-watch wearablesRecord every moment of your day with the Narrative Clip. This two-inch camera clips onto clothing, such as a coat or jumper, and automatically captures a photo every 30 seconds. It then connects with your Android smartphone to sort images and share them online.

Nike abandon FuelBand

Nike-abandon-FuelBand 10 Things You Need To Know About Non-watch wearablesNike has shelved plans for a new FuelBand, so are fitness trackers dead? This seems unlikely. FuelBand only received lukewarm reviews, whereas Nike’s fitness apps are very popular. Having finally launched its FuelBand app on Android, it seems likely it is going to focus on the software.

Angry Birds VR headset

Angry-Birds-VR-headset 10 Things You Need To Know About Non-watch wearables

Oculus Rift and Sony’s Project Morpheus are not the only virtual reality headsets in the works. In April, Angry Birds creators Rovio Entertainment confirmed it is creating a simulator called Eagle Eye, making it “possible to sling-shot yourself over Piggy Island!”

One ring to rule them all

Nod-Bluetooth-Ring 10 Things You Need To Know About Non-watch wearablesControl devices with the wave of a hand. Nod Bluetooth ring is highly adaptable and can be programmed to perform all sorts of functions hands-free – from playing games to answering calls.

Smart clothes

Navigate-Jacket 10 Things You Need To Know About Non-watch wearables

Wearable satnav, the Navigate Jacket, guides you to your destination. Connecting with the GPS on your phone, the shoulder pads in this outfit from Wearable Experiments vibrate and LEDs in the sleeves light up, directing you left or right.

“Beam me up, Scotty”

Beam-me-up-Scotty 10 Things You Need To Know About Non-watch wearables

This Star Trek-inspired clip-on speakerphone lets you make or answer calls with a tap. Much more convenient than fishing your phone out of your pocket, this Bluetoothenabled badge can also be used to give commands to Google Now.

Fitbit fashion

Fitbit-Fashion 10 Things You Need To Know About Non-watch wearables

Though Google is doing its best to make Glass more stylish, wearables are often ugly. Griffin Technology has launched a range of accessories to dress up your FitBit, UP and Nike+ bracelets, including a pouch to attach them to your shoes.

Amazon wearable store

Amazon-Wearable-Store 10 Things You Need To Know About Non-watch wearables

Amazon has launched a new section of its website that is dedicated to selling wearables and offers buying advice: amazon.com/wearabletechnology.

Portable SIM

Wearable-Sim 10 Things You Need To Know About Non-watch wearables

Japanese firm NTT Docomo has developed a portable SIM card that can wirelessly transfer personal data across multiple devices, or be used as a universal password chain for instant website log-ins. Docomo plans to incorporate the technology into wearables, such as a bracelet.

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