Is wearable tech a legitimate product category or a throwaway buzzword? Is it the Next Big Thing, or a shell game designed to separate venture capitalists—and everyday consumers—from their money?
In Episode Two of Wearables Right or Wrong?, I once again put sensor-laden face accessories under a microscope. Or maybe the more apt description is “under a magnifier,” becomes sometimes it feels more like I’m burning ants.
This week, I share my first impressions of LG’s Heart Rate Earphones; dig into the first blog post from Google’s new Glass boss; and riff on the Epson Moverio BT-200s, a smartglass product that looks like a 1990s vision of the year 2150. Tweet your comments to @JonPhillipsSF, and make sure to read more about this week’s topics in detail:
- Hands on with LG’s Heart Rate Earphones, a two-trick wearable that actually works
- Google’s new Glass boss, Ivy Ross, begins job by asking existential questions
- Epson will sell you its Moverio BT-200 smartglasses for $700 (today, no waiting)
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