W|W: The Wearable Weekly – Who You Gonna Call?

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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

Oculus says that over a million people used Gear VR headsets in April (MIT Technology Review)

Wearable sales in the UK set to hit 5 million in 2016, according to latest report from CCS Insights (Wareable)

PwC survey: Forty-nine percent of parents with a child at home own multiple wearable devices, compared to just 24 percent of non-parents (MobiHealthNews)


Device Announcements

EasyJet launches “Sneakairs” haptic-feedback shoes to help people navigate while on vacation (Daily Mail)

Samsung expanding its release of Samsung Charm (The Verge)

Google starts to sell Google Cardboard outside the US (The Verge)

The second wave of Microsoft HoloLens invites are out (Windows Central)


Funding, Crowdfunding & M&A

HP announces new venture arm, HP Tech Ventures, for emerging technologies including immersive computing (ZDNET)


Major Milestones

Ubisoft preparing for PSVR (TweakTown)

Head of Google’s Enterprise applications moves to its VR division (Silicon Valley Business Journal)

Solos and USA Cycling have partnered for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio De Janeiro (SportTechie)

Pebble updates bring enhancements to health and text features (TechCrunch)

Virtual reality theme park, The Void, opening Ghostbusters experience in NYC (The Verge)


Rumours

Android VR expected to be announced at Google I/O (9to5 Google)

Samsung patent suggests future smartwatches could project the screen on your hand (Forbes)


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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.