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Will.i.am enters wearables market with ‘smart cuff’ offering

Black Eyed Peas superstar will.i.am is poised to make a surprise assault on the burgeoning wearable tech market with a “smart cuff” featuring fitness tracking software.

The musician, born William Adams, hopes his i.amPuls wrist-worn device can help him emulate the success of Dr Dre’s Beats empire – in which he was a founding investor – and make the jump from musician to tech mogul.

He has teamed up with legendary architect Zaha Hadid to create special editions of the cuff, which is expected to be in stores before the end of the year.

In addition to fitness tracking software, the Puls – which will.i.am is adamant is not a smartwatch – sports a curved OLED screen and has 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GP. It also contains a SIM card and can be used for phone calls and other forms of communication without the need for a smartphone.

In a series of tweets, the star told his 12.5 million Twitter followers: “Finally here it is. 3 years in the making. Check out the PULS. This is what a wearable should do.

“This is what we call fashionology...we might not be a gigantic company, but we have good ideas.”

will.i.am is an avid technology fan who has previously worked in a consulting capacity for both Intel and BlackBerry. He said his i.amPuls offering – into which he pumped US$15m (€12m, £9m) from his Beats payout – is the product of three years’ worth of research and development. It is expected to retail from US$499 (€394, £310).

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News

Will.i.am enters wearables market with ‘smart cuff’ offering

Black Eyed Peas superstar will.i.am is poised to make a surprise assault on the burgeoning wearable tech market with a “smart cuff” featuring fitness tracking software.

The musician, born William Adams, hopes his i.amPuls wrist-worn device can help him emulate the success of Dr Dre’s Beats empire – in which he was a founding investor – and make the jump from musician to tech mogul.

He has teamed up with legendary architect Zaha Hadid to create special editions of the cuff, which is expected to be in stores before the end of the year.

In addition to fitness tracking software, the Puls – which will.i.am is adamant is not a smartwatch – sports a curved OLED screen and has 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GP. It also contains a SIM card and can be used for phone calls and other forms of communication without the need for a smartphone.

In a series of tweets, the star told his 12.5 million Twitter followers: “Finally here it is. 3 years in the making. Check out the PULS. This is what a wearable should do.

“This is what we call fashionology...we might not be a gigantic company, but we have good ideas.”

will.i.am is an avid technology fan who has previously worked in a consulting capacity for both Intel and BlackBerry. He said his i.amPuls offering – into which he pumped US$15m (€12m, £9m) from his Beats payout – is the product of three years’ worth of research and development. It is expected to retail from US$499 (€394, £310).

Read More:

Apple’s ‘iWatch’ could send wearable sector into overdrive: research

No pain no gain? Wristband provides electric shock to help banish bad habitsRevealed: The health and fitness divide between iPhone and Android users

Wearable tech devices expected to dominate Christmas lists this yearGoogle continues wearable tech push with smart lens plans

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Black Eyed Peas superstar will.i.am is poised to make a surprise assault on the burgeoning wearable tech market with a “smart cuff” featuring fitness tracking software.
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Asia
Over 300 fitness executives gathered in Singapore recently for the World Fit Summit. HCM’s Steph Eaves attended to chat with CEO and founder Ross Campbell and find out more about the industry in Asia
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You may be able to help your members and customers avoid or reverse osteoporosis by encouraging weight bearing activities, as Liz Terry reports
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Retention
Are you optimising HIIT for your members, or are they put off by the pain? Abigail Harris looks at research into ways to better support members towards a positive outcome
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With the increase in popularity of functional training, the floor is increasingly becoming a piece of equipment in itself. Kath Hudson investigates
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The fitness market in Europe is entering a new phase of growth according to the European Health & Fitness Market Report 2019 by EuropeActive and Deloitte. HCM reports
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The boxing entrepreneur aims to help people ‘unleash the fighter within’ to better handle life’s challenges, with the slogan, ‘It’s not yours until you fight for it’
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Lisa Smosarski

Editor in chief – Stylist magazine
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Acknowledging your intention and feeling gratitude are important aspects of our classes. We aspire to help our members release stress, anxiety and tension
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We estimate that we have 110,000 children in primary schools that have introduced the Daily Mile as part of the everyday school day. That’s 400 schools, and the feedback is great. It’s been a real success
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Technology is shaping the way we do fitness. Personal trainers seek the latest innovations to elevate their business services. Electro-muscle stimulation (EMS) takes fitness technology to a whole new level, using the best of technology to ensure faster results compared to any other workout
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
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MoveGB is a collaboration-based platform, but being a platform, one of the common worries we hear from our partners is about loss of customer ownership.
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WE11, a luxury co-working studio for wellness professionals, is a stunning facility with a fully equipped gym, treatment rooms, changing rooms and The WE11 Lounge.
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promotion
Member retention is a growing problem for long-established gym chains, who are battling the growing budget and boutique gym market.
Opinion: Are you trying to beat budget gyms at their own game?
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Nautilus - Glute Drive
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Company profiles
Company profile: Rephouse Europa Ltd
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Company profile: Merrithew™ - Leaders in Mindful Movement™
Merrithew™ enriches the lives of others with responsible exercise modalities and innovative, multidisciplinary fitness offerings ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Architects/designers
Zynk Design Consultants: Architects/designers
Management software
GymSales: Management software
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions Ltd: Flooring
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Fitness equipment
Miha Bodytec GmbH: Fitness equipment
Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
Lockers/interior design
Safe Space Lockers Ltd: Lockers/interior design
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
23-25 Jul 2019
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Diary dates
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