W|W: The Wearable Weekly – Oculus and Getty team up for Olympics VR experience

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

Global market for connected wearables, health devices expected to reach $612B by 2024 (MobiHealthNews)


Device Announcements

GoPro will start selling its six-camera VR rig on August 17th (The Verge)

Dlodo unveils its VR headset (The Verge)

Skully AR helmet company closes (TechCrunch)

HoloLens now available in Canada (MobileSyrup)

Casio adds a water depth sensor to its G-Shock Gulfmaster watch (The Verge)

Apple Watch availability depleting ahead of refresh (9to5 Mac)

Microsoft Launch HoloLens ‘Commercial Suite’, Declares it “Ready for Business” (Road to VR)


Funding & M&A

Matterport secures new funding (TechCrunch)

NextVR secures $80M investment (CNET)Oc


Major Milestones

Oculus and Getty team up to create hundreds of Olympic VR photos (UploadVR)

Minecraft comes to VR via Oculus Rift next week (TechCrunch)

Facebook rolls out new 360-video analytics (Business Insider)

‘Envelop’ Launches Open Beta (Road to VR)

Vuforia releases new SDK, allows developers to make AR apps for Windows 10 and HoloLens (MSPowerUser)

TC Partners With Alibaba Cloud (UploadVR)

Google and Disney release Pete’s Dragon AR Game (The Verge)


Rumours

Apple’s new wearable rumored to be an advanced health device (BGR)

Next Asus watch to be round and likely to launch at IFA (Pocket-Lint)

Samsung press invite hints at IFA debut for Gear S3 smartwatch (Engadget)


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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.