Change is coming to ‘stagnant’ wearables market as heart rate sensors claim accurate monitoring

Today’s continuous monitoring tech is shifting the consumer mindset away from a reactive monitoring approach to a proactive one. And this is having a dramatic effect on the market for wearable technologies, as Jeremy Cowan reports. 

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Up to 70% of global population will be mobile users, says 10th annual Cisco VNI mobile forecast

Since 2000, when the first camera phone was introduced, the number of mobile users has quintupled. By 2020, there will be 5.5 billion mobile users, representing 70% of the global population, according to the release of the Cisco Visual Networking Index™ (VNI) Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast (2015 to 2020).

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AR and wearable tech is a marriage made for the enterprise, says Beecham Research

While much of the hype around augmented reality (AR) and wearable devices has been focused on consumer technology, a new report from Beecham Research suggests that it will be business applications that drive growth over the next five years.

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Fashion disaster: What the launch of Apple Watch could mean for the health of your network

(Blog): Alessandro Porro, vice president of International Sales at Ipswitch, comments on what businesses should do to prepare the network for the much anticipated launch of the Apple Watch and other wearable technology launches this year.

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Fitness devices to dominate the wearables market until 2018, with over 70m devices in-use

A new report by Juniper Research has found that fitness wearables in-use will almost treble by 2018, compared to an estimated 19 million in-use devices this year. Juniper expects fitness to remain the dominant wearables segment until that time, driven by intuitive use cases and lower retail prices. However, the broader appeal of smart watches

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The next phase of the Internet of Things, part 1

Michael Barkway from TTP looks at the current state of play for the IoT without the hype and takes a look into the future.

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Adoption of wearable devices is accelerated with smaller, low power GNSS modules from CSR and OriginGPS

Cambridge, UK; San Jose, California, USA; and Jerusalem, Israel – To accelerate market adoption of location technologies in wearable devices and cameras, CSR plc and OriginGPS have announced a series of high-performance GNSS modules using CSR’s SiRFstarIV™ and SiRFstarV™ product lines.

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Smart wearable band shipments grow by more than 500% in second half of 2013

Shanghai, China, Palo Alto, USA, Singapore and Reading, UK – Worldwide shipments of smart wearable bands are on the rise. Just over 200,000 smart wearable bands were shipped in the first half of 2013, but this figure is set to grow by well over 500% in the second half of the year, according to industry analyst

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mHealth and wearable devices add to component maker’s M2M opportunities

Analogue component manufacturer, Maxim Integrated is finding new machine-to-machine communication (M2M) opportunities in the wireless health, security and mobile payments markets, as Steve Rogerson reports.

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Aeris helps GTX Corp power a new era of personal location services and wearable technology

Santa Clara, California, USA – Aeris Communications, the Made for Machines™ technology and service provider, has announced its M2M GSM programme with GTX Corp, a pioneer in wearable technology and a leader in two-way GPS real-time personal location based services. GTX and Aeris are working collaboratively to provide exceptional service to the GTX end users

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Shipments of wearable technology devices will reach 64 million in 2017, says Berg Insight

Gothenburg, Sweden: According to a new research report from the analyst firm Berg Insight, sales of smart glasses, smart watches and wearable fitness trackers reached 8.3 million units worldwide in 2012, up from 3.1 million devices in the previous year. Growing at a rate of 50.6%, total shipments of wearable technology devices are expected to

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How does M2M fit into healthcare reform?

(Blog) — If I were to make a list of wireless companies, would the healthcare industry come to mind, asks John Horn (pictured), president of RACO Wireless? If not, it should. Now more than ever, big players in the M2M space are beginning to recognise healthcare as one of the vertical markets with the greatest

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Filip Technologies receives government certification for wearable communications device

New York, USA – Filip Technologies™ has announced that its debut product, Filip™, has become the first wearable device with full mobile voice capability to receive Federal Communications Commission (FCC) certification. Filip is a smart locator and phone for kids, worn on the wrist, that keeps parents and kids in touch at the push of

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Smart glasses and other wearable devices to be worth over $1.5bn by 2014, finds Juniper

A new report from Juniper Research has valued the next-gen wearable devices market, including smart glasses, to be worth more than $1.5 billion by 2014,

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