Wearables: Moving beyond fitness

CNET’s Brian Cooley explains why the fitness bands that measure our stairs, steps, and sleep will soon be joined by devices that measure blood sugar, gait, and muscle tone.

There’s something new brewing out there. A trend you can either call more intimate or more invasive. First some perspective on this market. New research from IDC suggests about 19 million wearables are going to ship in 2014. Those are tiny numbers compared to smartphone shipments; small even compared to tablets, but 3X what went out the door in 2013 and on track to be doing 120 million units per year in 2018. – Brian Cooley

Direct link to video here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dan K.” for the heads up.]


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