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The Wearables Industry is Evolving but Don’t Mistake it for Dead

Aug 4, 2017   

Posted by Melissa Burke

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As a recent CNBC article discussed, the wearables industry today looks markedly different from what industry experts had been predicting it would be a few years ago. Well known wearable brands such as Jawbone and Fitbit have taken severe financial hits in recent months, and consumers’ fickle attention spans have resulted in lower device usage overall. But the cries about the wearables industry being dead seem premature at this point. In fact, the IDC still predicts that the wearables market will grow 20% this year.

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Topics: Wearables, location, location data

Meet Skyhook At These Upcoming Events

Feb 27, 2017   

Posted by Ronda Billings Morra

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Industry event season is in full swing and the Skyhook team is taking to the road. After a successful launch of our Context 2.0 SDK release that allows apps to validate when users are in-store (without beacons), there are a whole new set of use cases for geofencing available for retail, wearable tech and mobile. If you're looking for events that connect you with thought leaders, new prospects and help you see into the future of tech, come visit us at the following events.

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Topics: Devices, Wearables

Your Guide to Must-Attend Wearable Events in 2017

Jan 19, 2017   

Posted by Brittany Dervan

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Despite how young the industry is as a whole, wearables' rapid growth has fueled innovation and fostered dialogue among new companies doing exciting things with these devices. In 2017, the chief focus of wearable manufacturers must be to become essential to the lives of their usersTo do that, you and your team should listen carefully to successful speakers in the wearable tech community share their insights on how wearables can impact our lives today and what is coming next. Chip vendors, network providers, wearable startups and tech giants will all come together to discuss the latest developments, share product launches and explore new opportunities in the marketplace throughout the year.

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Topics: Wearables

Skyhook Wins AOTMP Award at CES 2017

Jan 13, 2017   

Posted by Ronda Billings Morra

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We're happy to announce that Skyhook has been chosen as a winner of the AOTMP Director's Award at CES this year! Since our founding in 2003, our team of engineers, data scientists and geospatial experts have driven innovative new products that have come to define the location industry. The team is proud to be recognized among tech heavy hitters like Apple, Amazon, IBM, Microsoft and Facebook.

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Topics: Devices, Wearables, Internet of Things, Iot

CES 2017: Don't Miss These 6 Hot Smart Device Companies

Jan 4, 2017   

Posted by Angela Diaco

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CES 2017 starts our year off with the promise of futuristic tech coming to life. While drone-controlled cameras, self-driving cars and augmented reality sets have dominated the buzz reel for CES in times past, interesting things are happening in the device space that need notice.

 

There's still plenty of headroom in the health & fitness wearables market with 81% of consumers citing purchasing interest, but our recent consumer study revealed the wearables’ next great market opportunity lies in devices that help track the whereabouts of family members and protect their safetyWhile 2016 was dominated by the fitness wearable, you’ll see more family-focused devices with safety features and modular wearables take the floor this year.

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Topics: Wearables, Apps