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Samsung Partners Roll Out Business Wearable Solutions

At the Mobile World Congress Americas trade show on Monday, September 11, Samsung Electronics America announced news of several new partner solutions for businesses, which integrate with Samsung’s devices and technologies.

In a press release, the company said the new solutions address specific employee and customer needs for healthcare providers, which often rely on field service workers and fitness centers. “We’re seeing an incredible uptick in innovation through collaboration with our partners,” said Eric McCarty, vice president of mobile product marketing for Samsung. “As a result, we are seeing more mobile solutions emerge that are tailored to meet specific business needs, such as senior care facilities or lone worker scenarios. We are pleased to introduce some of the latest exciting innovations for enterprises at this year’s Mobile World Congress Americas.”

Among the products Samsung announced include new wearable solutions from SoloProtect, Reemo and Ability Wearables, which integrate with Samsung smartwatches to accelerate wearables in the workplace. It also announced a virtual reality solution from partner VirZOOM, which provides new ways for fitness centers to enhance workouts through Samsung Gear VR powered by Oculus.

The company noted that the wearable partner solutions geared toward the business market are focused on employee safety, wellness and health management. As one example, Samsung cited SoloProtect, which integrates with Samsung Gear S3 to help protect individuals who work alone – such as real estate agents, home healthcare workers and utility and transportation professionals – and who may visit strangers’ homes or work in high-risk fields. SoloProtect provides around-the-clock monitoring and communication via its Emergency Dispatch Center (EDC), along with geolocation, emergency alerts and status checks through GPS-enabled wearables.

Meanwhile, Reemo, another partner, has a smart technology platform that integrates with Gear S2 and S3 to provide senior and care facilities with insights into health aspects, such as activity level, heart rate and sleep quality. It also creates a safety net with a continuous link between seniors and their caregivers.

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