In my TEDx Talk I explore how wearable tech is closing the separation gap between us and our tech which allows us to reconnect with ourselves, each other and a higher power.
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It's that time of year again and this year it's going to be a Wearable Wonderland! Wearable tech is the perfect gift to put under the tree and this year I'm making it easy with my list of the top wearables to wrap up and give this year. I've made my list and I've checked it twice! Here is my picks for the holidays 2015.
The connected pet was the focus of this week's regular wearable tech feature on Canada's only national morning show, Canada AM. Host Beverly Thompson brought in her two furry friends, Harley and Mya, to help wearable tech expert, Tom Emrich, show off the latest in pet wearable tech.
The news is buzzing with recent studies about wearables in the workplace, and the reports boast promising statistics. If anything is clearer about the future of wearables, it’s that their place is in the office before moving to wider adoption. Some of the interesting pieces from a new Salesforce Survey indicate a serious investment in wearables.
AR & VR continue to make big news and this week we saw a new report forecast that AR/VR could hit $150 billion revenue by 2020, with AR taking the lion’s share around $120 billion and VR at $30 billion.
Health is wealth -- or, so the saying goes. To take stock in how we take care of ourselves, new technology that we wear has emerged. This wearable technology is equipped with sensors which monitor and track vitals and this information can be used to help us make better decisions in how we take care of ourselves and each other.
Ear-O-Smart connects to your smartphone with Bluetooth, allowing you to monitor a wide range of fitness data. Most importantly, fashion is a fundamental part of the company’s product. I chatted with Ravinder Saini, president of Ear-O-Smart, about the company and his take on the future of wearables and fashion.
I got the chance to check out a lot of wearables on and off the showroom floor at CES this year. Needless to say it was sensory overload. But having had some time to let the Vegas dust settle, there are some that really stuck out. From Pet Wearables to Virtual Reality headsets, here are the wearables that topped my "Best of" list from CES 2015.
Another year and another CES 2015 over. It was clear from the amount of devices on the showroom floor that this year is going to be a big year for the wearable category. In fact, CEA, the organization behind CES, dedicated most of the Sands Expo (called Tech West) to showcase over 500 exhibitors of wearable tech. After wading through a sea of connected devices in Vegas this year I saw six major trends which I think will shape the rest of the year for this new wave of computing.
Wearable electronic devices for fitness shipments are forecast to reach 68.1 million units in 2015 according to a recent report from Gartner. 2014 was definitely a big year for wrist-worn fitness wearables, especially smart wristbands from the likes of Fitbit and Jawbone. But according to Gartner, 2015 will start to see the fitness wearable landscape shift away from the wrist and onto our bodies with the emergence of a new fitness wearable category, smart garments.
Wearable tech has definitely had a banner year this year but things in this space are just getting started. 2015 will take this new wave of computing one giant leap forward. With the new year just around the corner, I looked into my connected crystal ball to predict what wearable tech will look like in 2015 in a recent article for BetaKit.
Leading influencer marketing agency, Onalytica, has published its annual report on the wearable tech landscape which includes the top influencers and brands in the wearable space. We Are Wearables is proud to be listed in the top 10 of the 50 most influential wearable tech brands sitting at the #7 spot along with OMSignal, Intel, Information Week and Pebble.
Findings on the connected Canadian were presented by Nielsen at the November We Are Wearables Toronto event held at MaRS on November 25. The data Nielsen presented is part of a larger "Connected Life" study which examines Canadian trends related to Connected Homes, Connected Cars and Wearable Technology. We Are Wearables partnered with Nielsen to gather smartwatch-specific statistics which were also presented at the event.
The Nymi is a wristband that uses your unique cardiac rhythm or your heartbeat as an identifier. Once activated, which is done through a long tap on the Nymi to close the circuit, the device connects to other authorized devices and applications using Bluetooth.