Wearable Technology News

Wearable technology is a part of the technology industry that is still dominated by early adopters. But advances are being made and companies are starting to come up with products that consumers will want or need. That makes it an exciting industry to following, so we at Wiser created the wearable technology news email. Wearable technology covers any device that you can wear, either as clothing or as an accessory. Typically those devices can connect to the internet for greater functionality. The fitness sector is where wearable technology has seen the greatest growth among consumers, with devices that measure things like heart rate and the number of steps that a person takes. But exciting things are also being done in other fields that will advance the technology even further. This includes in the military and the health sectors, which are both developing wearable technology that can monitor the health and condition of the wearer. To get the latest wearable technology news and information delivered direct to you inbox, sign up for our tailored email digest. It is the best way to stay up-to-date.

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Inc. • Matt Weinberger
San Diego International Airport Pilots Samsung Gear S2/S3 Smartwatches, Samsung SDS EMM for Wearables and Total Communicator Solutions’s Spark Compass to Manage Select Airport Infrastructure to Improve the Passenger Experience
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Why Amazon and Intel are betting big on a startup that could succeed where Microsoft's Kinect failed
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Business Insider • Matt Weinberger
Fitbit Paid $38 Million for Its 2 Smartwatch Acquisitions
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New technologies are improving workers compensation programs in everything from communications and training to health care delivery and claims, according to experts. Tom Ryan, market research leader for Marsh’s Workers Compensation Center of Excellence, speaking during a recent Marsh broadcast, identified several...
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Enterprise Resource Planning Software, Smartphones
Mobile logistics technology takes long route to consumer-grade devices
TechTargetWhatis.Com
From smartphones to tablets to wearables to Uber-type apps, personal mobile logistics technology is having an impact on the movement of goods in the supply chain -- albeit slowly. Logistics was one of the first areas, if not the first, in business...
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Wearable Technology
Artificial intelligence 'will save wearables'!
The RegisterAndrew Orlowski
Can you hearable me? When a technology hype flops, do you think the industry can use it as a learning experience? A time of self-examination? An opportunity to pause and reflect on making the next consumer or business tech hype a bit...
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Canada's Hottest Startup Is Backed by Amazon and Intel
Inc.Matt Weinberger
This image is hidden. Clickto adjust visibility. AddImage Thalmic Labs, the startup behind the Myo muscle-sensing armband, which lets you control a computer with a wave, came into 2017 in a big way. In the last few months of 2016, the Y...
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Mobile Phones, Wearable Technology
San Diego International Airport Pilots Samsung Gear S2/S3 Smartwatches, Samsung SDS EMM for Wearables and Total Communicator Solutions’s Spark Compass to Manage Select Airport Infrastructure to Improve the Passenger Experience
BusinessWire
RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Samsung SDS America (SDSA) and Total Communicator Solutions, Inc. (TCS), a leader in contextually intelligent communication platforms, IoT communications, and application development, announced today that they’ve advanced their partnership with San Diego International Airport (SAN) to help airport IT...
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Why Amazon and Intel are betting big on a startup that could succeed where Microsoft's Kinect failed
businessinsider.com.auMatt Weinberger
Thalmic Labs, the startup behind the Myo muscle-sensing armband, which lets you control a computer with a wave, came into 2017 in a big way. In the last few months of 2016, the Y Combinator-backed company made a bunch of big moves,...
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Why Amazon and Intel are betting big on a startup that could succeed where Microsoft's Kinect failed (AMZN, INTC)
Business InsiderMatt Weinberger
Thalmic Labs, the startup behind the Myo muscle-sensing armband, which lets you control a computer with a wave, came into 2017 in a big way. In the last few months of 2016, the Y Combinator-backed company made a bunch of big moves,...
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Finance, Investment Industry
Fitbit Paid $38 Million for Its 2 Smartwatch Acquisitions
Fool.com: The Motley FoolCfa, Evan Niu
There you have it, folks. The total price tag for Fitbit's (NYSE:FIT) two smartwatch-related acquisitions completed in recent months was $38 million. Of that, $23 million went to Pebble, which jibes with prior reports that the total cost was "less than $40...
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FUTURE NOW—The Inaugural Issue
Institute for the FutureBen Hamamoto
For a decade, we’ve been talking about a future where we’ll have computers on our wrists, in our eyeglasses, even implanted under our skin. Today, that future is here. From gold-plated Apple Watches to the much-mocked Google Glass to vibrating fitness tracking...
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4 things we expect from Mobile World Congress 2017
CIOJon Gold
Mobile World Congress, the Davos of wireless technology, is happening next week in Barcelona, and it’s going to be a particularly important year, as the mobile landscape readies itself for a couple of fairly major shifts. Here’s our quick look ahead to...
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