W|W: The Wearable Weekly – Will movie theatres drive VR adoption?

Man with VR headset watching content

Welcome to The Wearable Weekly, your trusted guide to all things wearable tech. If you only have time to read one thing about wearables this week, this is it.

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Statistics & Forecasts

More than 10 million pieces of wearable products for pets sold in the Chinese market every year (Reuters)

Apple Watch proves most accurate at measuring heart rate in new fitness tracker study (MacRumors)

IMAX VR LA Centre registered more than 25,000 admissions and an average revenue of $15,000 per week in the first four months (Bloomberg)

54 percent of consumers want to use VR/AR in physical stores (MediaPost)

Device announcements

HTC announces the Link VR mobile VR headset launching in Japan (Wareable)

Funding & M&A

The Rogue Initiative raises seven-figure Series A (FINSMES)

Major milestones

Oculus now fully supports three-sensor roomscale tracking (MobileSyrup)

Lenovo starts to roll out Android 2.0 to Moto 360 Gen 2 (MobileSyrup)


Samsung patent shows a smartwatch with a camera and wristband display (Digital Trends)

Andy Rubin expected to launch AR/VR enabled phone (BGR)

This story was originally published on BetaKit