AT&T teams up with OneLife to develop OnePulse smartwatch

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The medical health-tracking watch has been developed by OneLife and is powered by AT&T. The mHealth device, called the OnePulse smartwatch, is the result of a partnership between wireless carrier AT&T and OneLife Technologies Corp., a mobile healthcare software and data-collection company. The health-tracking watch is the first medical wearable certified for AT&T’s LTE-M low-powered network. The AT&T LET-M network connection reportedly offers medical providers with better versatility and a variety of key advantages. The network is an IoT-specific low-powered network variant that supports long battery life. What’s more, it…

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New Bose AR Frames have launched and are available now

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The popular American audio brand has added augmented reality tech to its new wearable product. After being revealed in December, Bose AR Frames are now commercially available and those who want to get their hands on the wearable device, known simply as “Frames,” can purchase them for $199.00. These unique sunglasses let the wearer listen to music, make calls and access AR experiences. The Bose AR Frames have been designed to look like classic sunglasses. The lightweight (10 ounce) Frames are available in two different styles. There is the Alto,…

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New trends to emerge in the growing mobile commerce space

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Several new trends could determine the future of the mobile payments world The mobile payments space is gaining momentum and evolving at a rapid pace. According to a report from eMarketer, the amount of money being spent by consumers in the mobile space will triple this year. As the mobile space continues to grow, new trends are likely to emerge throughout this sector. Some of these trends may provide businesses with new opportunities to engage consumers and find greater degrees of success in mobile ventures. Security technology will become more…

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Wearable technology is taking off with the Apple Watch

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Apple Watch pre-orders draw more attention to wearable technology A new generation for wearable technology may have dawned now that Apple Watch pre-orders are available. Over the weekend, pre-orders for Apple’s new wearable device were made available, and many people have already ordered their Watches. On the first day that the pre-orders went live, more than 1 million people ordered an Apple Watch, some of whom may be waiting several months after the Watch is official released to receive the device that they paid for. Basic Apple Watch costs approximately…

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Swatch to break into mobile payments

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Watchmaker has plans to launch a payment service and a wearable device Swiss watchmaker Swatch is planning to break into the mobile payments space. The company has plans to unveil a new wearable device within the next 90 days, which will serve as a response to other wearable devices that are being launched. According to Swatch, the new device will be able to connect to the Internet and communicate with other devices without having to be charged. The device will also support mobile payments, making it a competitor with similar…

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Wearables are used by a small fraction of adults

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Over 80 percent are already using smartphones and among them, most have Android mobile devices. Although both last year and this year have been declared the year of the wearables, and many have expected that these devices, such as smartwatches and smart glasses, would go mainstream, it looks as though it may require a little bit more time for that hype to turn into consumer adoption. The results of a recent study has shown that wearable technology is used by a small minority of adults. This research was conducted by…

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Wearable devices could have major mobile payments potential

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Full potential of wearable technology may not yet be fully understood Wearable devices are still in an early stage of their life, which means that many consumers do not understand their true potential. These devices could have a lot to offer to the mobile commerce space, where convenience is often favored above all else. Smartwatches could become the next major mobile payment device, allowing people to make a transaction directly from their wrist, rather than using a smartphone or payment card. Apple’s wearable device may struggle in the mobile commerce…

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Wearable devices could be the future of mobile payments

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Wearable technology is beginning to find traction in the mobile commerce space Wearable technology is gaining more attention, especially in the mobile commerce space. As new devices become more available, consumers are likely to use these devices for everyday commerce. While there are very few wearable devices currently available on the market, these devices are likely to become more common within the next five years, and these devices could be equipped with mobile payment technology that makes them more attractive to consumers. Royal Bank of Canada teams with Bionym to…

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Wearable technology may face security challenges

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New wearable devices may become popular targets for hackers and some malicious groups Wearable technology is gaining ground. While relatively few companies have plans to release a wearable device in the near future, there are some big-name companies that will be among the first to tackle market challenges when they introduce their devices in 2015 and 2016. Apple is one such company. Apple plans to launch its Apple Watch platform in the very near future, but the company will have to address some serious security issues if it wants to…

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Survey presents some interesting data about wearable technology

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New survey aims to gauge consumer interest in wearable devices coming from certain brands PricewaterhousCoopers, a multinational professional services network, has released the results of a new survey concerning wearable technology. The survey has collected information from 1,000 respondents and is meant to gauge consumer interest in wearable devices coming from various brands. Over the past few years, there has been some question as to whether or not consumers would show any interest in wearable devices. Because these devices offer few features that cannot be found on a conventional smartphone,…

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Wearable technology could play a role in mobile commerce

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Wearable devices may one day become prominent mobile commerce platforms Mobile commerce is becoming more common throughout the world, and this is making people more comfortable with the idea of paying for things with their smartphones and tablets. Soon, smartphones will not be the only way that people can participate in mobile commerce, as wearable devices are beginning to show off their digital commerce abilities. Brian Scott, vice president of the Members Group, recently highlighted the potential for wearable devices to serve as mobile commerce platforms at an event. For…

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