W|W: The Wearable Weekly – Wearable wonderland at CES

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

Fossil Group to increase its wearables line to over 300 products in 2017 (MobileSyrup)


Device Announcements

DisplayLink showcases ultra-low latency wireless VR concept at CES (Business Wire)

Lumus debuts two new augmented reality displays (Digital Trends)

Lenovo’s Windows holographic headset wants to do room-scale VR for under $400 USD (MobileSyrup)

FOVE 0 VR starts shipping (SlashGear)

ODG launches two new smartglasses R-8 consumer and R-9 enterprise devices (TechCrunch)

HTC reveals an upgraded strap and new tracking device for the Vive (MobileSyrup)

Lenovo enters the smart glasses space with a HUD running Linux (ZDNET)

Intel’s Project Alloy hands-on: Shooting drones in merged reality (MobileSyrup)

Asus unveils the ZenFone AR, the world’s first Tango & Daydream capable phone (Digital Trends)

New Balance RunIQ Android Wear watch unveiled (Wareable)

Casio WSD-F20 Android Wear smartwatch (Wareable)

Fossil announces new hybrid smartwatch and extension of Fossil Q line (Business Wire)

Qualcomm teases Swarovski Android Wear watch coming in 2017 (Wareable)

Nuheara IQBuds starts shipping (Digital Trends)

Misift Vapor is the first smartwatch from Misfit (IB Times)

Huawei Daydream VR headset unveiled (UploadVR)

Polar debuts a smart shirt (The Verge)


Funding & M&A

Lenovo and Kopin form joint venture to commercialize enterprise AR headsets (Business Wire)


 Major Milestones

3D audio coming to Bragi Dash (Wareable)

Gear S3 works on iPhone (Apple Insider)

HTC debuts the Deluxe Audio Strap for the Vive (UploadVR)

Fitbit app gets big update, adds social feeds (MobileSyrup)

Fitbit adds new partners to its “Works with Fitbit” program (Wareable)

HTC announces subscription plan for Viveport (UploadVR)


Rumours

ZTE smartwatch may launch soon (Wareable)

Fitbit App Store coming? (Wareable)


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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.