W|W: The Wearable Weekly – It’s All Gold

Tom Emrich

February 1, 2016 6:19pm

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.

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Statistics & Forecasts

Global Wearable Technology Market Analysis & Trends Report 2016 with Industry Forecasts to 2020 for the $33 Billion Industry (Global Newswire)

Apple took #1 place in “Watch” category of Luxury survey (Cult of Mac)

Sports And Fitness Smart Wearables Market To Be Valued At $44.2BN By 2021 (SportTechie)

Google ships 5 million Google Cardboard headsets (MobileSyrup)

Two in Five Wearable Devices Will Be Enabled for Wireless Charging by 2020, IHS Says (EB online)

Year-over-Year Wearables Spending Doubles, According to NPD (Benzinga)


Device Announcements

Pebble Time gets heart rate monitoring and wireless charging with TYLT VU Pulse (Wareable)

HP & Isaac Mizrahi partner on new smartwatch (Android Headlines)


Funding, Crowdfunding & M&A

Apple buys Flyby Media (MobileSyrup)


Major Milestones

Canadian Company ConVRter creates first Pluto flyby VR experience (Benzinga)

Starbreeze Studios is opening a virtual reality in LA this year (Digital Trends)

Oculus adds video capturing support to Gear VR SDK (Road to VR)

Intel partners with EPSN on X-Games (SportTechie)

NYT launches VR content on Presidential Campaign (The New York Times)

LeEco plans to start selling VR headsets in India (The Fiscal Times)

Google Glass social media pages are shut down (CNET)

Accenture Develops Virtual Reality Proof of Concept Bringing Data to Life during RBS 6 Nations Rugby Championship (BusinessWire)


Rumours

Upcoming Samsung Unpacked event suggests new S7 line will work with Gear VR and possibly a new VR headset announcement (TechCrunch)

Microsoft patents virtual nutrition labels (Discover Magazine)


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