W|W: The Wearable Weekly – The smartwatch (hype) is alive and well

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

Canalys report shows 60% YoY growth in smartwatch shipments in Q3 2016, estimating sales in this quarter as 6.1 million (Wareable)


Device Announcements

Fove’s eye-tracking HMD is now up for pre-order (Engadget)

Samsung Gear S3 arrives November 18 (TechCrunch)

Third Oculus sensor up for pre-order, enables room-scale VR (Digital Trends)

CMRA Apple Watch band puts a camera on your wrist (Re/Code)

Google’s DayDream devices available November 10 (Business Insider)

ASUS ZenWatch 3 now available (9to5 Google)

Tag Heuer launches $9,900 smartwatch (The Verge)

Huawei launches Huawei Fit (Digital Trends)


Funding & M&A

Intel acquires virtual-reality software firm Voke (MarketWatch)


Major Milestones

L’Oreal rolling out hair education in VR (Engadget)

NFL launches VR series exclusive for DayDream (The Verge)

Kohl’s will now sell Apple Watch (TechCrunch)

Unity hires Tony Parisi as Global Head of AR/VR (UploadVR)


Rumours

Analyst suggests Apple will debut AR tech in one to two years (AppleInsider)


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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.