With the sudden increase in fitness smartwatches, primarily driven by Google’s Android Wear smartwatch software, the market has seen a big surge in wearables. And Acer Leap Ware is one of the newest watches to look at for your wrist. See Also: Qualcomm discusses the future of smartwatches – and they’re bullish Acer has played […]
When it comes to wearable tech, Pankaj Kedia, the senior director of Qualcomm, is a major advocate. He utilizes quite a few fitness trackers and smartwatches on a regular basis. “I could spend four hours just brainstorming with you on the possibilities around use cases [for wearables],” states Kedia. “We are barely scratching the surface.” […]
According to a recent Gartner survey, almost a third of fitness tracker or smartwatch owners end up ditching them. The survey studied about 9,000 users from the U.S., Australia and the U.K. Reasons for the dropped tech use vary from wearables breaking, to just becoming bored of them. “Dropout from device usage is a serious […]
It looks like all the hype over smartwatches might be slowly dwindling. So far, no company seems to be able to figure out what to do next to advance the smart wearable watch world. Over two years ago, Android Wear was introduced, and the Moto 360 created a lot of buzz with its cool design […]
Could hybrid smartwatches bridge the gap between early adopters and regular people? That’s the hope of Sonny Vu, CTO for connected devices at Fossil Group. Vu detailed a plan to create a new generation of smartwatches in a panel discussion at Web Summit 2016. These smartwatches are actually hybrids which are as technically sophisticated than […]
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 […]
Though smartwatch interest has flagged lately, a new study predicts a bright future for wearable devices in the U.S. As reported by ZDNet, research firm Forrester recently released “Wearables Forecast: 2016 to 2020” which included a bullish take on the technology’s growth. Among its findings Forrester anticipates that one in three Americans will be sporting […]
Though consumers are still opening their wallets for smartwatches, things are definitely not sunshine and lollipops for Fossil Group which saw its shares plunge more than 30% on poor wearables revenues. As reported by Investing.com, shares of the Texas-based maker of designer jewelry and smartwatches plummeted in after-hours trading yesterday as it missed analysts’ forecasts […]
Feeling tired at the wheel? State Farm might have the solution. The insurance firm has received a new patent designed to keep sleepy, distracted, or drunk drivers awake through a series of vibrations and pokes from wearable devices. The system would be able to run diagnostics on the driver before stepping into the car, and […]
For bodyworn gizmos, the enterprise says beam me up.
Can it find developers as well as buyers?
And smartphones are driving the change.
Google-powered smartwatches now work with the iPhone.
How body-worn devices will influence the workplace.
Pebble’s latest smartwatch hits Best Buy.
FaceTime may hit the wrist—and beat down the battery.
Apple’s pursuit of the perfect human.
Hear more at Wearable World Congress, May 19-20.
Strapping gadgets on employees sounds great, but it’s not easy.
Apple doesn’t say you can’t use it, though, and some are going to try.