Tagged with: Wearables

Report: Apple To Launch iWatch In September

Report: Apple To Launch iWatch In September

The iWatch may be coming earlier than everyone thought. Apple plans to launch a new wearable device, presumed by many to be a smartwatch, alongside two next-generation iPhones this September according to a report on tech news site Re/code. The site has previously reported that Apple will launch two, different sized versions ...

Fitbit Owns Half of the World’s Wearable Market

Fitbit Owns Half of the World’s Wearable Market

Fitbit appears to be a tour de force in the wearable world. New numbers released by analyst Canalys on Wednesday show Fitbit devices accounted for nearly 50 percent of the world's 2.7 million wearable band shipments in the first quarter of 2014. Apparently, the recent kerfuffle and recall over allergic sensitivities to the ...

Wearables May One Day Scan Your Brain to Sell You Things

Wearables May One Day Scan Your Brain to Sell You Things

You're feeling a little depressed, aren't you? How about a bit of Hershey's chocolate to cheer you up? Your stress indicators are off the charts. Did you know Marie's massage parlor is just a three-minutes walk from here? These are just a couple of the conversations your wearable gadget could be having with you in the not ...

Jawbone and Automatic Team Up to Encourage Walking Over Driving

Jawbone and Automatic Team Up to Encourage Walking Over Driving

Japanese watchmaker Yamasa Tokei had a cool idea: a small wearable device that uses the natural motions of your body to keep track of how many steps you take. Tokei called his device the Manpo-Kei, roughly translated as “10,000-step meter.” That was almost 50 years ago. The problem is that, since then, the pitch for ...

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – May 14, 2014

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – May 14, 2014

Nike recently discontinued Nike Fuel bands and fired a bunch of related staff. However, President and CEO Mark Parker said the company still plans to be a part of wearables going forward through partnerships to create more reach for the existing Fuel system. Does this mean that Nike is out of the fitness tracking wristband ...

Shelly Palmer Talks About Amazon Wearables for Mom on Good Day Wake Up

Shelly Palmer Talks About Amazon Wearables for Mom on Good Day Wake Up

Shelly Palmer chats with Juliet Huddy and Ben Simmoneau on Fox 5's Good Day Wake Up about wearables for Mom. ...

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – May 6, 2014

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – May 6, 2014

Apple has yet to enter the wearables market, but it looks like that time is near. A recent leak out of Cupertino says Apple’s next set of EarPods – the headphones that come with every new iPhone – will feature sensors that measure your heart rate and blood pressure. The headphones will also use Apple’s iBeacon ...

Nike Fuel is Dead: Are Fitness Tracking Wristbands A Fad?

Nike Fuel is Dead: Are Fitness Tracking Wristbands A Fad?

Nike recently discontinued Nike Fuel bands and fired a bunch of related staff. President and CEO Mark Parker said, "I think we will be part of wearables going forward. It'll be integrated into other products that we create, and then we'll look at expanding our partnerships to create more reach for the Nike Fuel and Fuel ...

Leak: Apple’s Next Headphones Will Track Heart Rate, Blood Pressure

Leak: Apple’s Next Headphones Will Track Heart Rate, Blood Pressure

Apple will break into the wearables market by incorporating sensors in headphones to measure heart rate and blood pressure, according to a posting on the anonymous app Secret. The headphones would also use Apple's "iBeacon" system to help locate them if lost, according to the author of the post - who claims to have been let ...

Hardware is Very Hard: Why Wearables Aren’t Working (Yet?)

Hardware is Very Hard: Why Wearables Aren’t Working (Yet?)

If all of the companies that make activity-trackers were on some sort of leaderboard right now, who would be winning the race? None of them. The news yesterday that Nike had laid off members of its FuelBand division, and may not release future versions of the device, underscores the challenges players in this space have ...