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The age of the smartwatch is approaching, and it represents a significant potential shift in the consumer mobile health space.  These wearable, multi-functional devices have the potential to supplant mobile phones and existing wearable health devices as the central platform for mobile health.  There are already a few smartwatches on the market today, notably Pebble, Martian and MetaWatch Strata, and the market is getting increasing attention as several major technology players currently have devices in development.  Samsung and LG recently confirmed that they are developing smartwatches, and both Apple and Google are reported to be developing them as well.

These wearable devices have several characteristics that make them ideal for use in health management: Read the rest of this entry »

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