This Week in Wearables is our weekly blog curating the best stories on wearables from around the web. If you have tips please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are You Willing To Share Your Wearables Data With Your Boss?
via NPR, by Sarah O’ Connor
Wearable technology could be coming to your workplace. Financial Times reporter Sarah O’Connor talks to Renee Montagne about the benefits and pitfalls of wearable tech at work.
Apple Watch in the enterprise: Why Apple Entered the Fray on Wearables and the Internet of Things
via ZDNet, by Jason Hiner
Now that it has launched itself into the wearables market, see how Apple will compete for the loyalty of professionals and how the Apple Watch is critical for its plans in IoT. With the Apple Watch, the world’s most iconic technology company made its first big move into two markets that are preparing to reshape the tech world in the decade ahead: wearables and the Internet of Things.
Google Wants to Use Radar to Revolutionize Wearables
via CNBC by Christina Medici Scolaro
One of Google’s latest experiments may change the way consumers interact with wearable devices.Using radar technology, the tech giant’s advanced technology and projects team built a sensor for tracking gestures under a program called Project Soli. Google announced the project Friday at its I/O conference.
Wearable Market Remained Strong in the First Quarter Despite the Pending Debut of the Apple Watch, Says IDC
via Business Wire
The worldwide wearable device market (commonly referred to as wearables) recorded its eighth consecutive quarter of steady growth in the first quarter of 2015 (1Q15). According to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Wearable Device Tracker, vendors shipped a total of 11.4 million wearables in 1Q15, a 200.0% increase from the 3.8 million wearables shipped in 1Q14
Blocks Wearables Will Start Taking Orders for its Modular Smartwatch This Summer
via The Verge, by Nathan Ingraham
At CES earlier this year, the company showed off a design mock-up for a smartwatch that could have interchangeable modules, a concept similar to what Google has been shooting for in smartphones with Project Ara. While the CES design wasn’t a working watch, it sounds like Blocks is getting closer to that goal: today, the company is showing off some new renders of the upcoming device and announcing that the watch will be powered by Qualcomm.
Start Planning for Wearables – Here’s How
via Diginomica, by Charlie Bess
Organizations need to be planning for wearable integration and adoption into their business processes. Don’t wait to be overcome by events, look at them for advantage now.
Learning More About Brain Injuries Through Wearables
via USA Today, by Jeff Zillgitt
Wearable technology is a rapidly expanding industry in the field of brain injuries. Developed for collision sports such as football, hockey and lacrosse, it has expanded into contact sports such as basketball, soccer and baseball.
Legal Trouble for Wearables: Jawbone Sues Fitbit
via ComputerWorld, by John Ribeiro
The intense rivalry in the wearables market has spilled over into court with Jawbone accusing rival Fitbit of “systematically plundering” its employees, trade secrets and intellectual property.