biometric wearables

Google’s Next Earbuds Will Monitor Jaw Vibration to Detect Speech

Google’s Next Earbuds Will Monitor Jaw Vibration to Detect Speech

“With the new Pixel Buds, users will be able to access the AI-driven Google Assistant just by saying “Hey Google”, even if the earbuds aren’t connected to a smartphone that’s on.” Google has revealed that it’s working on a new and much improved version of its Pixel Buds earbuds. Unveiled at today’s big hardware event,…

FinTech, Apple IP, Smart Cars and More in This Week’s Top Mobile ID Stories

FinTech, Apple IP, Smart Cars and More in This Week’s Top Mobile ID Stories

It’s been another varied week in Mobile ID World’s coverage of the latest innovations in mobile tech, payments, the Internet of Things, and more. And the latest roundup of the week’s most popular articles reflects that variety. If there’s any kind of trend in this latest batch, it may be FinTech, with two of this…

Casio Secures New PRO TREK Smartwatch with Trustonic Technology

Casio Secures New PRO TREK Smartwatch with Trustonic Technology

Casio has turned to Trustonic to safeguard its latest smartwatch. Built specifically for athletes and outdoor adventurers, the Casio PRO TREK Smart WSD-F21HR debuted in August and integrates the Trustonic Secured Platform for additional IoT security. The PRO TREK comes with a slew of fitness-oriented features, including a GPS, offline maps, and a heartrate monitor.…

Evidence Suggests New Apple Watch Devices to Launch Soon

Evidence Suggests New Apple Watch Devices to Launch Soon

There is growing evidence that Apple will launch new versions of its Apple Watch smartwatches alongside its new iPhones this year. One of the most solid pieces of evidence comes from filings with the Eurasian Economic Commission, or EEC – a necessary step before launching new products in the Eurasian region that has previously foreshadowed…

Biometric Authentication Wearable Keeps Workplaces Sanitary

Biometric Authentication Wearable Keeps Workplaces Sanitary

“The Systec readers will be able to verify the identities of employees using the biometric information stored in the Band, so employees will be able to gain access to corporate cleanrooms without touching a keypad and dirtying their hands…” Nymi has partnered with Systec & Solutions to make its biometric authentication technology more appealing to…

FinTech, Biometric Wearables Are Key Trends in This Week’s Top Stories

FinTech, Biometric Wearables Are Key Trends in This Week’s Top Stories

FinTech and wearables are the dominant topics in this week’s roundup of Mobile ID World’s most popular stories. The former is understandable, given that this week saw one of the most important events in the financial services industry – Money20/20 Europe. This provided lots of opportunities for discussion of one of the biggest emerging trends…

Apple Patent Brings New Biometric Authentication Options to Apple Watch

Apple Patent Brings New Biometric Authentication Options to Apple Watch

Apple has filed a patent for a new form of biometric authentication that could be deployed in a future version of the Apple Watch. Originally filed in Q3 2018, the new invention is a light field camera capable of sub-epidermal imaging. The camera would be placed on the underside of the Apple Watch, where it…

Tappy Shows Off Wearable Payments Tech at Money20/20 China

Tappy Shows Off Wearable Payments Tech at Money20/20 China

“At Money20/20, Tappy is highlighting its partnerships with financial services firms such as Barclays, ICICI Bank, India’s Axis Bank, and Expresspay Card, a card issuer co-created by Bank of China and China UnionPay.” Hong Kong-based Tappy Technologies is showing off its wearable payment solutions at this week’s Money20/20 show in China. The company’s payment solutions…

Zwipe to Develop Wearable Devices with Hong Kong Firm

Zwipe to Develop Wearable Devices with Hong Kong Firm

“Zwipe is paving the way to enable financial services in wearable devices, in addition to payment cards. Tappy Technologies is a proven leader in this segment and we are very excited to join forces in bringing this innovative solution into the hands of the consumer.” -André Løvestam, CEO, Zwipe A new partnership is poised to…

Fitness Tracking Ring Becomes Security Key with New Upgrade

Fitness Tracking Ring Becomes Security Key with New Upgrade

“…Motiv says that it will soon enable FIDO2-compliant authentication, allowing users to take advantage of the same functionality to sign into online accounts through popular web browsers.” A major software upgrade has made a fitness-tracking wearable into a sophisticated authentication device. Called the Motiv Ring, it is, as you might expect, a finger ring, albeit…

New Apple Watch’s ECG Feature Could Do More Than Monitor Heart Health

New Apple Watch’s ECG Feature Could Do More Than Monitor Heart Health

“…it’s worth noting that this technology could also potentially be used for biometric authentication, with other biometrics specialists such as Nymi having demonstrated that the unique patterns in an individual’s heart rhythm can be used for identification.” Along with its unveiling of this year’s new iPhones, Apple also showed off an upgraded Apple Watch this week.…

autonomous_ID Announced New Senior Advisor

autonomous_ID Announced New Senior Advisor

“I think that autonomous_ID has a technology platform that is perfectly timed and will truly transform how ‘the me’ interacts with connected things.” -Daniel Tu, Executive Advisor to the Chairman, autonimous_ID Biometric wellness and identification specialist autonomous_ID has a new expert on hand to advise senior management: Daniel Tu, the former group chief innovation officer of…

Qualcomm Survey Details Rise of AI, Biometrics in Consumer Headsets

Qualcomm Survey Details Rise of AI, Biometrics in Consumer Headsets

Qualcomm released its “2018 State of Play” report on the consumer market this week, at its IoT Industry Analyst Workshop. The report’s findings, based on surveys of 6,000 consumer across China, the UK, and the US, outline a couple of key, ongoing trends. One is the rise of the voice interface for consumer electronics, with…

Fit Pay Prepares for Mass Production of Bitcoin Payments Device

Fit Pay Prepares for Mass Production of Bitcoin Payments Device

Fit Pay has completed testing of its bitcoin payment device, and plans to start shipping the solution soon, the company has announced. Dubbed the Flip, the device can be loaded with US dollars exchanged from the user’s Bitcoin account. In appearance it looks almost like a large poker chip, but in function it is essentially…

Mi Band 3 Sales Success Suggests Rising Interest in Smart Wearables

Mi Band 3 Sales Success Suggests Rising Interest in Smart Wearables

Consumer interest in wearable tech is on the rise, if the success of the new Mi Band 3 is any indication. Its maker, Huami, has announced that the biometric smart wristband has already sold over a million units, just 17 days since its launch. The first Mi Band, launched back in 2014, took four months…