W|W: The Wearable Weekly – VR Final Four

March Madness VR

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

Fitbit Blaze and Alta both ship over a million (Forbes)


Device Announcements

Ringly launches new Aries smart bracelet (Wareable)


Major Milestones

Google releases Cardboard SDK for iOS (Fortune)

The Mayo Clinic patents technology to solve VR nausea (Forbes)

AT&T Park & Jaunt sign deal to bring VR to games (SF Gate)

Google launches Android Calculator app with Android Wear support (Android Authority)

Google launches Google I/O 2016 Android Wear watchface (9to5 Google)

Vuzix Launches App Development Kit for M300 Smart Glasses (PR Newswire)

Pokemon Go AR game to work with Google Cardboard (Slashgear)

San Francisco’s de Young art museum gets Apple Watch app (Fortune)

Apple Watch 2.2 released (9to5 Mac)

Degree and Lightwave team up to measure fan engagement at iHeart radio concert (PR Newswire)

NCAA to stream Final Four in VR (Engadget)

Skype gets Hololens support (Engadget)

VR filmmakers Felix and Paul nominated for two Emmy awards (Road to VR)

Microsoft demonstrates the power of its Intelligence AI with Pivothead smartglasses to help the blind in Seeing AI (TNW)


Rumours

Apple patent suggests new feature may be added by modular smart straps (Forbes)

Sony may bring PC compatibility to the Playstation VR (Polygon)


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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.