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Why Nike (Probably) Killed Off The FuelBand

Why Nike (Probably) Killed Off The FuelBand | Wearable Tech and the Internet of Things (Iot) | Scoop.it
Why wait for Apple to kill a bad product when you can team up instead?
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Nike not a sensor tech company - not a core competency

Fuelband user experience sucks - rev 1 was a disaster if you weren't a runner - "NikeFuel" a version of Weight Watcher's points was contrived and useless, they should've stayed w/ calories burned - rev 2 was lower in usefulness  But it was the competition of smartphone's ability to track similar metrics for users that spelled the doom of the design.  - The BIG Lesson here: Get the Use Case right 1st, and design accordingly- basically go slow to go fast

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More Than the Next Shiny Object: Why Coke Is Investing in Wearable Tech

More Than the Next Shiny Object: Why Coke Is Investing in Wearable Tech | Wearable Tech and the Internet of Things (Iot) | Scoop.it
The story behind Misfit Wearables and how the Coca-Cola partnership is bringing style and elegance to the world of fitness trackers.
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Coke and their play in the wearable tech domain

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Flexible battery-like films could someday power your wearable device

Flexible battery-like films could someday power your wearable device | Wearable Tech and the Internet of Things (Iot) | Scoop.it
A Rice University team developed a film that shares characteristics with both batteries and ultracapacitors, and is now in talks with companies interested in commercializing it.
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Kill Screen: Will Wearables Bring Video Game Design Into The Real World? - PSFK

Kill Screen: Will Wearables Bring Video Game Design Into The Real World? - PSFK | Wearable Tech and the Internet of Things (Iot) | Scoop.it
Trackable data points and real-time feedback may become a designer's best friend.
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“When the complexity and richness of live data is used to create emotional experiences,” Karwas wrote, “we allow for a greater understanding of ourselves.”  Instead of being watched, we can watch each other, and our self. Such reflection breeds empathy and respect: A more worthy goal, surely, than saving a fake world one more time. - Not sure about this, but hey to each his own

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Wearable Technology - Charge Your Smartphone With Style

Wearable Technology - Charge Your Smartphone With Style | Wearable Tech and the Internet of Things (Iot) | Scoop.it
Our world without technology is not imaginable any more. At work and beyond we rely heavily on technology and it seems like it‘s not stopping in front of our wardrobe anymore. Wearable technology is a new trend that might help to make our lives easier. I must admit, the combination of [...]
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DKNY is First Brand to Test New Product Hunting Technology at In-Store Event

DKNY is First Brand to Test New Product Hunting Technology at In-Store Event | Wearable Tech and the Internet of Things (Iot) | Scoop.it
There are plenty of mobile applications and other devices available today that allow users to find items that are similar to garments and accessories they come across and want to purchase.
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Awear Solutions, is attempting to take this type of shopping to the next level with a device that will allow users to buy the exact item they spot on the street, at a party, etc.  -- Interesting approach, what do you think ladies?

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Wearable Tech to Fuel Demand for Translation Services

Wearable Tech to Fuel Demand for Translation Services | Wearable Tech and the Internet of Things (Iot) | Scoop.it
Wearable technologies might still be in their relative infancy, but devices like Google Glass are set to propel the technology into the mainstream.
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Makes sense

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Wearable technology returns predicted by Visa

Wearable technology returns predicted by Visa | Wearable Tech and the Internet of Things (Iot) | Scoop.it
wearable technology holds considerable promise as a mobile payments and mobile marketing channel, and it is expecting to experience returns from those
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or put another way, how to make $ using wearable tech

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The best of London's Wearable Tech Show 2014 - in pictures

The best of London's Wearable Tech Show 2014 - in pictures | Wearable Tech and the Internet of Things (Iot) | Scoop.it

 canMyriad wearable gizmos were showing off at the Wearable Tech Show in London’s Olympia this week. Here are the best, from smartwatch concepts to smart jackets you can buy right now. By Samuel Gibbs

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See they can geek out in London, just like in Silicon Valley - good list though

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1st Wearable Casualty - Nike fires majority of FuelBand team, will stop making wearable hardware - CNET

1st Wearable Casualty - Nike fires majority of FuelBand team, will stop making wearable hardware - CNET | Wearable Tech and the Internet of Things (Iot) | Scoop.it
The sportswear company has decided that only software has a future in Nike’s technology vision. That means cutting the FuelBand, including a slimmer version planned for the fall.
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New Method Points to Cheaper, More Flexible Wearable Computers

New Method Points to Cheaper, More Flexible Wearable Computers | Wearable Tech and the Internet of Things (Iot) | Scoop.it
It could be easy to conclude, eyeing the number of Fitbits, Fuel bands and competitors in a roomful of people in London, New York or San Francisco,
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Time for redesign of everything in the wearable tech domain - off the shelf tech won't necessarily cut it - by example “Our original epidermal devices exploited specialized device geometries. But chip-scale devices, batteries, capacitors and other components must be re-formulated for these platforms. There’s a lot of value in complementing this specialized strategy with our new concepts in microfluidics and origami interconnects to enable compatibility with commercial off-the-shelf parts for accelerated development, reduced costs and expanded options in device types,” 

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Why fashion is key in the wearable-tech craze

Why fashion is key in the wearable-tech craze | Wearable Tech and the Internet of Things (Iot) | Scoop.it
Women are driving the wearable tech craze, and now they are demanding fashionable solutions. Here are some of the latest coveted products.
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Pretty stuff for the ladies, as well as one of the compelling use case's for wearable technology and its adoption

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Forget Clip-On Trackers and Wristbands: This Smart Shoe Insole Will Track Your Physical Activity

Forget Clip-On Trackers and Wristbands: This Smart Shoe Insole Will Track Your Physical Activity | Wearable Tech and the Internet of Things (Iot) | Scoop.it
SmartMove's sensor-laden shoe insole can recognize and monitor the intensity of different activities, such as standing, walking, running, cycling, and...
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Toe-Tickling Shoes Let You Navigate The City By Touch

Toe-Tickling Shoes Let You Navigate The City By Touch | Wearable Tech and the Internet of Things (Iot) | Scoop.it
MIT researcher's project replaces smartphone maps with cloud-connected insoles
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Interesting but still the use case is not necessarily one that I can see will be a big winner - albeit the technology integration and application do show promise for other ways to take this technology.

