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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Technology to keep you on top of your health
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Smart glass technology is making wearable computers accessible
The Next WebMelissa Thompson
If you thought that wearable computing was the stuff of science fiction movies, companies like Vuzix are bringing this technology to life. With a Smart Glasses range for enterprise and entertainment; hands-free, digital eyewear is becoming an accessible option for all. Why...
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Electronic Components, Silicon Valley
LED Fake Eyelashes Are The Wearable You Didn’t Know You Needed
Fast CompanyMeg Miller
We’ve seen glowing gala gowns, conductive light-up textiles, and sports bras inspired by bioluminescence. We’ve seen programmable clothing and accessories interwoven with LEDs, conductors, and microcircuits. So we thought that perhaps, when it came to superfluous light-up wearables, we’d seen it all....
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Health Finance, Health Insurance
Death By Over-Funding: Jawbone Attempts Another Pivot
Seeking AlphaSramana Mitra
Summary Jawbone is pivoting itself to focus on medical devices. It does have some experience with medical devices through its 2013 acquisition of Body Media. It is too early to tell what would come of these experiments. For the moment, the company...
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Technology Industry, Wearable Technology
App maker Appian soars 25% on first day as a public company
TechCrunchKatie Roof
It was off to the races for Appian which debuted on the Nasdaq on Thursday, soaring 25% on its first day on the stock market. After pricing shares at $12, the company closed the day above $15, valuing the company at about...
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Heads up: Augmented reality prepares for the battlefield
Ars TechnicaSean Gallagher
At last week's Pentagon Lab Day in Washington, DC, the Army's Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center (CERDEC) and Army Research Lab demonstrated a prototype of technology straight out of first-person shooter games—an "augmented reality" heads-up display that could help soldiers tap...
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10 tech innovations that will revolutionize the digital world
The Next WebScott Gerber
Technology has been shaping the way we work and live for decades. As everything in our world is becoming increasingly digital, new software and applications continue to emerge and arguably make our lives easier. Whether it’s artificial intelligence, a new web coding...
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3 Innovations In The Safety Industry Happening Right Now
The Next WebGeorge Beall
When we talk about innovation, the safety industry isn’t always the first that comes to mind. However, with the amount of technological progress taking shape on a daily basis, this is actually one of the fastest moving fields out. Yes, the safety...
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WIRED Retail 2017: The brands successfully engaging customers
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With the retail industry at a turning point, brand leaders are looking to understand who is getting it right in customer engagement and experience – in particular, connecting the virtual world with bricks & mortar. WIRED has curated leading thinkers from across...
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Wearable tech latest must-have for China's proud pet owners
Reuters
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Electronic device makers such as Hong Kong-listed SUGA and other start-ups are looking to cash-in on a boom in China in so-called pet wearables, like smart collars, leashes and feeders.
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