TAG: wearables

The New Wearable? Clothing with GPS, Wi-Fi Woven In

December 2, 2014By
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Dutch textile company ByBorre and its founder, fashion designer Borre Akkersdijk, have created the BB.suit — a wearable Wi-Fi hotspot with GPS, a music library, and an air purifier. Version 1.0 of the suit, which has electrical threads woven into the fabric, was showcased at the SXSW music and film tradeshow in March, where a model’s location was shown on Google... read more

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GTX Corp Partners with Life Button 24 on Emergency Response

December 2, 2014By
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GTX Corp, a personal location wearables company, has entered a strategic partnership with Life Button 24, a division of World Wide Security Group and provider of life safety, dispatch and monitoring services since 1979. Under the strategic partnership, GTX Corp will offer Life Button 24 services to its GPS SmartSole customers, providing 24/7 access to live dispatch operators that can assist caregivers... read more

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The Fashion Demands of Always-On

November 25, 2014By
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As location penetrates smaller and smaller devices that lack memory and computation power, GNSS chips must reacquire the standalone capability that they shed when first going to small form factors such as phones. A new chip with a new architecture demonstrates navigation and tracking and avoids burdening its main processor with heavy software. read more

Report: Moto 360 Leads First Wave of Android Wearables

November 24, 2014By
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Nearly 5 million smart and basic wearable bands shipped in Q3 2014, with total unit shipments increasing 37% quarter on quarter as Android Wear made its mark for the first time, according to a report by independent analyst company Canalys. Motorola Mobility’s Moto 360 was by far the most successful of the initial Android Wear devices, accounting for more than 15%... read more

Out in Front: My Heart in My Sleeve

November 24, 2014By
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The next time I see Paris, I will be swinging down the boulevard in a brand new set of threads. An elegant, location-enabled set of threads that will take me by the sleeve and lead me through the City of Light. This wearable experiment goes by the name — of course it does — Navigate, a new line of city-specific,... read more

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OriginGPS Launches Nano Spider for Wearables, Watches

November 10, 2014By
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OriginGPS has launched the Nano Spider, a tiny yet fully integrated GPS receiver. The Nano Spider module is designed to support ultra-compact applications where size is at a premium, such as smart watches, wearable devices, trackers and digital cameras. OriginGPS, which previously introduced the Micro Spider (5.6 x 5.6 mm) module, said the Nano Spider is 47 percent smaller than its previous solutions, measuring 4 x... read more

Standalone Positioning Module by u-blox Designed for Cost-Effective Performance

November 6, 2014By

Swiss-based u‑blox has introduced the EVA‑M8M stand-alone positioning module. The EVA-M8M GNSS module brings concurrent multi-GNSS performance into the ultra-compact EVA footprint. Designed for cost- and space-sensitive applications, the highly integrated 7 x 7 x 1.1 mm LGA module comprises all necessary components, including crystal and passives. EVA-M8M only requires an external antenna to provide an accurate position without the need for host integration.... read more

Rx Networks Enables Fast GNSS Positioning in Recon Jet Smart Glasses

September 15, 2014By
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Rx Networks, Inc., has licensed its GPStream PGPS GNSS assistance technology to Recon Instruments, a Canadian technology company that brings heads-up display products to the consumer market. GPStream PGPS will tightly integrate with the GPS chip inside of Recon’s upcoming Jet smart glasses, an advanced wearable computer planned for the first quarter of 2015. Through its location and GNSS assistance software and services,... read more