Artificial intelligence (AI), voice-recognition technology and fast connectivity will help spur overall U.S. consumer technology industry revenue to $377 billion in retail revenues in 2018, a 6% increase, according to the Consumer Technology Association (CTA).
Fitbit has partnered with the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) to launch the PH5 for Fitbit Versa collection. The new line of accessories combines an unconventional approach to knitwear, featuring six bands in a variety of bold styles and colors, the company said.
At CES Unveiled New York, held in Manhattan on November 9, the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) outlined holiday sales trends in the tech industry including those for smart home and connected health. The association also highlighted expectations for retail during the 2017 holiday season.
Oska Wellness’ wearable pain relief device, Oska Pulse, is rolling out on Amazon.
Fitbit has introduced its Alta HR fitness tracker with PurePulse heart rate technology, which is said to be a miniaturization of its heart rate tracking technology, in order to launch its slimmest tracker to date. It has also unveiled two new sleep tools featured in the device.
The Withings ecosystem of connected health products is set for a re-launch under the Nokia brand in early summer 2017, including connected scales, trackers, blood pressure monitors, thermometers and home cameras. At the same time, Nokia will unveil a redesigned Health Mate application and launch its new Patient Care Platform.
Fitbit has acquired specific assets of Pebble, including key personnel and intellectual property related to software and firmware development.