Posts about Wearable Technology

Did I blink too quickly or was CES2016 over in a flash? In some respects, the event lacked the wow factor of previous years, although there were some emerging technologies that did catch my attention. In particular, Virtual Reality (VR) which has suitably matured to become an increasingly convincing proposition for gaming and broadcasting alike. Social VR – the New Buzzword for 2016: Oculus Rift has been the focus of a number of new developments in both the gaming and interactive broadcasting sectors and at CES2016 HTC were keen to jump onto the VR bandwagon with their impressively slick Vive headset that plans to give Oculus a run for its money. "When we first announced Vive ten months ago we had an ambitious goal of fundamentally changing the way people communicate and interact with the world – forever," commented Cher Wang, chairwoman and CEO of HTC. "Since then...
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I’m sure many consumers are now conjecturing what will ‘technologically’ happen in 2015. Admittedly, I’m also guilty of this but, like most of us, I can only speculate and base my assumptions on the year gone by, with a smidgeon of gossip thrown in for good measure. Nonetheless, with CES in its final day, the highlights haven’t rocked my gadget-centric world! The excitement from the event so far, has largely been limited to wearable technology, 4K entertainment-driven SmartTVs, curved smartphones, more 3D printing, lighter and faster laptops, and the silicon that empowers them and, of course, the Internet of Things (IoT), along with a smattering of some of the other technologies we can expect in 2015 ...
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The coolest thing about wearable technology is the fact that so many of the devices we’ve seen in movies, televisions and comic books are coming to life, such as the  Star Trek Communicator – a voice activated device that enabled a wide range of actions.
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In my other life as a fitness professional, I come across a lot of wearable technology associated with fitness – from the  simplicity of a pedometer to the more sophisticated activity monitors that can track heart rate, monitor sleep, body temperature, provide training programs, show progress and provide GPS capabilities.
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