W|W: The Wearable Weekly – The dark side of AR

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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

60 percent of people use their smartwatch to track steps taken, says new survey (MediaPost)


Device announcements

Fossil announces limited edition ‘Q x Cory Richards’ Android Wear smartwatch (9to5 Google)

Guess announces Guess Connect Android Wear 2.0 smartwatch (Engadget)

Hugo Boss Touch smartwatch announced at Baselworld (Wareable)

Diesel announces bold line of touchscreen smartwatches (Yahoo)

Fossil commits to 300 new wearables in 2017 (Engadget)

Michael Kors is launching two new smartwatches (MobileSyrup)

Movado launches new smartwatch (The Verge)

Fossil announces two new Android Wear devices: the Q Venture and Q Explorist (9to5 Google)

LG TONE Studio hits stores in the USA (Yahoo)

Casio launches Pro Trek Smart WSD-F20S smartwatch (Wareable)

Samsung unveils three new S3 smartwatch concepts at Baselworld (MobileSyrup)

ZTE launches Quartz smartwatch (The Verge)

New Balance RunIQ smartwatch now available in Canada (MobileSyrup)

Tory Burch launches first hybrid smartwatch for holiday 2017 (PR Newswire)


Major milestones

New Apple Watch bands coming in the spring (MobileSyrup)

Adobe unveils HoloLens integration (GeekWire)

Oculus update 1.13 brings further tracking improvements and public test channel (UploadVR)

Misfit’s Vapor fitness smartwatch will run Android Wear 2.0 (The Verge)

Rock Band VR comes to the Oculus Rift (The Verge)

Samsung shows off prepaid credit card wearable concept (The Verge)

Samsung adds LTE connectivity to the Gear S3 Classic smartwatch (VentureBeat)

New AR concept short film shows the dark side of augmented reality (The Verge)


Rumours

Apple Watch may soon detect when you are driving and manage alerts (9to5 Mac)


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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.