The Hearable Universe 2017

What kind of hearables are there and which are actually available. The Hearable Universe 2017 Infographic gives you a quick overview covering all 36 smart hearing devices. To qualify as a smart hearing device, the device must offer computing functionalities like biometrics, sound/noise augmentation, smart phone integration and/or performance tracking. Wireless music streaming devices do… Read More


The Hearable List 2017

At the start of the new year 2017 the world is 5 smart hearables richer. The Complete List of Hearables has been updated. New: The Jabra Elite Sport (long awaited, very similar to the Bragi Dash) The Skybuds (unfortunately they turned out not to be smart. They are simple wireless airbuds.) The Sony Xperia Ear (a personal assistant in… Read More


Bragi - The Dash breathing battery status

I recently updated the software on my Bragi. And I am “Wow”! The microphone performance has improved and I was finally able to make myself heard when receiving or making a telephone call. Really impressive: the beta kinetic user interface. A tap on your cheek close to your ear lets you activate Siri. You can… Read More


The wireless Airpods were announced for October, then for December and finally “sometime in spring”. The product is in fact “not ready for consumers” – there are Bluetooth connection issues, as The Wall Street Journal and Business Insider are reporting. This is in fact a problem that the Bragi Dash have too. However, I am using them… Read More


Here is what you can buy right now. There are 10 smart hearing devices that fall into 4 different categories (for the category overview, please see the Hearable Universe 2016): multi-purpose smart hearing hearing augmentation body monitoring performance monitoring… Read More


Voice Agent Assistant

To interact with a smart audio device, you need some gestures – mostly swipes and taps. To acknowledge your input, most hearables use a voice agent assistant – a female voice together with some chords that confirm your actions. Here is an example of how this sounds in your ears:… Read More


Bragi - The Dash breathing battery status

So far, there are 10 smart audio devices available (The Dash, Gear Icon X, Moto Hint, Soundhawk, CS50, SMS, Jabra Sport Pulse,  iRiver On, Huawai Talkband and LG HRM). The end of 2016 will probably find some 5 more devices and also the launch of Apple’s AirPods (which do not qualify as a smart listening… Read More


LG HRM

What can they do? Heart rate monitoring, wireless data processing, voice guide, Lifeband compatible, touch activity tracker. What do they cost? $69.90 How can I buy them? Shop online –>   Review Interesting fitness device, but the sound quality is not overwhelming. Other Reviews Engadget  … Read More


What can it do? Pedometer, detects physical activity, smartphone app, telephone, weather tracking, phone finder What does it cost? $189 How can I buy them? Shop online –>   Review A clever and handy combination of wrist wearable and hearable. Other Reviews Cnet Wareable  … Read More