W|W: The Wearable Weekly – Virtual (and Mixed) Reality

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

IDTechEx expects wearable tech market to reach $100 billion in 2023 (Wareable)


Device Announcements

Canon debuts mixed reality MREAL MD-10 (UploadVR)

bPay Loop brings support for Fitbit, Garmin and Android Wear (Wareable)


Funding & Acquisitions

SpectraVR raises seed funding from Rothenberg Ventures (Inc42)


Major Milestones

Fitbit partners with institute for breast cancer research (Wareable)

Vuzix partners with Sensory to deliver voice recognition on Smart Glasses (PR Newswire)

Fruit Ninja launches on HTC Vive (Engadget)

Magniware launches mobile health and genetic kit Rthm (TechCrunch)


Rumours

Fitbit is testing two new devices set to launch for IFA (Wareable)

Signs of a new Samsung Gear VR are surfacing (TechCrunch)

Oculus working on a project to let you feel virtual objects without gloves (MIT Tech Review)

Google rumuored to be working on two Nexus smartwatches with Google Assistant integration (Android Police)


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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.