Wearable Tech World Featured Article Archive

FitLinxx Announces AmpStrip Wearable Heart & Activity Monitor
FitLinxx, a leading health and fitness technology provider, has announced its first foray into the consumer product industry with the AmpStrip, a revolutionary heart and activity monitor. - 11/24/2014

Epson Moverio BT-200 Gives Carnegie Mellon's Virtual Assistant Whole New Life
Virtual assistants aren't exactly new technology; from Siri to Cortana and beyond, the market is full of interfaces that will allow users to better make contact with the information and purposes desired. But most virtual assistants, particularly thos… - 11/24/2014

Corning Unveils Latest Version of Resilient Gorilla Glass
Corning Inc., a glass and ceramic manufacturer primarily for industrial and scientific applications, has announced Corning Gorilla Glass 4, the newest version of its resilient material designed for consumer electronics like smartphones and tablets. - 11/24/2014

Samsung Gear VR Gets Major Sound Boost From Fraunhofer Cingo
It's a part of virtual reality (VR) that often goes overlooked: the sound. While we often focus on the visual side of VR, looking at the graphics and how things look while in the midst of that amazing VR experience, we don't think so much about the s… - 11/21/2014

Apple Releases WatchKit for Developers
Ever since iOS 8 was launched earlier this fall, Apple has been working on new updates that will allow a number of different functions. On Tuesday, the company announced that the WatchKit development tools are officially available to developers. This… - 11/20/2014

Do People Favor Oculus Rift over Google Glass?
One thing that was made very evident to me when I attended our first annual Wearable Technology Expo in 2013 was just how much fashion plays a very important role in any field. Regardless of how functional a device or product may be, if you do not fe… - 11/18/2014

Ingenic Launches Internet of Things and Wearables Solution
According to American market research, analysis and advisory firm, IDC, while we can expect to see wearable device shipment volumes reach around the 19 million units mark this year, that figure will grow considerably to about 112 million in just four… - 11/17/2014

Wearable Tech Turning to the Fashion World for Pointers
While the technology is still pretty new, there are a number of companies viewing wearable technology as old news. In order to make the older new again, wearable tech is becoming a bit of an art form. The functionality of something like the Jawbone U… - 11/17/2014

Wearable Tech for More Intimate Long Distance Relationships
Most of us who are in a relationship with someone we feel is our 'other half' can understand the desire to be close to them at all times. Regardless of busy work schedules or the need to travel and be away from our partners - there is the always want… - 11/14/2014

Wearable Technology Is Now Available for Your Head
LifeBeam, an Israel-based company, has introduced a type of wearable that can be worn on your head. - 11/14/2014

Wearable Displays May Soon Look Better With Imagination Series7 GPUs
Much thought has been given to how wearable devices look; that's simply part of the package when it comes to talking about wearable devices. Half the point of a wearable is that it's able to be worn, and few will wear an ugly piece of technology even… - 11/13/2014

Samsung: Smartwatches & Other Wearables Aren't Just for Consumer Apps
Wrist-based wearable devices have captured headlines recently as Samsung has rolled out an array of smartwatches; Apple has detailed plans for a smartwatch to become available next year; and Fitbit, Garmin, Jawbone, Nike, Pebble, and array of other c… - 11/10/2014

Microsoft's New Headset Brings Urban Navigation to the Blind
Given that the lifetime cost of a guide dog, at last report, is around $80,000 total-this makes sense given things like food and veterinary care and all-the idea of a simple device replacing the guide dog is one that not only makes personal sense for… - 11/10/2014

Wearable Tech World Week in Review: Lark Technologies, Nixie, and Jawbone
It's been a busy week for the sector, with market reports, new partnerships and product releases hitting the scene, so let's take a look back at some of the wearable tech highlights from the week. - 11/08/2014

DynePod Brings IoT to Children's Playtime
Many of the products profiled at TMC relate to the working life of adults. Children, however, also make up a large part of the population, and as such, businesses can just as easily target them with new technologies. Dynepic, a creator of customized … - 11/05/2014

Wearable Tech Gets Affordable: Jawbone UP MOVE Just $50
Wearable tech is one of the hottest new trends taking shape in the gadget and accessories market. Not only are these connected devices you can match with outfits or wear for a statement - they are also helping us gather information, be more efficient… - 11/05/2014

Wearable and Flyable Wrist Camera Maker, Nixie, Wins Intel's $500K Prize
Intel is a multibillion-dollar global enterprise with access to the brightest minds on the planet. It has an annual R&D budget totaling 20 or more percent of its semiconductor sales. In 2013, the company's R&D jumped to 22 percent, for a record high … - 11/05/2014

Westin Hotels Partners with Lark Technologies
Westin Hotels & Resorts has decided to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the iconic Heavenly Bed with the introduction of new sleep technology at select Westin locations. Throughout the month of November, guests at participating facilities are invite… - 11/04/2014

Two New Fitness Trackers on the Way from Jawbone
While there are those out there who believe the fitness tracker is doomed to be rolled over by the smartwatch, which can do most everything a fitness tracker can do and then some, the time of the fitness tracker's demise is clearly not yet. Indeed, r… - 11/04/2014

Smart Glasses Set For Slim Shipments
Wearable technology in general has been primed for some impressive gains even in the short term, but the growth patterns are far from universal. Indeed, while fitness trackers and smartwatches are enjoying some substantial growth in the field, that g… - 11/04/2014

Wearable Tech World Week in Review: If the Shoe Fits
Many of the wearable sensors that we have seen so far have generally been worn around the wrist. This may all be changing very soon thanks to what has been dubbed as the BeBop Wearable Smart Fabric Sensor. This is an ultra-thin sensor that can easily… - 11/01/2014

Carriers Reveal Pricing for Samsung Gear S Launch
The smartwatch market is still in its early stages, and manufacturers are still not 100 percent sure how well this product will be adopted by consumers as a whole. As of now, the level of excitement is niche specific, and the vast majority of people … - 10/31/2014

Nintendo Plans Foray into Wearable Tech with Sleep Tracker System
Normally, the first thing most people think about when Nintendo is mentioned is a certain iconic plumber and a video game system lineup that goes back decades. But Nintendo has been on the ropes for some time as far as the console wars go, being larg… - 10/30/2014

New Wearable Tech: Stridalyzer May Help with Preventing Running Injuries
When a person runs, this smart device will calculate the impact and pressure on the foot and the muscles being used by the runner. Using these numbers, Stridalyzer will then be able to predict the chances of injury more accurately. Other than forecas… - 10/30/2014

NuMetrex Offers Heart Rate Measurement in Handy Sports Bra Package
It's a fairly common lament-or so I've heard, anyway-that active ladies who enjoy a workout often find necessary support is somewhat lacking, making what should be a comparatively gratifying experience rather painful and unpleasant instead. Enter the… - 10/29/2014

Wheelings & Dealings: MegaChips Makes Mega Deal for Semiconductor Maker
One of the biggest issues in the wearable tech market-as it is in the mobile technology and the Internet of Things (IoT) market as well-is the issue of the processor. Processors are often required to make technology accomplish all those great things … - 10/29/2014

Touching Virtual Reality with Nimble Sense
While virtual reality (VR) has been making a lot of gains in the viewing side of things-particularly in terms of the sheer number of ways to see it-the other key points of virtual reality, like interacting with it, have been somewhat laggard. But tha… - 10/29/2014

Google Fit App Now Available On Play
Google has just launched a new app for tracking fitness. All a user has to do with the Google Fit app is install it on a supported Android device and carry it around with them during the day. The app will use the phone's sensors to track things like … - 10/29/2014

Apple and Nike Reportedly Teaming Up on New Wearable Device
With the wearable technology industry growing every day, it makes sense that Apple and Nike are teaming up in order to make a new device. Of course, both companies have already dipped their toes into the wearable device waters with mixed results. Nik… - 10/29/2014

BeBop Sensors Breaks Boundaries with New Wearable Tech
A time where we can actually wear and control technology from our clothing may be here sooner than we think thanks to BeBop Sensors. The company has announced the release of their first product: BeBop Wearable Smart Fabric Sensor. - 10/28/2014

Lenovo Smartband Ready to Offer Exercise Tracking & More
The arrival of a new smartband in the market might ordinarily elicit something of a yawn, and not without reason. After all, many might think, the wearable technology market is fairly well glutted with such devices, particularly when the idea of fitn… - 10/28/2014

There's No Place Like Home: Wearable Tech & M2M May Help You Escape a Bad Date
Picture this: You have reached an age in life where settling down starts to become the norm, and suddenly find yourself awash in a sea of baby photos and wedding ceremonies and finally decide to give online dating sites a try - to see if they really … - 10/28/2014

Fitbit Announces Three New Wearables
Fitbit, the leader in the fitness-tracker market, has confirmed the rumors about new technology soon to come to users' wrists. Continuing its mission of creating products that help transform people's fitness goals, the Fitbit Charge, Fitbit Charge HR… - 10/27/2014

Android Wear Adds New Features
According to a recent report by MarketsandMarkets, the global wearable electronics products market revenue is expected to grow at a CAGR of 24.56 percent and generate revenues of $11.61 billion by the end of 2020. Based on the research the company co… - 10/27/2014

Smartwatches Aren't Smartphones, But They Aren't Smart Enough to Know It
It comes as no surprise the so-called smartwatch market is following its predecessor, with the number of smartwatches increasing regularly. Without question, the highest profile market entry was the long-awaited iWatch… I mean, Apple Watch. And Samsu… - 10/24/2014

Smartwatches Aren't Smartphones, But They Aren't Smart Enough to Know It
It comes as no surprise the so-called smartwatch market is following its predecessor, with the number of smartwatches increasing regularly. Without question, the highest profile market entry was the long-awaited iWatch… I mean, Apple Watch. And Samsu… - 10/24/2014

Did Google Glass Spark an Internet Addiction in One User?
Perhaps the one truly great thing about Google Glass is how it presents information, at a moment's notice, right in front of our very eyes. It's like wearing a laptop or a smartphone, in arm's reach at any time. But having that kind of thing on hand … - 10/23/2014

Student Makes Wearable Tech That Runs On Your Pulse
Whether we're talking about the Oculus Rift, or one of the many fitness trackers currently out, the wearable technology market is one that is growing all the time. One of the reasons this sector is growing so fast is the sheer number of gadgets being… - 10/23/2014

Wheelings & Dealings: Google Helps Magic Leap Secure $542 M for Lightweight Wearable Projector
Florida startup Magic Leap has seemingly appeared out of thin-air, with the announcement that it had closed $542 million in series B funding. The funding was led by Google Inc., but also included other prominent investors who are already greatly fami… - 10/23/2014

MeU Brings Us One Step Closer to Personalized Wearable Digital Signage
Despite the emergence of popular brands into the wearable tech market - Fitbit, Apple Watch, Google Glass, and others - I suspect when most average people hear the term, their minds inherently conjure images of blinking t-shirts. You have to admit, y… - 10/22/2014

Is Oculus Rift Headed to Space?
NASA recently invested $1.6 million to Dartmouth University for virtual reality research using the Oculus Rift. The team at Dartmouth's Digital Arts Leadership and Innovation Lab (DALI) believes it may have found a solution to the mental toll of inte… - 10/22/2014

Millennials Expected to be Target Audience for Wearable Technology Growth
Despite the media attention that wearable technology gets, it is still rare to see people walking down the street talking into their smartwatches or wearing Google Glass or the like. However, recent sales reports are showing that the rise of wearable… - 10/22/2014

Microsoft Dives into Wearables
Microsoft has decided to stake its claim in the wearable tech market. The company has recently announced that it is planning on launching its new wearable device within the next few weeks, according to Forbes. While the device is considered a smartwa… - 10/21/2014

NEC Launches a Technologically Advanced Blood Pressure Monitor
A new blood pressure monitor from NEC has been introduced to make the process of measuring one's blood pressure more comfortable with less squeeze, which should encourage users to be more proactive in the management of their health. - 10/20/2014

Wearable Tech World Week in Review: Staggering Market Growth
Battery life and charge time have been two factors that seriously affect wearable devices. Just about every device requires power and that means that you will find a standard Lithium ion battery supplying it. These batteries have a limited re-charge … - 10/18/2014

Wheelings & Dealings: The ORA Smart Glass Launched Kickstarter Campaign
When you talk about smart glasses the vast majority of people think of Google, and that is a very big hurdle to overcome if you are a company trying to break into this niche sector. Even Google, with its billions of dollars and access to the brightes… - 10/17/2014

Market for Wearable Sensors Expected to See Sevenfold Increase by 2019
Most people who look at an object only see the face of the device. When you think about it, most people are not concerned with the way something works as long as it accomplishes its task. I fall into the group of people who like to take things apart,… - 10/17/2014

Will.i.am's Puls Smartwatch Offers Strong Features
In a market fairly well jammed with smartwatches-100 million by 2019 at last report-it's seldom a surprise to see one more enter the market. But it's also noteworthy for another reason, as it generally makes observers wonder, just what does this new … - 10/16/2014

Kickstarter Campaign Launches for SensoTRACK
Developed by Sensogram Technologies, the device is worn on the ear and measures and monitors a multitude of factors such as heart rate, respiration rate, oxygen saturation, blood pressure, the number of calories burnt, and the number of steps taken d… - 10/16/2014

Apple Rumored to Discontinue Sales of FitBit Devices in its Stores
According to sources who spoke to Re/code, Apple is planning to discontinue selling FitBit devices in its stores within a few months. These devices will be replaced by wearable devices Apple is currently developing. The news comes at a time when a sh… - 10/16/2014

Is 'Loupe' a Better Solution Than Google Glass?
Wearable tech has made rapid strides over the last few years, thanks to advancements made in related fields such as microcontrollers and M2M communication networks. One such device is Google Glass, which has reshaped the way users think about being c… - 10/15/2014

Report Predicts 100 Million Smart Watches by 2019
A few years ago, it seemed that wristwatches were an endangered species, thanks to cellphones effectively replacing them. A new report from Juniper Research, on the other hand, indicates that they're coming back in the form of smart watches. The comp… - 10/15/2014

Smartwatch Survey Demonstrates Variety of Potential Uses
A recent survey conducted by the research firm GfK to collect smartphone owners' opinions towards the potential future of smartwatches yielded some interesting results, showing strong positive reactions to some functionalities and less enthusiasm for… - 10/15/2014

Virtual Reality Goes to the Movies with New Oculus Tools
Back when Facebook first made its moves to buy Oculus VR, the company behind the Oculus Rift, there was no shortage of outcry from gamers who thought the new push toward virtual reality (VR) was now sunk thanks to Zuckerberg and crew. But word began … - 10/14/2014

Batteries That Can Charge 70 Percent in Two Minutes and Last for 20 Years
This may soon be something that no one will have to worry about. Scientists at Singapore's Nanyang Technological University (NTU) are looking to address that issue. They have created a lithium ion battery that will not only get up to a 70 percent cha… - 10/14/2014

Research: Digital Health Market to Hit $3 Billion Value by 2019
Wearable technology is branching out in a ton of different ways and healthcare is the most likely market to have big-time success. - 10/14/2014

Spectra7 Releases New VR Gesture Recognition Chip
Spectra7 Microsystems, a manufacturer of microchips made to be used in virtual reality components, recently announced the release of its latest gesture recognition chip. - 10/13/2014

Microsoft's New Android Live Keyboard May Boast Unusual, Key-Free Interface
A keyboard, as the term is commonly understood, generally requires keys, or buttons to press to generate numbers, letters and symbols on a screen. But a new report from the Microsoft research wing suggests that, when it comes to the upcoming field of… - 10/13/2014

Endomondo Updates App For Android Wear
One device in particular that is now compatible with the Endomondo application is the Samsung Gear S, but there are other wearable devices which will work as well. Endomondo made the announcement on the company blog late last week and also gave helpf… - 10/13/2014

Wearable Tech World Week in Review: Listening, Seeing and Sleeping in Focus
How do you talk to a swimmer when they are in the water? One company has a solution; Xmetrics is developing a small device that attaches to the swimmer's goggles and will even talk to them. - 10/11/2014

Making Socks Smarter with Sensoria
Wearable tech has brought incredible new products to the fore, from watches with powerful new levels of connectivity to glasses that can display maps and directions directly in front of the user. But sometimes, there are developments that truly boggl… - 10/10/2014

Xmetrics Device Helps Swimmers Train More Productively
Xmetrics is currently developing a device that swimmers wear while training that tracks a variety of data. It not only provides data for analysis after the workout, but also gives feedback during a workout to keep swimmers at the right pace and perfo… - 10/10/2014

