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Have wearables had their day?

Av Get Connected Blog March 29, 2017

It seems trendy to say that the first wave of wearable tech has peaked. But with great advances being made in mobile payments and cellular connectivity, we think the market for such devices is only just beginning.

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Topics: wearables

Crowd tracking: Finding a needle in a haystack

Av Alf Helge Omre March 15, 2017

Nearables are helping to prevent the loss of valuable items, but what happens when you move out of range? Crowd tracking is an interesting possibility.

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Topics: wearables

Snapchat Spectacles: Success through scarcity marketing

Av Get Connected Blog January 25, 2017

Launched just weeks ago, Snapchat spectacles have taken the world by storm, even though – and probably because – very few people have managed to get their hands on a pair yet.

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Topics: cool stuff, wearables

Emergency personnel tracking

Av John Leonard December 14, 2016

Firefighters, security guards and health workers routinely risk their lives whilst trying to protect people and their property from harm. It’s vital that risks are minimized as much as possible. Technological advances present new ways to help meet this need.

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Topics: wearables

What's next for wearables?

Av Get Connected Blog December 7, 2016

If you don’t yet own a wearable, you soon will if the latest industry research is anything to go by. Smart devices for the body are one of the fastest growing markets in tech, but what does the future hold?

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Topics: wearables

Connect your wearable to enhance customer experience

Av Thomas Søderholm November 23, 2016

It can be hard to find new ways to differentiate your wearable technology, especially in established markets. Making a product smart by connecting to the Internet of Things can unlock a world of possibilities for both users and creators and for once, the benefits don’t end once the product leaves the factory.

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Topics: wearables

Hearables: More than just headphones

Av Get Connected Blog October 26, 2016

While Bluetooth headsets were the original wearable, in-ear technology has largely stood still since then. Until now. We take a look at some of the emerging contenders in the new market for hearables, which go way beyond music playback and seek to improve your workflow and your personal health.

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Topics: Insider, cool stuff, wearables, IoT

Is electronic skin the future of wearables?

Av Get Connected Blog September 6, 2016

Recent advances in the development of conductive, transparent and cheap nanofiber film could lead to major changes in the future of wearables. Would you wear an electronic skin?

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Topics: wearables

Wearables could help manage children with autism

Av Get Connected Blog August 30, 2016

If you have a child with autism, you’ll know just how stressful stimulation overload can be. Wearable technology could soon help anticipate an episode and allow parents to remove the child from a stressful situation.

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Topics: wearables

Which wearables are suited for batteryless operation?

Av Jon Gunnar Sponås July 5, 2016

One of the biggest issues with wearable technology is how to provide the power it needs to function without making it so heavy or bulky that people won’t use it. Battery technology is slowly getting smaller and more efficient, but recent advances in wearable technology mean that some devices could operate without any batteries at all.

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Topics: battery, wearables

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