Fossil is the next fashion brand to adopt Android Wear - debuts four new wearables

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Watches should be stylish, but few smartwatch manufacturers know how to combine fashion with technology due to a lack of experience. Traditional watchmakers are looking to fill that void and deliver an iconic timepiece which pays homage to decades of history – and Fossil is next up to lend their expertise. 

The watch manufacturer has announced four new smart wearables ahead of the holiday season – one of which is an interesting Android Wear...

By Ryan Daws, 21 October 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Android, Devices, Fitness, iOS, Smartwatches.

Opinion: Wearables are raising the bar for athletes

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The athlete stands on a platform surrounded by thousands of spectators, tense with expectation. In front of him is a barbell loaded with 750 pounds. He failed his first attempted lift, but with close monitoring from his coach, using technology that senses form and muscle recruitment, he is able to adjust his strategy in...

By Eran Eshed, 19 October 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Fitness, Health Monitoring, Performance Monitoring.

Review: Hands-on with the Huawei Watch

You can look at the specs and features of a wearable device, but little gives you a sense of how it feels and performs day-to-day without using it. In this article, I'll go over my personal experience after spending a week using the Huawei Watch and exploring some of its unique features. 

Earlier in the week I posted a review of the design of the Huawei Watch, which is superb. In this article we'll be...

By Ryan Daws, 16 October 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Android, Applications, Apps, Devices, Fitness, Health Monitoring, iOS, Smartwatches.

Fitness wearables to grow to $14.9 billion by 2021

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A new WinterGreen Research report predicts that the global fitness wearables market will grow to reach $14.9 billion (£9.77bn) by 2021.

This growth will be driven by professional athletes, consumers and teams looking for a performance advantage.

The current focus in the fitness wearables market is not on what data can be shown, but on the meaningfulness of the data in improving and managing personal fitness and athletic performance. The devices are being used in teams to improve...

By Wearable Tech, 23 September 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Fitness, Health & Wellness, Research.

Latest industry research assesses challenges of global wearable market

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New industry research from ReportsnReports.com has revealed that by 2016, wearable device shipments will surpass 140m globally and will account for almost $30 billion in revenue.

The report, entitled “Wearable Technology Ecosystem 2015-2030: Opportunities, Challenges, Strategies, Industry Verticals and Forecasts”, argues the wearable market is anticipated to see a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 30% in the next half decade.

The important technologies facilitating...

By Wearable Tech, 21 September 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Fitness, Health Monitoring, Health & Wellness, Research.

Healthcare to dominate as wearable technology market reaches $70 billion by 2025

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The wearable technology market is expected to rise from $20 billion in 2015 to close to $70 billion in 2025 led by the healthcare sector, according to IDTechEx.

Growth and development in the sector is being driven by the likes of Apple, Accenture, Adidas, Fujitsu, Nike, Philips, Reebok, Samsung, SAP and Roche. Advanced informatics is expected to make have a huge impact as new healthcare and informatics devices could be a billion dollar opportunity.

IDTechEx has analysed Google...

By Wearable Tech, 10 September 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Fitness, Health Monitoring, Health & Wellness.

Swimovate: We're proof there is room for smaller brands in the wearables space

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The Apple Watch has got everyone talking about smartwatches and has been selling amazing quantities – so is there still room for smaller manufacturing brands in the wearables marketplace?

In my opinion, yes. Products such as the Apple Watch have so many features they cannot hope to do everything perfectly, or to exploit every feature any customer would wish for. Third party apps, of course, can extend the functionality of the device – but they are limited to the...

By Lisa Irlam, 07 September 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Case Studies, Fitness, Health & Wellness, Smartwatches.

How wearable devices boost the domestic online healthcare industry in China

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China faces stark disparity in terms of medical resources and, as a result, the online healthcare market and telemedicine industry in the country are set to benefit from opportunities in ensuring that technology covers the gap. Additionally, the accelerated pace of growth in wearables and medical informatisation is set to boost the aforementioned sectors.

The China online healthcare market was valued at CNY 10.88 billion (£1.12bn) in 2014, with transaction revenue providing 90% of...

By Wearable Tech, 03 September 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Fitness, Health Monitoring, Health & Wellness.

Research: Patients want more wearables in healthcare

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The use of wearables in healthcare is still in an infant stage, but research from TrustMarque points towards 81% of respondents wanting more use of connected devices in patient care. 

Benefits of wearables in healthcare are well-documented but include; remote monitoring to allow patients to go home earlier to improve their comfort, reduce the burden on manual hospital checks,...

By Ryan Daws, 11 August 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Fitness, Health Monitoring, Health & Wellness.

Opinion: Don’t bet against Apple in the self-care wearables space

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Apple, not surprisingly, has attracted plenty of headlines in recent weeks, whether it’s the rollout of Apple Pay, or the diminishing success of the Apple Watch. Indeed, recent figures revealed sales down 90% since the first week’s launch, while analysts at BMO Capital Markets noted they were “disappointed” with sales of the smartwatch and lowered its...

By James Bourne, 20 July 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Fitness, Health Monitoring, Health & Wellness.