​The week in wearable tech

Welcome to our weekly round up of the biggest stories in wearable tech
​The week in wearable tech

Welcome to our weekly round-up of the hottest happenings in the world of wearables. In a week that's seen news that $15bn of wearables will be shipped in 2015, the upward trend of fitness tech showed no sign of abating with a new Garmin Vivosmart HR, smart scales and a Jawbone fashion update.

Read on for all the big stories of the week.

Garmin Vivosmart HR & smart scale arrive

Garmin has unveiled the Vivosmart HR, an update to its fitness tracker with added heart rate tech. The company also released its first smart scales, which are designed to hook into the Garmin Connect platform.

Check out our guides to the best fitness trackers money can buy and also tips for using your device to get fitter. Fans of Garmin fitness tech can also check out full details of its latest Forerunner watches announced last week.

MasterCard guns for wearable payments

MasterCard has revealed its new NFC wallet technology at a conference in Las Vegas, which is designed to be embedded into everything from connected clothing to smart jewellery. The payment giant's new NFC technology has been developed in conjunction with NXF and Qualcomm, and was shown integrated into Ringly and Nymi.

Check out our in-depth look at the world of wearable payments and round-up of the devices that are integrating payment tech inside.

More PlayStation VR details revealed

Sony hosted a big event this week in which it revealed a host of new information about its PlayStation VR headset. It's apparently got 200 developers working on content for the device and unveiled some seriously impressive games which will land next year.

Check out our complete guide to the PlayStation VR and our list of the best games for Sony's virtual reality headset.

Wearable tech sales on the up

Wearable tech will rise from $12 billion annual sales in 2015 to $25 billion in 2019, according to a new report. CCS Insight polled 3,000 consumers in the UK, US, and China and found that awareness of smartwatches has soared by 10% thanks in part to Apple Watch hype.

Check out our list of the best smartwatches money can buy, and don't forget to take a peek at the new Tag Heuer Connected smartwatch, too.

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