Is Connected Sleep the Solution to Our Sleep Deprivation?
Sleep has become an elusive luxury for many people, and this pattern has become common among people of all ages and countries. It is estimated that over two million children suffer from sleep disorders while over half of those over the age of 65 have… - 10/09/2014

Oculus Rift Gets Its Audio with VisiSonics' RealSpace 3D Audio
The wait for the arrival of the Oculus Rift has been almost painful for some of those waiting, but day by day, the pieces of this impressive system seem to come together. - 10/08/2014

Opera Mini Gives Samsung Gear S Complete Web Browser
One of the downsides of smartwatches is that there's often a need to connect said devices to a smartphone to get much in the way of use out of same. But the Samsung Gear S, powered by a Tizen-based operating system, may well be able to step things up… - 10/07/2014

uBeam Presents the Future of Wireless Charging
Wearable technology includes an array of products that allow consumers to wear and use advanced electronic devices. The market is booming as users enjoy the convenience of being always connected through devices that can be easily incorporated in thei… - 10/07/2014

The Internet of Things has a Walking Lane with Universole
One of the great things about a new technology is that there is a rapidly increasing number of applications and new systems that put such technology to work. While some of it doesn't quite pan out the way some had hoped, some of it becomes the new st… - 10/07/2014

Tzukuri Sunglasses Prove Almost Impossible to Lose
Most of us have lost a pair of sunglasses at one time or another. It's surprisingly easy to do; we often take such things off going indoors, set said item down somewhere and simply forget to pick same back up when we leave. But Tzukuri's new sunglass… - 10/07/2014

Dubai Police Now Using Google Glass
While Google Glass has been banned by entertainment venues such as movie theaters, it seems as though the device has become quite popular among a number of different professional fields. The most recent professional field is the police force in Dubai… - 10/07/2014

Subsonica & Google Team Up to Take Wearable Tech on Tour
Rock bands and innovation go together more often than some might suspect. With stage components to consider as well as improvements in social media and marketing tools to manage fan bases, rock bands actually have quite a few tools in the toolbox, te… - 10/06/2014

Wearable Tech World Week in Review: Wearables Take Flight
I have learned from past Wearable Tech Expos that while functionality is quite important and something that most people look for in a wearable device, there also has be a sense of fashion instilled into it. You can wear a bulky, thick plastic or rubb… - 10/04/2014

Olio: Defining the Future of Wearables
The wearable tech industry isn't known for its fashion forward choices. Many wearable tech devices, bracelets, watches etc, are bulky rubbery, not something that adds to any outfit. While the Apple Watch has taken it up a notch with a more sleek desi… - 10/02/2014

Smartwatches Make Big Gains in Wearables, But One Feature Stands Out
When wearable tech first got its start back around the age of the calculator watch, it was regarded as the realm of the nerd, of geekdom excelsior, of something that regular people would never actually bother with. But time goes on, and with it comes… - 10/02/2014

Smart Glasses Market to Reach $3.2 Billion by 2019
The latest report from NanoMarkets, an industry analyst company, suggests that the market for optical sensors for smart glasses could reach $3.2 billion by 2019. - 10/02/2014

Japanese Mobile Carrier NTT DoCoMo to Offer 3G Watches for Monitoring Children
Parents who want to keep a close watch on their children are likely to be eyeing a new smartwatch from Japanese mobile carrier NTT DoCoMo. The Docotch 01 is a sensor-filled, wearable tech device that reportedly can perform many functions, including a… - 10/02/2014

Intel and Basis Science to Release New Peak Smart Watch
Intel is not entirely new to the market of smart wearables. It acquired Basis Science earlier this year-creator of the B1 Band smart watch. But not to be outdone by announcements of the new Apple watch and the development of other smart devices, Inte… - 09/30/2014

Portal Offers the Wrist-Mounted Communication Vector of our Futurist Dreams
One thing that's been somewhat lacking in the field of wearable tech these days is the concept of the wrist-mounted communications device. Sure, we've never gone wanting for smartwatches that link up to smartphones and provide a wrist-mounted display… - 09/30/2014

Smart Wearable Device Shipments 'More than Quadruple' by 2017
Looking around the news, it's clear that wearable devices-ranging from the smartwatches and fitness trainers we all know to the smart glasses that are just starting to make an appearance-are a rapidly growing sector of the technology market. But it's… - 09/30/2014

New Concept Wearable Camera Literally Takes Flight
A new wrist-mounted device called the Nixie could very well change the way that we look at wearable device functionality - as well as the way we look at ourselves. Nixie is a concept design for a wearable camera that, with the flick of a wrist, will … - 09/30/2014

Wheelings & Dealings: Bionym Raises $14M for ECG-Based Wireless Authenticator Wristband
Bionym, a Toronto-based wearable technology startup, has acquired $14M in funding after a successful Series A round. Bionym's flagship product, the Nymi, aims to be a wearable, wireless replacement for passwords, PINs and keys, using the user's own E… - 09/29/2014

ARM Cortex M7 Processor Looks to Power the IoT, Wearables, Robots and Smart Appliances
The Internet of Things (IoT) is going to have billions of connected devices, which will include everything from street lights to refrigerators. As more products are introduced into this ecosystem, the new devices will require processors that are desi… - 09/29/2014

Wearable Tech World Week in Review: Sight Set to the Future
Samsung described the latest addition to its smartwatch collection, the Gear S, as having a chic, circular design with customizable screen options, changeable straps and several wearable optimized features, including widgets and combined notification… - 09/27/2014

Smartwatch Tracks Your Budget, Monitors Spending Habits
Having trouble sticking to a budget? Financial guru and news correspondent Nicole Lapin has a solution - the Cash smartwatch, which was developed to help users track their spending and stick to a budget. Users simply enter the amount they spend and c… - 09/26/2014

All 4 Major US Carriers Will Have the Samsung Gear S This Fall
Just about a month ago, I wrote that Samsung had announced the curved Gear S smartwatch would ship in sometime in October. There are two things that set this device apart from most smartwatches, first it will have a two inch curved AMOLED display, bu… - 09/25/2014

Garmin, Universal Get Together on New Branded Activity Tracker
Network TV fans who can't get enough of weight loss stories have likely been enamored with "The Biggest Loser" for some time now, watching the brave attempts of hefty people out to change their lives and lifestyles for the better. One of the biggest-… - 09/25/2014

Automatic Fitting Jackets More Possible with Purdue's Robotic Fabric
Many people-particularly those who were children back in the 1980s-like to chart the flow of technology by one central metric: "Back to the Future 2." Showing us the future of Hill Valley, California fully 30 years ahead to 2015, we saw things of sta… - 09/24/2014

Where the Wearable Device Action is: The Workplace
Corporate and industrial applications - rather than much-publicized consumer applications - will be the initial drivers of the wearable device market. In the enterprise space, compelling applications for wearable devices are coalescing. In the consum… - 09/23/2014

Unity Expands Support for Oculus with Dedicated Add-on
The future of virtual reality technology just got brighter thanks to an announcement at the Oculus Connect 2014 conference: Unity and Oculus have continued their strategic partnership so that Oculus is now fully supported by the Unity engine. As a re… - 09/23/2014

CardsApp Offers Tool to Make Wearable Tech a Great Marketing Force
It's not hard at all to see the gains that wearable tech is making in the field. With more and more users taking advantage of this new form factor, and many more likely to follow, there are also plenty of unusual uses being considered for these new d… - 09/22/2014

Wheelings & Dealings: Augmate Looking to Take Next Steps in Smart Eyewear with Big Cash Infusion
The wearable tech world is only getting more crowded as company after company announces they are dipping their toe into the market. Augmate, a wearable tech startup that deals with strategy, development and deployment of enterprise level smart eyewea… - 09/22/2014

Augmate Gets Seed Funding to Develop Enterprise Applications for Smart Eyewear
Although many individuals are intrigued by Google Glass, there are probably many more people that don't see the average person wearing these glasses every day, which is why applications for the enterprise makes more sense at the moment. If properly i… - 09/22/2014

Google Glass Showing Big Time Potential in Surgical Theater
While there are plenty of people who see Google Glass as nothing more than a piece of wearable tech that looks kind of goofy, the technology is plenty useful now and will be plenty useful in the future. Researchers at Stanford University are looking … - 09/22/2014

Keynote Understands Need for Developers to Have Better Testing of Mobile Apps
With the massive amount of wearable tech hitting the market these days, what is a developer to do in order to make sure their solutions are as good as they had hoped? One industry analysis company, Keynote is promoting its Competitive Rankings Report… - 09/22/2014

Wearable Tech World Week in Review: Aiming for the Moon
You can say what you want about wearable technology, but they are aiming higher than ever. We know that there are great uses for 3D printing technology here on earth. Probably the first that anybody really heard about this was when someone printed a … - 09/20/2014

Next-generation Space Suits Benefit from 3D Printing
What started out as a very expensive hobby, 3D printing has quickly moved through its growing pains and has become an option for businesses to reliably create products consumers can use every day. The technology has built everything from toys to guns… - 09/18/2014

Beyond Verbal Clues Wearable Tech in on Tone of Voice
Tone of voice can be a very valuable tool in determining mood, and both content and context of speech. A warm compliment turns into a scathing insult with the right shift in tone and inflection, and some people even have a tough time picking one from… - 09/18/2014

US Customs and Border Protection Now Testing Body Cameras
The wearable space has been experiencing explosive growth, from Samsung and Apple's battle over who has the best "accessories" to Intel and Fossil creating fashion-forward wearable technology. And now, wearable tech is making its way into law enforce… - 09/18/2014

Latest Appmethod Release Supports IoT and Wearables
Unlike the devices of the past, the Internet of Things (IoT) is changing the way we will experience and interact with everything around our environment. The IoT is going to connect streetlights, parking meters, automobiles, our workplace and homes wi… - 09/18/2014

More Connection, More Problems: Higher Connectivity Comes With a Price
A quick look at the technology environment in which we all currently live suggests some critical points. Every day, it seems as though something new has emerged that can connect to something else, either to a separate device or the Internet outright.… - 09/16/2014

Hurting for Workout Motivation? The Jabra Sport Pulse Can Help
One of the toughest parts about any kind of workout-cardio, strength training, even just a semi-regular brisk walk-is that it can be tough to repeat the process often. After all, there's not much of a reason to it, is there? The scenery doesn't chang… - 09/15/2014

Apple Might Be Going After Celebrity iWatch Endorsements
A story broken by 9to5Mac claims Apple is getting ready to team up with a number of sports celebrities in order to test and possibly market new iWatch. - 09/15/2014

Wearable Tech World Week in Review: Accessorizing One Person at a Time
The market for wearable technology is steadily growing, several reports out this year all agree that in the next four years we can expect to see somewhere in the neighborhood of six fold growth. Needless to say, a lot of companies want a piece of the… - 09/13/2014

In the Future of Wearables, the Device Doesn't Really Matter
On the left, there are hundreds (perhaps soon thousands) of wearable devices. Some of them are for fitness buffs, some for medical purposes, and others are glorified fashion accessories - but few of them are well differentiated from similar devices. … - 09/10/2014

Almost Magical: Wireless Charging to Get New App in Wearables
Wireless charging systems have led to truly wireless devices, and though we're only just starting to see such technology, it's making rapid gains. - 09/10/2014

Will the iWatch's Release Kick Off a Firestorm of Wearable Tech?
While there have been some impressive advances in wearable tech, and some exciting new offerings, the spacing is still fairly broad, and many of the releases look vaguely familiar, refinements of material that's currently available. - 09/09/2014

Intel and Fossil to Create Fashionable, Wearable Tech
Global wearable computing is growing rapidly with a wave of "smart" watches that integrate with smartphone technology and other Internet-connected garments (for fashion, gaming, healthcare, for example) expected to come into the market over the next … - 09/09/2014

Phorce Presents First Interactive Smart Bag
Upstart venture Phorce has officially launched the first interactive smart bag, the Phorce Pro. With an onboard battery and connection to a smartphone via Bluetooth, the Phorce Pro provides several novel and useful features while functioning well as … - 09/08/2014

Vuzix Announces Partnership with Salesforce for Enterprise Wearables
Vuzix, a video eyewear and smart glasses supplier, has announced a new partnership with Salesforce Wear that will demonstrate the uses of wearable technology in the workplace. - 09/08/2014

Barcode Scanning Meets Wearable Tech
Manatee Works Inc., a barcode scanning integration company, announced that it has made its Barcode Scanner software development kit available for integration with Google Glass. - 09/08/2014

Samsung Gear S Supported on iPass
The competition taking place between mobile technology manufacturers is responsible for advancing this sector at an incredible pace. Whether it is established companies such as Apple, Samsung, Motorola and Nokia or new comer Xiaomi, new devices and a… - 09/08/2014

Motorola Gives Consumers More Customization Options
If there is one drawback to the current batch of mobile technology being introduced by manufacturers, it is the limited number of customization options available for the devices they sell. As the adoption rate of these devices reaches 100 percent in … - 09/08/2014

Cyborg Unplug Spots Google Glass Before You Can
While Google Glass has made a lot of friends in business recently, offering the ability to access information hands-free and put same to work, the same can't be said for regular individual users. With bans going up on the devices in bars, theaters, a… - 09/08/2014

Google Glass Now Available in Play Store
It was only a matter of time before the internet giant released its exclusive wearable tech product to the public. Google Glass and all of its accessories hit the Google Play store in its Explorer Edition, still priced at $1500. - 09/08/2014

New Garmin Fitness Tracker Adds More Features
Garmin's new Vivosmart at its core is an activity tracker that measures how many steps you take, the distance traveled, calories burned, goal-countdown timed and hours slept. - 09/08/2014

Wearable Tech World Week in Review: Cavalcade of Smartwatches
Last week we watched as several companies announced that they would have smartwatches available for this coming holiday season, well it does seem that the trend still continues this week. Asus is a Taiwanese computer hardware and electronics company.… - 09/06/2014

Sony SmartBand Talk has HD Voice
Sony came out swinging at IFA 2014 this week with new wearables, including one chock full of innovations like HD voice. Given the company's issues in consumer electronics of recent times, it is nice to see Sony come out swinging. - 09/05/2014

NFC Tech Advances IoT Device Connection Capabilities
The Internet of Things is rapidly growing, and as consumers become more familiar with the concept, they create a demand for easier control of home devices such as appliances, wearable tech such as smartwatches, and home electronics. The IoT often dem… - 09/04/2014

Asus Unveils ZenWatch, a $250 Android Wear Smartwatch
Asus has officially announced their first wearable smartwatch, known as the ZenWatch. The ZenWatch is powered by the Android Wear OS, and consumers can expect to pay somewhere in the neighborhood of $250. Featuring a customized user interface designe… - 09/04/2014

AT&T Now Offering Martian Notifier Smartwatch
There is very little doubt the wearable tech market is only getting bigger. The popularity of the market is certainly reflected in the sheer number of new gadgets being introduced or rumored every day. One of the newest devices now available in this … - 09/04/2014

Swatch Plans to Capitalize on Smartwatch Sales
Swatch has been one of the biggest names in watches since the early 80s, and plans for things to stay that way with the upcoming development of smartwatches. Rather than viewing such technology as a threat, Swatch has chosen to embrace the smartwatch… - 09/03/2014

SmartGlass Gets Smarter, Does More on Xbox One
This may not have quite the impact that Microsoft might have wanted in terms of driving up the user numbers, but for those who are already in the camp, it might well serve as a way to keep said users in place. There's a lot to like about the Xbox One… - 09/02/2014

GoPro Now Available for Your Pooch
GoPro was founded by surfer and CEO Nick Woodman in 2004 with a simple concept of placing a high quality durable camera on his body as he surfed in order to capture his activities from a new perspective. Needless to say the idea caught on, and now it… - 09/02/2014

Law Enforcement to Benefit from Live Streaming Body-worn Cameras
A provider of cloud-based surveillance systems announced this week that it has begun working with manufacturers of body-worn cameras to provide live monitoring of law enforcement activities. - 09/02/2014

Samsung Announces Earphones That Clasp Around Your Neck for Storage
Samsung has unveiled a unique pair of earphones called the Gear Circle, a sort of collar with magnetic clasps for being worn around the neck. - 09/02/2014

Wearable Tech World Week in Review
I suppose that the summer is officially over in a few days. A friend of mine with three young kids just told me that school starts up again on Thursday. That also means that a lot of companies begin to rev up production to get to get their holiday pr… - 08/30/2014

