Automakers and the industry's technology manufactures had a clear message at this year's Consumer Electronics Show: future cars will be controlled via smart watches. It's an interesting position given the relative newness of the wearables industry, but the auto industry doesn't want to be caught short like it was with the arrival of smartphones.
First, let me present a little bit of a preamble: I am now in the process of creating our own in-house TMC Wearable Tech Labs, a place where we will gather up all of the important wearable tech gadgets and related technologies now in the marketplace. As part of our labs effort we will also begin to provide reviews of the products themselves. The first of what we anticipate will be a large collection of what I am calling "hands-off" reviews will be my review here of Misfit Wearables' Shine activity tracker. Let's get started!
While wearable technology may have initially seemed like a storm for the consumer marketplace - and it certainly appears to be that way - there is strong evidence that wearable devices will change a number of business processes in the business world,… - 02/04/2016
Roughly a month after releasing the top-of-the-line Fitbit Blaze, Fitbit has followed up with something quite different: the Fitbit Alta. Priced at $129.95, the Fitbit Alta is aimed largely at women with a sleeker design and wide range of band option… - 02/03/2016
While Google Glass didn't go as far as some might have liked, Microsoft is not planning to let this market die quietly. Sure, smart glasses have made a great case at the corporate level, but there's still room for a consumer market. Microsoft plans t… - 02/02/2016
Even though it's been pretty well established so far that fitness devices are way more popular than smartwatches, Treata Smart Solutions is willing to give smartwatches a try with the SmartCare Watch. But Treata isn't taking as much of a risk as it s… - 02/02/2016
For the past few years, we've seen a concentrated effort to find healthful solutions to prolonged sitting There seems to be far fewer options for people in professions that call for standing all day. However, that's about to change. A new device is c… - 02/01/2016
Virtual reality is an exciting consumer-friendly technology that has captured a lot of attention. At this year's CES show in Las Vegas Nevada, there was a massive, extensive exhibit area dedicated to virtual reality, and by all reports it didn't disa… - 02/01/2016
We have witnessed a number of leaps in technology in the last few decades, and one of the most important is virtual presence. This technology often manifested in conferencing platforms which can transmit voice, video, and collaboration in real time a… - 01/29/2016
Twitter's former CEO Dick Costolo will be opening a startup company within the health and fitness industry. The company is being launched along with Fitify CEO Bryan Oki. Early speculators think that the service will be social in nature, or at least … - 01/22/2016
There is a great deal of discussion about how different types of insurance -- everything from life-health to, surprisingly, property-casualty -- can benefit from wearables. Something that isn't getting as much buzz is wearables for the elderly. - 01/21/2016
Augmented reality (AR) has a lot of terrific potential applications, and everything from gaming to navigation stands to benefit. With wags from all sides scolding about distracted driving and other issues, though, it's starting to seem like the only … - 01/20/2016
The Business of Wearable Computing: An Interview with Brand FinanceAn interview with Edgar Baum, Managing Director North America with Brand Finance, the world’s leading brand valuation and strategy consultancy. Mr. Baum specializes in marketing ROI and financially quantified brand strategy.
Getting Attention for Your Wearables Joe Daniels of Loeb & Loeb discusses how wearable tech entrepreneurs can gain exposure for their ideas and what to do once they've won attention from potential investors.
Wearable Success Rides on Actionable Intelligence Lux Capital's Adam Goulburn focuses on the traits sought by investors as they consider wearable startups, such as how well their software turns collected data into actionable intelligence.
How to Win the Wearable Tech Funding GameDonatella Giacometti speaks with Canary Ventures' Alex Goldberg about what the investment community looks for in startups, such as the many new wearable tech companies that are emerging.