W|W: The Wearable Weekly – It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad CES

Tom Emrich

January 18, 2016 1:08pm

Welcome to The Wearable Weekly, your trusted guide to all things wearable tech. If you only have time to read one thing about wearables this week, this is it.

We are still coming down from the craziness of CES which was filled with wearable tech announcements and demos. Check out the ten wearable tech trends coming out of this year’s show.

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Statistics & Forecasts

New study says Apple Watch accounted for 51 percent of 2015 smartwatch shipments (MobileSyrup)

PlayStation VR Expected To Sell Nearly 2 Million Units This Year (Ubergizmo)

VR predicted to be bigger than TV in 10 years according to new report by Goldman Sachs (Business Insider)


Device Announcements

OMsignal launches its smart bra OMbra (MobileSyrup)

Garmin debuts its HUD for cyclists Varia Vision (MobileSyrup)

Misfit launches its minimalist fitness tracker Ray (MobileSyrup)

Fitbit launches its fitness smartwatch Blaze (MobileSyrup)

HTC and Under Armour partner to launch the HealthBox, a kit with a digital scale, fitness tracker and chest strap (MobileSyrup)

Samsung debuts new premium S2 Classic smartwatch options (MobileSyrup)

HTC debuts its latest HMD hardware, HTC Vive Pre at CES (MobileSyrup)

Empire and Recon launch Empire EVS smart paintball mask (MobileSyrup)

Withings launches affordable fitness tracker Go (MobileSyrup)

Lumus unveils its DK-50 AR glasses (PR Newswire)

Casio launches Android Wear outdoor watch (Wareable)

Wearable Experiments launches first smart tights, Nadi (Wareable)


Funding, Crowdfunding & M&A

Immersive Computing Coming as Envelop VR Closes $5.5 Million Funding Round (Upload VR)


Major Milestones

New Balance announces new digital sports division which is working on a wearable (MobileSyrup)

Ford opens automotive wearables lab (MobileSyrup)

watch OS 2.2 beta adds multi-Apple Watch support (MobileSyrup)

iOS support for Samsung Gear S2 smartwatch announced for this year (MobileSyrup)

Sensoria launches its wearable development platform (SportTechie)

Oculus Rift opens pre-orders, first shipment for March (Oculus)

Lightwave uses bioanalytics platform to quantify emotions of “The Revenant” (Wareable)

L’Oreal debuted a smart patch to measure UV (Wareable)

Samsung showcased NFC smart clothes at CES (Engadget)

Google makes organizational change to focus on VR (MobileSyrup)

Microsoft releases details on HoloLens including 5.5 hour battery life (PC World)

Google Cardboard now offers spatial audio (MobileSyrup)

Fitbit hit with class-action suit over inaccurate heart rate monitoring (The Verge)


Rumours

Google Patents Wearable That Tells You to Take Your Meds (Android Headlines)

Sony Playstation VR price leaked? (MobileSyrup)

Xiaomi Investing In Virtual Reality & Robotics Research (Android Headlines)

Apple may be getting into hearables (Cult of Mac)

Apple Watch rumors continue to swirl (BGR)


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