WebSummit panel to highlight wearable’s next top model

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WebSummit is shaping up to be THE technology event of the year, and we’ll be there to cover it.

Join WTW editor-in-chief Simon Jones as he moderates the “Wearable’s next top model” session on the AutoTech – TalkRobot track on Thursday November 10 at 2:15pm local time.

The discussion, featuring TomTom founder Corinne Vigreux and Under Armour’s Mike Lee, will tackle a question we’ve asked several times – whether the “ugly silicon wristband” is holding back wearables.

Once famed for its GPS products, TomTom has pivoted to the wearables market, focusing on the sporting segment, and recently introduced a new range of sleeker, more stylish trackers which look like they’re designed more with lifestyle in mind.

Mike is the founder of MyFitnessPal, which is one of the leading fitness tracking apps, and hugely popular for the no-fuss way that it helps users count the calories, which is one of the first steps to getting fit. He joined Under Armour when it acquired his company in the spring of last year.

We’ll discuss the form factors (aka what future devices should look like) and sensors that are most wanted by customers. For example, although GPS was included in the short-lived first Jawbone UP, which kicked off the whole smart wristband market, it’s been slow to catch on, mainly due to power consumption issues. Now part of the Apple Watch II, will GPS lead us into the future of wearables? Come along to this session and find out.

If you’re attending WebSummit in Lisbon, look us up on the event app!

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