Wearables

San Francisco

What the Jawbone and Intel Shutdowns Mean for the Future of Wearables

By | Jul 24, 2017 at 10:50 am

In the first week of July, news broke that the consumer technology and wearable products company Jawbone had begun liquidation proceedings. Just a few days ago, Intel’s entire smartwatch and fitness-tracker group followed suit, shutting down after having already laid off 80 percent of its…

Wearables

Study: Wearables Can Increase Productivity at Work

By | Jun 12, 2017 at 3:50 pm

Productivity hacks have become the lifeblood of the startup world. Whether it’s open office settings or ergonomic desk chairs, founders and entrepreneurs are always hungry for a way to get work done more efficiently. After all, being productive means more money in the bank,…

Wearables

San Francisco

How the Wearable Industry Could Catch Strokes Before They Happen

By | May 15, 2017 at 4:30 pm

Get ready for the future of wearable healthcare: a University of California, San Francisco, study has confirmed last week that the Apple Watch can identify an abnormal heart rhythm with 97 percent efficiency. Here’s how it works, and why wearables are such a great…

Wearables

10 Ways to Get Your Business Ready for the Wearables Wave

By | Mar 16, 2017 at 11:20 am

Wearable technology may not be as ubiquitous as smartphones just yet, but it’s well on its way. In November 2016, Wall Street Daily reported that this category of devices was approaching peak adoption, with a 26.1 percent year-over-year increase in wearables shipping by the second…

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Tech Markets Growing in 2017: Drones and AI-Powered Wearables

By | Mar 8, 2017 at 11:20 am

In 2017, the tech industry is doubling down on a couple gadgets popular in the last few years. In a world of venture capital, it’s important to note the distinction between how well-funded a tech industry is and how successful the product becomes. Though…

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Wearables

5 Ways Wearable Tech Boosts Employee Performance

By | Feb 25, 2017 at 10:30 am

Introducing new technology to your company can be a stressful experience. However, in most cases, it’s a great way to improve the enthusiasm and performance of your workforce. For example, gamification platforms can lead to a tightly-knit company culture that fosters collaboration, fun, and…

Wearables

Will Wearable Technology Ever Become Mainstream?

By | Dec 29, 2016 at 10:30 am

Since 2010, wearable technology has been on the rise. Some products have been better received than others, but this is to be expected given the early stage of its development. While many consumers are buying more and more wearable technology, there are some who…

Health

How Do Smartwatches and Fitness Trackers Sync With Each Other?

By | Oct 7, 2016 at 9:00 pm

Your fitness tracker is not in a position to deliver all its useful information to you. That’s why it is important to pair it up with your smartwatch. In fact, pairing the fitness tracker with smartwatch will give you access to increased insights, more…

Opinion/Analysis

How the iPhone 7 Reinforces the Market Potential of Hearable Devices

By | Oct 6, 2016 at 7:30 pm

On September 7th, Apple released its iPhone 7, which noticeably lacked the traditional headphone jack included in all earlier models. The design change generated a litany of complaints, social backlash, and even petitions. Responding to criticism, company president Phil Schiller responded that it took “courage”…

Wearables

3 Examples of Wearable Technology That Improve Posture

By | Jul 28, 2016 at 4:00 pm

Every worker’s been there: dealing with a tired, achy neck and back after putting in a long day of work at the office. Unfortunately, it’s become an increasingly common issue as time goes on. As the American workforce continues to shift towards desk and…

Wearables

Smart Clothes Are The Future of Wearables

By | Jul 5, 2016 at 11:00 am

While many users of wearables and smart clothes are focused on trimming their waistlines, wearable technology has focused largely on another part of the body: the wrist. But apparently, no one has stopped to think about whether or not the wrist even the best place for…

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How Boba Fett’s Wrist Rockets Could Exist IRL

By | Jun 27, 2016 at 7:00 pm

Boba Fett, the coolest Star Wars character never to do much, is known for two awesome and impossible gadgets: His jet pack and his wrist-mounted rocket launchers. The wrist rockets are already the bane of anyone trying to kill Fett in Battlefront, but could…

Wearables

Stretchable, Wearable Electronics Are a Thing Now

By | Jun 3, 2016 at 4:44 pm

Imagine you’re getting ready to run a marathon. You get dressed, you stretch, you slap on a temporary tattoo that monitors your heart-rate and signals an app in your phone if you hit your personal danger zone. Sound like the future? It could be, apparently….

Wearables

CrowdOptic Launches a New Smart Eye Device

By | Apr 8, 2016 at 11:20 am

CrowdOptic has been an industry leader in developing smart Glass technology for workplace use. It has energized and enhanced environments from healthcare to field operations to broadcasting live events and to mobile streaming for security. Now it brings new hardware to the industry, in…