Wearables

Fitness Trackers and Wearable Tech- It’s Not Just for the Professionals

By | Aug 18, 2015 at 9:00 pm

Have you ever wondered just what your heart rate is when you’re swinging a kettlebell? Or how about the number of calories you burn while you’re on the elliptical? If you’re the kind of person who gets pumped up by setting a goal for…

Wearables

4 Obstacles Standing in the Way of a Wearable Revolution

By | Aug 3, 2015 at 10:00 am

The future of wearable technology has long been defined by expectations of widespread adoption and uninterrupted growth. In fact, by some estimates the wearable device market in the U.S. alone will be valued at $12.6 billion by 2018. The start of a new year…

Wearables

Tune: a Wearable that Analyzes Running Technique

By | Jun 29, 2015 at 5:00 pm

As a runner (or, someone who occasionally likes to believe she’s a runner) and as a person who loves pretty much any device that helps me quantify myself, I am very intrigued by the newest product from Kinematix: a wearable device for runners called Tune. Tune claims to…

Wearables

Kansas City

ShotTracker & NBA champ Klay Thompson Offer Virtual Camp

By | Jun 23, 2015 at 10:00 am

Wearable tech company ShotTracker also nabbed a win with Golden State Warriors’ first NBA championship since 1975. ShotTracker, based in Overland Park, Kan., recently scored an endorsement deal with Golden State guard Klay Thompson that’s now led the NBA champion to offer a virtual basketball camp…

Wearables

San Francisco

OMsignal Launches First Smartwear Pop-Up Shop at Bespoke in SF

By | Jun 5, 2015 at 2:00 pm

The leader in the creation of biometric smart apparel, OMsignal, opened their first retail location last week in partnership with the launch of Bespoke at Westfield’s San Francisco Centre. At the “World Premier” of OMsignal’s experiential smart apparel pop-up shop, visitors have an opportunity to learn how biometric…

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Lifestyle

Shred the Nar Nar with these 4 Surfing Apps

By | May 24, 2015 at 8:00 am

It’s Sunday morning, the sun is rising, and you’re on dawn patrol at a new beach with your board in hand. The brisk breeze gently caresses your face as you amp yourself up to embark on another legendary surf session. To your surprise, the…

Wearables

Kansas City

NBA Superstar Klay Thompson Partners with ShotTracker

By | Apr 27, 2015 at 5:30 pm

When I met with Davyeon Ross at SXSW this year to get the skinny on his ShotTracker wearable, he told me to keep my eyes open for an announcement detailing a partnership with a certain NBA superstar. Today, Ross and his team officially announced…

Wearables

10 Apple Watch Apps: The Good and the Meh

By | Apr 27, 2015 at 8:00 am

The Apple Watch, which was released last Thursday, has for months endured its fair share speculation and skepticism. Obviously, since the screen is the size of an average watch face, it comes with some limitations as far as apps and capability. There’s only so much…

Wearables

The Impact of Wearable Technology on Small Business

By | Apr 4, 2015 at 12:00 pm

When smartphones first burst onto the scene a number of years ago, there was no mistaking the revolutionary effect it would have on everyone. Virtually no aspect of everyday life has remained untouched by the technology, and while some may get annoyed at how…

Wearables

3 Tips For Wearable Entrepreneurs from Wearables TechCon

By | Mar 24, 2015 at 2:00 pm

The wearable technology market is on the rise ($20 billion in 2015 to almost $70 billion in 2025), and as with every new technological advancement, there’s room for innovative entrepreneurs to jump on the bandwagon and create the next billion dollar venture. Just this month,…

Wearables

What Might the Future of Wearables Look Like?

By | Feb 18, 2015 at 10:00 am

The Application Developers Alliance recently released a new whitepaper from their Internet of Things (IoT) series, The Internet of Me: How Wearable Tech is Changing the Internet of Things. Specifically, this paper looks to the future of an exciting and evolving industry to educate…

Wearables

Where’s Wallet Launches on Kickstarter

By | Feb 10, 2015 at 12:31 pm

If you’ve ever lost your wallet, you’ll immediately think of retracing your steps, cancelling credit cards, and wasting time trying to find one of your most valuable assets. However, there is now a simple solution that guarantees you’ll never lose your wallet again: Where’s…

3D Printing

17 Eye-Catching CES 2015 Favorites

By | Jan 12, 2015 at 9:57 am

Las Vegas was abuzz this past week as tech lovers, marketers, and media watched every consumer electronic company on the planet show off their latest creations at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2015). While the latest trends included flying drones, wearables, 3D printers, and ultra HD…

Entrepreneur

3 Entrepreneurs Explain What Inspires Them, What the Future Will Hold and How the Government Can Help

By | Dec 10, 2014 at 8:00 pm

What inspires innovation? Some entrepreneurs have an “aha” moment that leads them to their newest venture, while others wait years for the right ingredients to come together and bring their innovative designs to life. I talked to three entrepreneurs from disparate fields – clean…

Wearables

A Runner’s GPS: The Last Survivor of a Dying Species

By | Nov 28, 2014 at 10:00 am

Consumer GPS device sales have heavily declined since their public release in the mid to late-90s. An extremely large and bulky car navigation system used to cost over $500, and now it seems that industry leaders such as Garmin and TomTom aren’t even able…

Business

Miami

Muzik Launches Smart Headphones for Smartphones, Raises $10M in Funding

By | Nov 25, 2014 at 3:11 pm

It took Miami-based startup Muzik two years to launch what they consider to be “the high definition audio space smart headphones.” The wait was worth it. Consumers can buy the headphones for $299, right in time for the holidays. The startup has raised an additional…

Coding

The Gift for the One Who Has Everything: Support a Kickstarter

By | Nov 24, 2014 at 6:30 pm

Holiday shopping is about to begin. The ads are everywhere, telling you just how early on Thursday – on Thanksgiving! – you can arrive to battle the Black Friday crowds. Well, don’t do it, I say. Support a Kickstarter on behalf of someone who would think…