Samsung may be unveiling their VR headset soon. Toshiba is also said to join the wearable market, all while Windows Phone tries to stay relevant with a new app.
The Galaxy Note 4 and a smartwatch are said to be the stars at Samsung’s upcoming IFA event, but The Verge is reporting there will be a third-wheeler in the party. It’s said the long-rumred VR headset will also be unveiled at said event.
Code-named Project Moon, the contraption is said to be a mount of sorts. It’s said to hold the device in place, using lenses to create that unique VR effect.
Opinion: While The Verge is a very reputable site, nothing is official until it is announced. Take it all with a grain of salt. We will keep our eyes open for more details until the event.
Toshiba may not be a significant player in the wearable market, but they are aiming to penetrate this part of the industry with a said WERAM1100. This is said to be an activity tracker with a 2-week battery life.
It will track steps, travel distance, calorie consumption and sleeping habits. Of course, it also connects to your smartphone via bluetooth. The device is said to be released on August 20th.
Opinion: This won’t exactly be a smartwatch, it will be a tracker for the fitness geeks. It should also come with a good price point, though.
Windows Phone users have a reason to celebrate as the Swarm up buzzes over to Microsoft’s platform. Now that Foursquare offers a completely different experience with no check-in feature, Swarm is here to take over that portion of the experience.
You can check in and comment on your favorite establishments. Go download the app straight from the Windows Phone app store.
Opinion: I haven’t tested this app very much, but it looks much cleaner and simpler than when it was implemented in the full Foursquare app. What do you guys think of it?