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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

Technavio sizes smart ring market at $12 million by 2021 (Business Wire)

Fitbit posts first quarterly loss since IPO (MarketWatch)

Sony sells nearly one million PSVR headsets (UploadVR)

Global sales of smartphone VR headsets set to grow to 70 million by 2021 (CCS Insights)


Funding, Acquisitions & M&A

Fitbit paid USD $23 million for smartwatch maker Pebble (MobileSyrup)

Zappar Gets $3.75 million to make developing mobile AR easier (UploadVR)


Device announcements

Valve SteamVR standalone tracking base stations will soon be sold separately (Engadget)

Vuzix enters into development agreement with Toshiba for a customized smart glasses device (Yahoo Finance)

Manus VR development kit will go on sale in March (Toms Hardware)

Huawei debuts snap-on 360 camera (CNET)

Huawei launches two smartwatches powered by Android Wear 2.0 (The Verge)

Samsung and Oculus made a controller for the Gear VR (The Verge)

Qualcomm announces new VR dev kit and headset accelerator program (TechCrunch)


 Major milestones

YouPorn launches VR platform (Digital Trends)

ASUS confirms Android Wear 2.0 release (Android Headlines)

Nokia completes acquisition of Withings, decommissions the brand (TechCrunch)

Google shows mixed reality tech using dynamic 3D models of users’ faces (Engadget)

Technicolor launches virtual and augmented reality-focused sound lab (The Hollywood Reporter)

ZeniMax files injunction to stop Oculus sales (Ars Technica)


Rumours

Fitbit Alta HR uncovered (Forbes)


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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.