Who’s Waging the Wearables Wars? Part II: Microsoft

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Wearable Wars” is AR Insider’s mini-series that examines how today’s wearables will pave the way and prime consumer markets for AR glasses. Each installment will profile a different tech leader’s moves and motivations in wearables. Header image credit: Microsoft.

Will Wearables Pave the Way For AR?

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But another device class could have a greater impact towards that same end: wearables. This possibility is amplified as wearables continue to be one of the fastest-growing consumer tech segments. Who’s Waging the Wearables Wars? But wearables have been resilient , as noted.

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Is AR’s Next Design Target ‘Wearability?’

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Visually immersive and contextually-aware AR glasses like Microsoft Hololens 2 require optics whose power consumption and heat dissipation necessitate bulky headgear, rather than anything you’d consider “eyewear.”. Applying that principle to AR, could wearability be the next era’s mobility?

Who’s Waging the Wearables Wars? Part III: Google

AR Insider

Wearable Wars” is AR Insider’s mini-series that examines how today’s wearables will pave the way and prime consumer markets for AR glasses. Each installment will profile a different tech leader’s moves and motivations in wearables.

Begun, The Wearables Wars Have

AR Insider

The wearables sector is approaching an inflection point. But before going into the AR implications, let’s step back and look at the activity in the broader wearables sector. Wearables sales this year are projected to hit $41 billion, up 28 percent from $32 billion last year. Google meanwhile acquired Fitbit to buttress its wearables play. As we’ve examined , it’s leaning into wearables as a near-term diversification play and long-term succession plan.

Pour One Out for These Weird Wearables That Totally Failed

GizModo VR

Nowadays, when you hear the term “wearables”, you probably think of smartwatches like the Apple Watch, fitness trackers, and VR headsets like the Oculus Rift. Several other devices had to crash and burn so modern wearables could flourish.

Is AR’s Next Design Target ‘Wearability?’

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Visually immersive and contextually-aware AR glasses like Microsoft Hololens 2 require optics whose power consumption and heat dissipation necessitate bulky headgear, rather than anything you’d consider “eyewear.” Applying that principle to AR, could wearability be the next era’s mobility?

ARtillery Briefs, Episode 44: Wearables Pave the Way for AR

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But another device class could have an equal or greater impact towards that same end: wearables. The above factors are amplified as wearables continue to be one of the fastest-growing consumer tech segments. Then there’s Facebook, where wearables support AR glasses ambitions.

Who’s Waging the Wearables Wars? Part IV: Bose

AR Insider

Wearable Wars” is AR Insider’s mini-series that examines how today’s wearables will pave the way and prime consumer markets for AR glasses. Each installment will profile a different tech leader’s moves and motivations in wearables.

Who’s Waging the Wearables Wars? Part VI: Snap

AR Insider

Wearables Wars” is AR Insider’s mini-series that examines how today’s wearables will pave the way and prime consumer markets for AR glasses. Each installment will profile a different tech leader’s moves and motivations in wearables.

Apple Fires the Latest Shot in the Wearables Wars

AR Insider

Wearable Wars” is AR Insider’s mini-series that examines how today’s wearables will pave the way and prime consumer markets for AR glasses. Each installment will profile a different tech leader’s moves and motivations in wearables.

Our First Look At Microsoft HoloLens 2

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Microsoft debuts their latest mixed reality device at Mobile World Conference 2019. Over these past three and a half years, Microsoft has been listening to their customers, claims HoloLens inventor and Microsoft Technical Fellow Alex Kipman as he took his turn on stage. With the HoloLens 2, Microsoft has made what appears to be a more consumer-friendly device than its original predecessor – although the company themselves dare not utter the “c-word” just yet.

Hands-on with Microsoft Mesh: I handed someone a whale shark, and it was awesome

Digital Trends

Microsoft has unveiled Mesh, a cross-technology platform that lets app developers build persistent virtual environments. Computing News Virtual Reality Wearables Augmented Reality holograms HoloLens 2 HP Microsoft Microsoft Ignite mixed reality

Microsoft's Mixed-Reality Dreams Are Fading

GizModo VR

Microsoft has reportedly scrapped plans to make a HoloLens 3—what would have been a successor to its current mixed reality headset—and infighting within the mixed reality division has fueled… Read more.

