W|W: The Wearable Weekly – Will movie theatres drive VR adoption?

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Statistics & Forecasts

More than 10 million pieces of wearable products for pets sold in the Chinese market every year (Reuters)

Apple Watch proves most accurate at measuring heart rate in new fitness tracker study (MacRumors)

IMAX VR LA Centre registered more than 25,000 admissions and an average revenue of $15,000 per week in the first four months (Bloomberg)

54 percent of consumers want to use VR/AR in physical stores (MediaPost)


Device announcements

HTC announces the Link VR mobile VR headset launching in Japan (Wareable)


Funding & M&A

The Rogue Initiative raises seven-figure Series A (FINSMES)


Major milestones

Oculus now fully supports three-sensor roomscale tracking (MobileSyrup)

Lenovo starts to roll out Android 2.0 to Moto 360 Gen 2 (MobileSyrup)


Rumours

Samsung patent shows a smartwatch with a camera and wristband display (Digital Trends)

Andy Rubin expected to launch AR/VR enabled phone (BGR)


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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.