W|W: The Wearable Weekly – Is Magic Leap an illusion?

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

There are now over 1,000 VR-supported games and experiences in Steam (UploadVR)


Device Announcements

Occipital launches Bridge, a mixed reality headset for iPhone (TechCrunch)

Everysight debuts Raptor smartglasses for cyclists (UploadVR)

Microsoft launching HoloLens in China (South China Morning Post)

Michael Kors Android Wear watch “Access Bradshaw” launches in Google Store (Android Police)


Funding & M&A

Analyst Gene Munster to leave Piper Jaffray to launch new fund specializing in AR/VR (Apple Insider)

Augmedix raises $23M for its medical smartglasses solution (Silicon Valley Business Journal)

Fitbit formally announces that it is buying smartwatch maker Pebble (The Verge)


 Major Milestones

HTC shows off 20 of its Vive X companies at SF demo day (VentureBeat)

Nanowear has received FDA clearance for its ‘SimpliECG’ remote cardiac monitoring undergarment (TEVOnews)

Netflix and HBO Go land on Google Daydream (TechCrunch)

Microsoft unveils PC specs for Windows 10 VR headsets (The Verge)

AR Startup Magic Leap hires Brenda Freeman, Former Nat Geo Channel CMO (Variety)

Facebook, Google, Samsung and HTC form the Global Virtual Reality Association (Business Insider)

HTC launches its own VR app and game studio for Vive (Engadget)


Rumours

Magic Leap reportedly way behind and used visual effects to create demo video (The Verge)

HTC Vive 2.0 to debut at CES 2017? (IB Times)

Magic Leap posting suggests that they may be gearing up to perform field tests (Digital Trends)


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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.