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.
Optus has introduced an interest-free device payment option — OptusPay — covering the purchase of all phones, tablets and wearables.
Chinese smartphone vendor realme has launched two wearables in the Australian market, a set of buds and a watch, both of which will go on sale from 4 February, the former on pre-order and the latter for purchase.
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".
On the 10th of November, Zebra Technologies is holding its ANZ Customer Summit, with this year's theme being "Customer experience at the edge", and CTO Tom Bianculli joined us for a wide-ranging discussion on the on-demand economy, supply chain optimisation, new devices, the impact of COVID-19 and more.
The global wearables market is expected to grow by 9.4% in 2020, the market intelligence provider IDC says, adding that this would be a major slowdown from the 89% growth in 2019, with the coronavirus pandemic affecting supply in the first half of the year.
Consumer electronics company Withings has launched what it says is the first hybrid smartwatch combine medical grade electrocardiogram and sleep apnea detection as part of treatment for cardiovascular and sleep issues.
Wearables have the potential to transform the construction industry through the ability to improve safety and efficiency for workers, according to a new report which forecasts the wearable tech industry will grow to reach US$54 billion by 2023.
MGM Wireless, the makers of the SPACETALK all-in-one children’s smartphone, watch and GPS device, have grown total revenue by 161% to $7.1 million for the 2019 full year, with SPACETALK unit sales up 1,023% to 18,270 units for the 12 months.
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.
Getting away from the dewy eyed fanboys and looking dispassionately at the set of figures that Apple posted yesterday for its fiscal third quarter, one would have to say that there are some quite positive signs for the iconic company - with one massive proviso.
With the help of multi-Gold Medal winning Olympian Sally Pearson, Huawei has launched two new models in its existing Watch GT range in Australia, one for the active user at the larger 46mm size, while an elegant new 42mm model for smaller wrists has also arrived.
Apple retained its lead in the global market for wearable devices in the first quarter of 2019, with its Apple Watch, AirPods and Beats headphones shipping a total of 12.8 million units, according to figures from the research firm IDC.
Ageing Australian baby boomers and seniors are embracing digital technology such as wearables, mobile apps and online health management tools, according to a newly released research report.
Apple's iPhone revenue for the first quarter of the financial year 2019, which ended on 29 December, was down by 15% compared to the corresponding quarter a year prior, but its total revenue from all other products and services grew by 19% year-on-year.
Australians are increasingly buying wearable devices as smartphone sales have slowed, according to new research.
Technology company MGM Wireless has launched a new family wearables division with the signing of two Telstra Shops franchises to retail its Spacetalk children’s all-in-one smartphone, watch and GPS wearable device.
If you thought your clothing was safe from technology, connected clothes are on the way to a US$1 billion industry in 2020, with "smartwatches and fitness tracker sales to slow over next two years, representing 31% and 6% CAGRs".
Following Amaysim's successful launch of its tech store last year, it is "now welcoming the latest wearables and accessories from the world's leading brands at highly competitive prices".
The Consumer Technology Association's annual report now includes streaming services, projected to contribute US$19.5 billion in revenue, with the full video of the presentation to the media available below.
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