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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Learn Android development by build 14 full-functioning apps
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Numbers don’t lie. Over 80 percent of the world’s mobile devices run on Android. Those devices account for about 40 percent of the entire globe’s web traffic. That’s a huge market for developers. Start connecting — and creating — for the Android...
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Wearable Technology
'Hearables' and clothing to grow fastest in wearables market, IDC says
CIOMatt Hamblen
Wearable devices that double as clothing or get worn on the ear will grow the fastest of all wearables in the next five years, market research firm IDC said Monday. Earworn devices, sometimes called "hearables," will grow by 43% every year over...
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Google Inc, Music Industry
Lofelt Basslet review: An expensive and fun way to feel the music
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The stylish little subwoofer works impeccably in its small form, but its price point is a bit prohibitive. Years ago, Madonna sang that it's music that makes the people come together. But what if you don't want to get together with other...
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Fitness Clubs & Equipment, Technology Industry
The Best Wearable Tech And Fitness Gadgets Of 2017
ForbesContributor, Lee Bell
As technology becomes smaller, smarter and integrated into everything, wearing it has quickly become a social standard. Whether it's smartwatches, fitness trackers, or even apparel, tech you can wear to keep tabs on your fitness levels is more popular than ever, and...
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Cardiovascular Disease, Health Care Industry
Don't Just Bet On Luck To Avoid a Stroke
ForbesContributor, Gene Marcial
If you hear somebody mention the word, iRhythm, you might conclude that it' a musical group or a new dance step. But you would be wrong. In fact, iRhythm (IRTC)is in a more serious, life-saving business whose chief product tries to prevent...
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ForbesContributor, Gene Marcial
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Can a high-tech ski cap read my mind or tell me when I’m sick?
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On this live episode of Too Embarrassed to Ask, Opnwatr CEO Mary Lou Jepsen says it’s not as crazy as it sounds. Are you ready for wearable technology that can read you mind? It’s not as crazy as it sounds, entrepreneur Mary...
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Swatch Group Developing Its Own Watch OS
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Swatch Group AG said it’s developing an alternative to the iOS and Android operating systems for smartwatches as Switzerland’s largest maker of timepieces vies with Silicon Valley for control of consumers’ wrists. The company’s Tissot brand will introduce a model around the...
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Health Care Industry, Health Care Provision
AliveCor Raises $30M for Its FDA-Cleared Mobile Heart Monitor
Fortune MagazineLaura Entis
As wearable technology gets more advanced, a slew of startups are looking to harness mobile devices to record detailed health information that can be sent directly to doctors. The hope is that by collecting individual biometric records, physicians can detect and treat...
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