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Wearable Tech World Week in Review: Wearables Take Flight
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October 04, 2014
Wearable Tech World Week in Review: Wearables Take Flight
By Joe Rizzo
TMCnet Contributing Writer

I have learned from past Wearable Tech Expos that while functionality is quite important and something that most people look for in a wearable device, there also has be a sense of fashion instilled into it. You can wear a bulky, thick plastic or rubber wristband when you are working out, but if you want to continue wearing such a device during your work day, then it has to be somewhat fashionable. It is with that thought in mind that Olio is focused on “revolutionizing the classic wristwatch.”

Anyone who has young children knows how difficult it is to keep an eye on them 24 hours a day. It is difficult enough if you have one child, if you have three children who like different activities, it is almost impossible. NTT (News - Alert) DoCoMo is attempting to make a difference with the Docotch 01. This is a 3G smartwatch for kids, but it does much more that tell time, it can give parents peace of mind.

Have you ever wished that you could have a camera crew follow you around and record all of the wonderful things that you do throughout the day? Next month you may have your opportunity. There is a new wearable camera concept called Nixie that will literally fly off your wrist and record your wondrous adventures, or just you walking down the street.

It seems to me that I have not mentioned anything about smart glasses yet. It looks like we have a new report out this week from industry analyst company, NanoMarkets, that suggests within the next five years this particular market could reach the $3.2 billion mark.

In keeping with the theme of growing markets, is it possible to put a figure to the total number of shipments for smart wearable devices? I know that we refer to many things as “smart”; we have smartwatches, smartphones and smart glasses, but is it not safe to assume that all wearable devices are smart since they are all designed to perform a function? In any event, Juniper Research (News - Alert) has a new report out this week that focuses in on a total units shipped number.

These are just of few of the stories that we have looked at this week. You should read the details of all of these stories, as well as find out what else is happening in the world of wearable technology. Go to Wearable Tech World and see what has been going on.

If you missed this year’s Wearable Tech Expo, this is your opportunity to sign up early for next year’s event. Once again it will take place in New York City, in July 2015. You can view some demos and register now at Wearable Tech Expo.

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