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Tata makes worker safety wearable available to competitors

Other industrial companies will be able to purchase Tata Group’s own wearable for factory workers, in a new move to boost the Indian giant’s hardware sales. Last year, Tata launched a wearable for its own workers to reduce accidents. It is able to track heart rate, temperature, movement, fall detection, and ambient gasses in the […]

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Echo Labs debuts a wearable medical lab on your wrist

A small startup company, Echo Labs, is working to integrate a new level of health monitoring into wearable technology. Echo Labs provides health care organizations with analytics to allow for better care of their patients, decrease hospital admissions, and reduce spending. Its first generation wearable offers health information by creating continuous vital sign tracking. See […]

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University releases prototype for monitoring hydration

A new wearable idea was recently introduced to the public by North Carolina State University.  The low-cost gadget is designed to measure skin hydration and inform users when they need to drink more water. The wearable prototype is lightweight and great for a variety of people, because it is stretchy.  It offers a way for […]

Did Fitbit try to buy longstanding rival Jawbone for Christmas?

After settling patent infringement lawsuits in the run-up to Christmas, Fitbit supposedly offered to acquire Jawbone for an undisclosed amount. The two firms have been at each other’s throats for a few years, accusing each other of patent infringement and stealing trade secrets. Jawbone originally sued Fitbit in May 2015 and Fitbit filed a counter-suit […]

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Samsung skips robots to focus on health wearables

Samsung will focus more on health wearables than robots in this year, in stark contrast to its South Korean rival LG Electronics, which revealed the Hub Robot, a mobile artificial intelligence assistant, at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2017. The Galaxy mobile maker sees more potential for health wearables in an ageing population than robots, […]

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Stanford U: Future wearables to diagnose diseases early?

Wearables of the future might be used as a diagnostic tool to spot disease early, according to a study by the Stanford University School of Medicine. The researchers collected approximately two billion measurements from 60 people for the study, who wore between one and eight commercial wearable devices. Using that data, the researchers were able […]

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Google to finally release Android Wear 2.0 in February

Google has started notifying developers of the release date for Android Wear 2.0, which has been delayed since September last year. The new release date for the smartwatch operating system is February, although the company hasn’t provided a fixed date. Android Wear 2.0, which was originally unveiled at Google I/O in May 2016, added a […]

Fossil digs out range of new wearables at CES

Fossil Group announced on Thursday that it will double wearable production in 2017, adding 300 new products, which will smartwatches from new brands. The American fashion designer has several connected watches on display at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2017 in Las Vegas, from a variety of popular fashion brands. See Also: Wearables find themselves […]

Is hearable tech really the latest thing in wearables?

While wearable tech has been thrown a few curve balls over the last 12 months, leading to ultimately a consolidation in wearables (think Fitbit’s purchase of Pebble Watch) and a decline in the sale of wearable devices, one subset that continues to advance significantly is hearable tech. From wearable in-ear language translators to Sgnal’s fingertip phone calls […]

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Halo Wearables see hydration tracking as future of wearable market

Halo Wearables, a wearable fitness startup, wants to bring hydration tracking into the mainstream with Halo Edge, the company’s first wearable. Instead of monitoring heart-rate and step-count, Halo Wearables believes tracking hydration will prove more useful for athletes. See Also: Fitbit buys Pebble as wearables consolidation continues “Hydration for us is another element which has […]

Lenovo Moto has no plans for wearable market in 2017

Lenovo Moto has confirmed it will not launch a wearable device in time for the scheduled Android Wear 2 launch and has no current smartwatch plans. Google is expected to launch Android Wear 2 early next year, but Lenovo doesn’t see the update as major enough to warrant a new smartwatch. See Also: You can […]

ARM developing medical devices for chronic conditions

Digital health firm US TrustedCare and ARM, a leader in the semiconductor market, have announced a partnership to build medical devices for people with chronic conditions. The new collaboration will give third-parties access to variety of secure, authenticated, and auditable medical information. US TrustedCare said it will focus on the transition period, as patients recover […]

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ARM has prescription for medical devices for chronic conditions

Digital health firm US TrustedCare and ARM, a leader in the semiconductor market, have announced a partnership to build medical devices for people with chronic conditions. The new collaboration will give third-parties access to variety of secure, authenticated, and auditable medical information. US TrustedCare said it will focus on the transition period, as patients recover […]