Fitbits are marketed as devices that can help track things such as your heart rate to better improve your lifestyle, but a new study shows that maybe they’re not as accurate as some would lead you to believe.
Smartwatches have been promising to be the next big thing in tech for a few years now, and while we wait for that to happen, let’s take a look back at 1999 when Casio announced the world’s first wristwatch with a built-in Global Positioning System (GPS) at CES Las Vegas.
The screen displayed a crude map of the position of the watch and had 10 hours of battery life during continuous use.
The Casio Global Positioning System watch picked up transmissions from 27 GPS satellites developed by the United States. The actual product was released in June 1999 under the nickname Satellite Navi and was the top model of Casio’s outdoor watch series, Protrek
Researchers have developed a prototype of a smartwatch, called Doppio, with two touch-sensitive display faces.
Doppio is a reconfigurable smartwatch with dual touchscreens, one of which detaches from the wrist-bound screen and can be stuck above or to the side.
“The orientation of the top relative to the base and how the top is attached to the base create a very large interaction space,” said Xing-Dong Yang, an assistant professor of computer science at Dartmouth College in the US. Continue reading “Doppio: A Smartwatch With Rearrangeable Screens”