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Wearable Tech World Week in Review: Staggering Market Growth
Wearable Tech World Feature Article
October 18, 2014
Wearable Tech World Week in Review: Staggering Market Growth
By Joe Rizzo
TMCnet Contributing Writer

Battery life and charge time have been two factors that seriously affect wearable devices. Just about every device requires power and that means that you will find a standard Lithium ion battery supplying it. These batteries have a limited re-charge cycle and can take up to several hours to fully charge. Scientists in Singapore may have the solution two minutes can give you a 70 percent charge.

If wearable devices did not have sensors, they wouldn’t be able to accomplish much. What may seem like a simple wristband can contain GPS, altimeters, motion sensors, skin and temperature sensors are just some of the components that you will find in most health and fitness monitors. The sensor market is growing at a staggering rate.

This is the time of year when new gadgets, devices and tech toys come to market, just in time for holiday sales. Several companies, such as Apple and Samsung (News - Alert) unveiled their latest smartwatches early last month. A new report from Juniper shows that this market can potentially reach the 100 million mark in just five years.

It seems that soon a vast majority of people will own a smartwatch. If you had one right now and assuming that all the information stored, gathered, or otherwise used was 100 percent secure, what would you want your smartwatch to do? A new survey taken by a research firm called GfK, asked that question to 1,000 in several countries, check and see if you agree with the results.

There is a rumor floating around that Apple (News - Alert) may stop selling the wearable fitness devices from Fitbit in its retail stores in the very near future. This comes a few days after Fitbit said it had no current plans to support Apple's HealthKit platform in iOS 8. Is this the reason why, or is Apple just making room on its shelves to stock them with the iWatch?

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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