Total shipment volumes for wearables jumped 67.2 percent in the first quarter of 2016, reaching 19.7 million units in the quarter, according to IDC. The top wearable vendors are Fitbit, Xiaomi, Apple, Garmin, Samsung, and BBK.
Gone are the days of manually collecting data from each animal on the farm. The world of wearable technology for livestock is growing, and Modern Farmer recently outlined five wearable device that dairy farmers could attach to their cows to better track vital data like health, location and even the presence of predators that could harm them.
Fitbit, the popular fitness tracker vendor in the wearables market, now faces a class-action lawsuit after customers complained of inaccurate heart rate monitoring in its products, reported The Verge.
If you're an IT professional and are nervous about the influx of wearable technology in the workplace and the security and management implications that come with that, you're not alone, according to a poll of 288 IT workers by Ipswitch.
Fitness wearable maker Fitbit announced Wednesday its compliance with HIPAA regulations, enabling its corporate wellness product Fitbit Wellness to be more attractive to businesses.
When it comes to wearables, the question isn't "if" companies will introduce them to the workplace but "when." And some industries have already begun to explore the potential of the burgeoning new tech space.
Wearable band shipments soared 684 percent year-over-year in the first half of 2014, according to the latest stats from industry analyst firm Canalys.