With recent details of the Microsoft Band 2 leaking this begs the question, are fitness trackers and other wearables just a fad or are they the future?
According to ABI Research by 2017, there will be 169.5 million wearable health and fitness devices on the market worldwide, up from 21 million in 2011 and this trend appears to be on the rise with many players competing for the is ever expanding niche market.
The number of players in this market is ever expading with players like Fitbit, Jawbone, Microsoft band and many others offering diverse experiences with their products which include full health statistics as seen by the Micorosft Health vault and many others.
Sure the fitness folks may be all in with these trackers but the general public is still skeptical with issues such as charging frequently still plaguing its wider adoption. Some of these issues are also seen by the smart watch market and still to be solved.
With technology rapidly evolving the fitness trackers provide great use in the health sector but not wider adoption else where. Some companies have gone on to suggest that the future lies with implantable devices sparking apocalyptic blog posts over the web. Even as chips get smaller, faster and more efficient, the trackers will be become smaller and cheaper too making them accessible to a wider audience but will face stiff competition from implantable technology which is being pushed by companies to provide solutions for biometric authentication and other medical uses.
The future may not incidentally lie in wearables but more with implantable devices as mainstream media and companies are starting to adopt early use cases like animal tracking, biometric authentication and others with legislation also strongly pushing for its adoption, the future may come sooner than we expect or think and maybe....just maybe the apocalyptic bloggers are onto something
Asus announced RT-AC5300, the world’s fastest Wi-Fi router during the pre-IFA 2015 press event held at the Bolle Meierei, in Berlin, Germany.
RT-AC5300 is an innovative AC5300-class tri-band wireless router that delivers the world’s fastest Wi-Fi — with Broadcom® NitroQAM™ RT-AC5300 delivers up to 1000Mbit/s on the 2.4GHz band and up to 2167Mbit/s on each of the two 5GHz bands, for a combined total of up to 5334Mbit/s. This gives users a low-latency gaming experience and ultra-fast 4K/UHD video streaming anywhere in the home.
With eight powerful external antennas in a four-transmit, four-receive (4T4R) configuration, both Wi-Fi range and signal stability are dramatically improved, giving our widest-ever coverage up to 500 square meters. AiRadar beamforming focuses the Wi-Fi signal, giving faster, clearer and stronger Wi-Fi performance for each device.
Building your own computer is starting to come back in style thanks to initiatives like Phonebloks and Google's Project Ara, and now Acer is bringing that idea to the desktop. It's introducing a new PC today called the Revo Build Series, which starts as a small core block and can then be built upon by adding new bricks on top of it. Imagine having a vertical tower of Lego pieces, only with every piece you add, the tower gains a new ability.
Blocks include speakers, a projector, and a wireless charging dock
Acer calls these add-ons "blocks." It'll initially be offering blocks with a 500GB hard drive, a 1TB hard drive, a wireless charging dock, a speaker unit, a GPU, a projector, and a microphone. Additional blocks will be "rolled out gradually," but Acer doesn't say how often or what's coming next. It doesn't even say the price of these
The Samsung Gear S2 comes in a versatile, circular design with an intuitive, custom UX and advanced features that enable users to enhance, personalize and bring more fun to their mobile experience.
The Gear S2’s unique rotating bezel, along with the Home and Back buttons, ensures users will have a quicker, more precise method to comfortably access notifications and applications.
The Gear S2 and the Gear S2 classic – Samsung designed the Gear S2 to appeal to two distinct consumer preferences. The Gear S2 classic is made for users who prefer a more timeless watch design, offering an elegant Black finish with a matching genuine leather band. The Gear S2 is ideal for those who are on-the-go and have an admiration for minimal and modern design.
LG's Watch Urbane so far one of the top Android Wear watches that was unveiled at end of the August/2015. The alligator leather strap and 23-karat gold elements bump up the bragging rights and price -- the 500 limited-edition wearables will retail for around $1,200 come late October.
Some of the exciting features of LG smartpiece