Is Apple Set to Announce a Wearable Device in September?
September is typically when Apple does deliver on a new smartphone and word is that at an event on September 9, Apple will announce the availability of two new iPhone 6 models. - 08/29/2014

Samsung Announces Curved Gear S Smartwatch to Ship in October
We have seen that several companies have been taking their time in introducing their own version of a smartwatch. Hopefully, we will finally see one from Apple next month. One company, however, that has not been shy about its line of smartwatches is … - 08/28/2014

Revolutionary Chaatz App Pioneers Messaging with Google Glass
February 2014 brought us Chaatz, a one-of-a-kind app that allows users to organize and manage multiple phone numbers and identities through a single interface. Now the Chaatz developers have announced an upcoming release for Google Glass, effectively… - 08/28/2014

Casio Launches Exilim FR10 Wearable Camera
Casio's new Exilim FR10 wrist-mounted camera may be the next big thing for stepping up your selfie game. The wearable-lens camera is like a GoPro for beginners, and while the camera is designed for use on the wrist, it can also be mounted onto a helm… - 08/28/2014

Wearable Tech: What's In It for Women?
Some wearable tech items for women are geared towards convenience in family lifestyles. For instance, the "life-capturing camera" LifeLogger can be worn like a Bluetooth headpiece, effortlessly recording video of daily life; it's an easy hands-free o… - 08/26/2014

Skully Smart Helmet Revolutionizes Motorcycle Safety, Convenience
The dangers of motorcycles have become slightly more manageable thanks to the development of the Skully AR-1, marketed as "The World's Smartest Motorcycle Helmet." - 08/25/2014

Fashion Goes for Form & Function with New Wearable Tech
Wearable tech needs to have two different facets simultaneously working for it, much as the name suggests. Items seeking to be a success in wearable tech must be both technologically useful-the "tech" part in question, but the items must also be wear… - 08/25/2014

LG Expected to Announce New Circular Smart Watch
As many tech insiders have said often, it appears as if the Smartwatch market could be the next market to really explode. That is evidenced by the sheer number of companies looking to launch their own Smartwatches with the latest player apparently be… - 08/25/2014

Gesture Sensor Manufacturer to Affect Medical, Industrial Sectors
Bridgit, a creator of deficiency management software, can allow Myo to interface with its product to help construction managers conduct on-site inspections and view and record construction site needs in real time. Furthermore, Recon Instruments could… - 08/25/2014

Google Updates Glass Operating System
While Google Glass still isn't a tech being widely embraced, especially when it comes to retail companies, Google is working as hard as it can to improve upon the technology. Late last week, the firm announced an update to the software XE20.1, this m… - 08/25/2014

Wearable Tech World Week in Review
Kenneth Shinozuka invented a wearable sensor device specifically designed to protect the safety of wandering Alzheimer's patients and alleviate the burdens on their caregivers. The sensor, worn on a patient, wirelessly triggers a sound alert in the c… - 08/23/2014

The Business of Wearable Computing: An Interview with Brand Finance
I recently caught up with Edgar Baum, Managing Director North America with Brand Finance, the world's leading brand valuation and strategy consultancy. - 08/21/2014

Intel and SMS Audio Address the Fitness Audio Market
The headphones plug in directly to a smartphone and it also powers the biometric monitoring capabilities of the unit without additional power source. It is IPX4 rated for protection against sweat and water, ensuring the headphones will continue opera… - 08/20/2014

Slap the Parrott Button and Go with VXi BlueParrott's new B350-XT
Bluetooth headsets have long been a mainstay of the wearable technology market, and in some ways, it was part of the beginning of said market. But now, a new device has come out in this market from VXi Corporation, the B350-XT, and this device is not… - 08/20/2014

The Next Exploding Market Could be Smartwatches
It's been said before that the wrist is prime real estate when it comes to the wearable technology market, and with good reason. It's immediately accessible for most users' eyes and hands alike, and about the only other space on the body that can do … - 08/20/2014

CCS Insight Predicts Over 250 Million Smart Wearables Will be in Use by 2018
Projected to be the next big thing in Internet technology, wearable tech is set to be a multi-million dollar market by 2018. According to CCS Insight's new global forecast, 135 million smart wearable devices are likely to be shipped in 2018. Commandi… - 08/19/2014

Pebble Gets Some Extra Design Muscle from Former webOS TV Staff
But for now, smaller companies seem to be clearly making hay while the sun shines, so Apple and Google's entrance into the market is still a comparatively limited factor in the face of established products throughout the field. Naturally, only time w… - 08/19/2014

50 Cent's SMS Audio and Intel Collaborate in Developing Biometric Earbuds
Music and entrepreneurship often go hand in hand, and if there is one name synonymous with this, it is Dr. Dre. Alongside music mogul Jimmy Lovine, Dr. Dre founded audio-technology company Beats. The two have been quite successful, attracting the att… - 08/18/2014

Moto 360 Smartwatch Appears Ahead of Official Rollout
While some might think the wearable tech market is getting a bit saturated, there doesn't seem to be any shortage of companies who want to get a piece of the pie. The newest entry into this market appears to be the Moto 360, a $249 smartwatch that wa… - 08/18/2014

Wearable Tech Invented by 15-Year-Old Tracks Alzheimer's Patients
The adage "Necessity is the mother of invention" can definitely be applied to 15-year-old New Yorker Kenneth Shinozuka, who created a device to ensure his family can keep track of his Alzheimer's-stricken grandfather. - 08/18/2014

Wearable Tech World Week in Review
Remember the days when you saw a person strenuously riding a bike to power a blender so that they could make a healthy fruit drink? It is funny how sometimes things come full circle. This was looked at as a way to go green while getting fit at the sa… - 08/16/2014

Exercise Could Power Small Devices in the Future
Exercise has always been recommended to reduce weight and to improve overall fitness. Now, exercise can also be used to power small devices. A new biobattery has been developed by a group of scientists who claim they can charge through the lactate su… - 08/15/2014

Wearable Device Developed by Michigan Bioengineers Would Improve Disease Detection
A bioengineering team from the University of Michigan is currently developing a wearable device that would improve detection and monitoring of several diseases. The technology could be applied to other uses where detection of microscopic amounts of c… - 08/14/2014

Tech for a Cure: Intel Joins the Fight Against Parkinson's
Often in the tech industry, innovation is aimed at ultimate goals whose boundaries lie in the realm of audio or aesthetic entertainment, further detaching us from our surroundings in lieu of ethereal imagery and persistent, one-click stimuli. Recentl… - 08/14/2014

CarePredict Tempo Proves Watchful Health Device for Ailing Seniors
The issue of senior care has long been a prevalent one. Not everyone can take care of aging, ailing relatives at the home, as sometimes there are issues that only medical professionals can address. But sometimes, those who try to care for aging relat… - 08/14/2014

A New Developer Program & App Market for Epson Moverio
These days, when the phrase "smart glasses" comes up, possibly the first name to come up with it is "Google Glass". But Google isn't alone in this market, and one of its biggest competitors in the field is the Epson Moverio BT-200. Recently, Epson to… - 08/13/2014

GM: Looking at the Automotive Industry through Google Glass
The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines 'augment' as a verb, meaning 'to add something to (something) in order to improve or complete it. Throughout the scope of the twenty-first century, we have endured a perennial state of technological evolution, a… - 08/13/2014

Windows Phone Now Supports Its First Wearable, Fitbit
Fitbit, as one of the most popular fitness bands that connects with mobile devices and offers real-time health data and management features, has become the first of its kind to offer support for Windows Phones. The app is only compatible with the lat… - 08/12/2014

Could Fitness Tracking Devices be a Threat to Your Privacy?
Fitness tracking devices are quickly becoming a hot-ticket item among consumers looking to lose weight and stay in shape, as they can be used to track a wearer's movements throughout the day and give real-time updates on what needs to be done for a h… - 08/12/2014

Google Makes Available Preview SDK for Fit
The pace at which smartwatches and bracelets are being upgraded is quickly overtaking established mobile technologies such as smartphones and tablets. Companies are harnessing the value of augmented reality, cameras, E-Textiles, fitness, and mHealth.… - 08/11/2014

Facebook Goes Hollywood with 'Oculus Experiences'
When the Oculus Rift first arrived on the scene, the first thing that most thought of was likely how it would work as a gaming peripheral. This was the first thought for good reason; most of the conversation when it first emerged was related to video… - 08/11/2014

Wearable Tech World Week in Review
Over the past 12 to 15 months Apple has been hiring people from the medical, health and fitness fields, as well as working with such groups as the Mayo Clinic. By this time, the company should probably have its own health and fitness division. A lot … - 08/09/2014

Apple Files to Trademark HealthKit
Back in June at the annual Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple's CEO, Tim Cook, unveiled the latest features that would be seen with the release of iOS 8: HealthKit. - 08/06/2014

Wolverines Working on Next Level Wearable Tech
The University of Michigan is known for the 'Fab Five', the 'Big House' and Maize and Blue football, but today the wolverines may begin to garner some attention in a different space: wearable technology for disease monitoring. - 08/06/2014

LG Launches Headphones with Built-In Heart Rate Monitors
Despite the market being flooded with products that might be a bit lower quality than consumers should expect, it's a market that is still big enough for Amazon to set up a storefront specifically geared towards wearable tech. LG Headphones that come… - 08/05/2014

Robotic Exoskeleton Turns Korean Workers Superhuman
Roboticists and professionals from related disciplines have suggested that humanoid robots can one day replace human workers, as robots are incredibly stronger, can do tasks faster, and are more precise in their movements. Robotic lab technicians exp… - 08/05/2014

Lenovo to Launch Google Glass-Like Product
With Google Glass still in beta testing, Chinese hardware manufacturer Lenovo is looking to make its own waves in the emerging wearable tech market with the announcement the company has a similar smart glasses prototype. - 08/05/2014

Could HP Have the Smartwatch to Rule Them All?
Depending on how hard it is for you to make a decision, you could be walking into smartwatch heaven or hell in a few months largely because we'll all be up to our assets in the damn things. Currently, most successful products are focused on exercise.… - 08/04/2014

Wearable Tech World Week in Review
We know that Bluetooth technology is a tech standard for wirelessly exchanging data over short distances; but did you know that the name comes from Danish King Bluetooth (because he had a blue tooth!) and the symbol is the combination of two rune cha… - 08/02/2014

Five Body Worn Technology Trends in the Police Force
U.S. police departments are on the cusp of full 21st century integration, exploiting the digital age's numerous technological advancements in the name of public safety. Gone are the days of relying on radios and telephones during times of crisis on t… - 08/01/2014

Runtastic Orbit: A Healthy Spin on Wearable Tech
Runtastic, an applications, products and services developer specializing in tracking and managing health and fitness user data, announced today the fruition of Runtastic Orbit. - 07/31/2014

One Band to Control Them All
It's one thing to wear your heart on your sleeve, but now, it's entirely possible to wear all your social networks on your sleeve as well. The hicon Social Bangle from Things-lab has brought a variety of social networking systems to one handy wristba… - 07/31/2014

Health and Fitness Keeps Wireless Connectivity Semiconductors Market Strong
This week, we have a new quarterly report from IHS entitled "Low-Power Wireless Market Tracker - Q2 2014." IHS is a leading provider of diverse global market and economic information. It is a global information company with experts in the pivotal are… - 07/31/2014

Is Microsoft Next For Augmented Reality? New Patent Suggests Yes
Smart glasses are a major part of the picture when it comes to wearable tech. Yes, the wrist is pretty much king of the field right now, but wearable tech that slides over a user's eyes and may or may not connect to a smartphone is gaining plenty of … - 07/30/2014

Would You Continue to Wear a Wearable Device if it Saves Your Life?
I think that it is safe to say that everything has a life expectancy, much like people themselves. No matter how popular a device, fad, location, or just about anything can be, there always seems to come a point when we decide that it was great while… - 07/28/2014

Apple Secures Patent for 'iTime' Wearable Device
On July 22, the United States Patent and Trademark Office published documents granting a patent to Apple for the "iTime." It describes a wearable wristband with embedded electronics and a centerpiece similar in appearance to an iPod Nano. The documen… - 07/28/2014

Wearable Tech: The Dawning of the Age of Digital Utilitarianism
This past week was TMC's third Wearable Tech Expo event at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City. For three days, starting with an intriguing day at our co-located FAST (Fitness & Sports Wearable Technology) conference, attendees were treated to t… - 07/28/2014

'Smartshoes' Set to Expand Wearable Tech Market
People always talk the talk about how far technology has come, but when are we going to walk the walk? Apparently, we can do that sooner rather than later, with new wearable tech that within months will quite literally be at our feet. - 07/28/2014

Wearable Tech World Week in Review
If you take a look at a lot the wearable devices that are out on the market today such as the multitude of wristbands, smartwatches and eyewear, the first thing that you should notice is they all have a curve to them. One thing that has always gotten… - 07/26/2014

Wearable Tech Expo Experiences the 'Augumenta' Reality
Augumenta's story begins fifteen years back, 1999 to be exact, when Tero Aaltonen filed for a patent to prove he had a great idea-smart glasses with a platform offering greater ability for interaction. The technology did not exist yet to build Aalton… - 07/25/2014

Shocking: New Wearable Bracelet to Change Behavior, Not Just Track It
For some of us, getting in those sixty minutes each day can seem like torture and we will make every excuse we can think of, not to walk into the fitness establishment's doors. - 07/25/2014

Drop in Market for DoD Night Vision Devices is Due to Budget Cuts
Augmented reality is a field in the world of wearable technology that is making great strides. Unfortunately, although advancements and improvements are being made with night vision devices, it seems that government budget cuts are inhibiting the mar… - 07/24/2014

ActvContent Announces Sync Smartband at Wearable Tech Expo
A new smartband, by itself, might not be cause for note, especially given how many smartbands are coming into the marketplace; the Sync smartband from ActvContent, however, is a different matter altogether. Not only is this a smartband that offers mo… - 07/24/2014

Look Mom, No Hands
UbiTech NYC (formerly Glass NYC) is one of the largest communities of Glass users, designers and developers in the world. The group has embraced the interoperability of the technologies of life. It features individuals working on interesting products… - 07/24/2014

Force Illusions Offer a New Means to Interact With Wearables
While wearable technology is certainly catching on in its own right, there are some who look at the whole thing and see a certain level of similarity with everything being offered. Most wearable devices go on the wrist, most have a screen display, mo… - 07/24/2014

We're on the Brink of a Wearable Tech Tipping Point - But Will the A&D Industry Embrace It?
Will wearable devices be the next widely adopted form of consumer technology? 'Wearable tech' was the talk of CES 2014, the global consumer electronics and consumer technology tradeshow in Las Vegas in January, and Gartner has predicted that the mark… - 07/24/2014

Lenovo Trots Out Prototypes to Bring in Hardware Partners, Signs Deal with Vuzix
While the Lenovo smart glasses prototype looks a lot like Google Glass in its construction, there are some clear differences like a battery that attaches down around the user's neck. It's keeping comparatively quiet on details so far, so making furth… - 07/24/2014

At Wearable Tech Expo: Transbeam is a Name to Know
Located in New York City, Transbeam is a privately held company that provides data, voice and IT solutions through its nationwide data and voice network. - 07/24/2014

At Wearable Tech Expo: WristMC, Accessorizing Smartphones One at a Time
While wearable technology is hitting the market like gangbusters, in the rush to market many developers, entrepreneurs and corporations forgot to incorporate one important item: fashion. - 07/24/2014

Xiaomi's Mi Band Offers Extremely Inexpensive Health Tracking
Wearable technology is on an explosively upward trajectory, and that's a point that really can't be disputed. With a host of new technologies emerging, and new competitors taking the field, it's hard to stand out amongst the growing crowd. But Xiaomi… - 07/23/2014

Wearable Devices Could Soon See Flexible, Printed Batteries
There are a couple of things that I learned at last year's first Wearable Technology Expo. As impressive as a wearable device can be, if it does not have, at least, a sense of fashion you will not wear it, just as important, if it does not actually p… - 07/22/2014

Vertu Considers Manufacturing Luxury Wearable Devices
Vertu is already a well-known creator of luxury mobile devices, well-known for offering smartphones with price points similar to a new car. Vertu products feature a heavy blend of style, functionality and ease-of-use, and all of them are hand-made fo… - 07/21/2014

