W|W: The Wearable Weekly – Pebble and Kickstarter back together again

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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

Pebble tops Kickstarter records with over $9M (and growing) funded for its latest devices (Kickstarter)


Device Announcements

Pebble launches new heart-rate monitoring smartwatch and “Core” smartwatch companion on Kickstarter (MobileSyrup)

HP includes a backpack PC in its Omen gaming lineup (The Verge)

Xiaomi Mi Band sequel to launch in June (Forbes)


Funding, Crowdfunding & M&A

Affectiva raises $14M for its emotions analytics platform (MobiHealthNews)


Rumours

Microsoft preparing a VR ready Xbox (Road to VR)

HTC smartwatch gets delayed again (TechRadar)

Gear Fit 2 leak shows potentially water resistant wearable (MobileSyrup)

Asus VR appears in demo area at Computex (The Verge)

Jawbone may have stopped production of its fitness tracker (MobileSyrup)

Samsung reportedly working on official gamepad for Gear VR (Android Authority)


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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.