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Gadget review: MYO Armband can control your phone or computer with a flick of the wrist

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 09 April, 2015, 3:27pm
UPDATED : Thursday, 09 April, 2015, 3:27pm

Thalmic Labs’ MYO Armband is one of the latest gesture control gadgets to add to the multitude of wearables on the market, all of which are competing for body real-estate.

The MYO armband was built to effortlessly control any Bluetooth enabled device, including your phone, computer, and GoPro, opening up millions of possibilities for innovative ways to interact with gadgets.

As the first ever gesture-control tech to use muscle impulses instead of cameras or voice control, is the futuristic armband ready to meet lofty user expectations?

After releasing the band’s final design in mid-2014, we got our hands on the currently available pre-order version and put the armband to the test to see whether the gadget will serve up the same seamless human-computer gesture controls as foretold in the Sci-Fi thriller, "Minority-Report".