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SGS, the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company, has published a helpful summary detailing the complexity in achieving regulatory compliance for smart wearable devices (SWDs).

Ever since the invention of the watch, humans have been drawn to the advantages of wearable technology. It is predicted that by 2024 368.9 million people will be using SWDs. Manufacturers looking to take advantage of this growth therefore need to consider the path to regulatory compliance.

SWDs are, by their very nature, cross category products. They contain electrical and non-electrical elements, all of which must conform to the regulations being enforced in the target market. If either part fails, the whole product could be liable to an expensive recall. For example, in 2014, tracking wristbands were recalled in the US because the material in the wristband irritated the skin and caused blisters.

SGS’s Consumer Compact article contains a helpful summary for manufacturers to help them gain an understanding of the importance of considering compliance at an early stage of the product development process.

Read the original Consumer Compact article, ‘Accessing the Growing Market for Smart Wearable Devices.’

SGS Solutions

SGS offers a one-stop solution for manufacturers of SWDs. With a worldwide network of experts in all aspects of SWD safety and compliance, they offer testing services covering Internet of Things (IoT) and EE requirements, such as EMC and Radio Frequency, and compliance requirements relating to other product categories. In the end, it’s only trusted because it’s tested. Learn about SGS’s Electrical and Electronic Services.

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SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 89,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 2,600 offices and laboratories around the world.