Wearable device shipments to more than double in 2015

According to IDC, vendors will ship 45.7 million wearable devices in 2015, up 133.4% from the 19.6 million units delivered in 2014.


Global Smart Wearable Healthcare Devices and Services Market 2015-2019 WITH Apple, At

The analysts forecast the Global Smart Wearable Healthcare Devices and Services market to grow at a CAGR of 30.42% over the period 2015-2019

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the Global Smart Wearable Healthcare Devices and Services market for the period 2015-2019. The market is segmented into two: Smart Wearable Healthcare Devices and Smart Wearable Healthcare Services.

Smart wearable healthcare devices are defined as those devices that are worn or attached to a user's body to monitor the changes in various organs and body parts. Some of the healthcare devices include smart watches, wearable hand, smart diapers, wristband, pedometer, and bionic suit. Important features of these devices include heart rate monitoring, sleep statistics, counting the amount of calorie burnt and taken, monitor body temperature and sleep statistics of babies, remote cardiac monitoring, and monitor and track daily activity of users. These devices easily sync with user's smartphones and tablets.

Increased use of smart wearable devices for tele-home healthcare is one of the key trends in the market. Smart wearable devices enhance treatment and monitoring processes by saving time and reducing healthcare costs. These devices help physicians to monitor patients from a remote place and provide proper treatment.

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Wearable Mobile Devices Becoming The Rage

Apple(NEW YORK) -- You are what you wear, particularly if what you’re sporting are digital devices that have become more commonplace in everyday life.

Cisco's Visual Networking Index report says that so-called “wearable devices” are destined to be worn by 578 million people by the year 2019.

That’s about 18 times more than the number of people who are strapping on smart watches, cameras and fitness trackers today.

Meanwhile, nearly seven in 10 people on Earth will be a mobile device user by 2019, which, according to Cisco, means they’re growing at a rate of four times faster than the world’s population.

Smartphones will continue to lead way as they’ll account for 40 percent of all mobile devices over the next five years.

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Microsoft Presents Their New Band Wearable Device

Microsoft has officially released the Microsoft Band

Microsoft has released it's very first wearable mobile device called Microsoft Band. The Microsoft Band isn't a watch, but more like a smart bracelet. It measures just 19 x 8.7 mm with a light weight of 60 grams. The device is tailored for people who exercise with it's large number of sensors that keep track of important vital functions such as body temperature, heart rate, pulse rate, amount of calories burned and so on. 

The smart device features a GPS system so it is hard to get lost when camping, jogging or hunting. Other features include a 1.4-inch display that works at 320 x 106 pixels, vibration mode, 64 GB of internal memory, Bluetooth 4.0 and a microphone. The Microsoft Band provides an 100 mAh battery which can last up to 48 hours.

 The Microsoft Band device will also provide access to e-mail messages, the day of the week, a calendar, and will inform you of phone calls. The Microsoft Band is compatible not only with Windows but also with Apple Mac OS X and Android. The bracelet provides access to popular social networks as well.


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IDT shrinks wireless power device for wearables

Integrated Device Technology has released its smallest 2W wireless power receiver and battery charger which it says can be used in the design of wearable devices.

The IDTP9026, which is compliant with the Wireless Power Consortium’s (WPC-1.1) standards, has a board footprint of 30 square millimeters.

The devcie has an I2C interface for programming of charging current, charging voltage, termination current and the thermal control loop.

Readings back from I2C include die and battery temperature, charging current and voltage, which can be used for custom control schemes or by the system’s application and user interface.

- Read more at: IDT shrinks wireless power device for wearables | Electronics Weekly
Don't look now, but it appears as the next big thing really is going to be wearable mobile devices.


Microsoft's Smart Band Will Play Well With Others

Microsoft is said to be preparing the launch of a wearable fitness device that will be compatible with the iOS and Android platforms, as well as Windows Phone.

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Microsoft's Smart Band Will Play Well With Others