IoT Ecosystem Blog



  • Fitbit OS Triples Its Smartwatch Marketshare

    by Neil Mawston | Nov 15, 2018
    Total global smartwatch revenues have almost doubled this year. The industry is booming. The smartwatch market is being pushed higher by a growing tail of... ...
  • Global SMARTWATCH Shipments Soar to 10 Million in Q3 2018

    by Neil Mawston | Nov 02, 2018
    New research from our WDE (Wearables) tracker shows global smartwatch shipments grew an impressive 67 percent annually to reach 10 million units in the thi... ...
  • What are the Best Retail Channels for Smartwatches?

    by Neil Mawston | Oct 04, 2018
    The worldwide distribution of smartwatches is becoming a key battleground for industry stakeholders like Apple, LG, Huawei, Amazon and FNAC. Which retail channe... ...
  • Children’s Smartwatches Surge in Russia

    by Neil Mawston | Oct 04, 2018
    Smartwatches designed and optimized for young children between 3 and 11 years are becoming increasingly popular across Russia this year. What factors are d... ...
  • VR Headset Revenues Will Grow 18% in 2019

    by Neil Mawston | Oct 04, 2018
    Virtual reality (VR) headset trade revenues will grow a decent +18% in 2019. The VR industry, for now, is focusing more on "value" than "volume". Key players, l... ...
  • Luxury Smartwatches on the Rise

    by Neil Mawston | Oct 04, 2018
    Luxury smartwatches costing thousands of dollars, such as Tag Heuer’s new Connected Modular 45 Full Diamond, are more widely available than many realize. ... ...
  • Armani Launches Fashion Smartwatch

    by Neil Mawston | Sep 27, 2018
    Armani, a famous Italian clothing label, this week expanded its presence among the high-growth smartwatch category. The Armani A/X Exchange Connected is t... ...
  • Core Wearable Revenues Climb 29% in Q2 2018, Despite Declining ASPs

    by Steven Waltzer | Sep 19, 2018
    According to Strategy Analytics Wearables (WDE) service, global core wearable (fitness band + smartwatch) revenues grew a healthy 29% YoY in Q2 2018 due largely... ...
  • Apple Watch 4 Delivers Hospital-Grade Features

    by Neil Mawston | Sep 13, 2018
    The new Apple Watch Series 4 will launch commercially worldwide from September 21st, 2018. Apple’s latest smartwatch goes beyond a fitness tracker a... ...
  • Hampton’s ARRAY Connected Lock Opens New Doors for Wi-Fi in the Smart Home

    by Jack Narcotta | Sep 13, 2018
    Hampton’s ARRAY Wi-Fi smart lock is a hub-free smart home device, marking another entry in a small, but growing, segment of the smart home device market. ... ...
  • Apple Moves Closer to Smartglasses...

    by Neil Mawston | Aug 30, 2018
    It is being widely reported this week that Apple has recently purchased Akonia Holographics, a US startup that creates color displays (lenses) for augmente... ...
  • Smartwatches Soar 56% in Q2 2018

    by Neil Mawston | Aug 02, 2018
    Global smartwatch shipments soared +56% YoY in Q2 2018. Smartwatches are now among the world's fastest-growing electronic gadgets. Apple Watch lost ground to ... ...
  • Xiaomi is Crushing Fitbit in Fitnessbands

    by Neil Mawston | Aug 02, 2018
    Global fitnessband shipments dipped -19% YoY in Q2 2018. Fitnessbands are losing ground to smartwatches. In what's left of the fitnessband market, Xiaomi i... ...
  • Gorilla Glass DX for Wearables

    by Neil Mawston | Jul 24, 2018
    Corning of the US has recently introduced Gorilla Glass DX and DX+ optimized for wearables. The protective coating is antireflective (for better reading) a... ...
  • Sleep Wearables for Big Data

    by Neil Mawston | Jul 24, 2018
    Insomnia and lack of sleep are common problems in modern society. How can wearables, such as Apple Watch, help you sleep better? Can wearable vendors differenti... ...
  • Ecobee’s Switch+: a Sign of Things to come in the Smart Home

    by Jack Narcotta | Jul 18, 2018
    The next stage in the evolution of the smart home, it would appear, won’t be about placing more Echo Dots (or Google Home Minis, for that matter) around a... ...
  • Smartwatch Revenues Leap 33% in 2018

    by Neil Mawston | Jul 12, 2018
    We forecast global smartwatch revenues will rise by an impressive +33% in 2018. Apple Watch, Garmin and others are benefiting from consumers' buoyant deman... ...
  • Hearables Will Grow 75% in 2019

    by Neil Mawston | Jul 12, 2018
    Hearables -- or smart headphones -- are deep-in-ear wireless devices optimized for voice comms, medical monitoring, fitness tracking, and other featur... ...
  • Child Wearables Set to Grow

    by Neil Mawston | Jul 05, 2018
    Wearable device makers, such as Huawei, Qualcomm and LG, will target children under the age of 13 for fresh growth next year. Which brands, products and regions... ...
  • Will Google Pixel Topple Apple Watch?

    by Neil Mawston | Jul 05, 2018
    Rumors abound that Google will launch a Pixel smartwatch in the United States and worldwide during the fourth quarter of 2018. What is the likely strategy?... ...