All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Wearable Technology’

Apple Watch Unveiled (It’s Not Called iWatch)

After unveiling two new iPhone models – the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus – and a new payment solution called Apple Pay, Apple finally unveiled its long-rumored smartwatch. No, it’s not called the iWatch. It’s called the Apple Watch, and there are two sizes for that too. I bet you didn’t see that curveball coming. The devices look vaguely …

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Google Gives Android Wear Developers An Update For Paid Apps

Google gave developers an update on paid apps for Android Wear, its recently launched wearable device platform. It has a workaround that enables paid apps, and others that use Google Play’s forward-lock mechanism. Google notes that the assets/directory of those apps, which contains the wearable APK, can’t be extracted or ready by the wearable installer. The workaround, it says, is …

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Wearable Tech Gets Its Own Amazon Store

Amazon has decided to organize all of the wearable technology offered on its marketplace into one convenient location–a new Wearable Tech store. “Wearable technology is an exciting category with rapid innovation and our customers are increasingly coming to Amazon to shop and learn about these devices,” said John Nemeth, Director of Wireless and Mobile Electronics at Amazon. “We’re thrilled to …

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Android Wear: Google Unveils Smartwatch Platform

Google-based smartwatches have been rumored for quite some time, and today, the company finally revealed it its platform for such wearables: Android Wear. Android Wear is described as a project that extends Android to “wearables,” and they’re just starting with watches. The company is already working with Samsung, Asus, HTC, LG, and Motorola as well as chip makers Broadcom, Imagination, …

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Health Products Top the Wearable Computing Market So Far

There’s plenty of excitement in the tech industry surrounding the coming wave of wearable computing products. Already Samsung has seen limited success with its Galaxy Gear smart watch and fitness bands from companies such as Fitbit and Nike are now taking off as well. While tech companies rush to carve out a place in consumer tech, however, the medical industry …

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90 Million Wearable Devices to Ship This Year

This year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) was full of new wearable computing products from a wide variety of tech companies. It’s clear that those companies are banking on devices such as smart watches as being the next big growth segment for the tech industry, and they may not be entirely wrong. Market research firm ABI Research today released a report …

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The Future of Wearable Electronics Predicted in White Paper

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 and analysts are looking for smart watches to be the vanguard of a coming wearable electronics revolution that will change …

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Wearable Devices Reportedly Delayed by Manufacturing Difficulties

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 its Galaxy Gear smart watch, which turned out to be a mild success despite its lack of features. Now a …

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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 in the next few years with wearable devices and apps designed around fitness. The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) this week …

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Wearable Device Shipments to Hit 130 Million by 2018

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 stake a claim on the market as well. Already athletic clothing companies such as Nike and Adidas are marketing wearable …

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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. Market research firm Strategy Analytics predicted that the global wearable device market will hit 125 million units sold by the …

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Here’s A Look At The Next Version Of Google Glass

As you may know, Google announced this week that it is giving Glass Explorers a new version of the Google Glass hardware, which the company will swap out for those it has already sold people. That’s coming later this year. “This hardware update will allow your Glass to work with future lines of shades and prescription frames, and we’ll also …

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