Much as we like Austin, we don’t go down to SXSW because we can’t really figure out what makes it worth that time. Nonetheless, there was a wearables accelerator competition there; this roundup may be worth checking out if you want to keep an eye on what’s bubbling up. (Keep in mind: some of these businesses are “wearables” only if you have a particularly broad idea of what that means.)
We know and like several of these companies: in particular, FitBark, embr, and Moonlab, an interesting New York startup headed by Sabine Seymour. We generally don’t put much stock in these jamborees, but it’s always worthwhile to know who’s thinking about what.