Skyhook Wireless brings location services to wearables in a petite package
Skyhook Wireless has been working on location technology for longer than many of the biggest names in smartphones have been around. Today it launched a new SDK aimed at bringing location to wearables in an extremely small code footprint.
The challenge with wearables when it comes to location is that there isn’t a lot of real estate inside them and thus they tend to have underpowered chip technology and smaller batteries — too small to deal with location. That has meant that up until now, most wearable companies have had to rely on a more powerful surrogate for that power, typically linking the device to a smartphone for location purposes.
Skyhook’s Precision Location for Wearables SDK released today is designed to bring those location services directly to the wearable without the need for a location middle man. It’s reduced the size of the code dramatically to the point that it can be built directly into a wearable’s firmware and placed on the tiny chip inside the…
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