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.
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.
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/
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/
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.
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.
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.
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):
Mathieu Parmentier, co-founder firstname.lastname@example.org
Mobile: +33 676512477 http://homido.com