Category: Wearables

Clever Clothing

A Niche Form of Fitness Tracking Shows Potential Last year, several start-up companies including AiQ, Athos, Clothing+, Hexoskin, Mbody and OMsignal showcased their smart clothing products and concepts. The devices…

Read More >

Spy Kids

More Children’s Wearables, More Questions CCS Insight has written about child-tracking wearables before, but several new products shown at CES 2015 and on crowd-funding sites serve as a reminder that…

Read More >

Doubling Down on Doubt

Is Project Ara Coming Together? In June 2014, we stated our doubts about Google’s ambitious modular phone concept, Project Ara (see Daily Insight: Five Easy Pieces). The goal of an…

Read More >

More Hero Products

Apple Might Join the Expanding Action Camera Market Even before stories surfaced yesterday about Apple’s new action camera patent, the indications were clear: competition in the market for these tough…

Read More >

Beauty and the Beast

Key Wearables Trend: Non-Conspicuous Consumption It’s inevitable. In fact, almost obligatory. Every industry goes through its ugly phase. Sometimes products are made simply because they can be, other times true…

Read More >

Head Rush

Head-Worn Devices Look Hot for the New Year Here’s something for safety out of Sweden. Volvo, together with Ericsson and a sports gear company called POC, introduced a prototype connected…

Read More >

The Crowdovation Era Is Here

Ideas and Decisions Come from the Masses Xiaomi says it’s looking for ideas — not just feedback about quality or colours but real proposals about future product lines and features….

Read More >

On the Clock

Wearables Are Getting in the Money The introduction of Apple Pay in early September highlighted the potential role of wearables in mobile finance. The ability to use a smartwatch for…

Read More >

Know Sweat

Sweat Sensors Could Be the Next Hot Thing Accelerometers, barometers, gyrometers, thermometers, heart-rate monitors. Cameras, mikes and lights. GPS, GSR, UV, EEG, 3G. Brainwaves, stress levels, fingerprints, moods and attitudes….

Read More >

Wearables Must Be Fashionable or Invisible to Succeed

Key Messages from Wearables Conferences in London My colleague Ben Wood and I attended two wearables events in London last week. Ben chaired the Mobile News Wearable Tech — Hope…

Read More >