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    Sarah Smart
    Don’t forget about other wearables!
    Announcement posted June 8, 2015 by Sarah SmartSilver Medal: 2,000+ Points, tagged Engagement Cloud, Financials, Fusion, Global HR, HCM, OAUX, PPM, Procurement, SCM, UX 
    Don’t forget about other wearables!

    Let’s talk about other devices that can activate the Internet of Things.


    With all of the frenzy and media coverage in the wake of the Apple Watch’s release, it might seem like other wearables are sitting on the sidelines. But the OAUX team is still researching and testing across a broad range of devices.

    Jake Kuramoto of the AppsLab blog spent about a month wearing a Jawbone and wrote about his experience here. After starting out with a fitness band and moving to a super watch, he says, going back to the comparatively feature-poor UP24 was a bit shocking initially.

    Does a seven-year-old need a smartwatch? This post discusses FiLIP (pictured), a standalone phone and GPS locator for kids, which lets families to stay in touch without burdening kids with too much power. And it offers an important design lesson all smartwatch makers ought to learn.