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Synaptics: Wearabales with fingerprint sensors coming in 2015

05 June, 2014 | Read the news | Post your comment
Synaptics: Wearabales with fingerprint sensors coming in 2015 - read the full textFingerprint scanners on mobile devices are on the rise lately. After Apple announced its Touch ID-packing iPhone 5s the feature has been in the spotlight and while many have questioned its usability, there was obviously enough positive feedback for both HTC and Samsung to implement it in some of...


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> In reply to myni @ 2014-06-07 15:41 from 3LUN - click to readIf you are genuinely worried about the "BIG BOTHER" getting a scan of your fingerprint and the rest of it... then remove yourself completely from technology as people can datamine your entire life from facebook and every other website you visit... just like this one.

Fingerprint technology is new and intuitive something we dreamed of as kids... who didnt. And now its finally here, slow but here, it will be conpulsory in a few generations time.. better get used to it now.

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  • 2014-06-07 18:53
  • ixum

sure lets put fingerprint scaners (bcz we all really need them for ..? Exactly. Nothing. ) into everything so the big brother can have our fingerprints along with the gps position and call conversations and texts.

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  • 2014-06-07 15:41
  • 3LUN

> In reply to The true King @ 2014-06-06 04:22 from PGXj - click to readWhen your phone is stolen does the fingerprint help ?

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  • 2014-06-06 11:59
  • SdJh

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2014-06-06 07:15 from mst$ - click to readI have Atrix And 5s. So i know what i am talking about.

Fingerprint scanner is on /off. You have to swipe downwards to scan. Mostly is index finger. Its a hit and miss, and not nice to use.

iPhone 5S, you just press down on the home button.. unlock immediately.

This ease of using a fingerprint scanner = TouchID impressive innovation. The rest is simply call fingerprint scanner.. nothing impressive.

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  • 2014-06-06 08:39
  • PGXj

Did you ever have an Atrix? "TouchID" is the same stupid marketing bullshit, that apple uses by "Retina Display".
Retina Display is just an IPS screen, even LG makes better ones with higher PPI.
TouchID is just a fingerprint sensor and its the same concept as on the Atrix. By the Atrix, you dont have to swipe your finger and its on the on/off button.
Please do your research the next time before commenting

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  • 2014-06-06 07:15
  • mst$

> In reply to Smarrrt @ 2014-06-05 21:41 from mst$ - click to readFALSE.

Atrix release fingerprint scanner.

iPhone release TouchID.

The impact of TouchID can never be removed. Tons will follow the trend and fail, because they use swipe instead of "TOUCH".

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  • 2014-06-06 04:22
  • PGXj

> In reply to mobileman @ 2014-06-05 19:43 from L5$v - click to readYou are sooo right, Motorola had it like 1-2 years before apple in Atrix, and Apple is acting like everyone is copying from them.

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  • 2014-06-05 21:41
  • mst$

if your only client is samsung, then thats all you need.

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  • 2014-06-05 21:10
  • gynF

If this sensors tech is made without any crackings like it happened with fruit 5S and galaxy S5 that its very easy to break and bypass these sensors,then its no use of having fingerprint or eye scanners as security tools.

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  • 2014-06-05 20:33
  • HBxx

> In reply to RejZoR @ 2014-06-05 18:09 from 3pt} - click to readExactly. I have a few Casios with 10-year batteries and water resistance, they're quite resistant to shock too. Wearing a gadget on my wrist would just be annoying, and asking for trouble.

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  • 2014-06-05 20:21
  • akvp

Oh come on!!...the note talk like apple fingerprint sensor nobel prize!!.. motorola was the first company in use it. Apple get a life!

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  • 2014-06-05 19:43
  • L5$v

I have a Gear smartwatch its truly amazing. Samsung are the masters at hi tech gadgets.

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  • 2014-06-05 19:36
  • mqMt

Uselessness on a whole different level

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  • 2014-06-05 19:02
  • YW28

> In reply to RejZoR @ 2014-06-05 18:09 from 3pt} - click to readYes smartwatches are just gimmicks with little substance other than being a status symbol or some kind of trend status. Joining cult groups also have trend status if that's what make people happy. =))

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  • 2014-06-05 18:52
  • 3YeD

I understand the 'point' of a wearable, its a good idea, if over priced - However what is the point of a fingerprint reader on your watch? So that only you can unlock it?

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  • 2014-06-05 18:23
  • Mfxk

Am i the only one who's yawning at all these wannabe "smart" bracelets/watches? 95% of them are not good at being either (smart or watch). For me, atomic watches are already smart enough. They show time, day, date with absolute perfection. And most of them being solar, i don't ever bother charging them. Casio G-Shocks for example. I already have a phone in my other pocket, why duplicate pretty much the same thing on a wrist, tie it to a phone thats in a pocket, all this with an excuse of convenience when getting SMS notification during a meeting. Isn't the whole point of SMS messages by design to stay on a phone so you can read them after the meeting?

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  • 2014-06-05 18:09
  • 3pt}

All these manufacturers need to realise no one cares, everyone just keeps their phone on them, wearables will go the way of the dodo.

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  • 2014-06-05 17:52
  • nIc3

What's a Wearabale?

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  • 2014-06-05 17:16
  • RYfI


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  • 2014-06-05 17:15
  • 3AxW

Samesung, who else! Why does a watch need a fingerprint sensor?

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  • 2014-06-05 16:57
  • mqxC

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