Microsoft Band

Microsoft hat in den USA sein neues Produkt, das Microsoft Band in den Verkauf gebracht.

Für 199$ kann es sich nicht nur mit dem Microsoft Mobile Betriebssystem sondern auch mit Android und iOS verbinden.

Das Band zeigt auch die Uhrzeit an, aber ist noch nicht die Antwort auf die Smartwatches der Konkurenz.

Allerdings finde ich das Design wesentlich unaufdringlicher als das der ‚Smartwatch‘ Alternativen.

Persönlich habe ich seit einiger Zeit ein Fitbit One den man aber nicht als Uhr am Handgelenk benutzen kann.

Den Abgleich seiner persönlichen Daten mit dem Dienst Microsoft Health, empfinde ich aber nicht als optimale Lösung. Ob aus Datenschutzgründen Daten wie Herzfrequenz usw. in Cloud Diensten personalisiert erfasst werden müssen und dürfen, bedarf einer weiteren Evaluierung bezüglich Sicherheit, Kosten-Nutzen, …

Sicherlich mag es Situationen geben in denen Datenschutz gegenüber Patienten-Monitoring keinen Vorrang hat.

Vielleicht ist diese Option aber auch abschaltbar. Im Moment ist das Band in den USA ausverkauft und wann und ob es nach Deutschland kommt ist bisher nicht sicher.

http://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-band/en-us

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© http://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-band/en-us

 

 

Quadcopter drone – Bebop from Parrot

The AR.Drone from Parrot was my first smartphone controlled quadcopter.

Bebop the new drone from Parrot had some nice specifications on paper.

Runs on Linux and a SDK will be available for developers.

http://www.parrot.com/usa/products/bebop-drone/

http://www.parrot.com/usa/products/bebop-drone/
http://www.parrot.com/usa/products/bebop-drone/

 

 

 

 

Omate TrueSmart smartwatch

On Kickstarter the project sucessfully raised the funding goal and here are the:

Top 15 Reasons why TrueSmart is the Definitive Smartwatch 2.0

Omate TrueSmart

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http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/omate/omate-truesmart-water-resistant-standalone-smartwa

Compared with the Samsung Galaxy Gear the Omate TrueSmart looks less weighty in respect to the weight/feature ratio.

Samsung Galaxy Gear final product

The picture from venturebeat.com was near by the final product. It seems that these guys been well informed.

Every possible question answered in the t3.com article: http://www.t3.com/news/samsung-galaxy-gear-smart-watch-price-release-date-and-specs

http://www.t3.com/news/samsung-galaxy-gear-smart-watch-price-release-date-and-specs
http://www.t3.com/news/samsung-galaxy-gear-smart-watch-price-release-date-and-specs

In my opinion the less important fact is the availability in six different strap colours, but maybe this fact is the essential argument for someone to buy one.

It’s not a stand alone device, although the hardware specifications (1.63-inch Super AMOLED display, custom built 800 Mhz processor, 1.9 megapixel camera, 4GB of built-in storage.) would provide enough power to do so.

The Galaxy Gear needs a connection to a Note 3 or Note 10, because that are the only devices that been supported at the moment.

The Android 4.3 update for Samsung mobiles enables the S4 to work with the Galaxy Gear.

The price will be about £200 which will be approximately 236,67 € (05.09.2013) when launched at the end of september.

CNETTV released a first look video on youtube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkn_PCIoBhQ

Samsung Galaxy Gear Exclusive unoffical 3D render

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Samsung Galaxy Gear Exclusive unoffical 3D render

t3.com youtube video

This maybe version of the Samsung Galaxy Gear looks miles better than the one from venturebeat.com. It looks much more wearable and stylish.

Picture of the Samsung’s Galaxy Gear smartwatch

Samsung’s Galaxy Gear smartwatch

Samsung is set to reveal its Galaxy Gear smartwatch next Wednesday, Sept. 4, in Berlin. But this weekend, we got a first look at the watch.“ But venturebeat.com had the opportunity to have a first look this weekend.

Maybe the watch on the picture is of a developer edition or pre-series.

Anyway, hopefully the final product will be not be so chunky.

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(c) ventureBeat.com

Note, next week in Berlin the IFA takes place from 6th to 11th of september.

(c) http://b2b.ifa-berlin.com/en

http://b2b.ifa-berlin.com/en/

Even compared with the early date huge PDA Palm Wrist smartwatch from Fossil the Galaxy Gear is a massive piece of hardware.

 

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fossil_Wrist_PDA