The future of wearables in recent years has been uncertain, but don’t mistake it for dead. Wearables are becoming a bigger part of our daily lives, and Statista estimates the wearable device market will reach 5.8 billion dollars in 2018.
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This post originally appeared on IoT Agenda.
Location has fast become a must-have element for most connected solutions in order to wring as much value from the technology as possible. Adding location to your IoT product provides numerous — and sometimes surprising — advantages and capabilities. But creating a device that is able to find its own location or provide enough signal information to be located remotely is not necessarily a slam-dunk. With technology evolving constantly, there are details to consider before becoming connected — and the knowledge will help guide your path to success.
The technology ecosystem grew immensely in 2017 and we’re expecting even bigger things in 2018. Based on the predictions below we have a few ideas on what the next year has in store for the Internet of Things, Location and Big Data.
At Skyhook we see all types and sizes of companies looking to add location as either a core component or a premium feature. Location is a critical component for a wide range of use cases such as wearable cameras geo-tagging photos and videos, pet tracking, asset tracking, personal fitness wearables, portable gaming consoles, smart vending machines, child or senior citizen personal safety devices, and everything in-between. The one factor that has persisted throughout these engagements, since wearables and IoT began to rise in the past three years, is the varying spectrum of location technology knowledge that companies have.
This is the final blog of a six part series dedicated to locating Low-Power Wide-Area Network (LPWAN) IoT devices. Previous posts discussed locating Ingenu, LoRa, LTE-M1, NB-IoT and Sigfox devices. This post looks at the practical challenges associated with locating devices that communicate via the Weightless LPWAN protocol.
This blog is part five of a six part series dedicated to locating Low-Power Wide-Area Network (LPWAN) IoT devices. Previous posts discussed locating Ingenu, LoRa, LTE-M1 and NB-IoT devices. This post looks at the practical challenges associated with locating devices that communicate via the Sigfox LPWAN protocol.
This blog is part four of a six part series dedicated to locating Low-Power Wide-Area Network (LPWAN) IoT devices. Previous posts discussed locating Ingenu, LoRa, and LTE-M1 IoT devices. This post looks at the practical challenges associated with locating devices that communicate via the Narrow Band IoT (NB-IoT) LPWAN protocol.
Do the words “precise” and “accurate” come to mind when thinking about the data that top location companies say they can provide to customers? It’s hard for them not to, with every company in the space currently touting themselves as having the best of both. This was one of the main discussions at LSA's Place Conference in New York City this week.
Most of us are heavy users of our smart devices -- for tasks like accessing local information such as weather, social media, banking, reading the news and searching for local services. These interactions would be meaningless without users sharing personal information. Whether using biometrics to unlock your iPhone, or sharing your location information to play Pokemon Go; personal information is crucial in extracting all the benefits your smart device has to offer. The more benefits users see in sharing their personal data, the more willing they are to actually do so. We’ve pulled together the most useful benefits for consumers who choose to share their personal location data through their smart devices.
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