New Apple Watch is more than your average wearable

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The Apple Watch Series 4 has been granted FDA Clearance for ECG monitoring. Receiving clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), makes the new Apple Watch the first consumer device to receive this clearance from the federal agency to operate as an over-the-counter (OTC) ECG-monitoring device. The Apple Watch Series 4 is one of the only devices on the market to provide users EKG readings. Upon the unveiling of its new Apple Watch, at its September event, the tech giant confirmed that the approval its smartwatch received from…

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FDA to fast-tack its review of unique potassium screening mHealth device

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AliveCor has designed a device that can detect dangerously high levels of potassium. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), has given “Breakthrough Device” status to a potassium screening mHealth device developed by California-based medical device company AliveCor. The company’s KardiaK mHealth platform has been created to analyze ECG readings to detect dangerously high level of potassium in a person’s blood, without the need to draw blood. The digital health tools is designed to detect hyperkalemia. Hyperkalemia is an elevated level of potassium, a mineral and electrolyte, in your blood.…

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Apple Watch Instagram app no longer available

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Users of the popular image based social media app will need to turn back to their iPhones again. A new iOS update has quietly eliminated the Apple Watch Instagram app from devices. The iPhone maker recently implemented a new mobile app requirement. The social network’s application appears not to have met that requirement. The iOS updating system triggered the removal of the photo sharing social app from the smartwatch. The Apple Watch Instagram app removal is not the only instance of the smartwatch losing options. This most recent loss was…

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Apple Watch breaks the wearables shipments record

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The iPhone maker shipped 8 million of the smartwatches during the last quarter of 2017. New research released by Canalys reveals that the Apple Watch has easily broken the record for the largest number of units shipped in the wearable technology category. The iPhone maker sailed far beyond the previous record set by Fitbit by shipping 8 million smartwatches in the fourth quarter of 2017. The launch and popularity of the Apple Watch 3 is credited as a major contributor to the success. The Apple Watch has been heavily criticized…

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Wearable technology growth expected to keep slowing throughout 2018

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Despite all the hype and the massive investments by tech giants, wearables just aren’t taking with consumers. Wearable technology growth had been expected to continue seeing striking increases for many years to come. That said, despite the best efforts of tech giants, this has not been the case. Growth slowed down this year and is expected to continue dropping into next year as well. eMarketer, the market research firm, has reported that wearable technology growth is slowing in a significant way. In fact, within the next year, eMarketer predicts this…

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Could a wearable technology app save your life? It did for one man

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An apple smartwatch application showed a spike in heart rate which turned out to be a blood clot. The idea of a wearable technology app has become extremely commonplace to the point that many of us don’t think much of them. However, as it turns out, under the right circumstances they have the ability to save a person’s life. This was what happened when a man names James Green had his life saved by his Apple smartwatch. James Green, an American man living in New York, formerly employed with MTV,…

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Samsung wearable devices take Fitbit’s market position for the first time

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This shows that the South Korean brand is taking some very meaningful strides in this gadget category. Samsung wearable devices have hit a major landmark as they have now overtaken their rival, Fitbit, for the first time. For years, Fitbit has been the measure against which other top wearables companies have measured themselves. Now, a Strategy Analytics research report shows that Samsung wearable devices account for more of the market than Fitbit. During the first quarter of 2017, The Samsung Gear S3 held 12.8 percent of the global market, which…

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Apple has taken Fitbit’s wearable technology crown

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Despite the fact that Tim Cook continues to refuse to reveal the sales figures for the Apple Watch, it has still beaten Fitbit. The Apple Watch sales numbers remain a mystery because of the company’s policy not to reveal this information about its wearable technology or other devices. However, despite the silence about the numbers, Apple has been declared the leader in the wearables market. Fitbit had previously held the top spot because of its highly popular fitness trackers and smartwatches. A recent report from Strategy Analytics placed the spotlight…

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American wearable technology market underperforming compared to predictions

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U.S. wearables as a whole are not doing as well as had been forecasted earlier this year. While certain specific wearables are doing well, the American wearable technology market as a whole is not growing as expected. A new eMarketer report suggest that even top performers aren’t reaching the anticipated growth levels. This, at the same time that Apple continues to insist that its Apple Watch sales are “doing great.” The eMarketer data showed that Fitbit, the Apple Watch and other devices were expected to see a 60 percent year…

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Pebble smartwatch company withdrawing from the market

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The firm behind the wearable technology has announced that it will be shutting down its operations. The Pebble smartwatch had been holding its own for a long time. However, with wearable technology competition rising from giants such as Apple and Google, the challenge skyrocketed. Many in the industry felt that Pebble’s longer history would ensure its position in the market. That does not appear to be the case. On Wednesday, the company announced that the Pebble smartwatch business would soon shut down. The announcement was made on the official Pebble…

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iPhone 7 leak proves accurate with few surprises at Apple Event

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Following a massive unauthorized reveal several days ahead of the event, additional leaks only made it worse. Yesterday’s Apple Event showed us many new things; primarily that the iPhone 7 leak was accurate. All the device specs were revealed days ahead of the event which was meant to be the first unveiling. That said, even if the main leaks hadn’t happened, two more only sealed the deal – one from Apple itself. A range of different mistakes led much of the iPhone 7 specs to be revealed ahead of schedule.…

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