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Skyhook launches precise location solution for wearables

US: Skyhook Wireless on Tuesday announced the launch of its most precise location solution available in the wearables market today. The lightest packaged solution is named as Precision Location for Wearables. Built on unique mobile location technology responsible for processing trillions of location signals annually, the Skyhook’s proprietary solution provides an ultra-light development kit with minimal bandwidth, device memory and power requirements suitable for devices of all sizes.

According to International Data Corporation (IDC), the wearables market will reach a total of 126.1 million units shipped by 2019. The availability of precise and accurate location to wearable devices can open up critical new use cases and experiences, ranging from fitness tracking, to adding context to photographic memories in real time, to providing parents with the peace of mind of knowing the location of their children.

“As the leading innovator in location services, Skyhook is proud to extend the availability of the most precise and accurate location to the world’s smallest wearable devices,” said David Bairstow, Vice President of Product at Skyhook Wireless. “We have spent years refining our location services, and with this unique solution, we can now unleash the power of location to an entirely new class of devices in a massively expanding market.”

“The best moments in our lives are unplanned, and Narrative’s wearable cameras allow people to authentically and seamlessly capture those memories through photo and video in real time. But without context, the value of that content decreases,” said Martin Kallstrom, CEO, Narrative.

Source: Skyhook