We live in an age of really, really huge tech companies like Apple, Google, Microsoft, etc, and one of the great things about this age is that these companies have lots of excess cash. It's an advantage because lately, tech companies seem to be in the habit of taking their excess cash and throwing big piles of it at technological problems and projects.
There’s no doubt that the Internet of Things has arrived. From Amazon’s Dash button to wearables to smart parking meters, examples of IoT device innovation are sprouting all around us. But we're still, essentially, in the dark ages with this technology. We’re just beginning to see that the real value in IoT isn't hardware-centric; it's the data that comes with it that's of most interest.
Recently, Microsoft brought a surprise to the tech world by introducing a fitness tracking wristband which comes with an app and cloud computing technology which can track fitness and health related data and the best part is that it is actually very good.
Brandwatch partnered with Brilliant Noise to analyze over 8 million online conversations around wearable technology, to find out what consumers really think about the tech trend and how they are discussing it. This blog showcases an infographic displaying the data findings, and discusses key trends including the top brands and products in the social buzz.
This week Google announced Android Wear, a new version of the Android operating system built specifically for smartwatches and wearable technology. LG's "G Watch," expected to launch next quarter, will be one of the first smartwatches built on the Android Wear platform.
Simon and Dan talked about how the move towards the quantified self is opening up exciting new applications in unexpected places. Dan talked about wearable technology that can automatically create action sports videos.