Sgnl Lets You Hear Calls By Touching Your Finger to Your Ear
Sgnl, a start-up company initially supported by Samsung, this week introduced its primary product, a watch band that uses bone conduction to make phone calls audile through your fingertips. The watch band can be used with any analog, digital, or smart watch, or as a stand-alone product. The company calls the Sgnl the world's first "body conduction unit." It generates vibrations that travel through the owner's hand, fingers, and eventually to the ear. Sgnl suggests this allows people to take calls more discretely and privately when compared to speakerphones. The wearable can be paired with a mobile app for tracking workouts and connects to smartphones via Bluetooth. It includes haptics with alarms, a pedometer, water resistance, and four days of battery life. The Sgnl is compatible with Android and iOS. The Sgnl will ship in March. Pricing wasn't disclosed.
Hands On with Sgnl's Body Conduction Wristband
Sgnl, a Korean company, demonstrated a new way to take phone calls and listen to music this week in Las Vegas. Sgnl's wrist-worn band uses body conduction to pass sound through your fingertips to your ear.
Huawei's Watch 2 Classic Goes On Sale Today
Huawei today announced the general availability of the Watch 2 Classic. This Android 2.0 wearable is compatible with Android and iOS smartphones.
Verizon to Sell Exclusive Wear24 Android Watch
Verizon Wireless is preparing its own branded Android Wear 2.0 smartwatch, called the Wear24, for a March release. The company announced the wearable alongside the LG Watch Sport today.
FitBit's Ionic Smartwatch Can Make Mobile Payments
FitBit today announced the Ionic, its long-awaited smartwatch. The wearable primarily targets fitness buffs, but it includes a number of features similar to smart devices from Apple, Samsung, and others.
Garmin Vivofit 4 has a Color Display and 1-Year Battery Life
Garmin today announced the Vivofit 4, a new activity-tracking wearable device that sports an always-on color display and battery life up to one year. The wrist-mounted, waterproof device performs all of the functions of a digital watch, including timer, stopwatch, and alarms, while counting steps and encouraging the wearer to stay mobile and active.