Watches & Jewelry

3 Wearable Tech Trends to Watch in the Promotional Products Industry
March 30, 2016 at 5:41 pm

Wearable tech is one of today’s major buzzwords. And, perhaps, rightfully so. According to The Motley Fool, shipments of wearable devices increased 139 percent year-over-year—from 35.5 million in 2014 to 85 million in 2015. Here are three wearable tech trends that could prove useful for the promotional products industry...

Outfit of the Week: Airport Glam
February 24, 2016 at 3:57 pm

We usually wear yoga pants, a hoodie and UGGs when we’re flying, but sometimes we have to be a little more presentable as soon as we land. Staying comfortable and looking good when traveling is the topic of this week's #OOTW (Outfit of the Week).

Microsoft Enters Licensing Agreement With High-end Wearable Maker Olio Devices
January 27, 2016 at 6:19 pm

Microsoft said that it has just entered a new patent licensing agreement with high-end smartwatch-maker Olio Devices LLC. Made possible through Microsoft Technology Licensing LLC, the company's arm for its IP licensing program, the agreement is said to cover "wearable devices" and other undisclosed details.

FIFA Officials Donate Gifted Watches to Charity
December 15, 2015 at 3:13 pm

Last year, the Brazilian Football Association gifted World Cup officials Parmigiani watches worth more than $24,000 each. Now, after ordering officials to return the watches, the FIFA ethics committee will donate them to charity. According to The Guardian, the Brazilian Football Association gave FIFA officials 65 watches during a FIFA Congress in Sao Paulo. The…

Fossil Acquires Wearable Tech Startup Misfit for $260M
November 13, 2015 at 6:49 pm

Fossil, Richardson, Texas, said it will acquire Misfit, a wearable technology startup that focuses on fitness trackers, for $260 million, according to CNET. Misfit, founded in 2011, makes activity monitors and home products, like sleep monitors and smart bulbs, according to The Verge. The company also has partnerships with other brands, such as Speedo and…