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  • 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... ...
  • Will You Buy Snap AR Specs?

    by Neil Mawston | Jun 10, 2021
    We polled tech influencers worldwide on LinkedIn and asked if they would buy a pair of Snap's new AR Spectacles. Snapchat has built an... ...
  • Huawei Watch 3 is first with HarmonyOS

    by Neil Mawston | Jun 03, 2021
    Huawei this week has introduced its new Watch 3, the first smartwatch with HarmonyOS. Watch 3 uses 4G eSIM and is packed with sensors at a premium price for ca... ...
  • Snap Launches New AR Glasses

    by Neil Mawston | May 27, 2021
    We note Snap, of the US, is recently making aggressive new moves in smartglasses. First, the Snapchat developer bought WaveOptics, the supplier of AR disp... ...
  • 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... ...

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