Samsung is known for its stellar displays, including its curved monitors, but now it’s venturing into stretchable OLEDs. The new prototype display can be stretched in any direction and applied directly to skin, just like you would with a Band-Aid.
OnePlus’ March 23rd event will be full of surprises—for those who don’t follow the brand on Twitter, anyway. After Unbox Therapy shared a render of the upcoming OnePlus Watch on Twitter, OnePlus retweeted the post, confirming the smartwatch’s design. OnePlus CEO Pete Lau has also confirmed some of the devices’ features in a recent forum post.
Amazon now offers $250 preorders for its 2nd generation Echo Frames smart glasses. The new frames offer better sound quality and an improved battery life than their predecessor. They’re first Echo Frames available for regular people to purchase, as the first iteration Frames were only offered to select customers via email invite.
Hearing aids often cost thousands of dollars, require visits to audiologists, and come with a stigma attached. Olive Pro earbuds want to solve all those problems. For $300 ($150 if you back the campaign now), you get a set of hearing aids that look like true wireless earbuds and come with advanced AI to cut out background noise.
Amazon is getting into the fitness wearable game. The Halo is a small fabric band that doesn’t have a screen, and a monthly membership fee is required in order to use it. But don’t close the tab just yet: there’s some interesting tech packed in there at might make this more appealing than its simple appearance would suggest.
Forget your dusty old Wear OS devices. The new OPPO Watch promises to shake up the world of Android wearables with its high-quality AMOLED display, real-time heart rate monitoring, and Watch VOOC fast charge tech. It launches in the UK later this year, although OPPO hasn’t announced an exact date or pricing.
The Charge 4 is Fitbit’s premier fitness tracker. It’s durable and waterproof, but it’s also jam-packed with features that are usually exclusive to larger smartwatches like the Fitbit Versa or the Apple Watch. Now, Fitbit is pushing the Charge 4 even further into premium territory with Smart Wake, Dynamic GPS, and customizable display timeout features.
Bioengineers at UCLA are developing a glove that interprets American Sign Language into spoken English through a smartphone app. The system works in real-time at 60 words per minute, with a 98.63% percent accuracy. While far from being a finished product, UCLA’s ASL gloves could become a resource for education or accessibility in the future.
After growing reliably for a few years, wearable sales have been declining for the last two quarters. If you’re not Apple (or in the insular Chinese market, Xiaomi), you’re not looking so hot. Part of that is a lack of competition for the Apple Watch, but another part is flagging hardware. Qualcomm thinks it has the solution to the latter.
Fitbit is putting its expertise to work with the Fitbit Flow ventilator, a low-cost device with emergency FDA approval for use throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. In a statement for The Verge, Fitbit estimated that its ventilators would sell for around $5,000 each—tens of thousands of dollars less than the average medical-grade ventilator.