W|W: The Wearable Weekly – Oculus lawsuit awards $500 million to ZeniMax

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Statistics & Forecasts

Apple Watch sets all-time revenue record in Q1 2017, says Cook (MacRumors)

Estimate pegs holiday Apple Watch sales at 5.2 million, giving Apple a 63 percent market share (Apple Insider)


Device announcements

Android Wear 2.0 and LG’s newest smartwatches launch moved to February 8 (9to5 Google)

ZTE’s first Android Wear smartwatch gets certified, set to get 3G support (Wareable)


 Major milestones

IMAX soft launches its first VR experience centre in LA (Los Angeles Magazine)

MIT demos smartwatch app that detects emotions (Engadget)

Paralyzed patients communicate via BCI (Reuters)

Fitbit is cutting 100 jobs (Inc)

ZeniMax wins Oculus lawsuit, awarded half a billion dollars (MobileSyrup)

LG Watch Sport to be first Android Wear watch with Android Pay (9to5 Google)


Rumours

Jawbone to drop wearables for clinical services (TechCrunch)

VR support could be coming to the Nintendo Switch (Road to VR)

Snap’s Spectacles may be ramping up for wider distribution (Wareable)

Apple files patent for “wearable information system” (UploadVR)

Apple invents a portable wearable battery (Patently Apple)

Apple invention shines a light on moisture sensors in Apple Watch (Patently Apple)


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Tom Emrich

Tom Emrich

Sometimes called the “man from the future” Tom Emrich is a leading voice in wearable technology as an investor, community builder and influencer. His passion for this space is driven by his belief that wearable tech plays a critical role in our human evolution.