Who’s Waging the Wearables Wars? Part V: Apple

AR Insider

Wearable Wars” is AR Insider’s mini-series that examines how today’s wearables will pave the way and prime consumer markets for AR glasses. Each installment will profile a different tech leader’s moves and motivations in wearables.

Will Wearables Pave the Way For AR?

ARVR

But another device class could have a greater impact towards that same end: wearables. This possibility is amplified as wearables continue to be one of the fastest-growing consumer tech segments. Then there’s Facebook, where wearables support AR glasses ambitions.

Microsoft is sending out free gift cards worth up to $100 each

Digital Trends

Microsoft is getting into the holiday mood by sending out thousands of virtual gift cards worth up to $100. Computing Mobile News Wearables holiday gifts holiday season Microsoft

EWTS Shines a Light on Enterprise XR and Wearables

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Like so many conferences and summits in the last few months, the event for enterprise XR and wearables went entirely digital – this one with its own custom-built platform to promote the professional networking that the summit is known for. Why Enterprise XR and Wearables?

Apple Files Augmented Reality Patent for a ‘Wearable Information System’

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However, while rivals like Google , Microsoft and Sony are already well on their immersive way, Apple remains silent on what its immersive projects may be. The patent is for a “wearable information system having at least one camera.” ” According to the abstract: “The invention is related to a wearable information system having at least one camera, the information system operable to have a low-power mode and a high power mode.

Facebook Teases Futuristic Wrist-Based Wearable That Will Let You Control AR With Your Mind

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facebook apple wearable computer oculus electromyography technology internet technology applications of computer vision software social media sean keller microsoft computing augmented reality user interface techniquesFacebook is really, really serious about augmented reality.

Who’s Waging the Wearables Wars? Part VII: Facebook

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Wearables Wars” is AR Insider’s mini-series that examines how today’s wearables will pave the way and prime consumer markets for AR glasses. Each installment will profile a different tech leader’s moves and motivations in wearables. That brings us back to wearables.

Microsoft debuts its AR/VR meetings platform Mesh

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Today, at a special AR/VR focused event held inside its virtual reality community platform Altspace, Microsoft showcased a new product aiming to provide their AR HoloLens platform and VR Windows Mixed Reality platform with a shared platform for meetings.

3 reasons why a Google Store in New York could succeed where Microsoft failed

Digital Trends

Microsoft ultimately shuttered its physical stores, but the Google Store in New York City could succeed where Microsoft failed. Android Computing Health & Fitness Home Theater Mobile Opinion Smart Home Wearables google store Google Store New York City Google Store NYC

Today’s Best Tech Deals: Apple Watch, Dell XPS 13, Microsoft Surface Pro

Digital Trends

Get the Blink XT2 security camera, Apple Watch Series 3, AirPods Pro, iPad Mini, Microsoft Surface Pro 7, 70-inch LG UN7070 4K TV, Dell XPS 13, and Samsung Galaxy S20 on sale.

Microsoft Lands $22 Billion to Put Custom HoloLens Headsets on U.S. Soldiers

GizModo VR

In late 2018, Microsoft struck a $480 million deal with the U.S. Army to deliver augmented reality headset prototypes based on its HoloLens system. Well, it appears the military is a fan because it’s inked a contract to get a whole lot more of them.

Microsoft Reveals Motion Controllers For Windows VR Headsets

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In a keynote today Microsoft is revealing a long-awaited missing piece of its Windows mixed reality platform – motion controllers. According to Microsoft, the controllers would be shown on stage at its keynote but wouldn’t be available for hands-on demos at its Build developer conference this week. Microsoft’s HoloLens is a $3,000 entirely self-contained wearable computer that delivers augmented reality (AR) rather than virtual reality (VR).

3 Steps to Escaping Pilot Purgatory & Nailing Your Wearable Tech Pilot

EnterpriseWear

Ever since I became involved in the wearable and immersive tech space, I’ve wondered how a digital revolution really gets underway in an organization. What should enterprises know before piloting or adopting wearables, and how can they avoid pilot purgatory? Though enterprise wearables are new tech, we’re beyond the first mover stage. “The biggest pitfall is when there’s a customer [looking] for an AR wearable to solve a problem that may not exist.

