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Apple, Google, Samsung Vie To Bring Health Apps To Wearables

by Wochit 0:53 mins

Apple, Google, Samsung Vie To Bring Health Apps To Wearables

by Wochit 0:53 mins

Apple, Samsung Electronics and Google are reportedly searching for applications that could turn nascent wearable technology like smartwatches and bracelets from curiosities into must-have items, have all set their sites on monitoring blood sugar. The first round of technology may be limited, but eventually the companies could compete in a global blood-sugar tracking market worth over $12 billion by 2017. Apple, Google and Samsung declined to comment, but Courtney Lias, director at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's chemistry and toxicology devices division, told Reuters a marriage between mobile devices and glucose-sensing is "made in heaven."

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