Where is wearable health tech taking healthcare?

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Fitness trackers, wearable heart rate monitors are trendy, but are they medically sound? Wearable health tech is used in everyday life either for fitness tracking, monitoring glucose or heart rates and even to potentially diagnose various diseases. The health technology market is fast-growing and wearables, while being trendy, have made their way into medicine with their useful applications. Fitness trackers are popular with consumers and have become ubiquitous among today’s consumers Although fitness trackers such as Fitbit and smart watches like the Apple Watch or Samsung Gear are the most…

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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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Philips wearable technology unveiled and launch announced

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These wearables place a considerable focus on allowing users to take control of their own health. The newly launched Philips wearable technology was announced today. Its launch is global and the first of the wearables are only the beginning. These devices are meant to help consumers take control over their health. The new wearable technology devices are considered to be medical grade and will involve a complete set. Unlike the offering from its rivals, the Philips wearable technology gadgets will include: a health and fitness tracker watch, a connected scale,…

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Mobile and wearable technology is diving into futuristic skincare

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From portable devices to wearables and apps, the skin health and beauty industry is looking to tech. While laser treatments, chemical peels and botox injections haven’t lost their groove, portable, mobile and wearable technology are starting to carve out a massive segment of the market as consumers show that many of them would rather take matters into their own hands, especially if they can use tech to do it. The beauty industry hasn’t failed to recognize this fact and has started putting out mobile devices left, right and center. There…

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Global sales of wearables expected to spike

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Gartner sees sales of smartwatches and fitness bands heading in a skyward direction over the next few years. Gartner has now released its latest forecasts about the sale of wearables over the next few years, and it has predicted that these devices will see a global increase of 18.4 percent, which will bring the figure up from 232.0 million units sold, last year, to a notably higher 274.6 million units sold by the end of 2016. This year, wearable technology devices will have generated a total of $28.7 billion in…

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