Red Light versus Green Light

The Future of Optical Sensing in Wearable Devices

BSX Technologies
Aug 16, 2016 · 9 min read

The State of the Wearables Industry

The worldwide wearable device market will reach a total of 111.1 million units shipped in 2016, up a strong 44.4% from the 80 million units shipped in 2015. By 2019, the final year of the forecast, total shipments will reach 214.6 million units, resulting in a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 28%.

WEARABLE INDUSTRY SHIPMENTS BY QUARTER (millions of devices)

In fact, according to IDTechEx, the average wearable shipped in 2019 will have 4.1 different sensors–up from 1.4 in 2013. It’s also expected that OHRMs will be included in over 90% of smartwatches sold by the end 2016.

Green Light

Mio Basis Green Light OHRM

All this amounts to a performance ceiling on green OHRMs that is now creating headaches for consumers and manufacturers alike.

Green Light vs Red Light vs ‘Gold Standard’ Chest Strap

RED LIGHT

The advantages of the red light technologies are numerous.

Optical Sensor Skin Penetration

THE FUTURE IS RED

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BSX believes everyone can improve how they feel and how they train. It all starts with measuring what matters. We are the makers of LVL Band and BSXinsight.

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BSX believes everyone can improve how they feel and how they train. It all starts with measuring what matters. We are the makers of LVL Band and BSXinsight.