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IDC Sees Spooky Dip in Smartwatch Market


Smartwatches Set to Replace Fitness WearablesJust in time for Halloween, IDC is out with some scary numbers for the smartwatch industry.

Despite the rapid adoption of smartwatch devices in the healthcare space, this wearables market is reeling from a big drop.

The worldwide smartwatch market experienced a round of growing pains in the third quarter of 2016 (3Q16), this week’s report explains, “resulting in a year-over-year decline in shipment volumes.”
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IDC: Wearables Shipments May Top 213 Million Units in 2020


The 18 Percent Problem What Wearables Are Really Up AgainstAccording to data from IDC, global shipments of wearable devices are expected to reach 101.9 million units by the end of this year.

If you’re not keeping score at home, that represents 29.0% growth over 2015.

But per the findings and projections of the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Wearable Device Tracker, the market for wearable devices will experience a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 20.3%, culminating in 213.6 million units shipped in 2020.

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ABI: mHealth Wearables Drive Disruption in Diabetic Care


Wearables Easy to Like, Hard to UseThis year, ABI Research announced Friday, the global diabetic population crossed half a billion, and it continues to grow.

In response, device manufacturers, healthcare providers, and patients are looking for ways to manage this long-term chronic disease in an efficient and unobtrusive way.

According to its latest research and projections, ABI indicates that wearable continuous glucose monitoring devices are “paramount.”
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True Wearables Touts New Board of Directors


true-wearables-touts-new-board-of-directorsThis morning in Rancho Santa Margarita, California, True Wearables — a medical device startup based in Orange County — announced four new board members.

The company, if you’re not familiar, is the developer of Oxxiom, the world’s first wireless, continuous, fully disposable, single use pulse oximeter, announced today four new board members.

They include:

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What Are The Biggest Challenges Facing Wearables?


Finishing Touches Being Put on First Wave of Apple Watch AppsWearables and connected devices are the next frontier for enterprise app developers and designers, but innovation often brings with it new challenges.

That’s the announcement this week from Kony, Inc., an enterprise mobility company that has just announced results from a recent sponsored survey of mobile app developers and designers.

The efforts, we’re told, “uncovered the unique issues they face when developing enterprise apps that innovate beyond the traditional form factors of mobile phones and tablets.”

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Booming Through 2020: Wearables Still Haven’t Worn Out Their Welcome


The 18 Percent Problem What Wearables Are Really Up AgainstAccording to recent data from IDC, global shipments of wearable devices are expected to reach 101.9 million units by the end of 2016.

If you’re not keeping score at home, that represents 29.0% growth over 2015.

But per the findings and projections of the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Wearable Device Tracker, the market for wearable devices will experience a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 20.3%, culminating in 213.6 million units shipped in 2020.

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Partners Seeing Eye to Eye with Wearable Tech in Healthcare


D-EYE Partners with TreVia to Expand Remote HealthcareOn Thursday, mHealthWatch learned that The University of Southern California (USC) Center for Body Computing (CBC) has teamed with VSP Global’s innovation lab, The Shop, and the USC Roski Eye Institute to “take wearable health for the first time to the eyes.”

For now, we’re looking at a pilot study, the announcement today notes.

The study in question kicked off at an event on August 27 at USC. It will assess the users’ engagement with and feedback of the smartphone app synched to the embedded sensor in the first-of-its-kind prototype optical frame, LevelTM, created by The Shop.
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