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  • Huawei Doubles Cellular Smartwatch Marketshare

    by Neil Mawston | May 27, 2021
    Huawei may be down-and-out in cellular phones, but it continues to regrow fast in cellular smartwatches. Our new report (here) finds Huawei doubled its global ... ...
  • Realme and OPPO are World's Fastest-Growing Wearable Vendors

    by Neil Mawston | May 27, 2021
    New research from our Wearables (WDE) tracker shows Realme and OPPO were the fastest-growing major wearable vendors worldwide in the first quarter of 2021. Bot... ...
  • Do UK Smartwatch Buyers Like Music?

    by Neil Mawston | May 14, 2021
    Surprisingly, the answer appears to be "no"... Our User Experience Service (UXS) surveyed 1,000 smartwatch owners in the United Kingdom and found music is thei... ...
  • Fitbit Blood Pressure Study

    by Neil Mawston | May 14, 2021
    Fitbit, of the US, is now one month in to its ongoing blood-pressure study for wristworn wearables. Fitbit is exploring whether Pulse Arrival Time (PAT) can be... ...
  • Apple Watch Beats 98% of Phone OEMs

    by Neil Mawston | Apr 22, 2021
    New research from our Wearables (WDE) service shows Apple Watch is now BIGGER by revenue than 98% of all smartphone vendors on the entire planet. Apple Watch i... ...
  • Wearable Revenues are Growing 20% YoY

    by Neil Mawston | Apr 22, 2021
    Global wearables revenue rose +20% YoY in Q4 2020, hitting a record high. Apple, Huawei and others lead the way. Clients can read the full dataset here. ...
  • Five of Top 10 Wearable Brands are Chinese

    by Neil Mawston | Apr 22, 2021
    Five of the world’s 10 largest wearable brands are now Chinese. Xiaomi, Huawei, Realme and others are making inroads to smartwatches and elsewhere. The in... ...
  • Huawei vs. Xiaomi Mi Band vs. Fitbit

    by Neil Mawston | Mar 31, 2021
    Huawei, Xiaomi and Fitbit are the "big three" brands who together account for the majority of all fitnessband revenues on the planet today. Xiaomi Mi Band... ...
  • 4G Smartwatches Jump 28%

    by Neil Mawston | Mar 24, 2021
    Global 2G / 3G / 4G smartwatch shipments jumped a healthy +28% in 2020. Consumers like the standalone nature of cellular smartwatches -- no smartphone nee... ...
  • Half-Billion Wearables Sold Worldwide in 2020

    by Neil Mawston | Mar 22, 2021
    New research from SA shows more than a half-billion wearables were sold worldwide for the first time ever in 2020. TWS Bluetooth earbuds an... ...
  • Wear OS Back to Smartwatch No.2

    by Neil Mawston | Mar 20, 2021
    Wear OS by Google reclaimed second place in the global smartwatch market during Q4 2020. Can Wear OS catch Apple watchOS in 2021? Full reports here and h... ...
  • TCL Intros 4G Kidswatch at 1&1 in Germany

    by Neil Mawston | Feb 24, 2021
    Mobile operator, 1&1, has partnered recently with TCL to launch a 4G kidswatch in Germany. TCL's Movetime Family Watch MT40 comes with LTE videocalling, an... ...
  • Facebook to Launch a Smartwatch?

    by Neil Mawston | Feb 15, 2021
    New rumors this month suggest Facebook is developing a 4G or 5G smartwatch. Why might it make a "Facewatch"? What could it look like? Do US consumers care? Wha... ...
  • Would You Pay $3,000 for an Apple VR Headset?

    by Neil Mawston | Feb 04, 2021
    Speculation continues to fly around the Internet this week that Apple's rumored VR headset could cost as much as US$3,000 retail if (or when) it is launche... ...
  • Samsung Watch Heart-Tracker Hits 31 New Countries

    by Neil Mawston | Jan 27, 2021
    Samsung has this week announced that its Health Monitor app will soon be available across 31 new countries. Galaxy Watch3 and Galaxy Watch Active2 users can us... ...
  • Apple to Revolutionize VR in 2022?

    by Neil Mawston | Jan 22, 2021
    Rumors surfaced again this week that Apple is planning a portable virtual reality headset and a pair of mobile augmented reality smartg... ...
  • OPPO Grabs 1% of Wearables Market

    by Neil Mawston | Jan 07, 2021
    Recent research from our WDE service finds OPPO grabbed a record 1% share of the global wearables market by revenue in the second half of 2020. OPPO has o... ...
  • Apple is World's No.1 Wearables Brand

    by Neil Mawston | Dec 23, 2020
    New research from our Wearables (WDE) service shows Apple is the world's no.1 wearables vendor by REVENUE in the second half of 2020. Of course, Apple Wat... ...
  • Tizen is World's No.2 Smartwatch OS

    by Neil Mawston | Dec 17, 2020
    New research here from our WDE (Wearables) service shows Samsung's Tizen was the world's 2nd largest smartwatch platform by shipments and revenue during Q3 2020... ...
  • Smartwatch Prices Fall 2%

    by Neil Mawston | Dec 17, 2020
    New research from our WDE (Wearables) service shows global smartwatch prices fell -2% YoY during Q3 2020. This is their lowest level for two years. A flood of c... ...

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