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  • Apple Watch 7 Forecast

    by Neil Mawston | Oct 06, 2021
    Apple Watch Series 7 launches in stores next week, on Friday 15th October, 2021. It is the biggest wearables event of the year. How many units will Apple sell... ...
  • Smartwatch Pricing Forecasts for 88 Countries

    by Neil Mawston | Oct 06, 2021
    Global smartwatch revenues will rise +18% in 2021, cementing the rebound after Covid. Unit volumes will rise, but prices are dipping. Our new report -- publis... ...
  • Fitnessband Revenues Slide 22% in H1 2021

    by Neil Mawston | Oct 06, 2021
    Recent research from our Wearables Tracker shows global fitnessband revenues fell a hefty -22% YoY during the first half of 2021. Rising competition from fitne... ...
  • Facebook Stories Poll Results

    by Neil Mawston | Sep 17, 2021
    We posted this week a brief, informal survey among our contacts on LinkedIn. We asked whether the new Facebook Ray-Ban Stories smartglasses, on sale now f... ...
  • Apple Watch 7 Goes Green

    by Neil Mawston | Sep 14, 2021
    Apple Watch Series 7 launched worldwide today and carries a 20% bigger display and more recycled metals than ever before. This greener marketing will appeal to ... ...
  • Xiaomi Smart Glasses Concept

    by Neil Mawston | Sep 14, 2021
    Interesting to see Xiaomi today unveil its new Smart Glasses concept. Billed as "an engineer's look into an advanced future", the spec... ...
  • Facebook Stories Smartglasses

    by Neil Mawston | Sep 10, 2021
    Facebook and Luxottica this week teamed up to launch Ray-Ban Stories. A pair of camera glasses that will sell for US$300 to young-at-heart social media fans wh... ...
  • Wearable Share Forecasts by OEM

    by Neil Mawston | Sep 09, 2021
    We predict global wearable shipments will grow a healthy +17% in 2022. Apple, Huawei, and Xiaomi will remain among the market leaders next year. They have good... ...
  • Amazfit is World's No.4 Wearables Vendor

    by Neil Mawston | Sep 02, 2021
    New research from our Wearables Tracker shows Amazfit, of China, became the world's 4th largest wearables brand for the first time ever in Q2 2021. It broke int... ...
  • Smartwatch 4G Penetration Rates

    by Neil Mawston | Sep 02, 2021
    Global cellular smartwatch shipments jumped a healthy +44% YoY in the second quarter of 2021. Growth has finally returned to pre-Covid levels. Cellular 4G smar... ...
  • Smartwatches Soar 47% in Q2 2021

    by Neil Mawston | Aug 27, 2021
    New research from our Wearables Tracker shows global smartwatch shipments soared 47 percent annually to reach 18 million units in the second quarter of 202... ...
  • Facebook Steps to the Metaverse

    by Neil Mawston | Aug 19, 2021
    Facebook has been saying for some time it wants to turn into a "metaverse company". Essentially, this means a shift from today's "flat" 2D Internet to tomorrow... ...
  • Apple Watch Sales by Model

    by Neil Mawston | Aug 19, 2021
    The first half of 2021 was good to Apple Watch. It hit record shipments and revenue. Series 6 Bluetooth (non-cellular) is Apple's no.1 Watch and by far the wor... ...
  • Samsung Holistic Health Apps Impress

    by Neil Mawston | Aug 12, 2021
    Samsung’s new Galaxy Watch 4 and Classic smartwatches -- launched worldwide this week -- bring to the table an updated version of Google Wear OS 3 and a r... ...
  • Smartring Survey Results

    by Neil Mawston | Aug 02, 2021
    We conducted this week an informal survey of dozens of global tech influencers on LinkedIn. We asked if they would ever wear a smartring on their fin... ...
  • What is the Future for Smartrings?

    by Neil Mawston | Jul 26, 2021
    Smartrings are a niche wearable so far. But there are signs of renewed interest, from Oura and others. Sometimes worn by royalty, like Prince Harry. What is the... ...
  • Samsung Galaxy Watch 4

    by Neil Mawston | Jul 16, 2021
    The Internet is reporting this week that details of the new Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 have (again) been leaked, this time in Canada. Officially not due until Augu... ...
  • VR Headset Forecast

    by Neil Mawston | Jul 16, 2021
    New research from our Wearables service predicts the untethered VR headset market will be worth several billion dollars worldwide ... ...
  • Fitnessband Sales Set to Shrink

    by Neil Mawston | Jul 16, 2021
    New research from our Wearables service predicts global fitnessband sales grew +2% in 2020, but they will dip -2% in 2021. Demand for Fitbit, Xiaomi Mi Band an... ...
  • Facebook Smartwatch Rumors Grow

    by Neil Mawston | Jun 10, 2021
    The drumbeat of rumors for a Facebook smartwatch continues to get louder... New reports this week speculate it will be an Apple Watch rival, for summer 2022, a... ...

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