Category: Wearables

Alutech Fitness Tracking Watches

Posted by – December 17, 2014

Alutech makes a watch that enables one to count how many steps they have walked as well as other fitness functions with a retail price of about 60 USD. Alutech also makes other fitness tracking watches that have bluetooth functionality with connectivity to smartphones and tablets. The Alutech watches offer impressive battery life of a year or more.

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Interview with Guillaume, analyst at IDTechEx

Posted by – November 18, 2014

Guillaume Chansin (@GChansin) is one of the analysts from IDTechEx. We meet him in Santa Clara where the company is holding their annual US event. We talk about what we will see during the conference and why printed electronics can help make better wearable devices. He also explains printed sensors, flexible displays, and why we will not see flexible LCD anytime soon.

An Introduction to the Wearable Technology Event at IDTechEx

Posted by – November 18, 2014

Technology Analyst James Hayward introduces the topics and themes of IDTechEx’s co-located conference: ‘Wearable Technology LIVE! 2014’. Co-location of the event with others covering topics including Printed Electronics, Energy Harvesting and Storage, Internet of Things and 3D Printing brings together all of the relevant emerging technologies that will cause the wearable technology market to reach $70 billion in the next decade. Find out more about the IDTechEx events at: http://www.idtechex.com/events/

The IDTechEx event on emerging technologies starts tomorrow

Posted by – November 18, 2014

IDTechEx brings the business and technology communities on key future technologies together at the Santa Clara Convention Center, in California. Their event is focused on some of the most important and most exciting emerging technologies of the future with focus on 3D Printing, Internet of Things, Printed Electronics, Wearable Technologies, Graphene and Supercapacitors. To attract at least 2,500 attendees and more than 200 exhibitors. Hear from the IDTechEx team a day before the conference kicks off. Find out more about the IDTechEx events at: http://www.idtechex.com/events/

$25.5 RK2926, $33 MT8127, $25 4.3″ A23 from Holawin

Posted by – October 23, 2014

Holawin shows some of their cheapest tablets on sale, with the Rockchip RK2926 single-core ARM Cortex-A9 with Mali400 and 1080p video playback selling at only $25.5 for 10K orders, and the MediaTek MT8127 quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 3G tablet with Mali450 selling at $33 for 1K order. Holawin also shows a special car charger, smartwatches and fitness bands. Holawin can produce 90 thousand tablets per month in their factory.

You can contact Holawin here:
Holawin Technology (HK) Limited
Shenzhen Holawin Technology Co,.Ltd
Lynn Cui, Sales Director
Mobile: +86 13632728865
Phone: +86 755 23948062 Ext: 802
lynn@holawin.com
Skype: twozero623
QQ: 2850613853
http://www.holawin.com

4K and Wearables Industry overview by Paul Gray of DisplaySearch

Posted by – October 21, 2014

Paul Gray is director of European research for NPD DisplaySearch. In addition to TVs, he also covers wearable devices, digital broadcast, and semiconductor technology. He is heavily involved in analysis and forecasting of wearable devices, connected TV, and 4K Ultra HD. Gray has more than 20 years of experience in market intelligence, marketing, and product management. His work includes forecasting, product strategy, investment, and R&D decisions. He is also involved in consulting and conferences, and he has been cited as an expert in Nikkei, Los Angeles Times, Le Monde, Financial Times, Korea Herald, and other publications.
Before joining NPD DisplaySearch, Paul worked at NXP Semiconductors as a market intelligence manager and also as a semiconductor product manager. Before NXP, he held positions of increasing responsibility at Philips Display Components (later LG.Philips Displays), including director and international account manager in both Asia and Europe. Paul began his career as a production shift leader in a CRT factory.

My video with Paul Gray from a couple of years ago

MT6572 Android Smartwatch from Zgpax

Posted by – October 20, 2014

ZGPax’s latest Smartwatch runs MT6572 with a 5Mp camera, the price is about $80 (bulk) to $150 for people enquiring for single samples (you can contact them below). The basic non-Android Smartwatch is about half the price. ZGpax has a round color display Android Smartwatch coming out next week. ZGpax says they will be getting Android Wear UI on some of their Android capable Smartwatches, with and without sim card. Here’s my video filmed with ZGpax last year and at their headquarters a few months ago.

You can contact Zgpax here (please only for serious buyers/distributors):
Shenzhen PGD Digital Technology Co Ltd
Anlong International Group (HK) Co Ltd
Andy Loi, Sales Director
Mobile: +86 15013588272
Tel: +86 755 33126046
sales@andalong.com
root@andalong.com
Skype: pgd818
http://andalong.com
http://zgpax.com
http://china-msd.com

Onyx E Ink Smartwatch

Posted by – October 18, 2014

Onyx International is developing their new E Ink Smartwatch, with steps counter, Bluetooth interactions with the Smartphone, GPS functions, waterproof and more.

You can Contact Onyx International (please only for serious buyers/importers worldwide):
Onyx International Inc.
Kim
kim@onyx-international.com
Skype: Onyxkim
http://www.onyx-international.com/en/

$89/69€ Homido VR Headset

Posted by – October 17, 2014

To be ready for mass production from early November, Homido is a french/chinese company making a Virtual Reality Headset in which you can put any smartphone from 4″ to 5.7″, with 5″ being the optimum size they say see http://homido.com/compatibility/ The retail price is to be about $89/69€. The optics are from Taiwan they offer different lenses and a comfort adjustment. They will try to catch the Christmas season, they include 360 video playback software for Android and iOS, and some of the 360 video recording solutions such as the 3D Heroes adapter for 6 GoPros and other cheaper solutions doing it for cheaper.

You can contact Homido here (please only contact if you’re a serious distributor):
Homido
Mathieu Parmentier, co-founder
mathieu@homido.com
Mobile: +33 676512477
http://homido.com

Bluetooth Gloves and Solar Powered Bluetooth Cap at Gold Edge

Posted by – October 12, 2014

Filmed at the HKTDC Hong Kong Electronics Fair 2014

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