Silent Beacon Provides Affordable Emergency Alert System
Silent Beacon, Inc., a startup from Germantown, Md., takes advantage of Bluetooth technology to provide a new kind of alert system for people who find themselves in troublesome situations, such as accidents and robberies. It's a similar concept to Li… - 07/21/2014

LevelUp Releases Android Wear App for Payments
The wearable tech revolution is upon us with all the major tech giants making plays with smartwatch devices, especially Google with its Android Wear operating system, designed specifically for developing the wearables of the future. - 07/21/2014

Lollapalooza 2014 Turns to Wearable Tech for Cardless Payment System
Lollapalooza has long been a name to conjure with when it comes to music festivals, sometimes mentioned in the same breath as the biggest of all such events: Woodstock. Now, Lollapalooza is taking a bold step forward, turning to a breed of wearable t… - 07/21/2014

New Report Projects Big Growth Ahead for Wearable Tech
This might seem like old news to some, but when the news starts to echo-particularly when it comes to future projections-it just improves the validity. A new report out from Technavio, taking a look at the global consumer smart wearable technology ma… - 07/21/2014

Wearable Tech World Week in Review
For quite some time now, we have heard that Google was working on a contact lens that could monitor and deliver minute by minute hands-off measurements of glucose levels in diabetes patients. A contact lens such as Google has described not only has s… - 07/19/2014

Hotblack Luxury Watch Adds Support for Custom Notifications
The Hotblack luxury smartwatch was designed as a link between the past and present; a classic timekeeping interface merged with the benefits modern notification capabilities. It was first released as a "sports watch", enabling users to receive update… - 07/17/2014

Google Moves Closer to Development of Smart Contact Lens
Google is actively pursuing the development of a smart contact lens, announcing this week that the company will partner with pharmaceutical giant Novartis to produce prototypes within the year. No terms of the deal were disclosed. - 07/17/2014

New IDT Wireless Power Receiver Brings Big Potential to Small Package
When it comes to wearable technology, there are certain points that are universally accepted as required to make the whole concept happen in the first place. There needs to be some breed of output, there needs to be a purpose accomplished, and the te… - 07/16/2014

Amazon Snatches the Mind Behind Google Glass from Google
For three years, Barbik Parviz, a scientist focused on optical technologies, labored in the secret labs of Google X developing a technology that would excite geeks across the globe- Google Glass. Once the technology was developed, the need for a deta… - 07/16/2014

Your Devices Are Now Free To Roam The Cabin: Wearable Tech Takes Flight
Wearable devices are a steadily becoming part of our entire tech culture. While such devices are a comparatively small and somewhat limited part of that culture today, the number of devices and relevant applications for said devices is rapidly growin… - 07/16/2014

Make Room On Your Wrist: Three New iWatches May Arrive
It was enough for some that Apple was looking to get in on the wearable technology trend, and those folks got just about all that could be asked for with the upcoming release of the iWatch. But for those who aren't getting enough Apple wearable tech … - 07/16/2014

Stonecrysus Wearable Activity Tracker App Offers More than Just Activity Tracking
Stonecrysus recently released a new wearable tracker activity and health app that considers a lot more than activity in isolation, but rather a host of separate factors combined to form an overall picture. - 07/15/2014

Wearable Tech World Week in Review
At the end of June, Google announced its latest version of Android along with a few other new ideas, one of which is Android Wear. This is Google's new platform designed to extend its smartphone software to the world of wearable technology. Two produ… - 07/12/2014

'Glass at Work' to Deliver Enterprise Solutions
The introduction of Google Glass catapulted the wearable industry into a whole new level, making it one of the hottest markets in the world. Even though some doubt the viability of some wearable technologies, devices like the Google Glass have multip… - 07/11/2014

LEO: The Next Generation of Fitness Wearable
After losing half of his body weight with the help of only a heart rate monitor, MacEachern was staring at a self-identified "twig" in the mirror-it was time to hit the weights, but there wasn't a solution on the market to measure muscle growth. Fast… - 07/10/2014

Google Glass Nourishes Altruistic Vision in Nonprofit Sectors
Other than being prodigious human beings, bolstering equally amazing and equally virtuous causes, what is it that the Mark Morris Dance Group, the Women's Audio Mission, the Hearing and Speech Agency, Classroom Champions, and 3000 Miles to a Cure hav… - 07/10/2014

Adidas Introduces Fitsmart Wearable Fitness Tracking Device
Adidas can't strap a personal trainer to your wrist, but that doesn't stop them from doing the next best thing and developing a wristwatch styled wearable called the Fit Smart fitness tracking device. This tracker is similar to other popular products… - 07/09/2014

Comings & Goings: From Google X Employee to Vice President of Glass Partner
How does a person show their support for a new piece of hardware they have worked on developing? For Eric Johnsen, a former Google X employee who has worked on the Glass team, support comes from taking his Google Glass experience to a Glass at Work P… - 07/09/2014

Wearable Fashion: Would You Rock a Smart Bracelet?
The buzz around wearable tech isn't planning on slowing down anytime soon. From Google glasses to smartwatches, more and more companies are putting out tech products that users can wear. - 07/09/2014

India Is All Out Of Android Wear Smartwatches
A couple of weeks ago at the Google I/O event, in San Francisco, Google made some interesting announcements. Certain updates to Google Play Services 5.0 were announced. One of the highlights was the Services for Android wearables. The idea is that yo… - 07/09/2014

The LG KizON: Next Generation Child Safety Wearables
The advent of wearable tech, accessories interwoven with technology for the purpose of further augmenting the human condition, has recently given birth to an uphill battle for who will create the first mass-embraced technological adornment. This year… - 07/09/2014

AT&T Plans to Standalone by 2014's End
Wearable devices are emerging from all over the continuum of firms eager to get in on a market that's featuring a growing number of competitors and a substantial number of eager buyers. While the devices in question often accomplish different things,… - 07/09/2014

Samsung Readies Its Gear VR System for 2014 Debut
When the opening salvo of the VR market arrived in the form of the Oculus Rift, it was clear that this was a development that was not only going to fire the imaginations of gamers, but drive a host of imitators eager for a slice of a market that was … - 07/09/2014

AppData Announces Glassware App Indexing to Track Google Glass App Performance
Following in Google's footsteps, AppData, an application analytics company, has announced that its service now indexes Glassware app data in addition to the Facebook, iOS and Google Play support already provided. - 07/09/2014

A New High Score in the Works for the Virtual Reality in Gaming Market
The Transparency Market Research report in question showed that, by 2019, the virtual reality in gaming market was expected to reach roughly $5.834 billion. - 07/09/2014

Attorney Joe Daniels Discusses Wearable Computing
Hello everyone. I am Donatella Giacometti, contributing editor for TMC, the global media company. I cover the business of wearable computing, and today I'm happy to be speaking to Joseph Daniels, Partner at Loeb and Loeb LLP. Mr. Daniels represents s… - 07/08/2014

Should Your Company Develop Wearable Tech?
Wearable technology has become one of the most talked about topics in the tech world. Its potential and accessibility is displayed in most popular form via Google Glass, Google's wearable head-mounted display that offers hands-free communication and … - 07/08/2014

Android Wear Stumbles Out of the Gate
Well, this is embarrassing. Just one day after the first two watches built on the Android Wear platform were launched, a big issue in the way paid apps are getting installed on the new devices emerged-they're not. - 07/08/2014

MIT's FingerReader Converts Text to Speech in Real Time
Not long ago, we had a look at a device from the Georgia Institute of Technology that could help teach a user Braille, the commonly-used printed text for the blind, in a matter of hours. Said device was built around a technology known as Piano Touch,… - 07/08/2014

Apple Hints at Future Smartwatch Product
Smartwatches are one of the new controversial areas in technology - some criticizing them as overreaching, some excited over the new avenues they open up. Regardless, it has been a sector so far dominated by Google and the Android Wear OS. - 07/08/2014

Smartwatch Wars: Samsung is Better than LG, But Wait to Buy
It is easy to get excited about new technology and rush out to buy the latest gadget. This month, new smartwatches started showing up from both LG and Samsung and, on spec, the Samsung is better (with one caveat). But you'd be better off waiting unti… - 07/08/2014

The Happiness Blanket by British Airways Acts as a Whole-Body Mood Ring
Wearable technology is always showing up in more unusual and exotic places, and now British Airways is adding to the trend by bringing wearable technology 35,000 feet up on their transatlantic plane flights. British Airways developed a wearable devic… - 07/07/2014

When Pants Power Devices: Welcome to The Amazon Wearable Technology Store
Wearable tech has been on a lot of users' minds for some time now, and with good reason. The idea that many of the devices we use every day could be sufficiently compressed into devices that can be worn on one's person and taken everywhere has some b… - 07/07/2014

Android Wear Companion App Now Available
Android Wear is not set for release until next week, but the computerized wristwatch is already turning heads. Even though the device is not available for retail sale, taking a quick visit to the Google Play Store will reveal that an Android Wear com… - 07/07/2014

Wearable Tech World Week in Review
It seems that everyone who has thought about producing a smartwatch has decided that this is the year to move forward and come to market. - 07/05/2014

Microsoft's Planned Wearable Fitness Tracker Rumored to Support Most Mobile Platforms
The wearable tech industry is on the verge of exploding with popularity, with major companies like Apple reportedly working on tools like the iWatch, which will combine the features of smartphones with location sensors and biometric readers that enab… - 07/03/2014

Ignitech Makes Wireless Headphone using Stratasys Objet30 Pro 3D Printer
British product design house, Ignitec has successfully designed and made wireless headphones using the Stratasys Objet30 Pro 3D Printer. Stratasys is a provider of 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions. - 07/03/2014

Intel Capital Invests in Wearable Tech
Wearable technology has been thriving in the health and wellness market, with companies like Fitbit creating amazing devices that can help contribute to a person's exercise regimen. Using sensors, devices can be worn as bracelets, belt clip-ons and n… - 07/02/2014

Wearable Electronics Present New Ethical Dilemmas
Google Glass has risen from concept to reality in a short span of time. As it becomes increasingly available and popular around the world, it comes a Pandora's Box of privacy issues that complicate things for the conglomerate. - 07/01/2014

Google Glass Banned in UK Movie Theaters
While Google Glass is a device that is changing the way people live their lives, there are plenty of businesses that are leading a backlash against the gadget. Add U.K. cinemas to the growing list of firms that won't allow people to sport Glass if th… - 07/01/2014

Robot Exoskeletons Helping Paraplegics Walk
The wearable tech market is one that is growing leaps and bounds. For the most part, the market is made up of devices such as fitness trackers and smartwatches. One piece of wearable tech that could go a long ways towards changing people's lives is a… - 07/01/2014

New Glove Teaches Braille in Matter of Hours
Braille, a system of language for the blind in which a series of raised bumps acts as characters much in the same way that letters would for the sighted, isn't a widely-used system, nor is it easy to learn. That, however, may about to change thanks t… - 06/30/2014

ON World Study Shows Explosive Gains for Smartwatches Ahead
Right now, the smartwatch is commonly perceived as a device that falls squarely into the "nice-to-have" category of needs, and many are delaying purchases if same even have plans to get such devices in the first place. But a new study from ON World s… - 06/30/2014

Wearable Tech World Week in Review
Google has been making constant changes and small updates to its Google Glass device over the past year. The changes are the result of having the wearers, known as explorers, put the device through its paces and come up with suggestions for improveme… - 06/28/2014

Banyan Bracelet Offers Tips for Water Usage
The flow of your business's progress shouldn't take away from your flow of cash-and Banyan Water might have just the means for keeping your business cost-efficient as well as environmentally aware. Banyan Water, a technology company specializing in s… - 06/27/2014

New Withings Watch Blends Style and Fitness
Withings announced a new type of watch this week. It blends style and fitness, time and technology, and in the world of touchscreen-based devices, it does not conform to the typical "smart watch" moniker. Yet, in that same world, no one can call it j… - 06/27/2014

Wheelings & Dealings: Startup mCube Lands Big Investment to Make Smaller Accelerometers
Accelerometers are a pretty big part of a great many different gadgets out there, from smartphones to tablets to even many wearable devices. But though accelerometers are a big part of the device picture, these aren't exactly large devices as a whole… - 06/27/2014

Google Energizes Glass Hardware but Current Owners Won't Benefit From It
I believe it was back in February 2013 when Google Glass was first made available to developers for the whopping price of $1,500. A contest was used to decide who would receive the limited number of devices made accessible. Since that time, developer… - 06/26/2014

Early Glass Explorers Irked by RAM Upgrade
It's one of the great perils of being an early adopter to just about anything, really; the idea that something you paid for will come out later, much less expensively, or otherwise improved. But Google's reported plans to put a little extra RAM power… - 06/26/2014

Soundhawk Scoop Allows a Modular Response to Hearing Loss
For those with hearing aids, life can be a maze of sounds. The augmentation that a hearing aid provides can mean all the difference between hearing something important and missing it in a haze of vague noises. But sometimes, the augmentation goes too… - 06/24/2014

High Fashion for Google Glass Explorers
Making the decision to become a Google Glass explorer is not a light one. Not only is the investment heavy on the wallet, but it can also quickly turn a person into a source of derision or suspicion. - 06/23/2014

Apple's iWatch Could Come in a Variety of Styles
The Wearable Tech market is becoming a bigger business every day. There are few concrete ways to tell that better than the fact that it appears Apple is still planning on jumping into the market by the end of the fall. Apple is said to be launching a… - 06/23/2014

Google Shows Off Features of Android Wear
The Wearable Tech market is becoming so popular that one of the world's largest online retailers has just started its own online storefront. Android Wear is entering the wearable tech market by recently showing off some of its top features. Developer… - 06/23/2014

Wearable Tech World Week in Review
As we learned during last year's Wearable Tech Expo, when it comes to wearable technology, fashion plays a big role in the devices acceptability. Of course, that still brings up the question of what actually is fashionable. People seem to think that … - 06/21/2014

Google Announces First 'Glass At Work' Partners
Google Glass might become a bit of a laughing stock when it comes to the consumer world; the computing giant is trying to make the wearable tech more attractive to the business world. The search engine giant has recently announced it is working on a … - 06/20/2014

Dissecting a Funding Campaign, What's Wrong with InstaMD?
A proposed home health monitoring device called InstaMD is in the final hours of its Indiegogocampaign. The device is actually part of a package including the proprietary InstaMD headset along with access to the proprietary app/website interface. The… - 06/19/2014

One to Watch in Wearable Tech: MC10
If you've ever had a cardiac anomaly, one of the tests a doctor may order is a Holter monitor. It's a cell-phone size recording device you can tuck in a pocket, and is attached by wire to four or six sticky leads on your chest. The recorder can captu… - 06/19/2014

Wearable Tech for Man's Best Friend
Wearable tech has gone to the dogs, literally. A new piece of wearable tech, the PetPace smart collar, has been developed with the goal of keeping veterinarians up to date on their furry clients. The PetPace will monitor the vital signs of animals, e… - 06/19/2014

Samsung Gear 2 Gets Messaging Boost from Fleksy Messenger App
There are plenty of people looking in Samsung's direction when it comes to wearable tech these days-it recently proved to be top of the heap when it came to smartwatch sales as found in an ABI Research study-and now, there's one more reason to do jus… - 06/18/2014

Hospitals Using, Piloting Google Glass: Is Now Part of the Drchrono Platform
Google Glass is by far the wearable tech device that has grabbed the most attention lately. This wearable computer, worn as a pair of glasses, comes with a head-mounted display and eye-mounted camera; it allows wearers to retrieve information from th… - 06/18/2014

Spire Wearable Device Tracks Breathing as a Mood Indicator
The mood ring was one of the biggest fads of the 1970s, and though its use of skin temperature as a mood indicator wasn't exactly one of the most precise measures, the idea of measuring external responses to indicate internal feeling wasn't one to be… - 06/18/2014

Ringly Wearable Cocktail Ring Lights Up With PhoneAlerts and Sales are Already Exploding
Smart Jewelry may be one of the best avenues to take when it comes to wearable technology. One of the biggest obstacles to making wearable popular is they have to be at least somewhat fashionably designed, otherwise they are deemed as a geeky product… - 06/17/2014

Activity Trackers Beat Smartwatches by Wide Margin
When it comes to wearable technology these days, there are two form factors that immediately come to mind: smartwatches and activity trackers. While studies conducted only recently detailed that smartwatches would likely be the wearable tech of choic… - 06/16/2014

Meta's Augmented Reality Glasses Change How We See The World
While Meta's headquarters is sometimes described in ways that evoke images of the oddly pastoral, there's nothing but incredibly high-tech going on within its confines. Perhaps the greatest example of said high technology is Meta's new augmented real… - 06/16/2014

