“Wearable technology is on a collision course with the Internet of everything. When the two collide, we will enter into a new era of the Internet of you,” Jennifer Darmour, Artefact Group, writes for VentureBeat.
“The recent Apple Healthbook and Google’s Android Wear, combined with Motorola’s Moto 360 news are taking the wearable space to the next level. Apple Healthbook demonstrates the powerful insights about ourselves that wearables could deliver,” Darmour writes. “Once the data is pulled into the platform, it can find correlations and trends and not only display its meaning in the historical sense, but make predictions that can give us even greater, more proactive insights about ourselves and how to improve our lives. It also confirms something we have known for a while: that the real winners will be the platform players that can leverage their channels and deliver services beyond just fitness.”
“You can think of this new platform as an ecosystem of devices — wearables, mobile, etc. — that are stitched together with software and services delivered through apps. And with wearables, what we are really talking about here are new sensor-based devices that can not only allow us to collect environmental and mobile data, such as location and temperature, as we do today, but also a new form of biometric data, such as heart rate or steps, that we can combine to make completely new experiences that are more personal to us,” Darmour writes. “Most of the major technology companies are dipping their toes in this space in a race to be the big winners. In addition to Apple Healthbook and Android Wear announcements, Intel also just announced that they purchased smartwatch maker Basis.”
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