Displaying items by tag: Smartwatches

Global shipments of wearable bands grew by 5.6% year-on-year with a total of 40.9 million units being shipped in the second quarter of 2021, the technology analyst firm Canalys says, adding that the decline of basic band shipments, which began in the final quarter of 2020, has extended into the second quarter this year.

Published in Home Tech
Monday, 01 February 2021 12:21

Huawei adds GT 2 Pro to smartwatch range

Huawei's latest smartwatch – the Huawei Watch GT 2 Pro – "effortlessly combines sports and style" according to the Chinese electronics giant.

Published in Mobility

Global smartwatch shipments grew 6% year-on-year in the third quarter of the year, with Apple remaining the leader and increasing its share by two percentage points, the technology analyst firm Counterpoint Research says.

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The global wearables market grew by 35.1% year-on-year in the third quarter to reach 125 million units, the technology analyst firm IDC says, adding that the surge was "driven by seasonality, new product launches, and the global pandemic".

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Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies will release its own mobile operating system, HarmonyOS, by year-end and position it as an alternative to Google's Android mobile operating system, a senior company official told a developers' conference in Dongguan on Thursday. The conference was streamed live on YouTube.

Published in Mobility

Chinese smartphone maker OPPO has broadened its product range and entered the market for wearables and wireless earbuds.

Published in Mobility

Global revenue in the smartwatch market grew by 20% in the first half of 2020 despite the prevailing coronavirus pandemic, the technology analyst firm Counterpoint Research says, adding that Apple, Garmin and Huawei contributed about 69% of the revenue generated.

Published in Hardware
Tuesday, 30 June 2020 09:58

Vodafone to sell Spacetalk kids' smartwatch

School communications specialist MGM Wireless has struck a deal that will see its Spacetalk children's smartwatch appear in Vodafone stores.

Published in Mobility

The value of the North American wearables market reached US2.0 billion in Q2 2019, with shipments up 38% at 7.7 million units, according to a new report.

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Global smartwatch shipments for the full year 2018 grew by 41% over the previous year with models from Apple. imoo, Fitbit and Samsung the main drivers, the analyst firm Counterpoint Research says.

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Worldwide shipments of wearable devices will reach 225 million in 2019, an increase of 25.8% from 2018 – and spending on wearable devices is forecast to reach US$42 billion in 2019, with US$16.2 billion of that spending on smartwatches.

Published in Market
Monday, 16 January 2017 21:30

Smartwatches down, fitness wearables up

A new report from Juniper Research confirms what IDC and others have been saying – high-end smartwatches are faltering and crossover fitness wearables are booming unaffected by the premium smartwatch decline.

Published in Internet of Things
Monday, 08 August 2016 17:21

Basis Peak smartwatch recalled

The Basis Peak smartwatch has been recalled due to the possibility of overheating.

Published in Mobility

International research company IDC is predicting sales of over 100 million fitness trackers in 2016 – not bad for a category created less than two years ago. Security is sadly lacking on most, and the results will concern many users.

Published in Internet of Things

New data suggest fitness wearables will be the ‘it’ bits until 2018, but from then on, smartwatches will overtake with tens of millions more users.

Published in Home Tech
Tuesday, 12 January 2016 22:31

WTF: Apple Watch is Winning The Fight

Despite doubters who suggested Apple Watch might fail, Juniper’s research says Apple Watch claimed over 50% of 2015 smartwatch market in less than a year of sales.

Published in Home Tech
Monday, 23 November 2015 23:29

Smartwatch banking apps to exceed 100M by 2020

There will be 10 million banking apps globally accessed via smartwatch by 2017, rising to over 100 million by 2020 ‘as millennial change banking habits.’

Published in Apps

A new survey from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech says the US wearables market is still in its infancy with a tiny proportion of smart wearable owners.

Published in Mobility

A new survey shows smartphone users, regardless of their mobile preference, consider Apple the ‘coolest brand’ for wearables, which might get Fandroids hot under the cuff.

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