W|W: The Wearable Weekly – Google’s Daydream

Google Daydream

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 and Forecasts

Snap has sold ‘over 150k’ pairs of Spectacles since launch (TechCrunch)

Windows Mixed Reality headsets expected to outsell Oculus Rift by two-to-one and the HTC Vive by ten-to-fifteen percent says report (Ars Technica)

Global Wearable Medical Devices Market is poised to grow at a CAGR of around 17.4% over the next decade to reach approximately $23.8 billion by 2025 (Business Insider)

Device Announcements

Samsung joins the Windows MR family with HMD Odyssey (MobileSyrup)

Google unveils new Daydream View VR headsets (MobileSyrup)

Avegant ships Light Field Display development kits (Business Insider)

Sony announces updated Sony PlayStation VR (TechCrunch)

Apple Watch Nike+ Series 3 models now available (9to5 Mac)

Google launches Google Clips lifelogging camera (MobileSyrup)

Google removes Android Wear devices from the Google Store (MobileSyrup)

Google launches Pixel Buds with real-time translation of 40 languages (TechCrunch)

Funding & M&A

Microsoft buys AltSpaceVR (MobileSyrup)

AR & VR content startup Curiscope raises $1M (TechCrunch)

Varjo raises $8.2 million to boost its high-res VR headset (VentureBeat)

Amazon has acquired 3D body model startup, Body Labs, for $50M-$70M (TechCrunch)

Google confirms Lens to debut on Pixel phones later this year (TechCrunch)

Major milestones

Snapchat launches art platform (TechCrunch)

Microsoft Store getting 20,000 apps for mixed reality October 17 (Windows Blog)

Microsoft’s Mixed Reality platform now open to SteamVR developers (TechCrunch)

Sensoria partners with Genesis Rehab Services (Nasdaq)


Patent suggests Apple is looking at new methods to use Apple Watch to measure blood pressure (9to5 Mac)

Windows Mixed Reality Cliff House plans to get social (MSPoweruser)

Intel has closed its AR Goggles brand Recon (Bloomberg)


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.

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