The Wellable Blog

2020 Wearable Forecast: 164M Wristbands, 110M Smartwatches

A recent report from CCS Insight provides an updated outlook on the future of wearable technologies, indicating that 411 million smart wearable devices, worth a staggering $34 billion, will be sold in 2020.  Growing from a projected $14 billion this ...
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Smartwatch Shipments Pass Swiss Watches

For the first time, worldwide smartwatch shipments surpassed shipments of Swiss watches.  Smartwatch shipments hit 8.1 million units in Q4 2015 compared to 7.9 million for Swiss watch shipments in the same period.  According to a report from ...
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Updated Apple Health App Plays Nice With 3rd Party Health, Wellness Apps

Apple has released a preview for the new version of iOS, which will feature updates across a number of Apple’s own apps, including Health.  Part of the update to Health will be a menu that allows users to find third-party apps to help them track ...
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CES Preview: Next Generation Of Wearable Devices

The International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) officially launches tomorrow, but companies were quick to announce the product launches early on the show room floor.  As one would expect, many wearable device manufacturers announced new products.  ...
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Xiaomi Launches $15 Wearable Device That Tracks Steps, Sleep, And Heart ...

Xiaomi, who recently finished third in Q2 2015 wearable devices shipped (behind Fitbit and Apple), just launched a new device that may move it further up the market share ladder.  Its new device, the Mi Band Pulse, tracks steps, sleep, and heart ...
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Are Wearables For The Masses?

At the 12th annual Connected Health Symposium, Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel discussed his thoughts on wearables and healthcare.  As the Vice Provost for Global Initiatives and Chair of the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the University of ...
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WedMD's Earnings Call Teaches Us About Health Content Today

During its recent earnings call, WebMD outlined its strategy that focuses on bringing content beyond its home website to social media as users continue to flock to mobile.  According to David Schlanger, WebMD’s CEO, “In the digital ecosystem it’s ...
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Misfit Launches $20 Activity Tracker

Last week Misfit announced a new affordable wearable device called Misfit Flash Link, which will be priced at $19.99 and will go on sale later this quarter in retail locations globally.  The older Flash and the high-end Misfit Shine are getting ...
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Jawbone UP4 Integrates Payments, Boon For Wellness

Meet Jawbone's new wearable tracker: UP4.  It does everything the UP3 does, and you can buy things with it.  Jawbone exclusively partnered with American Express allowing the UP4 to act as a payment card at hundreds of thousands of NFC-enabled ...
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Fitbit Strides On Despite Apple Watch Launch

According to an analysis by Slice Intelligence, Fitbit sales were not significantly impacted by the launch of the Apple Watch in April.  With 68% market share, Fitbit saw a resurgence of sales with the January launch of its Charge HR, a device that ...
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