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Google releases their own fitness tracker – but it’s not for public sale

Google releases their own fitness tracker – but it’s not for public sale

Google’s Life Sciences division from within their Google X labs has released a new fitness tracker. But, like a number of the projects from within the division, the tracker isn’t aimed at consumer sales, instead it’s aimed at helping clinicians and doctors performing clinical trials and drug tests. Regarding the intent of the tracker, Andy Conrad, head of the Life[Read More…]

in Accessories by at 8:34 am on June 24, 2015
Garmin nuviCam — Review

Garmin nuviCam — Review

When we received some news about Garmin’s latest GPS, dubbed nüviCam LMT, in our press-release inbox the other week, I decided to take a closer look. Why? What does this have to do with Ausdroid? Well, it’s a GPS and dashcam in one, and (when tethered to a compatible Android device or iPhone) it becomes rather intelligent too. Plus, having[Read More…]

in Accessories, Reviews by at 11:12 am on June 23, 2015
Braven BRV-HD ultra-rugged wireless speaker, now available in Australia and New Zealand

Braven BRV-HD ultra-rugged wireless speaker, now available in Australia and New Zealand

Wireless speakers are becoming hugely popular, or at least there’s certainly a lot of them being released. Today, Braven has announced that their ‘biggest and baddest’ speaker in their BRV line of ultra-rugged wireless speakers is now available in Australia and New Zealand. Available for $379.99($399.99 NZD) from retailers the speaker features HD-Audio in a shock-absorbing, water-resistant body with up[Read More…]

in Accessories by at 10:50 am on June 22, 2015
Render of the Xiaomi Mi Band 2 with touchscreen appears on social media
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Render of the Xiaomi Mi Band 2 with touchscreen appears on social media

Since launching the ultra low-cost Xiaomi Mi Band fitness tracker last year, Xiaomi is rumoured to have sold around 6 million of the bands. Apparently it’s time for an update, with a purported render of the Xiaomi Mi Band 2 popping up on social networking site Weibo. It’s been a big year for Xiaomi in accessories with their Mi Key[Read More…]

in Accessories, Manufacturer by at 12:39 pm on June 21, 2015
Garmin releases nüviCam GPS incorporating dash-cam for added protection

Garmin releases nüviCam GPS incorporating dash-cam for added protection

Look we don’t often talk about GPS, because let us be honest, Google Maps works pretty well for me (and most of us, I’m sure) when it comes to nav in the car. That said, I do have a Garmin GPS in the car, and I quite enjoy using it, because its always mounted, it has live traffic alerts, and[Read More…]

in Accessories, News by at 1:22 pm on June 15, 2015
Nest to announce Nest Cam at June 17th event – app and press renders leaked early
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Nest to announce Nest Cam at June 17th event – app and press renders leaked early

Google’s subsidiary Nest is set to announce ‘something’ on June 17th, but the cat is well and truly out of the bag, with press renders of their new ‘Nest Cam’ as well as an updated app, leaking before the event. The new Nest Cam is Nest’s first product to launch since Google purchased them last January. The camera recently took[Read More…]

in Accessories by at 1:29 am on June 12, 2015
Bose announces the SoundLink Mini Bluetooth speaker II
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Bose announces the SoundLink Mini Bluetooth speaker II

Portable Bluetooth speaker systems are all the rage at the moment, with companies releasing many variations on the theme, but today Bose have taken a jab at their opposition in the mobile Bluetooth speaker market today with the release of the SoundLink Mini Bluetooth speaker II. For users who enjoy music anywhere and everywhere, or want to crank their podcasts[Read More…]

in Accessories, Manufacturer, News by at 5:40 pm on June 9, 2015
Bose announces Android-compatible QuietComfort 20 headphones; new colours

Bose announces Android-compatible QuietComfort 20 headphones; new colours

Bose has today announced that their popular QuietComfort 20 Acoustic Noise Cancelling headphones now come in an Android-compatible version, for “most Samsung Galaxy smartphones/tablets and Android devices”. The headphones are now also available in black or white to suit your tastes. Over the last year or so we’ve reviewed a few different Bose headphones and each time we’ve come away[Read More…]

in Accessories, Other by at 1:19 pm on June 9, 2015
Linksys EA8500 — Review
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Linksys EA8500 — Review

Ausdroid was lucky enough to make the acquaintance of Linksys at the recent Lizzies awards night in Sydney, and we picked up a Linksys EA8500 Router as a prize on the night. Though a prize, we undertook to take a proper look at the device in the form of a mini review for Ausdroid and here it is! The Linksys[Read More…]

in Accessories, Reviews by at 9:10 am on June 8, 2015
A working week without Android Wear
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A working week without Android Wear

For those of you who follow me on Twitter you’ll probably be aware that I spent a week interstate (Melbourne) recently for my paid employment. As something to keep me occupied (outside the long days for work) I decided to swap my Moto 360 for my “old school” business watch and see how I felt about it at the end[Read More…]

in Accessories, Android Wear, Opinion by at 9:00 am on June 7, 2015