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 BioPack

Today Valencell introduced BioPack, 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 BioPack?

Before we answer that it’s important to know why we launched BioPack. 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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Optical Heart Rate Monitoring: What You Need to Know

We get quite a few inquiries here at Valencell about optical heart rate monitoring and how it works. So we put together this guide to provide some answers to some of the most common questions we get on optical heart rate monitoring. This is a long post, so here’s a quick outline in case you want to jump to a particular section:

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Fitness Trackers Hindered By 3 Misconceptions

Outside Magazine has an article on fitness trackers in their October 2015 issue that highlights 3 key misconceptions that have hindered the industry and mass adoption of fitness trackers and wearables. Author John Bradley (@johnwbradley) spent two months testing 16 different fitness trackers in search of the "ultimate fitness tracker" and the conclusions he came to are spot on:

1. There is no perfect fitness tracker for everyone

2. The wearables and fitness tracker industry is both succeeding and failing at the same time

Here's why (highlights are mine):

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