Wearable Tech World Week in Review
With the unofficial start of summer just a couple of weeks behind us, everyone is looking to get out and have fun in the sun. However, as we have learned over the past couple of years, there is a difference between fun in the sun and just being out i… - 06/14/2014

Netatmo Releases Smart Bracelet for Sun Exposure
Summertime has arrived-a time for short sleeves, beach days, and tube after tube of aloe to soothe raging sunburns. But your skin might not have to suffer from too-low SPF or too-infrequent reapplication any longer, because there's a new gadget on th… - 06/11/2014

Salesforce Recognizing the Potential of Wearables
The Internet of Things (IoT), wearable technology and mobile communications are coming to provide a new era of service in which consumers will be able to access customizable solutions. Although the IoT and wearable technologies are relatively new, Sa… - 06/11/2014

DoCoMo Developing Wearable SIM
As the world grows more glued to its smartphones, tablets, desktops and Internet, Japanese mobile carrier DoCoMo has added a new device that might bring all those devices together. The company just recently revealed its pocket-sized prototype for a w… - 06/11/2014

Lux Capital Making Investments in Transformative Tech
Lux Capital is a company focused on helping emerging companies with transformative technologies that have a goal to change the world. The team of entrepreneurs and investors help companies get better connected, have deeper insight and command industr… - 06/10/2014

New Wires Could Help Clothes Power Wearable Tech
One of the most difficult things to consider in the field of wearable technology is power supplies. Batteries, sadly, have not generally advanced the way many other technologies have, so batteries are still a little difficult to deal with, especially… - 06/10/2014

TrackingPoint, Google Glass and Corner-Shooting Gun Sights
Perhaps one of the earliest examples of augmented weapons targeting systems built right into a human head was that of "Robocop". With a kind of unnatural ease, Alex Murphy had the capability to time and track a single shot from his Auto 9 to such a d… - 06/10/2014

Garmin Has Big Plans for Wearable Technology
Garmin's CFO, Kevin Rauckman, has made it pretty clear that Garmin has some big plans for keeping its technology fresh, vibrant, and in users' hands. - 06/10/2014

Cleveland Indians Use Wearable Tech to Gauge Fan Experience
Major League Baseball has 30 team that each play 162 regular season games. With so many different regions, not every team has the same attendance and revenue capability, and small markets are always struggling to make ends meet. The league as a whole… - 06/09/2014

Wearable Tech World Week in Review
Everyone seems to be interested in smartwatches this week. We have information from several surveys throughout the past couple of weeks and it looks like they are more or less in agreement. Perhaps it is this new Millennial generation, but with the a… - 06/06/2014

Energy Telecom Awarded Smart Eyewear Patent
Energy Telecom announced that the U.S. Patent Office has granted the company a patent for its smart eyewear, or what the company calls its "Zone of Connectivity, Awareness and Safety Utility." - 06/06/2014

Microsoft Hopes to Lead Market with A New Smartwatch
Recent reports have hinted that Microsoft is preparing to release a new smartwatch in stores as early as this summer. The wearable technology will measure heart rate 24 hours a day and run on a two-day battery. Optical engineers from Microsoft's Xbox… - 06/05/2014

Cyber Eyes Are Watching You, They See Your Every Move (and More)
While the jury is still out on what benefit exactly will drive mass adoption of Google Glass, a few other companies have been catching up, designing versions of wearable eye-tech for more specific functions. - 06/04/2014

High Fashion Wearables: DVF Designed Google Glass Frames
One of the biggest hurdles for wearables to vault before they start seeing widespread use isn't a question of technology, but one of fashion. Wearables are meant to be worn at almost all times, which no one is going to do if the devices look dorky. S… - 06/03/2014

Smartwatch Interest Continues to Rise
With the vast resources becoming available on the Internet of Things market, your wrist isn't just for your watch anymore. Rather, it's for your smartwatch, with the capabilities not only of time-telling but various high-end applications. Now more th… - 06/02/2014

Xsens ForceShoes: Smart Sandals Keep Astronauts Exercising
We all know how important exercise is in general, and we're all admonished pretty much every day to get more of it. In space, however, exercise is even more important than it is on Earth, because in space, it's actually much harder to come by. It's h… - 06/02/2014

Crowd Optic Teaming Up With Philadelphia Eagles
When it comes to wearable tech in the sports market, it seems as though devices like Google Glass are becoming all the rage. That doesn't mean that the only thing the Fitness and Sports Wearable Technology (FAST) Conference will be how Google Glass c… - 06/02/2014

HTC Rumored to be Launching Android-based Smartwatch
The wearable tech market is getting bigger every day. One way to tell just how much more popular the wearable tech sector is getting is by noticing that Amazon is now dedicating an entire digital storefront. For companies looking to get into the mark… - 06/02/2014

The Kinect-Backed, iPhone-Syncing, Microsoft Smartwatch
The wearable technology market is going great guns, and with new additions slated to arrive from just about every corner covering an array of different form factors and capabilities, it's not likely to slow up any time soon. A new contender is about … - 06/02/2014

Samsung and Oculus Developing Media-Focused VR Headset
Previous rumors that Samsung would be working on a virtual reality headset have been confirmed, as the company announced that they would be working in conjunction with the Oculus VR team to create a virtual reality headset that plugs directly into a … - 06/02/2014

Wearable Tech World Week in Review
It is that time of the year again, that's right, it's graduation time. Now I'm sure that there are some graduates out there that will be getting that shiny new convertible, but most parents will have to rely on more basic gifts for their kids. As CNE… - 05/31/2014

FX-Sport's VR2 Headphones, MP3 Player, Workout Trainer and Wireless Headphones
Wearable tech seems to shine when it comes to helping people get in better shape. While wearing a fitness tracker as a wristband, most people like to work out with music playing from their headphones. Perhaps even the most basic headphones could even… - 05/30/2014

Sources Have it Apple Will Give the iWatch a Rounded Face
While Apple has made no announcements yet, it is widely speculated that the company will be jumping into the wearable tech field with the release of an Apple iWatch. While other companies like Samsung and Google have released their own smart watches,… - 05/30/2014

A Brief History of Wearables
Several tech publications, including our own through TMCnet, have christened the year 2014 as the "Year of the Wearable," in anticipation of an explosion of computing devices meant to be worn on a person at nearly all times. Indeed, wearable computin… - 05/30/2014

Intel Moves into Wearables and Robotics
Intel has shown off two new products at the recently-concluded Code Conference: a wearable device and a robot. - 05/30/2014

Wearable Tech Gifts for Graduates
It's graduation season, many college students have already had their big day this May, while high schools are coming to an end themselves. Grads, college or high school, are all about to take a big step into the next stages of life. While money and p… - 05/29/2014

Smart Collar Brings Us One Step Closer to Understanding Dogs
As an owner and avid dog lover, I often find myself wondering what exactly my dog is thinking or feeling. If you're a fellow owner, chances are you've probably done the same, which is why this technology caught my eye. It may not be able to transform… - 05/29/2014

It's Smartwatches Over Activity Trackers by a Healthy Margin
For those out to get healthier, the issue of technology often comes into play. After all, there are a great many choices out there in terms of wearable technology that can be used to help track activity and help users figure out how much mileage has … - 05/29/2014

CRV Talks Future of Wearables & Investment
For more than 40 years, CRV has been investing in companies that touch the lives of millions everyday. With teams based in Silicon Valley and Boston, CRV is made up of entrepreneurs and operators who have worked at companies big and small. - 05/29/2014

Samsung 'Voice of the Body' Event Shows SIMBAND
Samsung just hosted the "Voice of the Body" event, in which it showed off a set of new developments, not least of which was the SIMBAND platform. - 05/29/2014

Are Animals The Next Big Target Market For Wearable Tech?
While we've seen a host of examples for wearable technology in use among human, the use of wearable technology for animals has been a market with much fewer examples in play. This may be owing to the simple fact that animals tend to not wear a lot of… - 05/28/2014

Samsung Working On Its Own Virtual Reality Headset
When you think of something like a virtual reality headset, you are probably going to think of the Oculus, Rift, or Google Glass. Samsung wants to join that exclusive party, according to sources close to the firm. These sources say the company-widely… - 05/27/2014

Wearable Tech World Week in Review
Eye tracking is the process of measuring either the point of gaze, which is where one is looking, or the motion of an eye relative to the head. One Swedish technology company has been developing eye tracking glasses for several years. Its latest vent… - 05/24/2014

Google Glass: Preventing Traffic Hazards In Dubai
It's being called perhaps one of the biggest hazards associated with Google Glass; specifically, the use of the head-mounted display system while driving. Cecilia Abadie served as one of the first test cases of this technology for driving, and while … - 05/22/2014

Canary Ventures Talks Entrepreneurs, Investments & Funding
Donatella 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. - 05/21/2014

Intel Looks to Hobbyists, Amateur Inventors, to Spur Wearable Device Advancements
It's a strange time right now in mobile devices; reports suggest that the smartphone market is actually starting to lose a bit of ground, and some are actually looking to the wearable device market to step up and bring the heat back to the market in … - 05/21/2014

Enjoy the Beach with Netatmo's Wearable Sun Sensor
Wearable tech has been growing in popularity, and in style. Usually, when we say wearable tech, people immediately go to thinking of the famed Google Glass, but really the world that wearable tech seems to shine in is the health industry. Fitness dev… - 05/19/2014

Comings & Goings: Google Turns to Art.com's Ivy Ross to Market Glass
With Google Glass rapidly becoming less of a rare and unique item for early adopters in the right place at the right time under the right circumstances and more an item of wider availability, the idea of how to market Google Glass to large numbers wi… - 05/19/2014

Kickstarter Campaign to Deliver Flexible, Wearable Tech Circuit Boards
Wearable technology allows for some interesting applications, but the design of circuit boards can make them cumbersome. Printoo, developed by the Portuguese company Ynvisible, is trying to change that by making printed flexible circuit boards for we… - 05/19/2014

Beltone Releases a Hearing Aid that Connects to iPhones
May has been named Better Hearing and Speech Month, dedicated to raising awareness about communication disorders. As part of the campaign, the National Institutes of Health has developed a free hearing test that can be taken over the phone. Usually t… - 05/19/2014

Smart Glasses That Track Exactly What You Are Looking At
Tobii Technology is a Swedish technology company that was founded in 2001. The company develops and sells products for eye control and eye tracking. It is a worldwide leader in eye tracking and gaze interaction. Tobii delivers comprehensive, market-l… - 05/19/2014

Wearable Tech World Week in Review
One thing that can end up being a factor when creating a wearable product is time and cost. Obviously, these are concerns regardless of the technology, but when it comes to wearable technology getting your product to market could be a very small wind… - 05/17/2014

Sensoplex Helps Make Wearable Technology Production Effective
When you break down a technology, you will find that there are a lot of underlining factors that are necessary in order to make it something that people will want to have and use. This is true regardless of the type of technology and it is possibly t… - 05/16/2014

Samsung Turns to the World Cup to Score On Apple
Soccer is a sport that's commonly regarded as being a global. While it never really got much of a following in the United States-at least not on the same level as football or baseball-in much of the world, it's the biggest thing going. So it may not … - 05/14/2014

Wearable Tech Goes To Work: $18 Billion Market By 2019
While there's no small list of pieces of wearable technology out there, it becomes clear that a lot of it is for personal use. Fitness trackers, navigation aids, and even smartwatches for the most part don't have a lot of business application. There'… - 05/14/2014

Glass Beta Explorer Program Now Open to Anyone in US with $1,500
Getting hands on a Google Glass, previously, was a bit of a challenge. After all, there was the issue of just trying to find the device on hand anywhere. Every so often one might hit eBay, the castoff of some former Google Glass Explorer looking to h… - 05/14/2014

Google Claims Teardown Report for Google Glass is 'Wildly Off'
Google has challenged a teardown report from research firm IHS that states Google Glass' manufacturing costs are $152.47, while the device sells for $1,500. - 05/14/2014

OMsignal's Announces Bio-signaling Shirts for Fitness
Wearable technology has become a major market segment and is evolving rapidly; companies are developing new solutions that can aid the wearable tech market as it moves into its next phase. Wearable technology is so popular for consumers due to the fu… - 05/13/2014

Remote Tracking the Vital Signs of Infants: Big Business or Big Risk?
For new parents, the first few days of life with a baby can be some of the most amazing ever known...yet at the same time, the most harrowing. Where in the old days, parents used to hover over a baby's crib for hours, just watching this tiny human sl… - 05/13/2014

Making Sense of the Wearable Tech Market
The excitement surrounding the wearable technology market is going full steam ahead with multibillion-dollar investments from some of the largest companies in the world. While Google might've started this craze with its Google Glass, the purchase of … - 05/13/2014

Wearable Tech's History Starts With a Roulette Cheat
There's no getting around it; wearable technology is a huge market right now, and by many reports looks to only get bigger. Already, more than a few major technology figures have taken to calling 2014 "The Year of the Wearable." But before it got to … - 05/13/2014

London Police Now Equipped With Wearable Cameras
For more than a few people out there, getting stopped by police isn't a pleasant experience, and not necessarily because some law of any size has been broken. Some actively distrust the police, these men and women given much more power than any ordin… - 05/13/2014

Asus Plans to Break into Wearable Device Market by Q3 2014
Taiwanese PC maker Asus has dropped hints that the company's first wearable device may launch as soon as the third quarter of 2014, a move that reinforces the company's shift in focus from PCs to mobile devices. - 05/13/2014

iRing Motion Controller Now Available for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch
iOS devices are in for a new treat from the future: easy and intuitive motion control, presented by IK Multimedia. IK Multimedia is a leading innovator in the production of music-creation apps and accessories for mobile iOS products, and the iRing sy… - 05/12/2014

Keep in Touch and Track Your Kids Through the Smallest Wearable Phone
It is always very heart breaking to hear about someone's child who walked away and got lost. Sometimes these situations do not have a happy ending. Mats Horn, the founder and inventor of Tinitell, felt the same way and decided to create a wearable mo… - 05/12/2014

Wearable Tech World Week in Review
Christopher Johnson is considered to be a respected authority on Branding and Business Innovation, as well as on creating global brands. This week he shares some of his insights with us on the world of wearable technology. He talks about Apple's rece… - 05/10/2014

Insights on Wearable Technology: Wait and See?
Christopher Johnson is CEO of Whitehorn Group, which is a premier brand strategy firm. They create what's NEW and NEXT through global branding, design, product innovation, political and celebrity brands, business strategy, global marketing and distri… - 05/09/2014

Mobile Health, Fitness Users Increasingly Ready To Turn To Wearables
When wearable devices first started appearing, one of the biggest uses of such technology, hands down, was in the fitness sector. Refinements on pedometers, augmentations to mobile devices that let users more readily track time spent walking or bikin… - 05/08/2014

Wearable Tech Goes on a Date
After cell phones became part of our lives it didn't take long for them to become part of our escape strategies. I'm talking about bad dates. If you haven't done it you've surely heard of it: Your date waxes on endlessly about an ex or pet cat or sta… - 05/08/2014

Let Social Radar Work the Room for You
I think it's safe to assume that you've seen the film "Terminator." No, I don't think that robots are going to turn against us. And, no, I did not send a robot back from the future to save my life so that I could save the world (even though it would … - 05/07/2014

New Report Reveals Top Smartwatches Fall Short
Forging ahead through unknown territory, wearable technology remains at the forefront of innovation. Unfortunately for these tech pioneers, this also means dealing with a lot of hiccups along the way. Nothing is perfect the first time around, and in … - 05/07/2014

Epson Moverio BT-200 Smart Glasses Arrive to Challenge Glass
While Google Glass is making a splash with one-day sales events and not much else, some of Glass' competition is making its way to market. One of the newest arrivals in wearable tech, the Epson Moverio line, has made its big arrival to the public, an… - 05/07/2014

Confronting Fashion in Wearable Tech
Form vs. function. It is an age-old question, one that has been renewed in the minds of many recently with the rise of the wearable tech revolution. Tracking how many steps are taken in a day, or if your posture is good, is useful information. But wi… - 05/07/2014

Oculus Rift May Serve As Tank Navigation Tool in Norwegian Armed Forces
When Facebook bought Oculus VR in a development that's being challenged as we speak by one of the biggest names in gaming, ZeniMax Media, it was originally done with an eye toward making the device about more than gaming. Indeed, it didn't take long … - 05/07/2014

