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Wearable tech in the enterprise grows, but few workplace uses exist

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Mar 12, 2019 2:37 PM 1+ mon ago

Wearable tech in the enterprise grows, but few workplace uses exist

Fredric Paul is Editor in Chief for New Relic, Inc., and has held senior editorial positions at ReadWrite, InformationWeek, CNET, and PC World. His opinions are his own.

Even as smartwatch shipments continue to grow, significant industrial and business use cases for these internet-connected devices have yet to appear.

Take a glance at the wrists of your co-workers, and you're likely to see more and more of them adorned with smartwatches, fitness trackers, and other wearable technology. In meetings, you increasingly see colleagues surreptitiously glancing at their tiny screens, hoping in vain that no one is noticing.

It isn't just you. The latest smartwatch numbers all say that smartwatch shipments are growing fast, and the internet-connected devices are beginning to achieve mainstream acceptance: Last month, The NPD Group's new Smartwatch Total Market Report noted that smartwatch unit sales jumped 61 percent ...

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