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Customer Spotlight: Kid Safety Wearable hereO Taps Skyhook for Location

Nov 21, 2016   

Posted by Angela Diaco

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Most wearable market data says that there's still plenty of headroom in the health & fitness market with 81% of consumers citing purchasing interest, but a recent study revealed the wearables’ next great market opportunity lies in devices that help track the whereabouts of family members and protect their safety. Skyhook is excited to usher in those safety features by partnering with hereO - a kid safety, location-enabled smartwatch.

hereO has developed the smallest cellular-connected GPS location device in the world. The device allows families to check current or historic locations of their loved ones as well as give directions to find one another. The trendy watch is designed for children aged 3+ and is comfortable, water resistant and can withhold up to 60 hours of usage between charges. The watch also has a built-in panic feature that sends an alert to the parent when triggered. 

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Topics: Devices, Wearables

Infographic: Consumer Study Reveals What People Really Want From Your Wearable

Oct 27, 2016   

Posted by Angela Diaco

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With IDC projecting 111.1 million shipments by the end of 2016, the wearables market is undoubtedly on a tear. From fitness trackers and smartwatches to smart glasses and garments, consumers have more options than ever before. However, new data suggests that existing wearable owners may be abandoning their devices because of limited functionality. So what will it take to grow even further to convert skeptics and keep existing wearable owners happy? We asked 1,000 consumers for their input. 

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Topics: Wearables

Skyhook Launches Precision Location for IoT (Internet of Things)

Oct 4, 2016   

Posted by Ronda Billings Morra

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BOSTON, Sept. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Skyhook, the world's leading independent location platform, today announced the launch of Precision Location for IoT (Internet of Things), a lightweight, battery-conscious solution for integrating precision location into connected devices. Already award-winning, Skyhook's Precision Location for IoT has received a 2016 Product of the Year Award from IoT Evolution Magazine and IoT Evolution World, the leading magazine and website covering IoT technologies.

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Topics: Devices, Wearables, Internet of Things, Iot

Delivering a Dynamic UX: 3 Brands that Leverage Location Right

Jul 21, 2016   

Posted by Brittany Dervan

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Brands are always looking for a competitive advantage and new ways to deliver the most desirable and user-friendly products.  As the consumer technology space continues to explode, product and app developers have realized that adding location is imperative to a dynamic user experience. Location allows you to add context, target consumers more efficiently and increase engagement. 

These three brands have set the bar high by implementing new location-based features into their products:

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Topics: Devices, Wearables

IoT World: How Wearable Devices Impact the Healthcare Industry

Jun 3, 2016   

Posted by Michael Douglas

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 The healthcare industry is brimming with interesting IoT applications. According to Andy Castonguay, Principal Analyst at Machina Research, The U.S has the highest spending per capita for healthcare in the western world - 22% of America’s GDP was spent on healthcare between 2014 and 2015. Expert panels at IoT World in Santa Clara discussed how connected things can solve some of the industry’s main challenges around reducing costs and improving patient care. How IoT can do that:

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Topics: Devices, Wearables, Internet of Things, Iot

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