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Your Guide to Must-Attend Wearable Events in 2017

Jan 19, 2017   

Posted by Angela Diaco

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Despite how young the industry is as a whole, wearables' rapid growth has fueled innovation and fostered dialogue among new companies doing exciting things with these devices. In 2017, the chief focus of wearable manufacturers must be to become essential to the lives of their usersTo do that, you and your team should listen carefully to successful speakers in the wearable tech community share their insights on how wearables can impact our lives today and what is coming next. Chip vendors, network providers, wearable startups and tech giants will all come together to discuss the latest developments, share product launches and explore new opportunities in the marketplace throughout the year.

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Topics: Devices, Wearables

Skyhook Wins AOTMP Award at CES 2017

Jan 13, 2017   

Posted by Ronda Billings Morra

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We're happy to announce that Skyhook has been chosen as a winner of the AOTMP Director's Award at CES this year! Since our founding in 2003, our team of engineers, data scientists and geospatial experts have driven innovative new products that have come to define the location industry. The team is proud to be recognized among tech heavy hitters like Apple, Amazon, IBM, Microsoft and Facebook.

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Topics: Devices, Wearables, Internet of Things, Iot

CES 2017: Don't Miss These 6 Hot Smart Device Companies

Jan 4, 2017   

Posted by Angela Diaco

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CES 2017 starts our year off with the promise of futuristic tech coming to life. While drone-controlled cameras, self-driving cars and augmented reality sets have dominated the buzz reel for CES in times past, interesting things are happening in the device space that need notice.

 

There's still plenty of headroom in the health & fitness wearables market with 81% of consumers citing purchasing interest, but our recent consumer study revealed the wearables’ next great market opportunity lies in devices that help track the whereabouts of family members and protect their safetyWhile 2016 was dominated by the fitness wearable, you’ll see more family-focused devices with safety features and modular wearables take the floor this year.

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Topics: Wearables, Apps

Customer Spotlight: How Kid Safety Wearable hereO Taps Skyhook for Location

Nov 21, 2016   

Posted by Angela Diaco

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Most wearable market data says that there's still plenty of headroom in the health & fitness market with 81% of consumers citing purchasing interest, but a recent study revealed the wearables’ next great market opportunity lies in devices that help track the whereabouts of family members and protect their safety. Skyhook is excited to usher in those safety features by partnering with hereO - a kid safety, location-enabled smartwatch.

hereO has developed the smallest cellular-connected GPS location device in the world. The device allows families to check current or historic locations of their loved ones as well as give directions to find one another. The trendy watch is designed for children aged 3+ and is comfortable, water resistant and can withhold up to 60 hours of usage between charges. The watch also has a built-in panic feature that sends an alert to the parent when triggered. 

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Topics: Devices, Wearables

Infographic: Consumer Study Reveals What People Really Want From Your Wearable

Oct 27, 2016   

Posted by Angela Diaco

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With IDC projecting 111.1 million shipments by the end of 2016, the wearables market is undoubtedly on a tear. From fitness trackers and smartwatches to smart glasses and garments, consumers have more options than ever before. However, new data suggests that existing wearable owners may be abandoning their devices because of limited functionality. So what will it take to grow even further to convert skeptics and keep existing wearable owners happy? We asked 1,000 consumers for their input. 

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Topics: Wearables, Apps