biometric wearables

Huami Pushes Heart Rate Monitoring in New Amazfit GTS Smartwatch

Huami Pushes Heart Rate Monitoring in New Amazfit GTS Smartwatch

Huami has expanded its Amazfit line of smartwatches with the release of the Amazfit GTS. The new watch comes with a 1.65″ curved glass screen with a 341 PPI AMOLED display and a battery that can last for up to 14 days. It also offers the expected array of smartwatch applications, including calendar alerts and…

Zwipe Unveils ‘Z5’ Chip Prototype for Biometric Cards, Wearables

Zwipe Unveils ‘Z5’ Chip Prototype for Biometric Cards, Wearables

Biometrics News – Fingerprint Recognition Zwipe has completed a prototype of what could become a critically important component of its biometric payment card business activities. Dubbed the “Z5” chip, the solution is designed to consolidate components needed for energy harvesting and management for embedded biometric systems. This could offer cost and manufacturing efficiencies for products…

WebAuth, FinTech, the Apple Watch, and More in This Week’s Top Stories

WebAuth, FinTech, the Apple Watch, and More in This Week’s Top Stories

There’s always plenty of variety in the world of biometrics news, but this week’s crop of FindBiometrics’ most popular articles really runs the gamut across a number of fields. First of all, there’s the perennial issue of strong online authentication. The news that GitHub – perhaps the world’s most popular ‘code repository’ for web development…

What to Expect for the Next Apple Watch

What to Expect for the Next Apple Watch

There is growing evidence that Apple will launch new versions of its Apple Watch smartwatches alongside its new iPhones this year. One of the most solid pieces of evidence comes from filings with the Eurasian Economic Commission, or EEC – a necessary step before launching new products in the Eurasian region that has previously foreshadowed…

Nymi Partners with Systec & Solutions for Biometric Cleanroom Access Control

Nymi Partners with Systec & Solutions for Biometric Cleanroom Access Control

“The Systec readers will be able to verify the identities of employees using the biometric information stored in the Band, so employees will be able to gain access to corporate cleanrooms without touching a keypad and dirtying their hands…” Nymi has partnered with Systec & Solutions to make its biometric authentication technology more appealing to…

Patent Describes Advanced Biometric Authentication for Apple Watch

Patent Describes Advanced Biometric Authentication for Apple Watch

Apple has filed a patent for a new form of biometric authentication that could be deployed in a future version of the Apple Watch. Originally filed in Q3 2018, the new invention is a light field camera capable of sub-epidermal imaging. The camera would be placed on the underside of the Apple Watch, where it…

Money20/20 China: Tappy Showcases Wearable Biometric Payments

Money20/20 China: Tappy Showcases Wearable Biometric Payments

“At Money20/20, Tappy is highlighting its partnerships with financial services firms such as Barclays, ICICI Bank, India’s Axis Bank, and Expresspay Card, a card issuer co-created by Bank of China and China UnionPay.” Hong Kong-based Tappy Technologies is showing off its wearable payment solutions at this week’s Money20/20 show in China. The company’s payment solutions…

Zwipe and Tappy’s Biometric Wearable Could be a ‘Game Changer’

Zwipe and Tappy’s Biometric Wearable Could be a ‘Game Changer’

“Zwipe is paving the way to enable financial services in wearable devices, in addition to payment cards. Tappy Technologies is a proven leader in this segment and we are very excited to join forces in bringing this innovative solution into the hands of the consumer.” -André Løvestam, CEO, Zwipe A new partnership is poised to…

Motiv Ring Gets Behavioral Biometrics-based Security Upgrade

Motiv Ring Gets Behavioral Biometrics-based Security Upgrade

“…Motiv says that it will soon enable FIDO2-compliant authentication, allowing users to take advantage of the same functionality to sign into online accounts through popular web browsers.” A major software upgrade has made a fitness-tracking wearable into a sophisticated authentication device. Called the Motiv Ring, it is, as you might expect, a finger ring, albeit…

Apple Watch’s New ECG Feature Opens Up New Authentication Potential

Apple Watch’s New ECG Feature Opens Up New Authentication Potential

“…it’s worth noting that this technology could also potentially be used for biometric authentication, with other biometrics specialists such as Nymi having demonstrated that the unique patterns in an individual’s heart rhythm can be used for identification.” Along with its unveiling of this year’s new iPhones, Apple also showed off an upgraded Apple Watch this week.…

Former Ping An Executive Becomes Senior Advisor to autonomous_ID

Former Ping An Executive Becomes Senior Advisor to autonomous_ID

“I think that autonomous_ID has a technology platform that is perfectly timed and will truly transform how ‘the me’ interacts with connected things.” -Daniel Tu, Executive Advisor to the Chairman, autonimous_ID Biometric wellness and identification specialist autonomous_ID has a new expert on hand to advise senior management: Daniel Tu, the former group chief innovation officer of…