Samsung Sells New Chip For Health Focused Wearables, To Measure Body Fat, Skin Temperature And Heart Rate
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Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Tuesday it has started selling a new processor aimed at health-focused wearable products, seeking to tap into a fast-growing market. The new chip is the first that can take multiple measurements, including body fat, skin temperature and heart rate, as well as process the information collected by itself, Samsung said in a statement.

To help clients accelerate product development using the chip, the firm said it has developed "reference platform" products such as a wrist band to demonstrate the chip's capabilities.

The step comes amid a push by tech firms to develop and sell wearable products, such as smartwatches, that offer a variety of health-related features including data collection and monitoring. Some firms are seeking to launch sophisticated products capable of detecting and monitoring more serious diseases to tap in to a market that Soreon Research says could be worth more than $41 billion in 2020.

Samsung began mass production of the new chips in December. It said the processor will power a new device to be launched in the first half of 2016, but declined to elaborate on the maker of the device.



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