Wearables

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Enterprise smartwatch use is catching on

In the latest example of a trial, Samsung Galaxy S3 smartwatches are helping janitors do timely restroom cleanups while restaurant servers receive alerts when customers arrive or need service

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Smart glasses are making workers more productive

Mixing up more traditional ways of being productive with cutting-edge technology can help optimize every aspect of your business, from supply chain to retail.

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A smart exoskeleton can keep the elderly safe

A team of Italian and Swiss researchers have developed a prototype exoskeleton to prevent elderly people from falling.

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This smart exoskeleton will keep you on your feet

The exoskeleton can detect when the wearer's gait changes, and, using a set of motors, can help the person regain their footing.

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Hands-on: How Microsoft's mixed-reality devices could learn a lesson from the HoloLens

While $300 mixed-reality headsets appear to be the future, Microsoft's older cousin, the HoloLens has some unique advantages.

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This Microsoft wearable is helping Parkinson's patients write again

Emma Lawton is finally able to write her name again. The 33-year-old graphic designer was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease back in 2013. It's a movement disorder that took away her ability to draw and write -- until now.

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A woman with Parkinson's can write again thanks to a Microsoft wearable

Microsoft has developed a prototype wearable device that pairs with a tablet to counteract some of the symptoms of Parkinson's disease.

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Research shows the Apple Watch can detect an early sign of heart disease

Results from Cardiogram’s mRhythm study indicate that the Apple Watch’s heart rate sensor can accurately recognize atrial fibrillation, which often has no symptoms but can lead to stroke.

MSC Cruises uses wearables, mobile apps to power 'small city on the sea'

MSC Cruises works with universities and startup incubators to keep pace with latest customer technology demands

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5 reasons to give Fitbit Blaze a second look

Fitbit's fitness watch has steadily improved since its early 2016 launch, adding useful new features and earning a nod as best corporate wellness wearable. But Fitbit's intent to release a full-blown smartwatch is worth considering.

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10 coolest smartwatches of 2017

Don’t listen to the naysayers. Smartwatches are alive and well — and yes, cool. Here are 9 that would make great gifts for just about any occasion, plus a sneak peek at what Fitbit may be planning.

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Apple quietly acquires Beddit’s sleep-tracking monitor and iOS app

Beddit uses a $150 sleep monitor to track your sleeping patterns, down to how much you snore.

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Android Wear 2.0 finally arrives on Huawei Watch as slow rollout continues

One of the best Android Wear watches, the Huawei Watch, finaly gets its 2.0 updates, but the rollout is still far from over.

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One day wearables will save your marriage

Smart devices are already equipped to collect physiological data. Could they use it to predict a fight with your spouse?

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WWDC wish list: What we’d like to see from watchOS 4

The Apple Watch is already the king of the smartwatch mountain, but a few software tweaks would make it even better.

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Motivate the women who motivate you. Add some extra inspiration to Mother's Day and get up to 50% off select gifts, plus free 2-day shipping when you spend $50 or more.

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Leaked Fitbit photos show new devices in need of a redesign

Fitbit is reportedly developing a smartwatch and pair of wireless earphones to take on Apple.

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Fitbit Blaze best wearable for wellness programs

A study finds that Fitbit's fitness watch is the best choice for corporate wellness programs. But how did Apple Watch and Fitbit's Charge 2 fare?

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