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Your next generation smart wristband is a smartphone

Thinking about buying a next-generation smart wristband? Watching the market carefully for the next feature set, or the next morph in form factor, such as Huawei’s innovative wristband/Bluetooth headset combi? Well, that

The impact of wearables for service desk professionals

Here in Birmingham, UK, the Service Desk Institute is holding its annual conference – and tomorrow WTW lead author Simon Jones will be joining a keynote panel to discuss the future impact of wearables,

The trick is to keep breathing: Wearables changed my life

It started out as a gadget thing, but within a year, wearable technology was responsible for a fundamental impact on my future health. Part two of the story, by WearableTechWatch lead author Simon Jones

How wearable technology truly changed my life

It started out as a gadget thing, but within a year had a fundamental effect on my future health. By WearableTechWatch lead author Simon Jones Can wearable technology really change your life, or

Samsung’s Simband confirms the real battle of the smartbands is for data collection

Samsung’s announcement this week of the Simband “reference design” simply underlines something that has been becoming clearer and clearer over the last year: that the real battle of the smartbands will not

Fitbit goes IoT

Smart wristband maker Fitbit is catching up on lost ground by introducing sync with the much-hyped Internet of Things (IoT). Fitbit users can now create “channels” on IoT gateway website IFTTT for

More insight into wearables in Japan: Local firm Omron rules the roost

If you look hard, then wearable technology is available in Japan – although the landscape is different. It’s a local firm, Omron, that rules the roost in movement tracking, although it appears that

Wearables: It really is all about the data

Forget the fashion factor – a silicon wristband is never going to really cut it as the latest street-cred accessory, even if it’s in a funky color. Instead, the real value of

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

Nike FuelBand runs out of gas

There are reports all over the web today claiming that Nike is shuttering its FuelBand product line and laying off most staff involved with the project. With the FuelBand out of gas just