Consumer Survey on Wearables

Valencell published the results of a new survey on wearables today with some fascinating findings on what wearables consumers value today and what they're looking for in the future. You can find an infographic with the highlights of the survey here, as well as a complete summary of the data in the slide presentation below.

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Active Signal Characterization

The accuracy of biometric wearables  continues to get a great deal of attention (most recently here, here, and here), which leads more people ask what makes Valencell’s approach to optical heart rate monitoring different.

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Making accurate biometric wearables that scale

This is part 3 of a 3-part series on accuracy in biometric wearables covering:

1.Why accuracy matters 

2.How accuracy actually happens 

3.Making accurate biometric wearables that scale

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How Accuracy Happens in Biometric Wearables

This is part 2 of a 3-part series on accuracy in biometric wearables covering:

1.Why accuracy matters 

2.How accuracy actually happens 

3.Making accurate biometric wearables that scale

If you missed Part 1, check out Why Accuracy Matters first. 

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Wearables are at the flip phone stage

Seeing all the summaries from Mobile World Congress 2016, like this one that asks “Where are the wearables?”, sparked a thought about where the wearables market stands today compared to the mobile phone market. The wearables category is certainly one of the highest growth areas in tech today with growth projections from 40% and up over the next few years, depending on whose numbers you believe

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Wearables market data varies widely

We’re often asked about the latest market projections for wearables. Even for people like us at Valencell who live and breathe biometric wearables every day, it’s difficult to keep up with the growth in the market and the growth in the projections for the market.

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Why Accuracy Matters in Biometric Wearables

The accuracy of biometric wearable devices is getting a significant amount of attention these days. Fitness bands, smartwatches, biometric earbuds and other devices claim that they can measure your heart rate, steps, cadence, and calories burned. Moreover,  manufacturers of biometric wearables are promising of next-gen products having more advanced metrics, such as heart rate variability, cardiac efficiency, and even blood pressure.

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Even the Growth Estimates are Growing Rapidly in Wearables

Last week, IDC released the latest update to the Worldwide Quarterly Wearable Device Tracker and the report was interesting on several levels. First, the numbers:

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Introducing Benchmark

Today Valencell introduced BenchmarkTM, the world’s first highly-accurate, pre-packaged biometric sensor system. Valencell has had highly accurate biometric sensor technology for some time now, so you may be asking what’s new about Benchmark?

Before we answer that it’s important to know why we launched Benchmark. We found we were encountering two situations fairly regularly over the last 12-18 months:

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Wearables Need to Connect the Dots Between Fitness and Health

Market adoption for wearables has been growing at extraordinary rates in the last year (163% according to IDC) and is expected to continue rapid growth through the next 4-5 years. The majority of that growth has been from relatively young and fit people tracking their levels of fitness and activity in one form or another. 

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