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#Outlook16: What Indian IoT and wearables companies plan to do in 2016

As part of our #Outlook16 series, we asked IoT and wearables companies – Goqii, GetActive, Gubloos and Netcore — about their learnings in 2015 and their expectations from 2016. Answers have been shortened for brevity. What were the top developments with respect to the wearables & IoT segment in 2015? Vishal Gondal, GOQii - For the past couple of years, wearable technology has become one of the hottest fields in the technology space. It might seem that hardware and the form it takes is most important in the wearable revolution. But software still is the backbone of wearable devices because it differentiates devices from each other.  - Manufacturers such as Apple have been setting an example of openness through HealthKit – a tool for developers which makes it easier to access health data from wearables (with user consent) through a central repository. Google has launched a competitor known as Google Fit which also allows developers to use data from Android devices in their applications. Arjun Sinha Roy, Netcore IoT in 2015 has clearly evolved into two distinct domains the consumer domain and the Industrial IoT domain. While wearables has become the staple of the IoT implementations in the consumer domain, it is currently dominated by two segments globally: - The fitness band - Smart watch - Other Wearables – solar backpack, connected glucometers etc. IoT in the B2B space has seen major advances in the logistics and transportation space with organizations taking to vehicle/fleet tracking for improving logistics efficiency. In 2015, we also saw most organizations experimenting with IoT.…

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