Apple Invests in Medical Tech... Could the iWatch Be Following Shortly?
For some time now, rumors have circulated that Apple's next foray into the mobile tech industry would be in the form of a wearable device, speculated to be the iWatch or a similar product. One of the chief selling points for almost any wearable devic… - 05/06/2014

Smart Umbrellas Could Lead to Better Weather Forecasts
Weather predictions are notoriously faulty. How many times have you stepped outside, expecting sunshine, only to be greeted with an unannounced rain shower instead? With climate patterns changing and weather events becoming more extreme, the ability … - 05/06/2014

OK Glass, Pay a Bill: Google Wallet Upgrade Gives Google Glass Payment Options
It's hard to deny that Google Glass has made some major inroads when it comes to being a business tool. Too many industries have taken a look at this platform and discovered it to be a highly useful tool in getting daily jobs done. But Google Glass h… - 05/06/2014

Qualcomm Toq Smartwatch Turns Speech To Text Messages
Speech to text isn't exactly a new thing in the market; plenty out there have tried at one point the Dragon Naturally Speaking software or the like to convert the spoken word into printed text on a screen, or even on paper with judicious application … - 05/06/2014

Wearable Tech World Week in Review
The word "bundle" doesn't normally come to mind when you talk about smartphones. Another thing that isn't normally associated with that word is a smart band. Well, computer maker, Acer is changing all that. The new Liquid Leap smart band is being bun… - 05/03/2014

Gesture Control is Easy with the Nod Ring
If there is one sector in the tech industry that has really captured the attention of people, it is wearables. Wearable tech is growing fast, and according to Deloitte a total of 10 million units will be shipped in 2014, with a tenfold increase by 20… - 05/02/2014

LeapBand: Wearable Tech for Kids
The wearable tech market has been getting so popular lately it should surprise no one that it is now expanding into the kiddie bopper set. LeapFrog, a company that certainly has some weight among the smaller set, has announced its own piece of wearab… - 05/02/2014

New Google Glass Teardown Estimates Parts Cost at Under $80
Recently, Google launched a special one-day sale for its Google Glass head-mounted system, and the sales were brisk, even if the extent of just how brisk is somewhat unknown. The glasses sold out in a matter of hours, showing that there was at least … - 05/01/2014

Revolutionary iPal Smartglasses Jump to Indiegogo
Between the several clones of Google Glass, it may seem that a wearable built into the form of smartglasses is a played out cliche. Yet as long as there is innovation within the field and room for improvement, there is still quite a bit of usefulness… - 05/01/2014

Liquid Leap Smart Band on the Way from Acer
Normally when I hear the name Acer, I think about the laptop that I have. Just to change things up, it seems that Acer has decided to join that select group that we refer to as wearable technology. It will do this in the form of a wrist band being ca… - 04/30/2014

Wearables are Here to Stay
Twenty years ago, if you saw a man walking down the street by himself having serious a conversation, something was wrong. Today, however, this scenario pleads sanity. The man is simply wearing a Bluetooth ear piece and setting up a business deal or m… - 04/30/2014

Smartwatches Likely to Make Google Glass, Other Wearables Meaningful in the Market
The field of wearable technology in general is making some major gains, especially of late, and one point that's becoming increasingly clear is that there are likely to be several different form factors comprising said market by the time it's all sai… - 04/30/2014

Imogen Heap's Mi.Mu Glove Could Revolutionize Music Production
While technology has advanced in leaps and bounds in terms of how music is captured and played, there is still plenty of room to grow in terms of how music is produced. Using technology and sophisticated programs to create music is increasingly popul… - 04/30/2014

Amazon Creates Wearable Store: Now Things Get Interesting
Amazon is the most powerful retailer in the U.S. and you could then extrapolate that, given the Chinese retailers don't extend out of China often, to the world. Jeff Bezos is putting every cent the company makes back into the company aggressively whi… - 04/30/2014

Cool Wearables That Double Up as Gadgets
Wearable tech has been making rapid strides towards creating products that blend style and functionality. As a result, there are many wearable gadgets today that look cool, and not 'techie.' Such gadgets have been a big hit among customers, especiall… - 04/29/2014

XOEye Technologies Looks to Address the Workforce with its Glass
The wearable technology market is growing by leaps and bounds as everyone from the sports industry to manufacturing look to incorporate these devices to increase productivity and improve efficiency. Even though Google Glass seems to have the market c… - 04/28/2014

Wearable Tech World Week in Review
It is funny how certain things become categorized. When I mention wearable technology to my friends, their first response is almost always a smartwatch or some type of glasses, meaning an augmented reality device. The world of wearable tech encompass… - 04/26/2014

Fuelband on Empty? Maybe Not With a Move to Apple
The status of Nike's Fuelband system hasn't been looking good as of late. The set of layoffs that landed certainly didn't help matters much for the company, but even in the midst of that bit of bad news, there was still the idea that, maybe, Fuelband… - 04/25/2014

Samsung SDI Introduces a Curved Battery for Wearable Devices
As expected, wearable tech gadgets are stealing the spotlight with exciting products ready to debut and the latest innovations in the rapidly growing industry of wearable tech. Be it smartglasses, watches or wearable fitness and activity wrist-wear b… - 04/23/2014

Companies Starting to Notice the Business Advantages of Google Glass
The price tag for the one-day sale of Google Glass last week was steep: $1,500 per pair of the glasses that give wearers augmented reality and access to the Internet right from their eyewear. While a hefty sum for the average consumer, the $1,500 pri… - 04/22/2014

Ineda's Series B Funding Round Nets $17 Million For Wearable Device SoCs.
Wearable tech has done some amazing things so far; we've seen it tackle a host of issues from helping people track how much distance is walked in a day to helping people navigate in unfamiliar territory but, wearable tech can only do so much. Those l… - 04/22/2014

Crowdfunding Fits The Growing Wearable Technology Market Like a Glove
Crowdfunding is a concept that is met with both praise and criticism these days. On the one hand, it is an excellent way to drum up some money from interested parties without having to ask for a risky investment while simultaneously spreading awarene… - 04/22/2014

Headphones: The Next Frontier in Wearable Tech?
Headphones are a pretty universal part of most technology packages. Any time there are sounds emerging from a device that we'd rather keep to ourselves-music, the audio tracks that come with video, even parts of a conversation-out come the headphones… - 04/21/2014

Nike Fuelband Staggers Amidst Reports of Layoffs
When it comes to wearable technology, fitness trackers are one of the biggest parts of the field right now, and in a way, kicked off the whole idea of wearable tech. As the Jawbone and the Nike Fuelband, along with others like it struggled for domina… - 04/21/2014

The Impact of Wearable Tech in Sports
The latest technology being embraced by the sports industry is wearable technology. According to Juniper Research, it has forecast the wearable devices market will grow to $19 billion by 2018. - 04/21/2014

Wearable Tech World Week in Review
Google Glass will now be running under the Android KitKat OS, and possibly the best upgrade in Version 2.0 of the Google Glass Explorer Edition is longer battery life. - 04/18/2014

JOT400 Plasma Cell Allows for Focused Plasma Treatment, Reduced Costs
The idea of a desktop robot may not sound like much of a development in wearable technology to some, but looking at the wider market view, the JOT400 Plasma Cell-a desktop robot that provides focused plasma treatment-may prove to be a development in … - 04/17/2014

Google Partners with Luxottica To Make Google Glass Cooler
While Google Glass is going to change the way people do their computing work in the very near future, there is one thing that is holding the device back. The gadget is plenty cool, but when people put it on, they can't help but look a little goofy. N… - 04/17/2014

Google Glass One Day Sale: Sold Out
Reports suggest that Google Glass's sale went very well, as Google completely sold out of its available stock and announced same in a blog post at 9:23 p.m. that night. - 04/17/2014

Google Glass Privacy, Safety Concerns Lead Consumer Watchdog to Sound 'Glasshole' Alarms
It was just back in February when we first heard about the term "Glasshole" in an official capacity-the pejorative term for a Google Glass user started up back in 2013, and Google itself started talking about it in February-and now, one more group is… - 04/16/2014

Google Glass is Upgraded to Android KitKat with Improved Features
In the beginning, when Google Glass was first distributed to a select few, there were monthly updates for the device. In December, Google stopped providing regular updates until sufficient changes were introduced. - 04/15/2014

The Next Google Glass May Go Right Onto Your Eye
Technology tends to take a track that leads to smaller and smaller devices. Computers originally filled entire rooms before shrinking to a size that could be held in a duffel bag, and that was before the concept of smartphones and tablets came about.… - 04/15/2014

Wearable Tech World Week in Review
Who would have known that a full-service investment bank and asset management firm would be conducting a Spring Teen survey? Let me add that this is a bi-annual survey; in fact it is the 27th such Proprietary Teen Research Project. - 04/11/2014

Want A Google Glass? Now Anyone Can Buy One...For One Day
Somewhere out there, someone has already started whistling "I've Got A Golden Ticket" from the 1971 adaptation of "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," because Google is about to throw open the doors to one of its own closely-held products: the Google… - 04/11/2014

Wearable Computing Shipments Will Explode by 2018
It's hard to deny the reach of the wearable computing market in general. Just looking at it is proof enough of that, thanks to the ever-increasing number of new devices on the way to users worldwide. But a recent study from IDC put a little more of a… - 04/10/2014

Google Glass Being Considered by U.S. Air Force for the Battlefields of the Future
The United States Air Force is currently in the process of beta-testing Google Glass for possible applications in the future of warfare. Wright Patterson Air Force Base hosts the Battlefield Air Targeting Man-Aided Knowledge group - often referred to… - 04/10/2014

Low-Powered Wearables a Reality with New Ineda Processors
Wearable devices are predicted to become the backbone of the Internet of Things, acting like personal controllers for a world where everyday objects connect to the Internet to increase their convenience and usefulness. However, one of the biggest con… - 04/09/2014

Google Glass Saves Lives in Hospitals
While Google Glass might look like a fun gadget to play around with, it's also saving lives at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, according to a recent report by the Boston Globe. - 04/09/2014

Teens Show Interest in iWatch, Depending on Price
Piper Jaffray, a full-service investment bank and asset management firm based in Minneapolis, MN, conducts an annual Spring Teen Survey to see what is of interest to teenagers. The company is focused on mergers and acquisitions, financial restructuri… - 04/09/2014

Google Glass Announces Glass for Work Program
A new and interesting development is taking shape in the field of Google Glass, and potentially, in the field of wearable tech in general. While on the consumer level, Google Glass is finding quite a bit of resistance, the commercial level is startin… - 04/08/2014

Samsung Scientists Claim Graphene Breakthrough
The wearable technology market is only getting bigger and more popular these days. There is one company after another that is looking to invest in the sector, while others are trying their hardest to nail the next breakthrough. That kind of breakthro… - 04/07/2014

Intel Acquires Basis Science, a Wearable Tech Company
Intel recently acquired Basis Science, a maker of wearable technology whose most popular device is the Basis B1 fitness band. The acquisition of the company has reportedly cost Intel as much as $100 million. - 04/07/2014

Wearable Tech World Week in Review
One of the things that I do is restore antique light fixtures. This means that I deal a lot with electricity and I can say that I've touched two live wires more than once. Apparently though, my mistake was touching the wires with my hands and not my … - 04/05/2014

Wearable Tech is About to Become More Awesome, Thanks to ANT
Wearable technology has been the latest craze to hit the market. People are jumping on the bandwagon before many devices have even passed proper performance tests, just to have the latest piece of technology. If you buy a smartwatch now, for example,… - 04/04/2014

Reports of Google 2.0 Mean Revamping of Many Native, Web Apps for Google
Google has never been one to shy away from change in its processes of making the Web a better place, and though some changes have fallen a bit flat, others have been extremely well-received. Google's set to try it again with the idea of Google 2, an … - 04/04/2014

Fitness Trackers Get Big Reactions...On Both Sides
The devices that can be worn on our persons each day-that wearable technology part of the market-is already starting to draw a lot of strong reactions across both sides of the aisle. Looking at the response to Google Glass alone is a great example: i… - 04/03/2014

Google Glass Seeing Adoption in Travel Industry
In the past, flying was a considered a true luxury, and airlines went out of their way to provide a memorable experience for the passenger. Today that experience can be compared to a ride on a Greyhound bus, unless you're traveling business or first … - 04/03/2014

Microsoft Purchases AR Intellectual Property. But Why?
What does Mark Zuckerberg know that everyone else is missing? The virtual reality market is seeing a lot of interest because the evolution of display and sensor technology is now making it possible to develop "realistic VR" products. - 04/03/2014

Newton Offers Big New Brain for Wearable Devices
Wearable tech is a great idea, but a lot of wearable devices have been a little less than overwhelming. The problem with many devices that we've seen so far is that these devices just don't have much in the way of brain power, instead interacting wit… - 04/02/2014

Bango Belt Turns a Belt Into a Digital Payment Management System
The phrase "tightening one's belt" has been around for quite some time, and usually applies to those looking to save money and spend less, usually in the face of having less money coming in. With the Bango Belt, however, tightening one's belt takes o… - 04/02/2014

Up to 85 Percent of Public Sector Unprepared for Wearable Tech
Wearable devices still sound like something out of a science fiction movie to many people, even though their smartphones house many similar capabilities. As futuristic as a watch that can measure your vital signs while you play games on it sounds, th… - 04/02/2014

Pebble Advising Users Not to Update Smartphone App to v2.1
Wearable tech is only getting more popular, the deeper we go into the 21st century. The industry is getting so popular that bigger tech companies are starting to see wearable tech as a sector that is well worth the investment dollars. That doesn't me… - 04/01/2014

Thinking Cap Can Increase Learning Speed
There is new meaning to the phrase it is time to put on our thinking caps. Vanderbilt University psychologist Geoffrey Woodman, and a graduate student, Robert Reinhart, have shown a way that a mild electric current can increase human learning speed. - 04/01/2014

Wearable Tech World Week in Review
We live in an age of constantly having to be and stay connected. There are so many social media outlets these days, as well as so much content that it is difficult to disconnect yourself. Of course, in order to keep the connection, you need a way to … - 03/29/2014

Wheelings & Dealings: Facebook Embraces Virtual Reality with the Acquisition of Oculus Rift
In Tad Williams' Otherland series, people across the globe connect to a network much different from the one we know. Instead of opening up a laptop and browsing on Firefox or Google Chrome, or using their mobile devices' built in browser, people plug… - 03/27/2014

Wearable Tech Purchases on Tap for Almost Half of America
One of the first questions that most anyone who's thinking about bringing a new product out to market asks is "Will anyone buy it?" It's a necessary question, and one that can really only be answered as an educated guess. But for wearable technology,… - 03/27/2014

Google Glass Drops Its Nerdy Reputation with Ray-Ban and Oakley Styles
Google wants to do to Google Glass what many have done with glasses, and take it out of the world of nerdiness by making it something that even those with a sense of style may enjoy. - 03/27/2014

My Smartwatch Is My Password: Wearable Tech May End the Password
With more on the line than ever before when it comes to systems needing protecting-between online banking and email for both work and personal lives and a host of other systems-having strong passwords has never been so valuable. But no matter how str… - 03/26/2014

Battery Market to Get Eight Figure Boost Over Four Years from Wearable Tech
While the market for wearable technology has become rather self-evident in recent months-with a host of new devices not only making a big splash on places like Kickstarter but also showing up from some of the biggest names in tech like Google-there's… - 03/26/2014

Wheelings & Dealings: Facebook to Own Slice of Virtual Reality Market, Buys Oculus in Nine-figure Deal
Just like that, the virtual reality world of the future was turned upside down as a new deal valued at a hefty $2 billion was revealed between Oculus VR Inc-makers of the Oculus Rift VR system-and Facebook. The deal calls for $400 million in cash, an… - 03/26/2014

Indiana Pacers Launch Google Glass to Enhance In-Game Experience - The Eyes Have It!
If you have been wondering what new frontiers Google Glass is entering, look no further than the National Basketball Association and the Indiana Pacers. In a move to enhance the at-game customer experience during Pacer's home games in Bankers Life Fi… - 03/26/2014

Mark Cuban Invests in Wearable Sports Tech Start-up Catapult Sports
Major enterprises and billionaires agree: Wearable technology is worth investing in. In the case of the former, there are plenty of examples, such as Intel's entry into the wearable tech market earlier this year. As for the latter, the latest example… - 03/24/2014

