The hottest Wearables Substack posts right now

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SINGULARITY WEEKLY • 1081 implied HN points • 17 Jan 24
  1. CES 2024 showcased a variety of futuristic gadgets and technologies like social robots and brain interfaces.
  2. People are embracing a digital future with wearables, brain scanners, and virtual reality gadgets.
  3. The event raises concerns about tech dependency and the potential loss of humanity in a rapidly advancing technological world.
Mike’s List • 157 implied HN points • 09 Feb 24
  1. AI glasses are emerging as a significant tech gadget category in 2024, offering quick access to AI agents, assistants, and tools.
  2. AI glasses are becoming popular due to their affordability, wearability, and versatility in various activities like driving, skiing, and even flying.
  3. The new AI glasses from Brilliant Labs, called Frames, offer a see-through screen interface, support prescription lenses, and focus on providing AI content and interactions, offering 'AI superpowers'.
Year 2049 • 13 implied HN points • 12 Jan 24
  1. The next frontier in AI is creating a more advanced AI assistant that is easily accessible and offers powerful capabilities.
  2. Companies are focusing on developing AI-first wearables as a hardware battlefront, exploring designs like smart glasses and pendants.
  3. There are questions around the readiness for AI wearables, including concerns about privacy, habit changes, the timing for voice-only interfaces, and the potential competition from tech giants like Apple and Google.
The Technically Challenged Newsletter • 2 HN points • 26 Feb 24
  1. The Apple Watch offers useful features like Siri, timers, weather updates, and fitness tracking.
  2. The 'Raise to Speak' feature for Siri and the new double tap gesture on the Apple Watch can be frustrating due to inconsistencies and delays.
  3. Reliability is key, with both features on the Apple Watch not working consistently, making user experience less than optimal.
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Joshua Gans' Newsletter • 19 implied HN points • 26 Aug 20
  1. Wearables like Fitbit can potentially predict the onset of Covid-19 symptoms a day or two before they appear, offering a convenient monitoring method.
  2. Machine learning algorithms on wearable data can detect Covid-19 cases 1 day before symptoms start with about 21-29% accuracy, a significant advancement.
  3. Symptoms such as shortness of breath and vomiting are more likely to predict hospitalization due to Covid-19, while wearables offer continuous monitoring with broader implications for health management, especially during pandemics.
Joshua Gans' Newsletter • 0 implied HN points • 24 Jun 15
  1. The Apple Watch brings you closer to your loved ones by enabling easy communication and thoughtful gestures.
  2. Having an Apple Watch for both you and your spouse enhances the experience and strengthens the connection.
  3. The device reduces the urge to constantly check your phone for other notifications, placing emphasis on meaningful interactions with those closest to you.
Joshua Gans' Newsletter • 0 implied HN points • 08 Jun 14
  1. Competitors to Apple's iWatch have emerged from electronic manufacturers like Sony and Samsung as well as start-ups like Pebble, focusing on phone connectivity and apps.
  2. Established watchmakers are notably absent in the competition against the iWatch, possibly due to prioritizing fashion items over smartwatch features.
  3. The 'Glance' wearable from the University of Toronto's Creative Destruction Lab offers a innovative solution, complementing existing watches with notifications and fitness tracking, possibly indicating a way to compete with potential Apple iWatch.
Joshua Gans' Newsletter • 0 implied HN points • 25 Feb 13
  1. Our interaction with devices has evolved from keyboards to touchscreens and gestures.
  2. Personal-specific interfaces like MYO offer customization for individuals, while device-specific interfaces like LeapMotion rely on standardized gestures.
  3. The battle between device-specific and personal-specific interfaces has implications for entrepreneurial strategies in the interface space.