This includes fitness bands, smartwatches, and other devices that are worn.
Ellie has a problem with the sensors on the bottom of the Apple Watch because they irritate her skin. Leo says that there are translucent Apple Watch cases that would work. Spigen has one called the rugged Armor case for $13.99. iBlason makes another case that would work.
Rumors are suggesting that Apple will announce a next generation Apple Watch in March. Leo says that he's not sure what else they can do, except for adding a camera for that true Dick Tracy experience. And that would be crazy.
Chris can't seem to find his Samsung Gear S watch. Is there a way to find it? Leo says that his experience is that the watch often unpairs and there's no way to go back in time and see when it was last paired. So he's probably out of luck. He'd probably have better luck retracing his steps to find it.
Greg needs a hearing aid and he wants to know how he can use it with his other devices. Leo says that we've come a long way with hearing aid technology, and now the amplification of the hearing aid changes as you move. Additionally, some hearing aids can be paired via Bluetooth with mobile devices to hear them better. And some can even remember the audio settings of your location, so that when you are out at a restaurant, the hearing settings adjust so you can hear better.
A week before it's scheduled launch, LG has shelved indefinitely the latest version of its Urbane smartwatch. Leo says that technological issues are the cause of the delay, which may end up canceling the line. But the chatroom has been hearing about legal issues which may have derailed LGs smartwatch plans.
Sheila and her husband share an Apple ID and now that they have Apple Watches, every time his phone rings, it rings on her watch. Leo says that Apple associates the watch to an account and Apple uses the Apple ID to ring the watch. So Sheila's easy fix is to use her own separate ID for hers. The reason to share the IDs isn't really that important anymore since there is a Family Share option for music and videos. Reminders can be shared to other Apple IDs, so they'd still be able to have a shared list.
Ellie would like to buy the iPhone 6s with its 3D Touch. She doesn't understand why apple doesn't dump the 16GB iPhone and make the 32 GB the entry, especially because of the 4K features. Leo agrees, but they want to keep it under $650.
Jim has an Android Wear smartwatch and recently, when going to McDonalds, he got an image of a hamburger on it. Leo says that it could be Snapchat that does it. McDonald's has paid for stickers of burgers and fries that users can use when Snapchatting. Location based advertising is a common occurrence now.
Brian is looking to get a new watch and he's looking at the Samsung Gear 2 because he really likes the Android app support. Leo says there are some things he likes about the Gear 2, but he's not that impressed with it. Leo recommends getting a watch that supports Android Wear, like the Moto 360.
Julian is looking at the Apple Watch but heard that Leo thinks it's "dopey." Leo says that it is, but that's true with all smart watches right now. If Julian has a purpose for it, then it can be useful. But it's really more of a status symbol, even if it does have some interesting features.
Julian is blind, and he likes the accessibility features of interacting with his phone because the watch can talk as well. He likes that it can interface with Siri and Voiceover helps to read the time. It's an ideal solution for accessiblity and limited mobility.