Samsung has introduced a new chip to revolutionize wearables.
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 Bio-processor 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.
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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 dat…