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Wearable Computing to Grow Quickly in the Years Ahead

Wearable Computing to Grow Quickly in the Years Ahead

By Sean Patterson April 10, 2014

For almost one year now wearable computing has been the tech segment to watch. Though Apple’s rumored iWatch has not yet made an appearance both tech companies and apparel companies have found success with wrist-mounted computing devices. As head-worn gadgets …

The Future of Wearable Electronics Predicted The Future of Wearable Electronics Predicted

For almost one year now, tech companies and clothing companies alike have been debuting their new smart watches or wristbands. These companies are betting on wrist-wear as the next big growth market in tech. At the same time, industry watchers …

Wearable Devices Reportedly Delayed by Poor Yields Wearable Devices Reportedly Delayed by Poor Yields

The long-rumored “iWatch” from Apple failed to make its debut last year, despite reports early in the year that Apple was working hard to get it out by the end of 2013. Samsung, on the other hand, managed to release …

Smart Band Shipments Up Fivefold in Past Six Months Smart Band Shipments Up Fivefold in Past Six Months

The wearable computing device market is still very much in its infancy. Markets for products such as smart glasses has still yet to take off. This year the smart watch category did finally take off, however, and companies like Samsung …

Wearable Fitness Device Market Set For Huge Growth Wearable Fitness Device Market Set For Huge Growth

Though tech manufacturers are beginning to enter the promising wearable device market, clothing manufacturers are beginning to enter that same market from the other direction. If current trends are anything to go by, athletic clothing companies could lead the way …

Wearable Device Shipments to Hit 130 Million by 2018 Wearable Device Shipments to Hit 130 Million by 2018
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With Samsung’s Galaxy Gear smart watch selling relatively well, it appears that the wearable device market might actually be the big tech segment that manufacturers are hoping for. If so, the competition will be fierce, with clothing manufacturers hoping to …

Nike to Release New Smart Watch in 2014 Nike to Release New Smart Watch in 2014

With sales of Samsung’s Galaxy Gear now surprisingly good, it appears that the smart watch segment just might be the growth market tech manufacturers have been hoping for. Though Samsung and Sony are now the leaders in the high end …

Developers Now Eyeing the Wearable Device Market Developers Now Eyeing the Wearable Device Market

With smartphones now dominating mobile phone sales worldwide, manufacturers are looking past tablets toward the next untapped device market. Judging by the success of the poorly-reviewed Samsung Galaxy Gear, the next big market is shaping up to be wearable devices. …

Smart Watches Not a Hot Holiday Item, Says Analyst Smart Watches Not a Hot Holiday Item, Says Analyst

Earlier this week Samsung revealed that it has sold over 800,000 Galaxy Gear smart watches since the device launched in September. This far outpaces analyst expectations for the Gear and gives hope to manufacturers that are looking toward wearable tech …

Samsung Has Sold 800,000 Galaxy Gears Samsung Has Sold 800,000 Galaxy Gears

Back in September Samsung announced its first smart watch, the Galaxy Gear. The watch was poorly received in the tech press, with reviewers criticizing the device for its lack of features. Another sticking point with the device is that it …

Smart Glasses Market to Hit 10M Shipments by 2018 Smart Glasses Market to Hit 10M Shipments by 2018

With Google preparing to launch a consumer version of Google Glass sometime next year and Samsung already working on a competing device, the computing eyewear industry is about to either take off or flop in a big way. This week, …

Microsoft Reportedly Testing Glass-Type Eyewear Microsoft Reportedly Testing Glass-Type Eyewear

Smart watches have already begun to appear, and it doesn’t seem that consumers are as excited for the devices as manufacturers had expected. Already, though, the tech industry is preparing to follow Google into the next unproven gadget market. The …

Samsung Working on a Google Glass Competitor [RUMOR] Samsung Working on a Google Glass Competitor [RUMOR]

For over one year now, Google has been hyping up its Google Glass project, a wearable computer with a tiny display that hovers over a user’s right eye. Now, with the presumed release of the device less than one year …

Wearable Device Market to Hit $6 Billion in 5 Years Wearable Device Market to Hit $6 Billion in 5 Years

With consumers now highly interested in wearable devices and the smart watch industry set to skyrocket in the coming years, analysts are now predicting that wearable computing could be the next big tech segment. Market research firm ABI Research today …

PC Vendors Jump Headfirst Into Wearable Computing PC Vendors Jump Headfirst Into Wearable Computing

The PC market is on the decline, that much is clear. After a disappointing holiday season, sales of desktop PCs and notebooks have continued to decline throughout 2013. Now, with PC manufacturers staring down the barrel of obsolescence, many of …

Google Invests in Micro-Display Company Himax Google Invests in Micro-Display Company Himax

Himax Display (HDI) this week announced that Google has agreed to purchase a portion of its company. HDI is a Taiwanese manufacturer of micro-display (liquid crystal on silicon) technology. Under the terms of the agreement, Google will acquire 6.3% of …

The Next Step In Wearable Computers The Next Step In Wearable Computers

I absolutely love those digital t-shirts that stores like ThinkGeek sell. It’s awesome to see a shirt lighting up to display messages or play music. Unfortunately, we have no control over what the t-shirt displays or does. If a certain …