Runners Go Faster with Glowfaster Smart Jacket
Runners are always looking for the next big thing that will help them shave down their running times, but a recently created smart sports jacket promises to make running faster instinctual. Developed by former United States Marine Simon Weatherall as… - 03/24/2014

Wi-Fi Enabled Clothing Could be Coming Sooner Rather than Later
The increasing importance of mobile and wireless technology has created a need for Internet access in as many places as possible - ideally, everywhere. Soon, this idea could be possible thanks to developers in Belgium and Malaysia working together to… - 03/24/2014

Wearable Tech World Week in Review
Wearable technology makes use of many different technologies. Each of the various technologies can be used in a variety of ways to develop a wide range of devices. One such field is combination sensors. They have taken a prominent position in the MEM… - 03/22/2014

Fitbit Class-action Lawsuit Addresses Issues of Blisters, Rashes
It wasn't so long ago when reports started to emerge about users getting blisters and rashes from wearing the Fitbit fitness tracking bracelet line. Following these reports, however, came a new lawsuit currently pursuing class-action status in the Su… - 03/21/2014

Mobile and Wearable Technology Continue the MEMS Combo Sensor Market Growth
Combination sensors have taken a prominent position at center stage in the MEMS, which stands for microelectromechanical systems, inertial sensor industry. This is due to the fact that electronic devices continue to develop and become increasingly in… - 03/20/2014

LG G Watch May Be Budget Android Wearable the World's Been Waiting for
LG's new Android Wear smartwatch is called the G Watch and that's about all that's known about it. No specs or features were revealed; all we have to go on for now is a picture of the device and a few comments from LG. - 03/20/2014

Stylish Moto 360 Smartwatch Has Consumers 'Tocking'
Smartwatches are considered by many to be the first steps into a world of wearable devices, but previous incarnations of the concept have not reached any notable popularity. For the most part, the devices either need an active (and usually wired) lin… - 03/19/2014

Sony Morpheus Gets Unveiling At GDC Event, Bringing Virtual Reality To PS4
The Morpheus is set to serve as competition to things like the Oculus Rift, and will contain both a head-mounted unit and a processor unit, with the head unit packing in a five inch LCD panel with a 90 degree field of view in 1080p resolution. The sy… - 03/19/2014

Unified Office Total Connect Offers New Power for VoIP Connections
Business continuity is a topic that's reached a whole new importance since the Hurricane Sandy incident showed us that catastrophic weather can strike just about anywhere, and being prepared for such incidents can mean the difference between a busine… - 03/19/2014

Google Drops the Dime on Android Wear, An Android for Wearable Devices
It was just over a week ago when word arose about the possibility of a breed of Android specifically geared toward the wearable device market. Google's own Sundar Pichai took the stage at South by Southwest (SXSW) to bring out the word on a new Andro… - 03/18/2014

PetSmart Becomes First Retailer to Sell Whistle Monitor for Dogs
One of the latest focuses of technology has been to help service pets. There is everything from pet check technology that will send an email every day to let you know the dog is being walked properly to micro chipping which helps an animal hospital d… - 03/17/2014

Let Your Fingers Do Just About Anything with Bluetooth-driven Ring
The Yellow Pages used to be one of the biggest things going in terms of information retrieval; long before there was a Google, the Yellow Pages used to be the source of note for where things were and how to reach said things by phone for all the info… - 03/17/2014

What's Up with Jawbone's UP24?
There's good news and bad news about Jawbone's UP24. After a year of being on the market, Jawbone's UP24 has been updated to sync with Android devices. However, since it doesn't have Bluetooth, it still has to be plugged in to sync with your phone's … - 03/17/2014

BAE Systems and Its Version of Google Glass for Military Application
It seems like every product or service Google introduces is soon applied by other organizations to improve the way they do business. Whether it is Google Fiber, which has hastened the deployment of superfast broadband or self-driving cars, which by t… - 03/17/2014

Wearable Tech World Week in Review
Walt Disney was a man who always looked to the future. Sure, that future was full of weird characters but then whose mind isn't? Although Walt is no longer with us, it appears that his imagination will always be here. - 03/15/2014

Wearable Tech Hits the Runway
Wearable tech has been all the rage lately, with Google Glass kicking off a trend in the technology world spurring all kinds of new devices. But Google Glass is only the tip of the iceberg, with companies making devices like smartwatches and pendants… - 03/13/2014

Google Gears Up for More Wearable Devices
Predicting a surge in the wearable device market, Google appears to be focusing on securing a foothold in the industry through apps and software for the devices. As of right now, the obvious wearable categories exist in the form of smartwatches and f… - 03/12/2014

How M2M and Wearable Technology Will Change the Face of Gaming
Improved Internet stability has gotten both manufacturers and consumers excited for the upcoming "Internet of Things," which will connect everyday devices like stoplights, toasters and even climate control systems to the Internet. This will allow the… - 03/11/2014

Disney Invests $1 Billion in Wearable Tech for Theme Parks
In an effort to make visits to its theme parks a little more magical, Walt Disney World Resorts has invested $1 billion to roll out its MyMagic+ program, which combines wearable tech with crowd control and data collection technology. - 03/11/2014

Emotient's Facial Recognition Tech Scores Big Funding
There's a lot to be said about the face. Not only can it betray our deepest emotions, often subconsciously, but having a way to easily and clearly read those emotions can open up everything from finding a new friend to winning at poker. Emotient, mea… - 03/10/2014

Android to Get Wearable Version Under New Google Plan
Google has a new idea in the very short term: a whole new breed of Android specifically geared toward wearable devices. More specifically, Google plans to release-in a little under two weeks based on the last reports-a new software development kit (S… - 03/10/2014

Google Glass in this San Francisco Bar? No Way
Whether you prefer to quote Andy Warhol and his quip "In the future everybody will be world-famous for fifteen minutes" or George Orwell's "Big brother is watching you," it's hard to argue that we haven't become something of an amalgamation of the tw… - 03/10/2014

GTX Announces Bluetooth SmartSoles
The SmartSoles are made to look and feel like regular insoles and can be placed in almost any shoe. The devices can be trimmed in order to accommodate multiple shoe sizes. Also, the technology that connects to the SmartSole can be adjusted depending … - 03/10/2014

Sony's SmartEyeglass Prototype Has Potential
Sony has really managed to slim down its operations over the last few years, following a pretty rough financial turnout for the 2011 fiscal year. A big part of this has been to refocus on its mobile and gaming divisions while cooling it on less profi… - 03/10/2014

Samsung to Give Wearable Tech Better Input with New AR Keyboard Patent
Only time will tell, of course, if this particular system comes to light, but if it does, it may provide a serious competitive advantage for Samsung's head-mounted display system in the field, and give Google Glass a real run for its money as long as… - 03/10/2014

Wearable Tech World Week in Review
I have wondered why Intel didn't get into the world of mobile technology. I have said in the past that when buying a computer I would only look at a device that had the "Intel Inside" logo. The new CEO has made reference to the fact that mistakes wer… - 03/08/2014

Wheelings & Dealings: Intel's Plans to Acquire Smartwatch Maker Basis Carry On
Reports have emerged suggesting that Intel's plans to get more deeply involved in the wearable device market are about to take on a more tangible form thanks to a rumored new acquisition. While there's no official confirmation on it as yet, the repor… - 03/05/2014

Huawei Takes a Step Towards Revolutionizing Wearable Technology
Technology is always on the move. By the time you get the iPhone 5, the next generation smartphone is already completed and ready to be released in less than a year. With it constantly evolving and changing it's hard to stay on top of the latest tren… - 03/05/2014

Wheelings & Dealings: Intel Acquires Wearable Tech Firm Basis Science
It's been a crazy couple of weeks for Basis Science, the company that created the Basis Health Tracker Watch, but it seems the ride is now over. According to TechCrunch, the company has been purchased by Intel for somewhere in the range of $100 to $1… - 03/05/2014

Utah Public Transit Steps into the Future with New Google Glass App
The State of Utah has put its best foot forward, into the future. The Government-made app OnTime, which commuters can use to track the status of public transport vehicles in real time, has been ported over to Google Glass. Utah currently has a strong… - 03/04/2014

Motorola Announces Smartwatches for Late 2014
Several of today's different companies are hopping on the bandwagon to create wearable mobile devices, which all come in many different forms. Some wearable devices take the same route as Google, and believe that an eyeglass-style wearable with a hea… - 03/04/2014

Japanese Researchers Prototype Revolutionary Wearable Ear Clip PC
At the Hiroshima University in Japan, researchers are testing a revolutionary new wearable computing device that users simply clip onto their ears to use. This device uses cutting-edge technology including a GPS, compass, gyro-sensor, speaker and mic… - 03/03/2014

Google Stops Monthly Glass Updates to Focus on Android KitKat Version
Google Glass enthusiasts and app developers accustomed to regular monthly Glass updates from Google were no doubt surprised to find out that, as of Monday, the latest update had not yet arrived. - 03/03/2014

Theatro Enters Wearable Tech Market with New R&D Facility
Google Glass might be one of the most well known pieces of wearable tech out there but that doesn't mean the solutions being created begin and end with the Internet and technology giant. There are more and more companies jumping into the wearable tec… - 03/03/2014

PayPal May Bring a Payment System to Wearable Technology
PayPal, the online and mobile payment company originally launched (no pun intended) by Space-X and Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk, has never been a company to bypass an opportunity. When more Americans began carrying smartphones and looking for an easier… - 03/03/2014

Wearable Tech a Top Draft Pick for Many Sports Teams
With March now at hand, and March Madness not so far behind it, and the rise of baseball and golf seasons to follow before revolving back around to football again, the idea of what's going on in sports has a lot of people's attention. But sports team… - 03/03/2014

Moov Offers a New Spin on Fitness Trackers: Simulated Coaching
Getting in the habit of exercising-especially for those who haven't commonly done so-is easily one of the hardest parts about trying to be healthier and getting more exercise into a routine. This is a point that Moov, a new fitness tracker, is lookin… - 03/03/2014

Wearable Tech World Week in Review
We all know that it is a very bad idea to text and drive, or trying to make a phone call that requires dialing a number while driving. How does Google Glass fit into this category? We have already seen that certain states have banned its use while dr… - 03/01/2014

tshirtOS: Let Your Clothes Do the Talking
Ballantine's has collaborated with SWITCH EMBASSY to create the tshirtOS, one of the most advanced apparel-focused pieces of wearable tech to date. The tshirtOS is an illuminated blank canvas, on which the wearer can showcase his or her own personal … - 02/27/2014

The Smartwatches Are Coming
If 2014 could be said to be the year of anything (and it's already said to be the year of lots of things), it might be the year that wearable technology breaks out of tight tech-industry circles and into the general public's consciousness. The most o… - 02/27/2014

SpeedUp SmartWatch Revealed at Mobile World Congress 2014
SpeedUp Technology is already famous for the SpeedUp Pad 7.85, one of the lightest and thinnest android tablets in its class. But on Feb. 24, SpeedUp officially announced its first wearable product, the SpeedUp SmartWatch. This presentation was made … - 02/26/2014

Huawei's TalkBand Takes on Smartwatch Flaws with Unique Design
The rumors that Huawei would unveil its first smartwatch at Mobile World Congress were true as the Chinese ICT company has done just that. While the announcement itself was predictable, however, the product itself is anything but. - 02/25/2014

Woman Attacked While Wearing Google Glass Turns Video of Assailants Over to Police
Google Glass, Google's foray into wearable technology in the form of "smart" glasses, hasn't even been widely released yet and it's already generating controversy. Back in October, a California woman received a traffic ticket for wearing Google Glass… - 02/25/2014

Google Brings Out Lobbyists to Help Keep Google Glass on the Road
As is commonly the case with many major new technologies, there's often a bit of controversy that goes in with it. With Google Glass, meanwhile, that seems to be a bit more so than normal, between the camera's presence and the potential safety issues… - 02/25/2014

Google to Launch Smartwatch-friendly OS Soon
There was once a time when Google's unofficial mantra was "don't be evil," but these days it feels like the company has traded that out for "try to take over the world." Not content with merely ruling the mobile market in terms of device share, the c… - 02/24/2014

Google and LG Set to Enter Smartwatch Stakes in June
Google's smartwatch is an idea that's been around for some time now, and many have wondered just when the company would actually roll out such a system. But new reports have emerged to suggest that the days of waiting may be numbered, and not only wi… - 02/24/2014

Spain's CaixaBank Lets Users Wear Accounts on Sleeves with Smartwatch, Google Glass Apps
Wearable technology is very much on the rise these days, and with more people taking an interest in wearing devices, so too comes increased interest on the part of app makers and those who have apps involved in everyday business. One perhaps unusual … - 02/24/2014

Sony Readies SmartBand Fitness Tracker for a March Start
The days are getting longer throughout the Northern Hemisphere and as such, many are looking to get back outside again. Running, biking, walking, hiking; whatever the "-ing" of the moment, it's being anticipated. To that end, Sony is looking to get i… - 02/24/2014

Flyfit Out to Offer Unique Prospect in Fitness Tracking Field
When even the folks behind the Flyfit fitness tracking band-currently well on its way to beating its goal on Kickstarter ahead of the March 25 deadline-acknowledge that the market for fitness tracking systems is already stuffed with competitors, it's… - 02/24/2014

The 'Smartphone Skirt' Redefines Wearable Tech
Fashion met technology with a twist last week at the London Fashion Show, when the world's first interactive skirt was introduced through a three-way partnership between technology company Nokia, fashion designers Fyodor Golan and creative design hou… - 02/24/2014

Wearable Tech World Week in Review
It is interesting the effect that wearable technology has. We know Garmin as the company that makes GPS devices that sit on your dashboard and help you accomplish your driving tasks. In fact, I know people who take it with them when they get out of t… - 02/22/2014

Broadcom's New SoC Improves Wearable Device Location Capabilities
No one can dispute that Broadcom has made a name for itself for its telecommunications processors and SoC (system on a chip) offerings, but so far most of its focus has been on M2M and mobile offerings. In fact, it has excelled in these areas and was… - 02/20/2014

FitLinxx Illustrates Continuing Promise of Wearable Technology, Wellness Applications
FitLinxx illustrates how the wellness and healthcare markets are among those which will likely see growth in wearable technology. In addition, the company's technology may increasingly find its way into businesses to improve employee health. The grow… - 02/20/2014

New HTC Smartwatch Info Leaks
It's been a big week for Taiwanese tech manufacturer HTC. Shortly after the company released an official reveal date, March 25, for its new flagship smartphone, details of its long-rumored smartwatch have surfaced. Currently just a prototype, the dev… - 02/20/2014

Garmin's Huge Q4 Profits Boosted by Wearable Tech
We know Garmin as the company that develops consumer, aviation and marine technologies for the Global Positioning System (GPS). This week the company reported very strong fourth quarter 2013 earnings results. In fact, its profits took a 27 percent le… - 02/20/2014

Hipcricket Bets on Mobile Marketing for Wearable Devices
The budding wearable tech market is beginning to bloom, and mobile engagement company Hipcricket is positioning itself to be in the right place at the right time with its mobile marketing platform. - 02/19/2014

Are 'Talking' Wearable Health Devices and Apps a Little too Motherly?
If the analysts are to be believed, we can't get enough of medical apps on our personal devices, and love them so much that we'll eventually want to wear them on our bodies. Small apps on our iPhones are turning into wrist bands or other devices that… - 02/19/2014

Health-driven Sensors and Gesture Controls Mark Apple's New Headset Patent
Apple patents are often fun to watch, and though a great deal of said patents don't see the light of day as far as product development goes, it's still worth seeing just what the company's come up with, and where it may be going in the future. One of… - 02/19/2014

Fujitsu Plans to Launch Glove Device with Gesture-based Input
Combining smart technology and a wearable device, Fujitsu Laboratories has introduced its plans to manufacture a glove device that combines an NFC tag reader with gesture-input functionality. The device is designed for maintenance and other on-site o… - 02/19/2014

Avoid Being 'A Glasshole': Google Offers Etiquette Tips On Google Glass
While Google Glass is offering some shocking new potential in terms of just about everything from finding our way around town to finding out more about what's in the town in question, there are those out there with some...concerns...about the use of … - 02/19/2014

Plantronics Introduces Mobile-friendly Features for Microsoft Lync
Plantronics has introduced new applications that could change the way workers use Microsoft Lync, particularly those on the go. Being that the company is a pioneer in wearable technology and audio communications, it's no surprise that its latest brea… - 02/19/2014

