wearable tech

Huami Teams with Chinese Athletics Association on Smart Wearable Devices

Huami Teams with Chinese Athletics Association on Smart Wearable Devices

Huami has announced a partnership with the Chinese Athletics Association (CAA) in a formal agreement that will see the two sides team up to develop smart wearable devices. “The official partnership will promote the sports spirit and healthy lifestyle to the whole society, which also has a positive impact on building a leading sports nation,” said Yu Hongchen, the…

Maxim Announces Biometric SpO2 and HRV Monitoring System for Wearables

Maxim Announces Biometric SpO2 and HRV Monitoring System for Wearables

American circuit designer and manufacturer Maxim Integrated Products has announced its new wrist-based system designed for the continuous monitoring of blood-oxygen saturation (SpO2) levels and heart-rate variability (HRV), the MAXREFDES103. SpO2 is an indicator of oxygen levels in capillary blood and can provide insights into a person’s health. When combined with other vital signs, SpO2…

Researchers Show Off AuraRing Gesture Ring and Wristband

Researchers Show Off AuraRing Gesture Ring and Wristband

A team of researchers at the University of Washington showed off the AuraRing, their high-resolution optical gesture tracking system. The AuraRing uses an oscillating electromagnetic field generated by an index finger-sized ring — which contains a coil of wire wrapped 800 times around it — powered by a tiny battery generating only 2.3 milliwatts of…

Senators Wear Apple Watches During Impeachment Trial Despite Electronics Ban

Senators Wear Apple Watches During Impeachment Trial Despite Electronics Ban

According to Roll Call, at least seven U.S. senators were wearing an Apple Watch during President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial this week, despite rules of decorum that say no electronic devices or phones are permitted in the chamber. Senate leadership guidelines state that all electronics should be left in the cloakroom during the trial in…

AR Market to Grow by $76.99B Between 2020-2024: Report

AR Market to Grow by $76.99B Between 2020-2024: Report

According to a new report by global research and advisory company Technavio, the global augmented reality (AR) market is expected to grow by $76.99 billion in the period between 2020-2024. The growth in the market is expected to receive a boost from the growing AR-enabled smart glasses market. Smart glasses add contextual information using AR…

Huami Debuts New Earbuds, Smartwatches at CES 2020

Huami Debuts New Earbuds, Smartwatches at CES 2020

Smartwatch and fitness band maker Huami has debuted several new wearables this week at CES 2020 in Las Vegas. Although its Amazfit brand has up until now been reserved for its line of fitness bands and smartwatches, Huami unveiled its first foray into the earbud market with the new Amazfit EarBuds line. The Amazfit PowerBuds…

Withings Smartwatch with ECG Scanner Can Monitor Signs of Sleep Apnea

Withings Smartwatch with ECG Scanner Can Monitor Signs of Sleep Apnea

Smartwatch maker Withings has unveiled its latest offering at CES 2020 this week, the ScanWatch — a smartwatch capable of tracking the wearer’s biometrics and identifying signs of sleep apnea. Using an SpO2 (peripheral capillary oxygen saturation) sensor that transmits light into the wearer’s blood vessels, the ScanWatch can take measurements throughout the course of…

Wearables Market Shipments up 94.6% in Q3 of 2019

Wearables Market Shipments up 94.6% in Q3 of 2019

According to new data from the International Data Corporation (IDC), the shipment of wearable devices worldwide rose in the third quarter of 2019 to 84.5 million units, an increase of 94.6% from Q3 in 2018. Most of the growth in the market was driven by the increased demand for new hearables products, which accounted for…

Amex, Insurance Company Launch Activity-Based Rewards Credit Card

Amex, Insurance Company Launch Activity-Based Rewards Credit Card

American Express and Vitality — a life insurance and investment company — have teamed up to launch a new credit card that rewards users based on how physically active they are. The Vitality American Express Card — available to existing Vitality members with eligible policies — will offer cash-back rewards depending on how physically active…

Nymi Teams Up with MES Provider POMS

Nymi Teams Up with MES Provider POMS

Nymi has announced a new partnership with POMS Corporation, allowing POMSnet users to take advantage of the Nymi solution for authentication and e-signing in POMSnet Manufacturing Execution System (MES). Toronto-based Nymi has seen rapid growth in the popularity of its Nymi Band in the pharmaceutical industry since securing $15 million in series-B funding in 2017. The…

Huami Debuts Amazfit GTS Smartwatch at IFA 2019

Huami Debuts Amazfit GTS Smartwatch at IFA 2019

Huami has announced the launch of its latest smartwatch and fitness tracker, the Amazfit GTS at IFA Berlin 2019. The Amazfit GTS, which comes in six different colours, has a design that has changed considerably since last year’s Amazfit Verge. It sports a square 1.65″ curved AMOLED screen with a 341 pixel-per-inch resolution and is…

World Cup Analysis from Visa Shows Consumer Shift to Contactless Payments

World Cup Analysis from Visa Shows Consumer Shift to Contactless Payments

During the group stage of the FIFA Women’s World Cup, Visa found that fans across the host cities in France made purchases using contactless payment technology 51 percent of the time. The financial services giant, which is FIFA’s Official Payment Services Partner, says these purchases were performed using a variety of mechanisms, including smartphones, wristbands…

Zwipe and Infineon Extend Partnership, Aiming for Mass Biometric Card Deployment

Zwipe and Infineon Extend Partnership, Aiming for Mass Biometric Card Deployment

“We are proud to strengthen our long-standing partnership with a global technology leader such as Infineon. This collaboration further enhances our ability to commercialize our technology and IP through competitive solutions for mass-volume deployment.” – André Løvestam, CEO, Zwipe With the clock ticking down to mass deployment of biometric payment cards, Zwipe and Infineon are…

NEORIS Fast Track Connects Tech Startups with Clients that Need an Upgrade

NEORIS Fast Track Connects Tech Startups with Clients that Need an Upgrade

NEORIS is launching a new partnership program that will make it easier for other companies to update their technology. Dubbed NEORIS Fast Track, the program connects some of the world’s most innovative startups with larger companies that may be interested in their services. The result is an accelerator that could drastically reduce the amount of…

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…

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