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3-D Printed Fabrics Turn Body Suit Into a Wearable MP3 Player | Design | WIRED

3-D Printed Fabrics Turn Body Suit Into a Wearable MP3 Player | Design | WIRED | Wearable Tech and the Internet of Things (Iot) | Scoop.it
"In the future it could be as normal as your cell phone," says the designer.
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Very cool

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Mark Weiler's curator insight, May 1, 2:50 AM

Toss that sewing machine...then go score yourself a new 3D printer!

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Is wearable technology a fad? - Mobile Commerce Press

Is wearable technology a fad? - Mobile Commerce Press | Wearable Tech and the Internet of Things (Iot) | Scoop.it
Wearable technology has become the new craze of the tech field, with a range of big-name companies developing smart watches, augmented reality glasses, and
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Taking the hype sheen off of wearable tech

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Enterprise Wearables Will Avoid BYOD Pitfalls - Because they'd better be

Enterprise Wearables Will Avoid BYOD Pitfalls - Because they'd better be | Wearable Tech and the Internet of Things (Iot) | Scoop.it
Wearable devices made for the enterprise will offer more immediate value than BYOD programs. Here's why.
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Companies will be the one's paying freight on these so they had better be integrated w/ the corporate IT network and other vagaries that BYOD brings

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High-tech wearable technology enables surgeons to ‘see’ cancer

High-tech wearable technology enables surgeons to ‘see’ cancer | Wearable Tech and the Internet of Things (Iot) | Scoop.it
SURGEONS are using a new form of wearable technology that enables them to visualise cancer cells through a pair of special glasses to ensure a higher success rate for operations.
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One of the better more actually useful Use Cases we've seen of late

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The Wearables Coaching An Optimal Version Of You?

The Wearables Coaching An Optimal Version Of You? | Wearable Tech and the Internet of Things (Iot) | Scoop.it
In The Future of Wearable Tech, iQ by Intel and PSFK Labs explore the evolving form and function of our … Continued
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Even with all this data, there’s one thing that pro athletes have that amateurs lack: a coach that observes and absorbs the sum total of an athlete’s performance and proposes tweaks that will accelerate the curve of excellence. “How am I doing?” quickly shifts to “Here’s how you’re going to win.”

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Indian Startup Tips Wearable Processor Family - Electronics360

Indian Startup Tips Wearable Processor Family - Electronics360 | Wearable Tech and the Internet of Things (Iot) | Scoop.it
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The Dhanush WPU family consists of products – Nano, Micro, Optima and Advanced – which are designed for specific applications and product segments. Each of these products will aim to provide 30-day always-on battery life, up to 10x power consumption reduction compared to the current generation of application processors and be available at consumer price points.

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Smart Headphones Could Be The Answer To Wearable Technology For The Masses

Smart Headphones Could Be The Answer To Wearable Technology For The Masses | Wearable Tech and the Internet of Things (Iot) | Scoop.it
They are far less awkward to wear.
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May be just one of the vectors of wearables but not the whole story

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Wearables market to take off, hit 112M devices in 2018

Wearables market to take off, hit 112M devices in 2018 | Wearable Tech and the Internet of Things (Iot) | Scoop.it
Wearable computers
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More hype - show me the designs

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Wearable Technology Infographic | Vandrico Inc

Wearable Technology Infographic | Vandrico Inc | Wearable Tech and the Internet of Things (Iot) | Scoop.it
For a complete list of wearable devices, visit our Wearable Technology Database.
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Very decent

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Intel's 1st Smart Watch - Gordon Moore's $15M Lesson

Intel's 1st Smart Watch - Gordon Moore's $15M Lesson | Wearable Tech and the Internet of Things (Iot) | Scoop.it

Thanks for the post Curt, hadn't seen that one on Intel's $15M mistake the 1st time they did the wearable thing.(I'm gonna post it on ScoopIt too).  But having the fashion industry players in on the whole wearables thing might help the designs significantly, now that the functionality found in silicon devices can actually provide what people might be looking for?   Long before smart watches became the latest pursuit for tech companies, Gordon Moore of Intel was experimenting with wristwatch computers. Intel's co-founder and his colleagues built a line of chip-powered watches in the late '70s. The concept was visionary, but the business was a failure. Moore now keeps a memento that he calls his "$15 million watch."

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Intel's $15M mistake the 1st time they did wearables  Letting the fashion industry players in on design and aesthetics in the wearables domain might just be thing that OEM;s and people might be looking for?   

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Are Wearables Over?

Are Wearables Over? | Wearable Tech and the Internet of Things (Iot) | Scoop.it
A recent, widely circulated study found that one-third of Americans who bought a wearable tech product ditched it within six months. So why are...
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Pretty good read - worthwhile if your company does the wearable device thing. For example “There are three guiding principles we’ve thought about for what wearables have to solve," Bogard says. "First and foremost, it has to solve a real problem for users--for the person. It has to be hyper focused on what that means and distilling that down. Second is that we really have to think about how it fits into your life. Third, we ultimately think that the technology should disappear."

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