Cuff Out to Bring Technology to Women's Fashion
The jewelry market is huge, and plenty have recently had a brush with said market thanks to the recently-concluded Valentine's Day proceedings. But there are some out there who are looking at jewelry and wondering why it doesn't have more of a utilit… - 02/18/2014

Not Mr. Magoo's Glasses
The world around Mr. Magoo is definitely exciting when he finds himself in one situation to the next due to his refusal to wear glasses. Virgin Atlantic is hoping for an opposite effect with the Google glass. - 02/18/2014

Wearable Tech World Week in Review
In the past we have seen some wonderful wearable technology designed to make new parents' lives a little easier. By that I mean that there are wearable and mobile devices that monitor a baby's movements and make first time parents feel a little more … - 02/15/2014

2014 to Be a Big Year for Smart Bands
When it comes to wearable technology, there are quite a few different models making up the field. Between the smart glasses like Google Glass and the assorted pieces of impressive clothing with a technological bent like Mack Weldon's Silver line, the… - 02/13/2014

Huawei Set to Bring First Smartwatch to Mobile World Congress Event
The Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2014 event is easily one of the biggest events in mobile technology worldwide.Making an appearance at said show, meanwhile, is something of a major development for Huawei: its first-ever smartwatch, which will be shown… - 02/12/2014

Ringblingz Debuts During Fashion Week with U.S. Teens as the Likely Market
New York's fashion week is now in full swing with Ringblingz, a wearable tech product debuted during the closely-watched show. - 02/10/2014

Wearable Tech for Babies: The Smart Onesie
Parents with little ones can worry a bit less when it comes to sleep time. Wearable technology has reached the crib, thanks to Mimo whose connected "onesie" monitors baby movement, respiration and skin temperature and then sends that info to a smartp… - 02/10/2014

Wearable Tech World Week in Review
We may not have personal jetpacks, although it goes without saying, how cool would that be? We are slowing getting the "house of the future" that almost takes care of itself as well as a few other things that used to be called science fiction. - 02/08/2014

Wearer of Bionic Hand Can Feel What Is In It with Lifehand 2
Occasionally, I watch the Six Million Dollar Man on TV. Mostly it is to see how funny it is. Fast forward 30 or 40 years into the future and we have the Argus II bionic eye. There have been various prosthetics over the years. Mostly they have very li… - 02/07/2014

Adidas Sues Under Armour for Wearable Technology Patent Infringement
Health and fitness wearable technology has boomed over the last few months. This year, CES expanded that section of the event by 30 percent, and the market for fitness technology is expected to grow nearly 25 percent in 2014. Some of the major player… - 02/07/2014

GoPro Offers New HERO3+ in Time for Winter Olympic Games
With the winter Olympic Games underway this week in Russia, there will no doubt be renewed interest in capturing all of the excitement when taking part in high-action winter sports. It is timely then that GoPro has released a new version of its camer… - 02/06/2014

NYPD to Begin Beta Testing of Google Glass
While high tech cops may seem like an idea reserved for the silver screen and science fiction, it may become a reality sooner than we thought. The New York City Police Department has reportedly received several pairs of Google Glass for beta testing.… - 02/06/2014

Why the Technology Sector Should Be Excited About Fashion Week
Fashion Week is here, and it's not just for swag, fashion writers and designer hopefuls. The technology sector might want to keep an eye on this year's catwalk, specifically Diane von Furstenberg, whose models last year wore Google Glass in conjuncti… - 02/06/2014

Valentine's Day Gift Jewelry May Get Smarter with Samsung Galaxy Gear
The middle of February often proves a special time for many: whether it's special because it's a welcome and enjoyed time of the year, special because it's a frantic rush to celebrate it properly, or special because it's a great time to get behind a … - 02/05/2014

Apple Furthers iWatch Rumors with New Hire of Sleep Researcher
If Apple does, indeed, have a rumored wearable technology product in the making (it's being called the "iWatch" by the press), what might we expect from it? While it seems a safe guess that it will facilitate communications, it's also a safe bet that… - 02/05/2014

The Fin Transmitter Turns a User's Palm Into a Control Interface
Combining technology and the palm of a user's hand isn't exactly new. Some of the biggest concerns about technology like the phablet-the phone / tablet hybrid-were focused on whether or not such a device would fit into the palm of a user's hand comfo… - 02/04/2014

In-vehicle Wearable Technology Integration with New Autos Will Scale to Over 90 Percent Global Penetration by 2019
It is certainly a compelling story when you hear that a certain technology, whatever it may be, will achieve a 90 percent penetration rate. In fact, as statistics go, that is hugely compelling. Now that we've gotten beyond the 90 percent there is a q… - 02/04/2014

Emotiv Claims Its Brainwave Scanner Allows People to Control Wheelchairs with Their Minds
Neuro-technology and brainwave scanning device maker Emotiv is looking for a few good minds. The company is one of a small handful of vendors that focus on brainwave scanning software and hardware. Others include established vendor NeuroSky and start… - 02/03/2014

$2.6 Billion GPS Fitness Device Market Losing Market Share to Smart Mobile Devices and Wearable Technology Products
The long time players in the GPS and location services market - in particular Garmin, TomTom and Magellen - have also provided over the last several years a variety of devices and GPS-enabled watches that rely on GPS to provide such things as mapping… - 02/03/2014

Glyph Makes Movie Theater Power Portable, But at No Small Price
The home theater has represented a fundamental challenge to the actual theater for the last several years now. With ticket prices at the actual theater climbing, and home theater hardware prices on the pronounced decline, it's getting tougher to just… - 02/03/2014

Wheelings & Dealings: Speaktoit Secures Funding from Intel Capital, Alpine Fund
Speaktoit, a startup focused on building virtual assistant apps, has announced that it has secured funding from Intel Capital and Alpine Fund. - 02/03/2014

NTT and Toray Industries Collaborate in Smart Clothing Technology
The word smart is being attached to virtually every product that is being manufactured today. No matter how simple you think a product is, it is only a matter of time before a smart version of the daft predecessor is introduced. The next item to have… - 02/03/2014

Wearable Tech World Week in Review
Almost a year ago we talked about something that brought science fiction to the real world. We covered the bionic eye. Now we're not talking about the Six Million Dollar Man here, but we are talking about an absolutely amazing device. - 02/01/2014

Mack Weldon Takes Silver to New Lengths With X-Static XT2 Technology
Silver is more than just a precious metal. It's got industrial applications on several fronts, and shows up in many common everyday devices. But silver has properties that extend back thousands of years, including certain anti-microbial properties wh… - 01/31/2014

Smartphone on Your Sleeve: Fujitsu Combines Wearable and Smartphone Divisions
The internal movements of businesses can be exciting, dangerous things. A refocused division here, a new strategy there, and pretty soon things can be generated that spell a company's doom, downfall, or even ultimate success. Fujitsu just made a new … - 01/30/2014

Rewriting Mobile Application Engagement in 2014
The mobile industry can barely keep up with itself. Enterprises are still expanding their mobile strategies, brands are redefining how they interact with customers, and technology advances bring more uses for mobile every day. For example, we're alre… - 01/30/2014

XcelMobility Launches Cloud-connected Smartwatch
XcelMobility has announced the launch of its Companion Solution, a smartwatch that the company says is the first to offer an "always-on" cloud connection. - 01/30/2014

Life-Changing Wearable Tech: Argus II Retinal Prosthesis Finally Brings Light of Day to Patients
Back in March of 2013, we first covered Second Sight's Argus II Bionic Eye, which we referred to then as wearable technology of the third kind - a wearable tech platform with the ability to deliver serious medical benefits and truly life-altering pos… - 01/30/2014

Google Glass Goes Prescription with New Lens Styles
Google Glass' availability has been expanding fairly rapidly in recent days, with more people able to get in on the programs that allow users to wear the smart glasses. But for people with less intelligent glasses, the idea of using Google Glass can … - 01/29/2014

Kenyan Brothers Start Wearable Tech Company to Lower Motorcycle Accident Rate in Africa
Wearable technology can be used for many different purposes. Now, there is a startup in Kenya that wants to address the number of deadly motorcycle accidents with wearable tech. - 01/29/2014

Latest Agreement Continues Momentum for Intrinsyc's Open-Q 8074 System on Module Line for a Wearable Display Device
Intrinsyc Software International, Inc. has been quite busy lately. The product development company that provides hardware, software and service solutions recently entered into a development and production agreement with Myth Innovations, Inc. - 01/29/2014

Groundbreaking MiWorld Portable Computing System Powered by Intrinsyc's Open-Q 8074 System
Myth Innovations is a company that is going into its 14th year in business. It is a consulting group that designs and delivers advanced technology applications. According to Myth Innovations, innovation and invention are the cornerstones of its past … - 01/29/2014

Wearable Tech Providing Better Monitoring for Autistic Children
When fourteen-year-old Avonte Oquendo disappeared from his New York City school last fall his family lived through every parent's worst nightmare. It was months before his remains were found, and the family is still grappling with unanswered question… - 01/28/2014

Wearable Tech World Week in Review
There was a time when the name Intel was constantly on the tip of people's tongue. Well, mostly geeky people, but I spent a lot of time there! Because of the proliferation of smartphones and tablets along with all the mobile apps, people are using th… - 01/25/2014

Industrial and Public Safety Applications Abound for Google Glass
In an enterprise environment, it's easy to believe that the functionality of Google Glass, the search engine giant's forthcoming wearable technology device, will be limited to email, navigation and social media interaction. For the 10,000 people curr… - 01/22/2014

Federal Agents Question Google Glass Wearing Patron at AMC Movie Theater
If there's one thing most of us can agree on, it is the ability of criminals to think outside the box whenever a new technology is introduced. No matter how benign the product is, they will manage to find a nefarious application that will victimize i… - 01/22/2014

Cadbury Presents its New Chocolate-activated Coat into the Wearable Tech Market
The wearable tech market has been one of the fastest growing in the past years. Many industries are consequently producing and marketing several gadgets to be used with computing consumer electronics and wireless communication devices. For research f… - 01/22/2014

Severe Skin Irritation Strikes Some Fitbit Force Wearers
With progress sometimes come a few setbacks. It is possible that Fitbit is experiencing one such problem now. Sometime around the middle of December, a few people who had been wearing the Fitbit Force activity tracker began to notice a red spot appea… - 01/22/2014

Sensogram Technologies Wearable Devices to Focus on Fitness, Healthcare
While Google Glass and smartwatches boast a lot of flash, the bulk of the wearable technology space is still focused around fitness applications and, to a lesser extent, healthcare. This seems to be a fact that biosensor company Sensogram Technologie… - 01/22/2014

Google's Contact Lens for Diabetes - a Lesson in Real Wearable Tech Revenue Generation
The other day we came across a very interesting analysis of Google's recently announced plans to create a contact lens that would be able to deliver minute by minute hands-off measurements of glucose levels in diabetes patients. A key thing to unders… - 01/21/2014

Solar-powered Wearables Under Development
There's been a lot of talk of new wearable computer technology just over the horizon, because chips are getting smaller and more powerful. However, even with cloud computing handling most of the brainpower of wearable devices, they still need a sourc… - 01/21/2014

Losing 5,000 Intel Jobs - Blame Mobility and Wearable Technology
The story from Intel today - in particular the part of the story that notes Intel will shed 5,000 jobs in 2014, is one that encompasses past, present and future. For those of us living in the moment it certainly will not be a happy moment to either l… - 01/20/2014

Google Glass Makes its NBA Debut with the Sacramento Kings
It's easy to imagine that this first-person Google Glass footage will be a success among sports fans looking for more involved interaction with games. That said, it's not up to the fans if this takes off. Despite its relatively small, lightweight bui… - 01/20/2014

Wearable Tech World Week in Review
It is interesting, but really should be no surprise, that one of the phrases being said over and over at CES 2014 was "wearable technology." A recent report release by Deloitte shows that wearable tech is definitely moving to the foreground. - 01/18/2014

Wearable Tech Evolves Before Our Eyes
Among the featured speakers at the December Wearable Tech Expo was Philippe Khan. - 01/17/2014

Cecilia Abadie - the First Person Ever Cited for Driving While Wearing Google Glass - Has Her Day in Traffic Court
Let's start off by saying that we really like Cecilia Abadie. In fact, we now think of her as a friend. Cecilia is the very smart and delightful CTO of Byte an Atom, a Google Glass shop dedicated to building the world's best Glass-based Sports and Fi… - 01/16/2014

Is Wearable Tech the Future of Banking?
Imagine yourself going shopping while wearing a Google Glass device. You see a new gadget that you want, but you aren't sure whether or not your bank balance will cover it. - 01/16/2014

Intel Getting into the Wearable Tech Market as an Investor
It seems that wearable tech has staked its claim as being the tech of 2014 early on. One company after another has announced that it will be making a foray into the market. That market is already heavily saturated with plenty of wearable tech, such a… - 01/16/2014

Kopin Augmented Reality to Make Several Platforms Smarter in 2014
Though shooting a rifle-particularly one that's high-powered-may seem like an easy task, there's a lot more to it than the surface concept would suggest, especially when it comes to successfully hitting a target. - 01/16/2014

From Wigs to Watches, Wearable Tech Will Have Big Impact on Corporate Networks
There's been a lot of growth in the wearable technology field in the last several months, and not only are we seeing new devices come out, we're seeing more people take advantage of these new devices. While fitness trackers are still the biggest slic… - 01/15/2014

Wearable Technology Market Will Ship at Least 10 Million Units in 2014, 100+ Million by 2020
Deloitte has released an interesting set of predictions for 2014, and first and foremost among them is some very good news indeed for the overall wearable technology market. - 01/15/2014

XOEye Technologies Unveils Person POV Sharing Eyewear and Software Stack
XOEye Technologies specializes in the design and manufacturing of industrial-grade HD recording and streaming eyewear for frontline employees in manufacturing, industrial and other sectors. - 01/13/2014

Smartwatches Are Hot, So Should We Be Surprised Use of Smartwatches is Only at 1 Percent?
According to a study released today by TNS, a global research consultancy that is owned by Kantar, one of the world's largest information and consultancy groups, smartwatches and most other wearable technology gadgets are a lot better known than they… - 01/13/2014

Wearable Tech World Week in Review
This has been a very busy week with respect to wearable technology. I suspect that the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) might have a lot to do with that. A lot of new or improved products and devices were on hand in Las Vegas this week. - 01/11/2014

Quality Audio Meets Wearable Technology with ComHear
Wearable technology is one of the hottest topics in the tech industry and at CES this week in Las Vegas, but wearable tech isn't limited to the newest smart watches, fitness trackers or UV light detectors. - 01/10/2014

Razer's Nabu - A Fabulous New Hybrid Smartwatch and Activity Tracker Shows Up at CES 2014
The other day we took a look at what Sony has up its sleeves on the wearable tech front. In noting Sony's SmartWatch 2 and new SmartBand products we wistfully noted that we would like to get our hands on a combined activity tracker and smartwatch. We… - 01/08/2014

Wearable Wellness: It's a Dog's Life
As anyone who is following both the incredibly dynamic wearable tech space knows, all things wearable have taken center stage at the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. And, while most of the items being trumpeted at CES have to deal… - 01/08/2014

Aware of Wearables: 52 Percent of NPD Group Study Familiar With Wearable Tech
Some have wondered if wearable tech can really catch on outside of certain fields within the class. Sure, fitness technology is a huge potential gain for wearable tech, and there's quite a bit more room in the field for some business applications. Bu… - 01/08/2014

Vuzix Partners with Nuance to Enhance M100 Smart Glasses with Voice Recognition
Well, the good folks at Vuzix and Nuance have joined up to deliver voice recognition capability to the very cool Vuzix M100 smart glasses. This is an excellent move and one that was, in fact, needed in our opinion. And for doing so there is hardly a … - 01/08/2014

Move Over Google, Epson Unveils Moverio Wearable Display Glasses
Google Glass may have just found itself a new competitor, and this one's compatible with Android. The Moverio BT-100 has been in development for a few years, but Epson is ready to unleash its successor: the Moverio BT-200. - 01/08/2014

Fashion Finally Meets Function with Netatmo's June Wearable Device
Netatmo, a company that provides technology solutions enabling users to track the environments around them, announced this week the release of June, a wearable device geared toward women that tracks UV and sun exposure. - 01/08/2014

Movea Technology Powers Growth of Wearable Tech, Contextual Computing
Imagine you live near a local train station; about a 20-minute walk. One morning, you're about to leave and catch your train but lost keys turn into a lost phone and, before you know it, you're crunching for time. As you start walking faster (or mayb… - 01/08/2014

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