It’s been a crazy few days in the tech world. CES has been taking place over in Las Vegas and there has been plenty of cool new wearable tech (and new smart home tech) announced at the expo. For all the major news from the show, check out our dedicated news page. For all the smaller stories, and a few juicy rumours, read on. And finally is where we mop everything up, getting you fully up to speed.
Apple Watch Series 3 launch details
File this one under ‘Probably’ – Apple is likely to unveil the Apple Watch Series 3 in the third quarter of this year. Digitimes (hit and miss with Apple speculation in the past) writes: “The wearable device will be manufactured by Quanta Computer and feature better performance and longer battery life, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report citing market watchers.
“Currently, improving battery efficiency is Quanta’s main task for the new Apple Watch and its other hardware will not see much change, the paper added.”
Under Armour’s big CES announcements
Under Armour used CES 2017 to launch three more sensor-packed shoes but it wasn’t all about new kit. Firstly Samsung announced that it will be teaming up with Under Armour to get the US sports giant’s fitness apps built into its wearables such as the Gear S3 and the Gear Fit2. The fitness apps will be available as part of the Under Armour Connected Fitness suite including UA Record, MyFitnessPal, MapMyRun and Endomondo.
And secondly, UA revealed its Sleep & Recovery System, which combines some nifty new pyjamas with extra features on the UA Record app for improving sleep and overall athlete performance.