Smartwatch maker Pebble discontinues brand after Fitbit acquisition

The connected health and fitness market just became a little smaller. Wearable activity tracking technology company Fitbit announced on Dec. 7 that it had acquired specific assets of Pebble, including key personnel and

Published on: December 8th, 2016 Mandy Kovacs

IDC projects explosive growth in wearable demand in 2015

The latest study from market research company International Data Corporation (IDC) shows that the demand for smart wearables is expected to almost double year over year. According to IDC’s projections, the number of

Published on: September 30th, 2015 Lindsey Peacock

Smart wearables will drive surge in wearables growth

The wearables market is poised for rapid growth driven by fitness apps and “smart” wearables that can run third-party apps, according to new forecast data from IDC Corp. With new vendors, new devices

Published on: April 2nd, 2015 Jeff Jedras

The Moto Hint is a Bluetooth-enabled wearable that’s sleek and subtle

For better or worse, a lot of wearable devices don’t seem to have hit the mainstream as of yet, with some consumers citing their conspicuousness as a reason for not adopting them. So

Published on: November 25th, 2014 Candice So

Wearables at work show gap between mature and emerging markets

Wearables don't have to be relegated to consumer tech – instead, employees may be considering wearables as handy tools in the workplace, according to a new survey. In an online survey of 9,100

Published on: October 31st, 2014 Candice So

Why marketers should be the first to adopt wearables

Smart watches, smart glasses, armbands, wristbands - at this point, there are wearable devices of all makes and types for tech-conscious consumers. But even though some of them are using their wearable devices

Published on: October 22nd, 2014 Candice So

Brivo Labs shows off early implementation of Bionym tech

After a recent successful Series A round of funding, wearable device maker, Bionym announced today that they have begun shipping their Nymi Band to the developer community. The Nymi Band allows users to

Published on: October 14th, 2014 Karim Kanji

Salesforce Wear launches new apps, partners with Oculus, Jawbone

Salesforce.com Inc. is announcing a slew of new partnerships with some major league wearable device makers, including Jawbone and Oculus, as well as eight new apps built for its ecosystem – all in

Published on: September 4th, 2014 Candice So

A sneak peek into the second generation of wearable technology

Just when we've started to understand the implications of wearable technology, Seattle-based Reflx Labs comes along to give us a sneak peek into the possibilities of what the next generation of wearable technology will

Published on: July 14th, 2014 Karim Kanji

Bionym’s Nymi: bringing ‘persistent security’ to the masses

Toronto-based Bionym finally demoed their heartbeat authentication bracelet , Nymi, in front of a live audience of the latest We Are Wearables meetup in Toronto on Monday. Designed and (almost) brought to market

Published on: April 29th, 2014 Karim Kanji

April Fools’ Day 2014: A roundup

Perhaps even more likely to make the rounds than the cute company videos at Christmas, it seems tons of tech companies out there have fun April Fools' pranks to show off. From a

Published on: April 1st, 2014 Candice So

New York Times CIO: ‘spot trends’ to drive innovation

Data-driven innovation challenges organizations to build not only technical architectures that leverage technologies to gain previously impossible insights into their business and customers, but also to build “trust” of the data to improve

Published on: March 14th, 2014 Brian Clendenin