Apple Gets Patent For “smart” Fitness-tracking Headphones

Patent and Trademark Office awarded the patent for “Sports monitoring system for headphones, earbuds, and/or headsets.” The patent application describes how headphones and similar products can track health and fitness. At the International CES trade show in Las Vegas, companies show off wearable tech for our wrists, our ears and more. Sumi Das reports. They could also react to certain head movements, using the movements as commands to perform various tasks. For example, tilting your head to the left could tell the headphones to pause the current song; tilting to the right could indicate you want to skip forward or change the volume. As reported by CNET , the key to the headphones ability to track fitness is a series of sensors embedded into one or more areas of the devices.
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Aviation, fitness sales drive Garmin profit; shares jump

Analysts on average were expecting a profit of $2.56 per share on revenue of $2.58 billion, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S. Net income rose to $163.6 million, or 83 cents per share, in the fourth quarter, from $129.3 million, or 66 cents per share, a year earlier. Excluding items, earnings were 76 cents per share, beating the average analyst estimate of 62 cents. Total sales fell 1 percent to $759.7 million, beating average estimate of $712.8 million. Garmin also said Chief Financial Officer Kevin Rauckman would leave the company within the next year.
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