From a wristband that replaces passwords to a device that helps you read on the treadmill, these wearable tech gadgets break new ground. See what they can do for you.
3 of 9
The new iPhone 5s may use fingerprint technology for security, but Nymi's wristband confirms your identity through electrocardiogram sensors that monitor the pattern of your heartbeat. Nymi works when you place a finger on the topside sensor while your wrist is in contact with the bottom sensor, completing an electrical circuit. When you feel a vibration and see the LEDs illuminate, the gadget knows who you are and your devices -- such as your smartphone, computer and car -- know to authenticate you when you're nearby. Nymi is expected to ship in early 2014; you can preorder the device for $79 or wait for the next batch for $99.
Building A Mobile Business MindsetAmong 688 respondents, 46% have deployed mobile apps, with an additional 24% planning to in the next year. Soon all apps will look like mobile apps – and it's past time for those with no plans to get cracking.
InformationWeek Must Reads Oct. 21, 2014InformationWeek's new Must Reads is a compendium of our best recent coverage of digital strategy. Learn why you should learn to embrace DevOps, how to avoid roadblocks for digital projects, what the five steps to API management are, and more.