Ready for Google Glass, Round Two?

GizModo VR

With every tech giant from Apple to Microsoft to Amazon rumored to be developing a pair of augmented reality glasses or mixed reality headset, we’ve been wondering whether Google was planning to wade back into consumer headsets.

How Significant Is HoloLens For Microsoft?

Infinityleap Wearables

HoloLens-an augmented reality headset that was unveiled by technology giant Microsoft last year (in the year-2015) remains one of the most crucial products launched by the company in the recent past. Yes, that is absolutely right, the updated SDK was launched by Microsoft at Build 2016, an event that took place in the month of March at San Francisco, California. Total: 0 Average: 0/5] The post How Significant Is HoloLens For Microsoft?

3 Steps to Escaping Pilot Purgatory & Nailing Your Wearable Tech Pilot

EnterpriseWear

Ever since I became involved in the wearable and immersive tech space, I’ve wondered how a digital revolution really gets underway in an organization. What should enterprises know before piloting or adopting wearables, and how can they avoid pilot purgatory? Though enterprise wearables are new tech, we’re beyond the first mover stage. “The biggest pitfall is when there’s a customer [looking] for an AR wearable to solve a problem that may not exist.

11 Early Smartwatch Attempts That Were Extremely Dumb

GizModo VR

It’s only been five or six years since the smartwatch evolved into a device that truly delivers what most of us expect from a smart wearable, including features like texting, calling, fitness-tracking, and viewing news alerts and other notifications.

Analog Devices, Microsoft & Hexoskin Jointly Offer An IoT Solution For Athletes

Infinityleap Wearables

an American company that deals with data conversion and signal processing technology has revealed that it’s collaborating with Microsoft a well-known technology firm and Hexoskin- which is a software company for providing Internet of Things (IoT) solution to athletes. Apart of that, this wearable Internet of Things solution offered jointly by Analog Devices, Microsoft and Hexoskin helps in improving the team management and allow players to recover fast from the injuries.

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Enterprise Wearable & Immersive Tech 2018: Magic Leap, Exosuits and VR Training, Training, Training

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While wearable technologies, including wearable XR, didn’t exactly “blow up” this year, the technology did further entrench itself in enterprise—the number of companies in the evaluation stage rose significantly, several large deployments made headlines, and solution providers continued to partner and expand their products to more platforms. Magic Leap finally dropped to mixed reviews and BrainXchange published its Definitive Guide to Adopting Wearables, AR and VR in Enterprise.

Microsoft Windows VR Headset Devices Coming in April 2017

VRWorld

Microsoft product lineup surprised everyone today, but the biggest surprise was planned for VR fans. Not only are these devices cheaper than the Oculus Rift and Vive, but Microsoft says they’re better too. “These headsets will be the first and only to ship with inside-out, six degrees of freedom sensors,” said Terry Myerson, Executive VP of the Windows and Devices Group at Microsoft.

Microsoft HoloLens optimizes Ford designs

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Ford has started equipping its designers with Microsoft’s HoloLens , the augmented reality technology Microsoft is rolling out for commercial and industrial applications. “The potential of these devices, is that they could one day replace your phones, TVs, and all these screens,” said Alex Kipman, Microsoft Technical Fellow and chief inventor of Microsoft’s pioneering augmented reality headset HoloLens.

Best Back-to-School Sales 2020: The Ultimate Guide

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Android Apple Computing Deals Gaming Home Theater Mobile Photography Smart Home Wearables Apple 2020 Best Buy 2020 BTS 2020 Dell 2020 HP 2020 Microsoft 2020 Staples 2020It's almost school season, and that can only mean one thing: Back-to-school sales.

Making Your Next Flight Safer and Smoother with Wearable AR+VR

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From building the actual plane to the in-flight experience, wearable XR (AR, VR, MR) devices have a role to play in multiple professions within the commercial aviation industry. Employees whose jobs affect every aspect of one’s trip, including aircraft maintenance workers and flight crew can make use of wearable XR technologies to ensure the end goal: A safe and satisfied traveler.