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CorSense Aims to Optimize Health and Fitness Without Wearables

Things have kicked into high gear for CorSense thanks to a new Kickstarter campaign.

We’re told that CorSense raised $100,000 globally in 48 hours on Kickstarter.

The device is the brainchild of Elite HRV, creators of the largest heart rate variability (HRV) app and platform.

If you’re not familiar, CorSense is an HRV sensor that slips onto your fingertip and helps optimize nutrition, training, recovery, sleep and stress without any need for continuous wearables.

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IDC: Double-Digit Gains Ahead for Wearables

No signs of slowing. That’s according to a new report from IDC regarding the future of wearables.

International Data Corporation (IDC) expects the popularity of wrist-worn devices – including watches and wrist bands – will continue to drive the wearables market forward. Meanwhile, lesser-known wearable products, such as clothing and earwear, will experience market-beating growth in the years to come.

According to a new IDC Worldwide Quarterly Wearable Device Tracker forecast, vendors will ship a total of 121.7 million wearable devices this year, marking a 16.6% increase from the 104.4 million units shipped in 2016. The wearables market is forecast to maintain this pace of growth with shipments reaching 229.5 million units in 2021, resulting in a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 17.2%.

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Cedars-Sinai Offering Patients a Digital, Interactive App on Apple Watch

The Cedars-Sinai app is now available on Apple Watch, MHW has learned. Its launch makes Cedars-Sinai one of only a few hospital systems to offer a digital, interactive app on the device.

“Whether patients are at one of our hospitals, medical offices or at home, our goal is to leverage technology to put their health records in their hands by meeting them where they are,” said Darren Dworkin, Cedars-Sinai Chief Information Officer.

The Cedars-Sinai app is a complete resource for managing medical records, connecting with care teams, and exploring all Cedars-Sinai has to offer. Patients and guests can locate the nearest hospital or urgent care facility, as well as get directions and call a location or provider. The app also provides a Find a Doctor tool that allows users to search for doctors by condition, procedure or the doctor’s name.

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IDC: Growth in Wearables Shows No Signs of Wearing Out

International Data Corporation (IDC) expects the popularity of wrist-worn devices – including watches and wrist bands – will continue to drive the wearables market forward. Meanwhile, lesser-known wearable products, such as clothing and earwear, will experience market-beating growth in the years to come.

That’s the key takeaway from the new IDC Worldwide Quarterly Wearable Device Tracker forecast, which projects that vendors will ship a total of 121.7 million wearable devices this year, marking a 16.6% increase from the 104.4 million units shipped in 2016.

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Meet The Next-Generation Wearable Lone Worker Safety Solution

SoloProtect, a lone worker safety solution provider, has partnered with Samsung Electronics America, Inc. to create and deliver a next generation enterprise-grade wearable solution, the SoloProtect Watch.

We’re told that the offering is aimed at improving lone worker safety.

So how does it work?

The solution fully integrates SoloProtect’s innovative application with the Samsung Gear S3 smartwatch, providing employers a new way to deliver tangible safety benefits to lone workers who often work outside a traditional office, in the field or in remote or hazardous locations, and may be without close or direct supervision.

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Garmin Shows Off First Touchscreen Hybrid Smartwatch

On Thursday, Garmin International, Inc. announced the vívomove HR, a hybrid smartwatch with activity tracking, Elevate wrist-based heart rate, smart notifications and a touchscreen display.

“Precision hands show the time and dynamically move out of the way for easy viewing of messages, heart rate and more,” the company tells us. “A master of subtlety, the smart display only appears when the user turns their wrist. Style-obsessed, rejoice: The vívomove HR combines the latest and greatest Garmin connectivity, fitness and wellness monitoring features with an elegant, classic design.”

We’re told that the vívomove HR is one of the many new wearables from Garmin being launched in conjunction with IFA in Berlin, Germany, September 1-6.

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Samsung Touts New, Enhanced Wearables

Samsung Electronics America, Inc. has just introduced three new devices to its wearable portfolio, and MHW has the details.

New to the line up are:

  • Gear Sport, a sleek and versatile fitness-focused smartwatch that is water resistant;
  • Gear Fit2 Pro, an upgraded GPS fitness band with smart features; and
  • Gear IconX, a second generation of the company’s cord free earbuds.

We’re told that Samsung’s new Gear devices were designed to let consumers get the most out of their day, and help them live a healthier and well-balanced life.

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