Category Archives: Smart eyewear

Healthcare insurers pose privacy concerns for wearables

Health insurers are using step-counting phone apps as a Trojan horse to lure customers into sharing “very sensitive information” such as daily movement, sleep patterns and even heart rate, according to a

Why wearable tech won’t let you ignore it

Wearable tech will not be ignored: That’s the title of a presentation that WTW founder Simon Jones will be giving tomorrow (Wednesday March 25) to a networking group in Munich, Germany. Just

London wearables show is Europe’s biggest

Europe’s biggest-ever conference on wearable technology takes place in London on March 10th and 11th. The organizers say that with more than 100 speakers and seven dedicated tracks, the Wearable Technology Show at London’s

Analysis: Why Google killed Glass

Mainstream media are surprised, but it was only a matter of time until Google took its Glass project out to the paddock and put a bullet in its head. That happened today.

Welcome to our new home …

Wearable Tech Watch has moved to its own hosted site – having outgrown the old WordPress HQ (thanks, guys). However, we are still experiencing (quite a few, frustrating!) technical difficulties: Bear with

2015: Truly the year of wearable tech?

One year ago, pundits declared that we were entering the so-called Year of Wearable Technology. Here at Wearable Tech Watch, we’d say these predictions were not wrong, but just a year early,

WearableTechWatch turns 100!

This is the 100th post on WearableTechWatch. To celebrate achieving the century, we’re sharing some statistics, and taking a look back. The blog launched on July 11 with a post entitled (Use

Today’s the day you can try to buy Google Glass – if you dare

For the first time ever, Google is today making its controversial Glass more widely available to the masses, provided you’re a US resident with a US shipping address, and you’ve got $1500

Research firm IDC weighs in on wearables

Leading market research firm IDC has thrown its hat into the ring regarding market sizing for wearables. IDC’s predictions carry some weight, with a well-earned reputation for getting it right on the numbers.

MWC round-up: Wearables everywhere

Last week’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona yielded a nice crop of wearable technology, including the innovative Bluetooth headset/smart wristband combi from Huawei (which according to booth staff was their big crowd-puller this