Wearable technology growth expected to keep slowing throughout 2018

Apple Watch smartwatch Close-up Details wearable technology growth

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

Apple watch wearable technology app

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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Levi’s smart jacket is finally becoming available to consumers

Wearable technology smart jacket levis project jacquard

This wearable technology was first demonstrated quite a while ago and now shoppers can finally try it. The Levi’s smart jacket was initially unveiled two years ago, and consumers have been waiting for their own chance to try it out. Now, the touch-sensitive fabric has been integrated into a jacket with a smart sleeve. This clothing with a smart sleeve will be sold for about $350 for consumers who want tech right in their outfit. The smart jacket sleeve is incorporated into the Levi’s Commuter Trucker jacket. It has an…

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Augmented reality glasses patent filed as Facebook Oculus takes the next step

augmented reality glasses patent (note: these are not real ar)

The social network filed a patent this month, showing an early design of the new AR wearable technology. Facebook Oculus filed an augmented reality glasses patent earlier this month which reveals drawings of an early prototype design for this type of wearable technology. The social network giant has previously confirmed its interest in pursuing this type of tech. CEO Mark Zuckerberg has spoken about augmented reality technology on a number of different occasions. In fact, it comes as no surprise that the company filed an augmented reality glasses patent as…

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Wearable technology adoption will become mainstream among manufacturers in 5 years

manufacturing factory wearable technology adoption

A new report suggests that this tech will provide companies with a connected plant floor investment. A newly released study shows wearable technology adoption is far from being limited to fitness trackers among people trying to live healthier lives. The number of manufacturers seeking a connected plant floor has also caused wearables to become more popular. The 2017 Manufacturing Vision Study conducted by Zebra Technologies Corp placed showed wearables use rapidly growing. Manufacturing companies are looking to wearable technology adoption in order to remain competitive in an intense global environment.…

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Touch sensitive technology could be the next big thing in wearables

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New elastic fibers developed by North Carolina State University researchers may open many doors for wearable tech. Touch sensitive technology developed by North Carolina State University researchers could soon be integrated into wearable devices. This tech is based on new forms of elastic fibers created by those researchers. The purpose of the elastic fibers is to make it possible to create wearables with touchscreen-like capabilities. The touch sensitive technology was created by the researchers to be both stretchable and soft. It can work to detect strain, touch and twisting, according…

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Louis Vuitton smartwatch called Tambour Horizon unveiled

louis vuitton smartwatch wearable technology

The luxury brand has become the latest designer to join the wearable technology marketplace. The Tambour Horizon Louis Vuitton smartwatch is gaining a great deal of attention since it was first introduced last week. The attraction to the device is because it is not only a piece of wearable technology but it also looks like a luxury timepiece. The Louis Vuitton wearables are the latest addition to the Tambour line, which is the designer’s signature line. The Tambour watch line was first launched 15 years ago, making it a central…

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

Gear2 Samsung wearable devices

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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New smart clothing technology for construction workers aims to save lives

smart clothing technology work boot

The SolePower work boot is currently only a prototype but it is designed to reduce the risk of injury or worse. The smart clothing technology industry is a rapidly growing one, despite the fact that virtually nobody is wearing any of it yet. The vast majority of the devices remain in their prototype phase. That said, many are becoming funded or have already achieved their funding and could be seen on store shelves in upcoming months and years. This is the hope of the creators of the SolePower work boot,…

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Silk wearable technology fabric developed by IIT team

silk wearable technology worm

Tech experts have created a form of hybrid material using the fibroin protein from the luxury textile. A tech developer team at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur has come up with a silk wearable technology fabric. It uses the silk fibroin protein to create a kind of hybrid material that can function as a wearable sensor and yet still easily suit today’s fashion market. The idea is that the fabric could one day be made into clothing that could function as a smart sensor. This silk wearable technology…

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Wearable technology devices help Zurich Life promote customer health

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The insurer is the first to launch a pilot program in Ireland geared toward trackable wellness for policyholders. Zurich Life Assurance (Zurich Life) has launched the first ever program in Ireland using wearable technology devices to help policyholders improve their health. This is a trial program being offered to a limited number of Zurich Life policyholders via select financial brokers. The customers will be rewarded for their participation in using the wearable technology devices by receiving cashback on their policy premiums. This reward will be applied if they are able…

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