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This article was published on April 29, 2014

Amazon’s new Wearable Technology hub showcases the latest smartwatches, activity trackers, and more

Amazon’s new Wearable Technology hub showcases the latest smartwatches, activity trackers, and more Image by: AFP/Getty Images
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Nick Summers is a technology journalist for The Next Web. He writes on all sorts of topics, although he has a passion for gadgets, apps and Nick Summers is a technology journalist for The Next Web. He writes on all sorts of topics, although he has a passion for gadgets, apps and video games in particular. You can reach him on Twitter, circle him on Google+ and connect with him on LinkedIn.

Amazon is dedicating part of its store to the ever-growing number of wearable devices on the market. The online hub, simply called Wearable Technology, covers smartwatches, wearable cameras such as the GoPro, healthcare devices and fitness trackers.

Given the space is relatively young, Amazon is also educating customers with an area called Learning Center. It includes buying guides for a few different wearable categories (activity trackers, smartwatches and wearable cameras) and a library of videos that demonstrate some of the retailer’s most popular products.

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Amazon is promising a large range of brands to choose from, including smaller companies such as Narrative and Bionym. Given that the first Android Wear-powered devices are on the horizon and rumors of an Apple iWatch continue to circulate, we suspect the hub will be increasingly popular this year.

Press Release [Amazon]

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