Visa launching payment wearables for 2018 Winter Olympics

With digital payment methods taking the world by storm, Visa is taking it in a new direction. The company is launching a line of three wearable devices that support contactless payments for fans

Published on: November 22nd, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Apple reclaims world #1 wearable maker spot

After a great third quarter, Apple is back on top of the wearables market, with a new report from Canalys stating that the tech giant now controls nearly a quarter of the wearable

Published on: November 16th, 2017 ITBusiness Staff

LeBron’s latest assist is to a self-driving car – Tech in Sports Ep. 17

The Tech in Sports crew explores all the major sports tech news from the last week including a virtual reality hockey goalie game, LeBron James in a self-driving car, new Samsung wearables, and San Francisco

Published on: November 2nd, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Fitbit launches its first smartwatch, wireless headphones, and an updated smart scale

Apple may have overtaken Fitbit as the world’s top wearables vendor earlier this year, but the longtime leader has some tricks up its sleeve. Fitbit has recently unveiled its first-ever smartwatch, the Fitbit

Published on: September 19th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

New Apple Watch more like Dick Tracy device than ever

In the classic comic strip Dick Tracy, the ace detective used a two-way wrist watch radio as a communication device. For those waiting to act out their Dick Tracy fantasy and talk into

Published on: September 12th, 2017 ITBusiness Staff

BlackBerry partners with Vuzix for enterprise-grade smart glasses

BlackBerry Ltd. is continuing to leverage its strength in the enterprise market with a new partnership that will see it start delivering connected wearable devices. The Waterloo-based company has teamed up with Vuzix,

Published on: August 14th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Fitbit is taking its NBA jersey sponsorship to the next level

The NBA opened the flood gates this offseason to jersey advertisements, and Fitbit is taking the opportunity to the next level. The wearable-device maker has announced that it has sponsored the Minnesota Timberwolves

Published on: July 19th, 2017 Alex Radu

Nymi’s $15 million Series B closing could lead to thousands of enterprise customers

If Karl Martin, the CEO of Nymi Inc., was wearing his Toronto-based firm's namesake Nymi Band authentication device, which identifies a person's unique heartbeat, it may have detected a quickened pace when he closed a

Published on: May 19th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Canada in top 20 most fit countries, Fitbit data reveals

If you thought it was hard to reach your step count goals every day, Fitbit may be giving you some extra motivation. The US-based connected wearable fitness device company has identified its list of

Published on: May 18th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Smartwatch Review: Asus ZenWatch 3

When you think of a smartwatch, you're probably thinking of Apple Inc., Pebble (acquired by Fitbit), or Samsung Electronics Ltd. That could change with the ZenWatch 3, Asus' latest generation smartwatch. With a

Published on: February 6th, 2017 Alex Radu

Chance to guide the future of human-tech interaction drew former Under Armour exec to Thalmic

Myo armband maker Thalmic Labs is currently better known for its wearable and open-source detection technology than bridging the communication gap between humans and computers, but according to its newest executive that reputation

Published on: February 3rd, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

New adhesive wearable aims to reduce brain injuries in athletes

A new adhesive wearable device that monitors acceleration and vital signs could change the way athletes and health professionals deal with head trauma. SportFitz, a Waterloo, Ont.-based startup, announced its Fitz Brain Injury

Published on: December 20th, 2016 Mandy Kovacs

How the designers behind Deloitte’s new ‘smart helmet’ put users first

A new wearable device aimed at improving the safety and productivity of miners was unveiled at the Putting Wearables to Work event on Dec. 8 in Toronto. Partnering with Cortex Design Inc., a

Published on: December 12th, 2016 Mandy Kovacs

Artificial Intelligence for sport wearables

Can artificial intelligence win a championship or that much coveted Gold medal for an individual athlete? Well, one company has not one but two solutions that incorporates artificial intelligence (AI) technology into sports

Published on: November 23rd, 2016 ITBusiness Staff