The Week In Wearables: Untethered Apple Watch, A 'Weight-Loss' Helmet And Garmin Watch Spotted

The last seven days of news in the world of wearables included Untethered Apple Watch leaks, a helmet that claims to help you lose weight and a first look at Garminís new fitness watch.

The Week in Wearables is a news digest, out each Wednesday, of some of the things that have happened in the world of tech you can wear on your wrist, head, in your ear, around your waist or tucked into the small of your back or, well, you get the idea.

All-New Apple Watch Suggested in HomePod Code Leak

When Appleís HomePod firmware was revealed recently, it proved to be a source of much information, including that the next Apple Watch will likely feature a 4G electronic sim card so be less dependent on a nearby iPhone.

Itís the limitations that come from Apple Watch being what Cupertino calls Ďa companion deviceí which can be annoying. Sure, the latest model has GPS built in, but though thatís useful for measuring your run much more accurately, you still need the iPhone nearby to get directions to your wrist because the Watch needs mapping for that. Or, say you want to send a text while youíre out on your run. You need to have your iPhone with you for that, too. The latest suggestions? All that is about to change. Bloomberg is reporting that a new Apple Watch model will be released before the end of the year which will have an LTE chip so that it can send messages on its own, or download apps, stream songs that are not already on the Watch and more.