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Google Glass: 10 use cases for wearable technology

Google Glass: 10 use cases for wearable technology | Wearable Tech and the Internet of Things (Iot) | Scoop.it
As Virgin Atlantic and the NYPD trial Google Glass, we look at the other potential business uses...
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Now we finally see some use cases

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Fatal Flaw of Smartwatches

Fatal Flaw of Smartwatches | Wearable Tech and the Internet of Things (Iot) | Scoop.it
I've been wearing the Gear Live for a few days, and I have mixed feelings about the device.
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Excellent Use Case analysis and supports our initial reservations about smartwatches - in a nutshell, the problem with them is that they enable a convenience, but they don’t perform a crucial task.

The Fatal Flaw. - Smartwatches are completely reliant on the smartphone to do anything. meaning they need to be able to go autonomous for some period of time. 

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Mobile Moto: The Pairing of Motorcycles and Technology

Mobile Moto: The Pairing of Motorcycles and Technology | Wearable Tech and the Internet of Things (Iot) | Scoop.it
Arguably one of the most impactful moments in the modern era was the invention of the combustion engine.
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With smart phones and instant communication a necessity in today’s fast-paced world, many companies can offer Bluetooth and wireless options built right into the helmet. Music can be streamed directly into built in speakers and two way communication systems can be integrated, allowing bikers to easily speak with each other as they ride. The future is even more amazing showing the potential for built in heads-up displays and early warning systems.

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This device promises aging baby boomers injury-free exercise

This device promises aging baby boomers injury-free exercise | Wearable Tech and the Internet of Things (Iot) | Scoop.it
Meet LEO — a wearable band that promises to help you avoid exercise injuries. Aging baby boomers may be its biggest market, writes Therese Poletti.
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This wearable maybe a better one of the use cases we've seen

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How the Internet of Everything in Public Safety and Justice

How the Internet of Everything in Public Safety and Justice | Wearable Tech and the Internet of Things (Iot) | Scoop.it
Infographic: How the Internet of Everything in Public Safety and Justice ...

Via Thomas Faltin
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Cisco trying hard to show the value of IoT, wearablea and IoE in the LE (Law Enforcement) community - now if we could only get other OEM's to do the same kind of thing

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The Nest Thermostat Is Now Much More Than Just A Thermostat

The Nest Thermostat Is Now Much More Than Just A Thermostat | Wearable Tech and the Internet of Things (Iot) | Scoop.it
By opening up its Nest thermostat to developers, Google just branded the Internet of Things for itself.
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Nest’s founder, Tony Fadell, knows a lot about making esoteric technology approachable for everyday people. Before Nest, he invented the iPod over at Apple, repackaging the techie “MP3 player” as an intuitive wheel to spin through thousands of your songs. And even though he’s designed what’s probably the most iconic Internet of Things device to date, Fadell hasn’t been shy about his hatred for the current geeky lexicon.


“I hate this ‘Internet of Things’ term. I hate the ‘connected home’ term,” Fadell told Business Insider earlier this year. “Nobody buys the ‘connected home.’ They buy products.”

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Microsoft has timing issues

Microsoft has timing issues | Wearable Tech and the Internet of Things (Iot) | Scoop.it
After more than a decade of visionary promises, Microsoft will soon unveil a smartwatch. Satya Nadella could use a spectacular product
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MSFT's 1st smartwatch was  unveiled in 2002.  This is another reminder that MSFT has a real knack for predicting where technology will go, but it couples this skill with horrible timing and woeful execution. They were about 6 years ahead of the competition with Smart Personal Objects Technology (SPOT) devices, but they were too big, too expensive, and generally underwhelming.  


When it comes to smartwatches, MSFT has again mistimed things. It trails Google, Samsung and the rest of the Android crowd to market. It looks as if its device will arrive just as Apple and Asus  start hawking their wares. 

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Benchmark of LG G Watch vs. Samsung Gear Live

Benchmark of LG G Watch vs. Samsung Gear Live | Wearable Tech and the Internet of Things (Iot) | Scoop.it
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LG G Watch vs. Samsung Gear Live: Spec Showdown Digital Trends For instance, the Gear Live features a 300mAh battery opposed to the G Watch's 400mAh, while additionally providing a magnetic charging cradle in lieu of the G Watch's...
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The Samsung Gear Live marks a considerable improvement over the company’s previous ventures in wearable tech, specifically the lackluster Gear Fit and Samsung-exclusive Gear 2. Still, neither option vastly outperforms the other at this point, even if the Gear Live also offers a heart-rate monitor, increased pixel resolution, and a lower price tag. Buyer choice may simply come down to individual aesthetics and customer preference, or how the two smartwatches perform and seamlessly integrate with their respective Android devices. Furthermore, the game may change again when the anticipated Moto 360 goes on sale later this summer.
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Apple plans multiple designs for smartwatch

Apple plans multiple designs for smartwatch | Wearable Tech and the Internet of Things (Iot) | Scoop.it
Apple is planning multiple versions of its smartwatch, likely to be launched in the fall, as the company tries to counter wearable devices from rivals.
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The new wrist device from Apple will incorporate more than 10 sensors including ones to track health and fitness, these people said. Apple aims to address an overarching criticism of existing smartwatches that they don't provide functions significantly different from that of a smartphone, said a person familiar with the matter.

