W|W: The Wearable Weekly – Sony is winning the VR race

Welcome to The Wearable Weekly, your trusted guide to all things wearable tech. If you only have time to read one thing about wearables this week, this is it.

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Statistics & Forecasts

Android powers over 60 percent of AR smart glasses (MobileSyrup)

PlayStation VR expected to beat Oculus and HTC in 2016 sales, according to new report (Business Insider)


Device Announcements

Oculus Touch now shipping (MobileSyrup)

Motorola not releasing a new smartwatch next year to coincide with Android Wear 2.0 (MobileSyrup)

Google’s Daydream View VR headset is now available in crimson red and white (The Verge)


Funding & M&A

Zero Latency raises $7M (AFR)

ODG closes $58M Series A (TechCrunch)

Ouraring gets $5.3M for sleep-tracking ring (MobiHealthNews)

Fitbit reportedly ready to purchase Pebble for $40M (MobileSyrup)


 Major Milestones

Apple now accepting Apple Watch “trade-ins” as free recycling (9to5 Mac)

Rochester Optical offers prescription lenses for Spectacles (Digital Trends)

53 Oculus Rift titles will support Touch controllers at launch (Engadget)

Sundance Film Festival embraces virtual reality with 2017 New Frontier program (Variety)

Apple Store app now lets you order accessories from the Apple Watch (9to5 Mac)

DHL rolls out global augmented reality smart glasses program (SATPR)

Leap Motion demos its gesture tech on Samsung Gear VR (TechCrunch)


Rumours

Apple patents suggests round Apple Watch may be in the works (Apple Insider)

Thalmic Labs working on a “revolutionary new gesture product” (ZDNET)

Samsung patent hints at Gear VR with position and eye tracking (9to5 Google)

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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.