ISC Q4 2018 wearables

IDC: Global wearables shipments hit 172.2M units

Much of the growth was attributed to the growing number of ear-worn devices as they captured almost a quarter of the market during the year.
Fitbit new products

Fitbit launches four new affordable wearables

New devices include Fitbit Versa Lite Edition smartwatch, and a trio of activity trackers - Fitbit Inspire HR, Fitbit Inspire and child-friendly Fitbit Ace 2.
Microsoft Band

Microsoft kills the Band and Health Dashboard

The story ends on May 31 when web-connected services won't work any more; Band owners will still be able to track their fitness activities, though.
OnePulse smartwatch

AT&T, OneLife Technologies unveil the first LTE-M certified medical wearable

The OnePulse smartwatch is described as a valuable tool for the medical provider to monitor chronically ill and elderly patients who plan to age in place.
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active - Galaxy Fit - Buds

Samsung announces new health-focused smartwatch and fitness tracker

Both the Galaxy Watch Active and Galaxy Fit have can automatically detect when the user begins certain common workouts like running or biking.
Verisense Shimmer

Shimmer’s Verisense wearable sensor aims to improve data quality in clinical trials

The Verisense platform provides complete clinical trial sponsor support, requiring a five-minute setup to initiate data collection and participant follow up.
Fitbit OS

Fitbit OS 3.0 released

Included in the deal are an upgraded on-device dashboard and goal-based exercise modes; also there are new apps and clock faces.
IDC wearables forecast Q3 2018

IDC: Global shipments of wearables to reach 125.3M units in 2018

Two key factors are contributing to this growth, including the growing popularity of smartwatches and greater wearables adoption in emerging markets.
Microsoft Surface wearable concept

Microsoft patents a wearable device that could help people with Parkinson’s

The filing describes a device with an array of sensors that would be able to reduce or stabilize involuntary movement in an adjacent joint or entire limb.
Garmin wearables

Garmin Health, ActiGraph team-up to develop wearable solutions for clinical trials

ActiGraph monitors are the most widely used devices of their kind, with 1,500+ clients at pharmaceutical, academic, and scientific institutions.