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65 Pieces of Futuristic Wearable Tech

65 Pieces of Futuristic Wearable Tech | Wearable Tech and the Internet of Things (Iot) | Scoop.it
pieces of futuristic wearable tech - This post is brought to you by the Vodafone Firsts program. Pitch Your #First today.

Wearable technology is no longer something we read abou...

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The long list - if you don't mind clicking thru 65 slides

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Samsung gets 78% of US Smartwatch market

Samsung gets 78% of US Smartwatch market | Wearable Tech and the Internet of Things (Iot) | Scoop.it
Samsung Group (005930) accounted 78% of half-a-million smartwatch sales in last eight months. Galaxy Gear emerged the best performing
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The smart glasses had have the maximum appeal among the early adopters while a simple wearable fitness tracker apparently was not all that in demand with only 36% early adopters going for it; the smartwatch had the same percentage of consumers. The users had different preferences while going for a wearable gadget; they might prefer it for making or receiving calls, listening to music, taking photos, web browsing or counting calories. The design and look was found to be a key aspect for consumers making a decision to buy a wearable gadget. 

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Laurent FLOURET's curator insight, June 20, 4:31 AM

Waiting for Apple to enter what I believe to be a Blue Ocean and drastically expand the market...!

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Hey Ladies - Is this the right direction for wearable devices?

Hey Ladies - Is this the right direction for wearable devices? | Wearable Tech and the Internet of Things (Iot) | Scoop.it
Bejeweled ring buzzes and lights up with incoming calls and messages. Is this the right direction for wearable devices?
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The article asks "Bejeweled ring buzzes and lights up with incoming calls and messages. Is this the right direction for wearable devices?" - We don't think so as women generally don't like kitchy stuff, they do like classy and fashionable but I'd like to hear from the ladies on this one - I could be completely wrong

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Wearable technology will be important to Garmin’s future, says CFO - Mobile Commerce Press

Wearable technology will be important to Garmin’s future, says CFO - Mobile Commerce Press | Wearable Tech and the Internet of Things (Iot) | Scoop.it
wearable technology sector to his company, saying that this will be a very important to its ability to continue growing. Even though the automotive GPS
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Increased work on wearable tech is the direct result of the company’s identification of a rising number of people who are seeking to incorporate mobile devices and electronics into the activities in which they are taking part while outdoors. Rauckman stated that more than 1/2 of the company’s business during the most recent quarter no longer had to do with automotive products.

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Science and Application of Wearable Technology || Radcliffe Institute

00:00 Introductions by John Huth, Codirector, Science Program, Academic Ventures, Radcliffe Institute; Donner Professor of Science, Faculty of Arts and Scien...
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Only for the serious Designer of Wearables - Worth it to watch if you can spare ~2 hours 

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Microsoft's smart headband helps blind to "see" objects around them

Microsoft's smart headband helps blind to "see" objects around them | Wearable Tech and the Internet of Things (Iot) | Scoop.it
The smart headband will relay information through an earpiece when the user looks at an object, helping blind or partially sighted people to avoid obstacles when in the city.Read more: http://www.itproportal.com/2014/07/14/microsofts-smart-headband-helps-blind-to-see-objects/...
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The $35 Computer Just Got Even Better

The $35 Computer Just Got Even Better | Wearable Tech and the Internet of Things (Iot) | Scoop.it
The Raspberry Pi is a miniature computer that costs just $35.
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The B+ model will still cost just $35 and features a host of improvements to make the device more modular for DIY enthusiasts. - There's two additional USB ports, a streamlined form factor, better audio performance and power consumption, and the SD card slot has been swapped for a more recent Micro SD slot.
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Ivan Frain's curator insight, July 15, 2:56 AM

The new raspberry pi!

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Beats Sues Chinese Counterfeiters for Billions Over Phony Headphones

Beats Sues Chinese Counterfeiters for Billions Over Phony Headphones | Wearable Tech and the Internet of Things (Iot) | Scoop.it
The people behind Beats are about to rake in several billion dollars in a deal with Apple, but before that the headphone-maker could pull in even more money in a lawsuit going after Chinese counterfeiters.
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Android Wear 101: Google Explains Its Smartwatch Platform

Android Wear 101: Google Explains Its Smartwatch Platform | Wearable Tech and the Internet of Things (Iot) | Scoop.it
Android released a new video that details all the perks of Android Wear, its smartwatch platform.
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Android Wear explained for how it will work on a smartwatch platform

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Control your smart home with Android Wear

Control your smart home with Android Wear | Wearable Tech and the Internet of Things (Iot) | Scoop.it
If the existence of smartwatches is predicated on convenience — they need to be significantly more accessible than our phones. That's why Android Wear's out-of-the-box compatibility with AutoApps i...
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How is this better than analog?  - Rule #1 for smartwatches, wearables or any technology is that it needs to show a clear and distinct benefit / value add.  I don't see a real problem being solved here, do you?  Sorry there isn't one. no compelling reason to use, no compelling reason to buy.

