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Wearables News Clips for Friday, June 21, 2013

by on Jun.21, 2013, under Wearables, Wearables News, Webelow Wear News Clips

Webelow Wear News ClipsIn today’s clips we learn about a watch that can tell you if you’re drunk, Intel’s smartwatch teaser, yet another smartwatch unveiling (but with a smart ring combo!!),  how Jawbone will help fight childhood obesity, and a Google Glass competitor.


Breathalyzer Watch Puts Date, Time, Drunkenness On Your Wrist
CNET

The Intoxicated Watch has a sleek, futuristic design with a handy breathalyzer, but it's no substitute for good judgement and a designated driver.

The Intoxicated Watch has a sleek, futuristic design with a handy breathalyzer, but it's no substitute for good judgement and a designated driver.

…The Kisai Intoxicated Watch has just made its debut on Tokyoflash, where it’s selling for a limited time at a $99 launch price…You open the sensor cap, push a button, and blow into it for 5 seconds. A display on the watch gives your blood alcohol content level. If you blow a 0.61 percent or above, the display registers as red to indicate you’ve had too much. A green display means your BAC is low. A yellow display indicates a BAC between 0.41 and 0.60 percent…The Intoxicated Watch is rechargeable and can last up to a month before needing to be powered up again… Of particular note is the fine print that comes with the watch: “This watch is designed for entertainment only. The retailer does not warrant that the results obtained from this breathalyzer will be completely accurate or reliable and accepts no liability for consequences arising from its use.

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Intel CTO Hints At Watch-Like Smart Device For Texting
Venture Beat

Intel CTO at Bloomberg’s Next Big Thing conference.

Intel CTO at Bloomberg’s Next Big Thing conference.

Intel is testing a number of “experimental devices in the lab,” one of which is a smartwatch-like device, according to chief technology officer Justin Rattner… Late last year, rumors came out that Intel was working with Apple on a smartwatch. Whether Apple is involved in these tests are unknown.

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Geak Wearable Finger Ring Sports Android OS; To Roll Out In China
Device Magazine

Geak Mars and Geak Eye

Geak Mars and Geak Eye

China-based mobilephone maker Geak recently pushed out of its labs a Geak Watch and Geak Ring…The handsets are named the Geak Mars and Geak Eye…The Geak finger ring, is reportedly compatible with the smartphones…[and]keeps awake your handset when you are holding it…Available information suggests  that the ring is an Android based device and is said to have a stand-by battery life of 99 years!…The Geak Ring supports Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. This accessory also helps your smartphone to show information like weather updates, and acts as a fitness tracker to tell you your pulse and heartbeat rate…Unfortunately, all these devices are intended only for the Chinese market…The Geak Watch is priced at £200, whereas the Geak Ring comes with a price tag of £20.

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Jawbone Special Orange Edition UP Fights Childhood Obesity
Laptop Magazine

Jawbone Special Orange Edition UP To Help Fight Childhood Obesity

Jawbone Special Orange Edition UP To Help Fight Childhood Obesity

The Jawbone UP is indeed a personal fitness device, but purchasing a new wristband may improve more than just your own health habits. The company recently announced a new Special Orange Edition in support of the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, which is a charity dedicated to helping kids make fitness-conscious decisions. As part of the fundraiser, Jawbone will donate $20 for every Special Edition Orange wristband sold…Jawbone’s $129 UP armband has certainly come a long way since it launched in 2012. The company has improved the wristband’s design and added features such as body tracking, sleep monitoring and smart vibration alarms to the Android platform.

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Asus May Develop Its Own Wearable Device
Tech2

Asus considering going wearable.

Asus considering going wearable.

Taiwan-based firm Asustek Computer Inc., or Asus as it is better known, is reportedly toying with the idea of developing a wearable device like Google Glass. Focus Taiwan reports that the company’s Chairman Jonney Shih said that it held meetings recently “to review the development of wearable devices”. Shih reportedly even acknowledged that wearable devices are a “critical sector” in the realm of innovation.

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