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Unmanaged wearables pose threat to the enterprise
“Wearables are deceptively private. However, hackers don’t need to take physical possession of a device in order to exploit a hole in security."
Wearables stepping up with bumper growth, where to next?
Wearables have taken a big step forward with triple digit growth in 2015, but 'me too' copycats won't cut it going forward.
Feast your eyes on these Fitbit pics
With Fitbit leading the wearables race, we thought we'd take a closer look at what's on offer.
Fitbit's latest: the Alta
“Alta features the everyday tracking Fitbit is known for, along with innovative and purpose-built features that push users to do more."
Smartwatches, fitness devices, HDMs: What's in store for the wearables market?
According to Gartner, sales of wearable electronic devices will generate revenue of $28.7 billion in 2016.
Can wearable tech predict patient decline?
"Leveraging technology developed for the sports industry could provide an inexpensive way to improve patient care."
Forget tracking steps, these wearables are changing lives
"The wrist has become prime real estate for technology you can wear, while the rest of the human body appears to have gone unnoticed."
Enterprise AR and wearable tech: Not to be underestimated
“It is clear that the overall status of the enterprise market for AR and wearable technology is at a tipping point."
Tech and exercise – friend or foe?
The New Zealand Register of Exercise Professionals is calling for people to not get lost in technology when trying to get healthy.
Fitness and activity trackers rule the wearables market, but for how long?
The demand for wearables continues to grow, with fitness and activity trackers now in fierce competition from smartwatches.
Volvo and Microsoft, making 1980s tech dreams a reality
Volvo and Microsoft have teamed up to roll out a new wearable voice control system, a la the 1980s TV cult classic Knight Rider.
Wearables a growing target for cyber attacks
"We live in a truly connected world. But as the number of connected devices continues to grow, so does the number of threats."
Changing consumer habits damaging PC sales
"The PC market is still in the middle of structural change, which will reduce the PC installed base in the next few years."
Smartwatch ecosystem grows, Apple Watch destroys competition
“With smartwatch functions established, it is now up to consumers to decide if they want them, rather than tech companies providing more reasons."
Samsung unveils new smart fridge, SUHD TV, wearables and tablet
“Samsung has worked to help people live smarter lives, and this year we have taken a huge step forwards with our diverse, IoT-enabled products."
Smartwatches to push wearables market
"The smartwatch we have today will look nothing like the smartwatch we will see in the future."
Wearables for Good challenge celebrates life-changing technology
"If I told you 10 years ago that I thought mobile phones could strengthen national health systems, you would have told me I’m crazy."
Ingram Micro gets a Moov on with new fitness wearables deal
Ingram Micro has signed a sub-distribution deal which will see it offering the Moov range of fitness wearables in New Zealand.
Fitbit improves exercise tracking
The new features include SmartTrack automatic exercise recognition as well as enhancements to Fitbit’s PurePulse heart rate tracking.
Wearables developers hit $29m funding milestone
“We are already doing pilot trials of Skylight, and we're excited about the potential it has to impact and transform entire industrial sectors."
Toshiba targets wearable market with new Bluetooth devices
"As the market for wearables continues its rapid expansion, users are increasingly demanding low-power communication capabilities built into devices."
Hands-on review: Garmin's Forerunner 25
PCs sales are tanking and smartphone hype is gradually running out of gas, and meanwhile, wearables continue generating a growing amount of excitement
Wearables popularity creating jobs, according to new research
The report suggest the wearable tech space is an emerging job market, with 81% of CIOs believing wearables will happen the workplace.
Google's new Project Aura focuses on 'building cool wearables'
Google appears to be working in earnest to fulfill its promise to revamp the Google Glass and bring a new wearable device to enterprises.