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Android Wear to Be Newest Smartwatch
3/20/2014
Google’s, www.google.com, foray into the wearable industry created a stir when it introduced Google Glass. Now, the company is delving into the market once again, this time by extending Android into a smartwatch called Android Wear.



Watch the Adventure in fēnix 2
3/11/2014
The newest product from, Garmin, www.garmin.com, the fēnix 2 promises an outdoor experience like never before, with GPS, new training options, and smartphone connection capabilities. The fēnix is all about aiding the user in an exploration, making the journey of an everyday hike more of an adventure.



Fitbit’s Feedback
2/5/2014
The health and weight loss resort, H3 (Hilton Head Health), www.hhhealth.com, has partnered up with Fitbit, www.fitbit.com, the activity tracker, to provide guests with wellness feedback. The retreat now includes an arrival package for each guest featuring a Fitbit tracker that can sync with the visitor’s smartphone or personal computer. So what’s the neat part? H3 has decided to absorb the entire cost of each Fitbit given to its guests. With prices maintained, guests are essentially receiving a free tool to continue their wellbeing after they leave.



Mobile Health Plays Backup at Super Bowl XLVIII
1/31/2014
On Sunday, thousands of people will pack MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., to experience Super Bowl XLVIII. Millions more will watch on TV. As the Broncos go head-to-head with the Seahawks on the field, M2M technology will be playing a role off the field in MetLife Stadium’s parking lot.



Schwinn’s Smart Bike Navigator
1/31/2014
Schwinn, www.schwinnbikes.com, introduced the CycleNav Smart Bike Navigator, the company’s first, mobile application that when paired with a handlebar-mounted device it gives riders turn-by turn audio and visual navigation. The device, when connected to a smartphone via Bluetooth, provides users with audio commands informing them what direction to go via flashing lights.



Get Ready for Connected Golf
1/30/2014
Winter may be having its heyday, but soon, it’ll be spring—and with spring comes outdoor sports, such as golf. If you’re ready to put winter behind you and get a jumpstart on spring, consider studying up on the latest connected devices to support all your favorite outdoor hobbies.



Sochi Fans Get Connected
1/27/2014
In 2012, the Summer Olympic Games in London gained a reputation as the most connected Olympics to date. Will Sochi spectators rely just as heavily on their connected devices? As soon as the Olympic cauldron is lit for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games, beginning early February in Sochi, Russia, thousands of spectators will turn to their devices to maximize their experience. Luckily, mobile location-based services technology, along with widespread adoption of Wi-Fi and cellular-enabled devices, means app developers are equipped to meet fans’ needs.



The Australian Open ... to the Public
1/24/2014
IBM, www.ibm.com, serves it up hot and innovative providing fans the opportunity to experience the Australian Open international tennis tournament first-hand with a chance to face a serve from their favorite tennis players. With the company’s release of a new iPad app, fans can now easily view schedules, match and player analysis—with schedules in realtime. It is the ultimate fan app, enabling users to follow their favorite athletes with the ability to tweet supportive messages.



Wearables Everywhere
1/15/2014
The recent CES (Consumer Electronics Show) displayed tons of things that were intended to be worn. Many of these were created from a common set of chips and sensors as well as proprietary software and embedded technology. Take as an example the G-Series high-performance multisport wearable from a team comprised of Movea, www.movea.com, Xm-Squared, www.xm-squared.com, and Texas Instruments, www.ti.com. The G-series takes the user experience to a next level with energy-optimization for highly accurate activity tracking and advanced sports and sleep monitoring.



CES News Roundup
1/9/2014
The 2014 Intl. CES this week in Las Vegas may as well have been a show focused on the Internet of Things when you consider how many connected gadgets and services were on display. This year’s show featured more than 3,200 exhibitors, many of which were excited to show off new Internet-enabled devices.



Wearable Fitness at CES
1/8/2014
Wearable fitness technology is a hot trend at this year’s CES 2014 in Las Vegas, and both market favorites and new entrants are releasing products. Many of these devices are designed to track and monitor motion and record all the details for later analysis.



New Smartwatches for the New Year
1/2/2014
The smartwatch was one of the most talked-about products during 2013, and 2014 looks to build on this trend. A number of companies released smartwatches last year, and they come in a variety of styles and are designed for a number of purposes.



Unwrapping Wearable Devices
12/26/2013
Those of us that were hoping to unwrap a wearable device this holiday were not alone. A recent survey indicates more consumers than ever are interested in these products, as more advanced options become available and customers understand the benefits they provide.



Making Wearables Look Good
12/5/2013
Connected devices are everywhere—in our pockets, in our homes, and even at the doctor’s office. The use of M2M and connected devices is becoming ubiquitous in everyday life, and that trend is set to continue, as carriers and other technology providers associated with M2M and IoT (Internet of Things) are preparing for the growth of wearable devices and NFC (near-field communication).



Wearables for Fitness, and Beyond
11/14/2013
Wearable tech has been enjoying some time in the sun recently, as new products hit the market and research shows consumers are interested in the technology. Wearables for health and fitness have proved especially popular among manufacturers, and the newest products aim to take on more functionality.
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