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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Toyota Wants Cars to Predict Heart Attacks
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The rebirth of Google Glass shows the merit of failure | John Naughton
The Guardian • John Naughton
Smart Speakers Fail To Catch On In China
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Intel eliminates wearables group: 4 things to know
Becker's Hospital Review • Jessica Kim Cohen
​Intel culls health wearables division: Report
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iMedicalApps: Google Glass for Teletoxicology Consults
MedPage Today • David Tseng
Google Glass Gets It Right the Second Time
Bloomberg • Leonid Bershidsky
Google Reintroduces Glass AR Wearable for the Workplace
Biztech Magazine • Phil Goldstein
A Surprise Google Glass Announcement Is The Tipping Point For Enterprise Augmented Reality
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Over 72 Percent of Millennial Women Buy Wearables to Track This (It's Not Fitness)
Inc.Melanie Curtin
Wearable technology was touted as the future, but has yet to really take off the way some thought it would. Apple Watch was arguably unsuccessful, and other wearables have hardly become the norm. However, the company Lumoid has some interesting data on...
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Auto Industry, Obesity
Toyota Wants Cars to Predict Heart Attacks
DiscoverJeremy Hsu
A heart attack or diabetic blackout can have especially deadly consequences for drivers when they cause car crashes. Toyota researchers hope to change that grim equation by studying how wearable devices could help smart cars possibly save lives by predicting medical emergencies...
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Google Inc, Technology Industry
The rebirth of Google Glass shows the merit of failure | John Naughton
The GuardianJohn Naughton
Remember Google Glass? It was the name coined for spectacles developed by Google’s (now Alphabet’s) X division (the company’s intellectual sandpit in which engineers develop way-out ideas). Looking at first sight like a cheap pair of non-prescription reading glasses, Glass functioned as...
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Wearable Technology
Smart Speakers Fail To Catch On In China
MediaPost
It looks like Intel is backing out of the wearables business. The chip maker has killed the division that worked on health wearables, according to CNBC. The tech group is now reportedly focusing on augmented reality.
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Consumer Electronics, Technology Industry
Intel eliminates wearables group: 4 things to know
Becker's Hospital ReviewJessica Kim Cohen
Intel reportedly cut a smartwatch and fitness-tracker group earlier this month, CNBC reports. Here are four things to know. 1. Intel made a significant push into the wearables market in 2014, acquiring the Basis fitness watch for roughly $100 million and partnering...
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Consumer Electronics, Technology Industry
​Intel culls health wearables division: Report
Smart Planet
CNBC reported the chip giant has axed the division working on health-related wearable devices such as fitness trackers.
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Health Care Industry, Wearable Technology
iMedicalApps: Google Glass for Teletoxicology Consults
MedPage TodayDavid Tseng
On any given shift as an emergency physician, I see endless drug overdoses and toxic exposures. One important resource I use is expert guidance from the poison control center. This service is organized into regional call centers around the country to provide...
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Silicon Valley, Wearable Technology
Google Glass Gets It Right the Second Time
BloombergLeonid Bershidsky
Google Glass is back, and this time it's not the ultimate example of overhyped wearable technology. Rather, its revival demonstrates how Silicon Valley's innovations can have applications that their creators might never have envisioned. The first coming of Glass -- a computer...
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Google Reintroduces Glass AR Wearable for the Workplace
Biztech MagazinePhil Goldstein
Although Google halted consumer sales of its Glass augmented reality wearable in early 2015 following a poor customer reception, the company never gave up on the technology, and two years ago it quietly started distributing them to business users, as The Wall...
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Wearable Technology
A Surprise Google Glass Announcement Is The Tipping Point For Enterprise Augmented Reality
Seeking AlphaDerrick Zierler
Summary The Google Glass Enterprise Edition announcement marks the tipping point for industrial and enterprise AR. One display provider has a massive lead in volume shipping AR device design wins. If the Forrester Research enterprise smart glasses forecast is correct, millions of...
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