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.
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).
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.
(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.
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 will mean that they will be used more [...]
Michael Barkway from TTP looks at the current state of play for the IoT without the hype and takes a look into the future.
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.
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 firm Canalys.
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.
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 and business customers using the [...]
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