Apple Watch, other wearables increasingly used to manage chronic health conditions, study says

A study of user data pulled from popular health app Cardiogram yields unique insight into usage the patterns of Apple Watch and other wearable products, suggesting devices with advanced biometric monitoring capabilities are seeing increased use in the management of chronic conditions. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

Large-scale study shows Apple Watch & other wearables can detect early signs of diabetes

A large-scale study involving more than 14,000 Apple Watch and Android Wear users has shown that heart-rate data from the wearables can detect early signs of diabetes. The study – a collaboration between UC San Francisco and digital health startup Cardiogram – was able to determine that 463 participants had previously undiagnosed diabetes … more… 9to5Mac

Apple’s new wearables advance Tuesday with Apple Watch S3, AirPods 2

Next Tuesday, Apple is expected to unveil its largest array of new product introductions ever, ranging from iPhone 8– and a premium new iPhone X– to a new 4K/HDR Apple TV, new Apple Watch Series 3, revamped AirPods and the company’s new HomePod appliance– as well as its new Apple Park campus. Here’s why it […]

Apple overtakes Fitbit to become world’s top wearables vendor thanks to Apple Watch growth

While Apple itself doesn’t break out Apple Watch sales numbers due to competitive reasons, we can usually get a good idea of performance from analytic companies. Now, Strategy Analytics is out with its latest numbers, reporting that Apple sold 3.5 million Apple Watch units during the most recent quarter… more… 9to5Mac

Fitbit Buyout Will See Pebble’s Time 2 and Core Wearables Canceled, Refunds Issued

Late last month we reported that Fitbit was closing in on a deal to acquire smartwatch maker Pebble “for a small amount”. Bloomberg has now revealed that the buyout will cost “less than $40 million” and exclusively concerns Pebble’s software assets, which are being sought by Fitbit “in a bid to better compete with Apple”, […]

Corning unveils Gorilla Glass SR+ offering for wearables, possibly headed to the Apple Watch

Just a month after introducing Gorilla Glass 5 for smartphones, Corning today has introduced Gorilla Glass SR+, its new cover glass for smartwatches. In 2015, Corning announced “Project Phire,” which was said to be its efforts to create a material for wearables that combines the durability of Gorilla Glass with the scratch-resistance level of sapphire. A […]