The Apple Watch could soon be sold discounted or free to Aetna’s 23 million members, as a way to improve health outcomes and lower insurance costs, according to a CNBC report. Apple held a series of meetings with Aetna executives and hospital chief medical information officers, discussing the possibility of a plan that included the […]
Apple may be planning to add a cellular network to the next version of its smartwatch, expected to launch later this year. The move will reduce the watch’s reliance on the iPhone, which needs to be nearby for the watch user to receive texts, notifications, and stream music. It is not the first time we […]
Apple might be looking for a new way to improve the Watch 2 battery life, if a patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office this month is to be believed. The patent shows two possible designs for a wearable battery charger, one that is embedded into the wristband and another that sits underneath […]
Fitbit is reportedly buying the troubled Pebble smartwatch in further consolidation in the flagging wearables market. Full details and dollar value of the deal hasn’t yet been made public but the two firms, which were said to be in the final stages of a tie-up prior to Thanksgiving, have now reportedly inked a deal. And […]
A recent research report revealed major declines in the global smartwatch market, raising fears that these wearables are continuing their downward spiral. In the report, research firm International Data Corp. (IDC) found that the worldwide smartwatch market saw significant declines from last year. IDC found that volumes of shipped smartwatches fell nearly 52% in the third […]
The Apple Watch has been touted as the most accurate wrist-based wearable in a new study from the Cleveland Clinic, published in JAMA Cardiology. The study was performed on 50 healthy adults, who wore an electrocardiogram (EKG), Fitbit Charge HR, Apple Watch, Mio Alpha, Basis Peak, and a chest strap for several hours. See Also: […]
In the increasingly crowded market place of smart watches, a small niche of companies is offering an alternative to the standard designs by offering smart watch bands as an alternative to smartwatch faces. One of these is Madrid- and Paris-based startup Maintool, who have created the Classi watch band, a wearable which enables users to make their […]
Word that Microsoft is shutting down its line of Band devices could be a blow to the future of mainstream enterprise wearables. Computer Weekly discussed the impact of Microsoft’s decision to kill off its Band series of smart watches. This decision marks the exit of the only large enterprise vendor active in the wearables field. “We have […]
Another year, another September event, another iPhone. Apple’s key event met all the criteria, although the lack of MacBook, iPad, and “one more thing” segment might have upset some fans that were hoping for surprises. iPhone 7 The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus were unveiled at the event, with a slight design tweak, upgrade […]
Health services around the globe still struggle with mental health disorders, relying on a patient to provide documentation of mood changes in a journal or be open with a doctor or psychiatrist. Both solutions are not seeing excellent results, which is why U.K. based Cambridge Cognition and Ctrl Group have announced Cognitive Kit, a software […]
Apple has been unable to keep interest in its smartwatch high during the summer season, according to new smartwatch sales data from IDC. The report claims that Apple Watch sales fell to 1.6 million in the second quarter of 2016, a 55 percent decline from the 3.6 million sales recorded in the same quarter last year. […]
More than a third of people in the United States do not feel safe walking home at night, according to a Gallup poll, which is a good explanation for the recent surge in personal safety wearables coming to the market. In the past six months, five companies have announced wearables with the capability to send […]
Wearables continue to display strong growth in the first quarter of the year, reaching $6 billion in revenue on a 133 percent yearly growth. The main factor for pushing wearables passed the $6 billion mark is the Apple Watch, which is already the most successful smartwatch on the market, despite being less than a year […]
The wearables market has seen over 67 percent annual growth in the past twelve months, but the smartwatch industry continues to drag down the numbers. Market research firm IDC posted sales results for the first quarter, which shows Fitbit and Xiaomi ahead of the rest by a considerable margin. The two companies hold 24.5 and 17 […]
Wearable makers are starting to look closely at the Chinese market, as more customers in the country pick up their first wearable product. In the past few months, Fitbit entered the market through a deal with Alibaba and Motorola launched the Moto 360 in late 2015. The smartwatch has seen impressive sales, though the Apple […]
Wearables are available in all shapes and sizes, from the inconspicuous Fitbit Zip to the immediately noticeable Apple Watch. One factor that connects most of them, apart from the ability to tell the time, is fitness and health tracking. The health features are basic at the moment, but might not be for long, according to […]
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