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!
Trident, the company largely known for its popular selections of chewing gum, has launched a new marketing campaign this holiday season through a partnership with Strap, a startup that tracks data from wearable technologies for marketing and analysis… - 11/24/2015
It would be easy to say that the smartwatch has only really changed the fitness industry, but a new report from Juniper Research suggests that, just by 2017, smartwatches will be a major part of the banking industry thanks to changes in millennial ba… - 11/24/2015
The sports wearable market is set to explode, with future revenues as big as any offensive tackle: Juniper Research has predicted $10 billion in hardware revenues projected over the next five years. That's up from $3.3 billion this year. - 11/17/2015
It wasn't so long ago when we reviewed the Misfit Shine and found it largely palatable with a few slight missteps. Fossil Group, meanwhile, must have seen the same impressive package we did, because it entered into a definitive agreement to acquire t… - 11/13/2015
The increased call for police accountability has many departments looking to wearable cameras as a gauge of officer ethics and future liability. A new report from Upturn and The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights shows that not all body … - 11/11/2015
In the movies, we always see AI systems and robots that are eerily close to human form. Even though, in reality, it's a long way off, the world of technology makes advancements every day that put us so much closer to that happening. - 11/09/2015
Wearable tech has done some amazing things, and now Roar for Good's newest project, the Athena, is currently seeking funding on Indiegogo. The device will make life a little safer for those most at risk. - 11/05/2015
Fitness application and sensor developer Lumo Bodytech entered the market a few years ago with Lumo Lift, a collection of wearable sensors that help users improve their posture. From there, it moved to Lumo Back, for back posture, and into the presen… - 11/04/2015
The idea of using sound as a kind of sight goes back a long way, from sonar to that nifty smartphone sonar surveillance in The Dark Knight. Now, the idea is intersecting with wearable tech in the form of BuzzClip, a tool which provides a kind of ultr… - 11/03/2015
Pedometers have gained some serious traction in wearable fitness trackers. Users strive to hit 8,000 to 10,000 steps per day for optimal health benefits. But with all these steps comes the hidden risk that the extensive walking may hurt more than it … - 11/02/2015
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.