Wearable Wednesday

At 24 Seven Talent, our eyes are on the latest wearable innovations. Having bought you a steady stream of our “picks of the week”, we’re now bringing you the latest news and innovations about to break. Here’s what’s going on in the Wearables World this Wednesday:

Take pictures without touching a camera:

Google Camera App

Just tap a button on your smartwatch and snap pictures through your phone or tablet. We’ve seen this capability with smartwatches like the Pebble, but now Google has just updated its Google Camera app to add support for Android Wear. How it works: all you have to do is open the Google Camera app on your phone. Your Android Wear device will then display a card for remote capture. From there, you can touch an enlarged shutter button to snap a pic. There’s a countdown; the phone takes the picture, and then a preview image appears right on your wrist.

Beware, Amazon’s Fire Phone Is Not So Friendly to Wearables

Fire

The first-generation phone doesn’t support Bluetooth Smart. If you’re a wearable warrior, up-to-date on the latest tech, you’ll want to stay away from the Fire for now. Very unusual for Amazon, whose site has its own section dedicated to wearables and the FitBit Flex is one of their best sellers across all departments.

Apple Has Star Athletes Testing The iWatch: 

iWatch

Apple is hitting up hockey stars, baseball heroes, and the NBA to get feedback on its iWatch prototype. There’s a reason they targeted Kobe Bryant, the world’s fifth highest-paid athlete, who has huge pull as a global brand ambassador. Bryant can reach fans as far as China and beyond. Sounds like a sweet deal for both Apple and the NBA.

Google and Alcon are launching the first smart contact lens. The lenses don’t only improve eyesight, but help diabetics monitor their blood sugar.

Smart Lenses

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