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Panasonic
Hands-on review: Panasonic SC-GN01E Wearable Speaker
I thought I had seen it all. That was until I came across the Panasonic SC-GN01E Wearable Speaker also known as “ The SoundSlayer”. 
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Cybersecurity
Kaspersky uncovers multiple vulnerabilities in wearable tracking technology
Kaspersky's researchers have found 33 vulnerabilities in the most commonly used protocol for transferring data from wearable devices worn by patients for remote monitoring.
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Wearables
Wearables market to reach 344.9 million shipments in 2022, lead by sports and fitness trackers
"While the wearables sector has witnessed strong growth so, too, has mobile accessories, where demand for wireless headsets has risen dramatically in the past year."
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Wireless
COVID-19 pandemic to fuel wearables, wireless growth in 2022
2022 will see pandemic-fuelled growth continue for wearables and wireless headsets, according to ABI Research. 
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Review
Hands-on review: Fitbit Luxe, my favourite fitbit tracker to date
I have had the Fitbit Luxe on my hand for a little over a month now, and I do not think I can go back.
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Wearables
Wearables shipments on the rise as consumers head back outdoors - IDC
IDC's latest report notes a 32.3% increase in global wearables shipments in the second quarter of 2021.
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Health
Fitbit extends health partnership
Fitbit and Diabetes New Zealand have announced an extension to their multi-year partnership, are five years of doing business together.
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Smart Glasses
TCL's NXTWEAR G Smart Glasses bring home theatre direct to your eyeballs
If you thought you’d seen the last of wearables like Google Glass and its ilk, consumer electronics company TCL wants to have the last laugh.
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Apple
Global wearables market fuelled by smaller companies and new tech
The appetite for wearable devices remained strong in the first quarter of 2021 (1Q21) even as volumes retreated from record fourth quarter levels, IDC finds.
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Wearables
Ministry of Health trials wearable devices to help detect COVID-19
The Ministry of Health is trialling wearable devices at the border to help detect COVID-19.
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Apple
Consumer demand boosts wearable device market growth
IDC states worldwide shipments of wearable devices reached 153.5 million in the fourth quarter of 2020, a year-over-year increase of 27.2%.
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Artificial Intelligence
IDTechEx: the role of emerging tech in fighting COVID-19
2020 will go down in history for the year of the global pandemic, but also for the rise of innovative digital technologies.
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Wearables
Hands-on review: Fitbit Sense
This year, Fitbit surprised its fanbase with a brand new watch, the Fitbit Sense. Is it any better than the Versa 2 or 3? Is it worth the new, hefty price tag? 
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Wearables
Global study to discover if wearables data can predict COVID-19
Can wearable technologies such as smartwatches and activity trackers help to early signs of COVID-19? That’s exactly what a global research project aims to find out.
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Wearables
Renesas & Altran develop social distancing wearable
Renesas and Altran have come up with a wearable solution that helps people maintain social distancing - all in the form factor of a wristwatch.
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Wearables
Jabra adds wireless charging to 75t earbud range
Jabra has released wireless charging variants of the Jabra Elite Active 75t and the Elite 75t earbuds, enabling users to charge the earbuds by placing the case on the charger.
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Wearables
Hands-on review: Fitbit Inspire 2
Fitbit’s range of smart watches and fitness trackers is now so broad that you could say there’s something for everyone.
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Wearables
Wearable sensor industry worth $2.5 billion in 2020
The wearable sensor industry will be worth $2.5 billion in 2020, having tripled in size since 2014.
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Wearables
Hands-on review: The Huawei Watch Fit needs a better workout
This watch has a couple of seriously good features, but there's a lot of room for improvement.
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Audio
Hands-on review: The Sony WF-1000XM3 wireless earbuds
Although the WF-1000XM3s came out in 2019, they’re still available for purchase - and there's a good reason why they're so popular.
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Wearables
Fitbit's new products want to help manage your stress levels
Fitbit is rolling out the red carpet for a new set of wearable fitness devices, including a new Versa, Inspire, and an entirely new smartwatch called the Fitbit Sense.
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Wearables
OPPO Watch debuts featuring a 'world-first' 3D hyperboloid screen
With OPPO’s growing reputation for style, reliability and innovation, I confidently think they’re onto a winner.
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IDC
Research: Wearables market to grow by 137% by 2024
“The pandemic greatly increased the awareness of wearable devices as their use cases increased. This has resulted in an increase in device innovation as more companies race to develop new ways to cash in and help limit the spread of the virus.”
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Wearables
Signet rolls out Zebra industrial wearables across warehouse operations
Zebra Technologies Corporation has released its new industrial wearable technology solutions with Signet, with the intention to improve worker productivity and lower operational costs.