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  • IFA Kicks Off in Style: Day 1

    by User Not Found | Sep 03, 2014
    The IFA consumer electronics trade show in Berlin, Germany, kicked off in style today (day 1), and wearables were right at the front. Analysts from our WDE... ...
  • A HERE’s Guide To The Galaxy, And Beyond

    by User Not Found | Sep 01, 2014
    When Nokia made the announcement on 29 August to provide a beta version HERE navigation service on Samsung’s Galaxy smartphones as well as two navigation ... ...
  • Smartwatches Grow 400% YoY in Q2 2014.

    by Neil Mawston | Aug 11, 2014
    According to new research from our WDE (Wearables) service, global smartwatch shipments grew a healthy +400% YoY in Q2 2014. The market was driven by Tizen... ...
  • Can Microsoft Win in Smartwatches?

    by Neil Mawston | Jul 19, 2014
    According to our Wearables (WDE) research service, global smartwatch sales will grow a healthy +750% in 2014. The smartwatch is clearly a high-growth ... ...
  • Wearables: Top 5 Challenges for 2015

    by Neil Mawston | Jul 17, 2014
    Wearable devices have the potential to grow into a significant consumer market, benefiting from the ubiquity of the smartphone, and the growing self-health move... ...
  • Smartwatches Grow 250% -- Driven by Samsung & Android

    by Neil Mawston | May 18, 2014
    According to new research from our WDE (Wearables) service, global smartwatch shipments grew a healthy +250% YoY in Q1 2014. The market was driven heavily by Sa... ...
  • Bluetooth a Key Smartwatch Technology

    by User Not Found | May 12, 2014
    According to new research from the Wearable Device Ecosystems (WDE) service looking at enabling technologies in Smartwatches, Bluetooth will be a key technology... ...
  • WiFi-Enabled Smartglasses Penetration to Exceed 75% of Shipments in 2015

    by User Not Found | May 12, 2014
    In new research from the Wearable Device Ecosystems (WDE) service looking at enabling technologies in Smartglasses, WiFi will be an important technology for the... ...
  • Survey Highlights Pricing Challenges for Wearable Devices

    by User Not Found | Apr 17, 2014
    In a new report from the Wearable Device Ecosystems (WDE) service, we discuss findings from a recent consumer survey indicating that current wearable device pri... ...
  • Smartglasses Will be Critical for Operators like T Mobile

    by Neil Mawston | Apr 16, 2014
    According to a new report from our Wearable Device Ecosystems (WDE) service, wearables are going to come in all shapes and sizes during the next decade. Decidin... ...
  • Facebook acquisition of Oculus a positive development for wearables

    by User Not Found | Mar 26, 2014
    Facebook - the social networking giant - is acquiring Oculus VR - a specialist in consumer virtual reality (VR) technology.  According to Strategy Analytic... ...
  • Google Announces Wearables OS as LG and Motorola Smartwatches Emerge

    by User Not Found | Mar 19, 2014
    Yesterday Google unveiled Android Wear, an operating system targeted squarely at the emerging wearable devices market. Initially Android Wear will be available ... ...
  • MWC 2014: A Wearables Review

    by Neil Mawston | Feb 28, 2014
    Analysts from our Wearable Device Ecosystems (WDE) research service attended the Mobile World Congress (MWC) trade show in Barcelona, Spain, between Sunday 23r... ...
  • Samsung Wearables: Witness the Fitness

    by Neil Mawston | Feb 25, 2014
    Samsung chose the Mobile World Congress (MWC) trade show in Barcelona, Spain, this week to introduce its second-generation Gear smartwatches. It launched two mo... ...
  • MWC: Mobile WEARABLES Congress?

    by Neil Mawston | Feb 19, 2014
    This year's Mobile World Congress (MWC) -- arguably the planet's most important trade show for the phone / tablet / wearables industry -- will take place next w... ...
  • Android Captures 61% Share of Global Smartwatch Shipments in 2013

    by Neil Mawston | Feb 13, 2014
    According to the latest research from our Wearable Device Ecosystems (WDE) service, global smartwatch shipments reached a record 2 million units in 2013. Androi... ...
  • CES 2014: Wearables: Day 2

    by User Not Found | Jan 08, 2014
    Analysts from our Wearable Device Ecosystems (WDE) research service are at the CES trade show this week in Las Vegas, US, from Sunday 5th to Thursday 9th Januar... ...
  • China Smartwatch Sales to Surge Through 2018

    by Neil Mawston | Jan 06, 2014
    According to our Wearable Device Ecosystems (WDE) service, China smartwatch sales will surge several thousand percent in 5 years from 2013 to 2018. We... ...
  • Smartwatch Sales to Grow 500% in 2014

    by Neil Mawston | Dec 27, 2013
    According to our Wearable Device Ecosystems (WDE) service, global smartwatch sales will grow almost +500% in 2014. We expect technology heavyweights -- such as... ...
  • Nissan Eyes a Chance to Keep Car and Driver Connected

    by Adam Thorwart | Nov 21, 2013
    The Japanese company entrenches itself in the wearable ecosystem with a 2nd device – the 3E The wearable frontier has many interested suitors and it is a ... ...