wearable tech

Olea to Demo Latest Solutions at 2018 Sensors Expo

Olea to Demo Latest Solutions at 2018 Sensors Expo

The 2018 Sensors Expo and Conference is about a month away, and Olea Sensor Networks is gearing up with plans to demo its latest biometric sensor offerings. One of them is OSN Quadcorder, a wearable device announced toward the end of last year that is capable of monitoring cardiac and respiration signals without physical contact…

Apple Watch Users Eager for Playmates

Apple Watch Users Eager for Playmates

The Apple Watch allows users to share visual representations of their heartbeats with those they love. Sadly, there are those users who don’t have partners with whom to share such intimate ephemera, and, according to an article on The Verge by James Vincent, they’re heading online to look for a partner in the exercise. As…

Apple Watch Cardiac Sensor Can’t See Past User Tattoos

Apple Watch Cardiac Sensor Can’t See Past User Tattoos

The Apple Watch has a bit of trouble monitoring users’ heart rates when they have tattoos on their wrists, according to a TechCrunch article by Sarah Perez. Apple changed its support documentation when it discovered the problem via user feedback in April. The problem has to do with the sensor’s use of LED lights, which…

Wearables Market on Cusp of Boom: Report

Wearables Market on Cusp of Boom: Report

Market research firm Tractica believes that we’re on the cusp of an explosion in the wearable tech market. In a new report, the firm asserts that the nascent wearables market taking shape with the smartwatch is going to usher the broader smart clothing and body sensor market into the mainstream. In its report, the firm…

MicroStrategy Announces Q1 Results

MicroStrategy Announces Q1 Results

Enterprise software platform developer MicroStrategy has announced its first quarter results. While the company’s revenues were slightly down compared to those from Q1 2014, operating expenses were much lower. Overall, it’s a pretty decent fiscal picture. Q1 2015 revenues came in at $123.9 million, a 10 percent drop from the $137.9 million revenues of Q1…

Demand Far Outstrips Supply in Strange Apple Watch Rollout

Demand Far Outstrips Supply in Strange Apple Watch Rollout

Only a small proportion of consumers who bought an Apple Watch have actually received the device, according to a Business Insider article by Rob Price. Market analyst Slice Intelligence believes that on the Monday following the device’s first weekend ostensibly on the market, about 78 percent of its buyers haven’t actually received the product. That’s…

News Roundup: The Apple Watch Launch

News Roundup: The Apple Watch Launch

Today marked the official launch of the greatly anticipated Apple Watch, a wearable gadget that many believe might push smartwatch technology into the mainstream. As such, this past week was filled with news surrounding the new mobile device while we also brought you reports on the Internet of Things, mCommerce and a very wide range…

Amid Apple Watch Fanfare, Samsung Leaks More Details on Gear A

Amid Apple Watch Fanfare, Samsung Leaks More Details on Gear A

As its previously-released and modestly successful smartwatches are eclipsed by today’s launch of the Apple Watch, Samsung has revealed a few more details about a new smartwatch of its own on its blog, according to a Reuters report. Samsung has revealed that its forthcoming Gear A smartwatch will feature a round face, that the company…

Apple Watch Debuts on Social Media

Apple Watch Debuts on Social Media

The Apple Watch went on sale today, and many who preordered it are receiving the first shipments, though many more are facing delays as Apple scrambles to meet demand. As Sophie Curtis reports for the Telegraph, some customers have already taken to social media to show off their new smartwatches. Meanwhile, the few high-end shops…

Off The Cuff – 4 Wearables That Aren’t Watches

Off The Cuff – 4 Wearables That Aren’t Watches

With the Apple Watch launching today, wearable tech stands to explode into the consumer market. Smart watches, as we’ve explored on Mobile ID World before, stand to change some integral parts of everyday life if they manage to catch mainstream tension. Everything from payments, to  physical access control and the Internet of Things stands to…

Apple Plans Subdued Launch for Smartwatch

Apple Plans Subdued Launch for Smartwatch

Apple is doing its smartwatch launch a little differently. According to a Reuters article by Yasmeen Abutaleb, Friday’s launch of the Apple Watch will be a more quiet and discreet affair than past blockbuster launches of the company’s iPhones. Despite Friday being the official launch date for the wearable devices, Apple won’t be stocking them…

Apple Watch Will Launch Smartwatch Revolution: Report

Apple Watch Will Launch Smartwatch Revolution: Report

Market research firm Javelin Strategy & Research has come out with some new data and predictions for the Apple Watch and the overall smartwatch market. The findings are available in a report entitled “What Apple Watch Means for Banking and Payments”. Basically, it’s good news. In a synopsis, Javelin says that the release of the…

Apple Watch a “Milestone” in Wearable Sales: Analyst

Apple Watch a “Milestone” in Wearable Sales: Analyst

Apple appears to be enjoying considerable success in the rollout of its Apple Watch, and one analyst believes it could become the company’s “most profitable product ever”, according to a Business Insider article by Julie Bort. That analyst is Carl Howe of Think Big Analytics, who writes in a blog post that based on his analysis…

RE.WORK Summit to Focus on Internet of Things

RE.WORK Summit to Focus on Internet of Things

RE.WORK has organized an Internet of Things Summit to convene in Boston. The event will take place at the Hyatt Regency Boston from May 28 – 29. In a press release, RE.WORK asserted that the IoT is not some far-off future technological landscape, but is instead “already here in the sensors, devices, data and cloud…

Valencell Exec Joins CEA’s Health and Fitness Subcommittee

Valencell Exec Joins CEA’s Health and Fitness Subcommittee

The Consumer Electronics Association has created a new Health and Fitness Technology Subcommittee, and a major Valencell executive has joined its ranks. Chris Eschbach, Ph.D., is Valencell’s Director of Exercise Science and Clinical Trials, and on the subcommittee he’ll be in a position to help lead the consumer sector’s embrace of wearable tech. Already a…

Probably a Million Americans Preordered the Apple Watch

It looks like about a million Americans preordered the Apple Watch on its launch day, according to a TechCrunch article by Natasha Lomas. While Apple hasn’t yet released its own sales numbers, market research firm Slice Intelligence made some projections based on e-receipt data pertaining to a little over 9000 consumers. Slice Intelligence projects that 957,000…

News Roundup: Wearable Fever

News Roundup: Wearable Fever

This past week at Mobile ID World wearables were the name of the game as iPhone owners counted down to the impending Apple Watch street date. Mobile commerce made the news too, while the week was rounded out by smartphone updates and Internet of Things headlines. Wearables With the Apple Watch scheduled to start adorning…

Buzz Builds as Apple Takes Smartwatch Preorders

Buzz Builds as Apple Takes Smartwatch Preorders

The Apple Watch is now available for pre-order, and consumers have been flocking to Apple Stores in droves to get a first glimpse at the device, according to a Reuters report from Noel Randewich and Astrid Wendlandt. There’s a growing degree of buzz about the forthcoming device, but little by way of numbers to quantify…

Digital Insights Helps Credit Union Pioneer Smartwatch Banking

Digital Insights Helps Credit Union Pioneer Smartwatch Banking

NCR subsidiary Digital Insight has developed a Wright-Patt Credit Union app that is compatible with Android smartwatches. The app uses biometric authentication to let users access their financial services on Android Wear devices. The new app automatically syncs to the user’s Android Wear devices. After that, logging on the smartwatch is done via voice command.…

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