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Battle of the Samsung Watches: Gear Live vs. Gear Fit vs. Gear 2

Battle of the Samsung Watches: Gear Live vs. Gear Fit vs. Gear 2 | Wearable Tech and the Internet of Things (Iot) | Scoop.it
We look at the specs and features of Samsung's new Gear Live and compare it to it's Tizen-based predecessors, the Gear Fit and Gear 2.
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Gear Live looks to improve upon Samsung’s past efforts in just about every way. This is a smartwatch that will pair with any Android device (4.3 or higher) and comes equipped large ecosystem of apps. Our reviews of both Gear Fit and Gear 2 reveal each device’s lackluster features. In comparison, the Gear Live has nearly identical specs to the Gear 2 but has a smaller price tag and better OS. To be fair, the Gear Live doesn’t emphasize its fitness components. In the gym though, Gear Live seems to be a worthy competitor of the Gear Fit. By the looks of it, Gear Live is the most advanced smartwatch from Samsung. What’s more, the $200 price tag renders the other Samsung smartwatch contenders obsolete.

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The Future's Infrastructure is Connected with M2M [INFOGRAPHIC]

The Future's Infrastructure is Connected with M2M [INFOGRAPHIC] | Wearable Tech and the Internet of Things (Iot) | Scoop.it

The way of the future is constant connection. We are already living in a world with 50 million sensors—in a few years, the number of sensors will increase to 2 trillion. This emerging machine-to-machine or M2M infrastructure will take connectivity to a whole new level. M2M technology has been a... http://dashburst.com/infographic/m2m-field-tech-infographic/


Via DashBurst, Richard Kastelein & Adriana Hamacher, Fang Yang, maher megadmini
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Excellent infographic that really speaks to the best direction that we believe that IoT and wearables will go - Industry and business - as the starting point for those technologies to takeoff - think about it, the PC took off because of the needs of business

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Jean DEMARTINI's curator insight, May 7, 3:23 AM

The future will be really useful if the equipments of infrastructure networks  et services will be connected and supervised not only peoples.

Jon Blackmore's curator insight, May 21, 4:43 AM

This is an interesting article. Taking connectivity to the next level!

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Wearable tech can be implanted in brains, thanks to new power technique

Wearable tech can be implanted in brains, thanks to new power technique | Wearable Tech and the Internet of Things (Iot) | Scoop.it
A research breakthrough has identified a way to charge tiny health-tracking devices that could be embedded in our brains, hearts or livers.

Via CFC Media Lab
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Having proved that the technique works in animals, the research team are currently preparing for human testing, which will require approval from safety regulators and will take several years before the technology will be certified for use in medical devices and beyond.

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'The Daily Show' Nails Exactly What's Wrong With Google Glass

'The Daily Show' Nails Exactly What's Wrong With Google Glass | Wearable Tech and the Internet of Things (Iot) | Scoop.it
"The Daily Show" took a full swing at Google Glass on Thursday. Once just a funny-looking face-computer, the device has transformed into something of a $1,500 embodiment of both modern privacy invasion and America's yawning wealth divide.

Via CFC Media Lab
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Hilarious video and there are some pretty good points about a wearable like Google Glass

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Ken Forster's curator insight, June 21, 11:46 AM

There is much truth in parody, and not one does it like the Daily Show.

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Google Wants To Collect Your Health Data With 'Google Fit'

Google Wants To Collect Your Health Data With 'Google Fit' | Wearable Tech and the Internet of Things (Iot) | Scoop.it
FGoogle will announce the service that processes data from apps and wearable trackers later this month, to rival Apple’s HealthKit and Samsung’s Sami platform.
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Worthwhile read - excellent analysis on Google's plans and comparisons to Apple and Samsung's approaches to the Wearable application in healthcare along with potential weaknesses 

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Salesforce.com Launches Salesforce Wear

Salesforce.com Launches Salesforce Wear | Wearable Tech and the Internet of Things (Iot) | Scoop.it
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And now Salesforce.com has joined into the wearable tech frenzy 

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8 Personal Privacy Concerns Posed by Wearable Technology -

8 Personal Privacy Concerns Posed by Wearable Technology - | Wearable Tech and the Internet of Things (Iot) | Scoop.it
Your personal privacy is of the utmost importance, so it might come as a surprise that some of your wearable technology could pose a privacy threat. From smart watches and calorie counters to every piece of mobile tech in between, the convenience of wearable technology also comes with privacy threats if you don’t play it [...]
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Best list so far, also appropriate for IoT devices

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