IoT Ecosystem Blog


  • Smartwatches to Control the Smart Home

    by Neil Mawston | Nov 30, 2017
    It is well known that smartwatches track your health and fitness. It is less well known that smartwatches will control and monitor your smart home. Our Wearabl... ...
  • Top Five Wearables Predictions for 2018

    by Neil Mawston | Nov 08, 2017
    Our Wearables (WDE) research service predicts five important trends that will emerge in the global wearables market during 2018. We identify opportunities... ...
  • Vodafone Launches a Wearable for Your Dog

    by Neil Mawston | Nov 07, 2017
    Vodafone today introduced its V-Pet wearable for domestic pets in UK and Europe. V-Pet is a location and activity tracker for cats and dogs. It uses GPS a... ...
  • New Retail Channels for Smartwatches

    by Neil Mawston | Nov 01, 2017
    Wearable vendors are increasingly seeking out novel distribution channels to get their products into the hands of consumers. For example, Apple Watch is pa... ...
  • Cellular Connectivity of Apple Watch Suspended in China

    by Steven Waltzer | Oct 21, 2017
    Reports have surfaced that cellular connectivity of the Apple Watch Series 3 Cellular has been suspended in China. This comes after an initial software issue ca... ...
  • Smart Clothing Forecast

    by Neil Mawston | Oct 12, 2017
    Everyone has to wear, make or buy clothes. We estimate 80 BILLION “dumb” garments will be produced worldwide in 2018. The potential for “smart... ...
  • Apple Watch Series 3: Cellular Connectivity Issues Arise

    by Steven Waltzer | Sep 21, 2017
    In an Apple Watch first, problems with the new Watch Series 3 cellular model have been acknowledged by the Cupertino tech giant prior to the launch of the devic... ...
  • Apple Watch 3: eSIM a Threat to Carriers

    by Neil Mawston | Sep 12, 2017
    Apple today has introduced its new Watch. The Series 3 adds LTE via eSIM, allowing functionality independent of the smartphone or WiFi network. This enabl... ...
  • The Apple Watch Gains Autonomy At Last

    by Cliff Raskind | Sep 12, 2017
    Apple’s impressive launch of the new Apple Watch Series 3 with Cellular raises a host of key questions.  For most consumers the issue with smartwa... ...
  • IFA 2017: Wearables Rule the Show

    by Neil Mawston | Sep 01, 2017
    Wearables were a prominent part of this year’s IFA 2017 event in Berlin, Germany. Samsung, Diesel and Fitbit had a good show, Garmin introduced a new wea... ...
  • Samsung Gear Sport Unlikely to Trouble Apple Watch

    by Neil Mawston | Aug 30, 2017
    Samsung this week at IFA launched a new fitnessband and smartwatch. The Gear Fit2 Pro and Gear Sport are fitness-led products for higher-end consumers. The two... ...
  • Fitbit Can Learn a Lot from Diesel

    by Neil Mawston | Aug 30, 2017
    Diesel, this week, finally launched its first Android Wear smartwatch in the US. Other countries, like the UK, will follow through October. Diesel is owned by ... ...
  • Will the Fitbit Ionic be Iconic?

    by Cliff Raskind | Aug 28, 2017
    Fitbit has a lot riding on it's first real smartwatch - the "Ionic" - after a Q2 share loss of over 15 pts across wrist-worn wearables,yoy. Design language rema... ...
  • The Apple Watch WILL break-up with the iPhone before 2017 is out

    by Cliff Raskind | Aug 07, 2017
    LTE being conspicuously absent in last month's watchOS4 launch was surprising, but it now seems the Apple Watch WILL break it's iPhone shackles (as reporte... ...
  • Xiaomi Becomes World's No.1 Wearables Vendor in Q2 2017

    by Steven Waltzer | Aug 03, 2017
    According to the latest research from our Wearables service, global wearables shipments reached 22 million units in the second quarter of 2017. Xiaomi captured ... ...
  • Can Fitbit Defeat Apple in Smartwatches?

    by Neil Mawston | Jul 28, 2017
    Rumors of Fitbit's "Project Higgs" GPS smartwatch have been around for months, but the chatter has been getting louder in recent days. A launch may be getting c... ...
  • What is the Average Price of Smartglasses?

    by Neil Mawston | Jul 21, 2017
    According to our WDE (Wearables) research service, global smartglasses revenues will grow +16% in 2017. Specialists such as Vuzix and tech heavyweights like Goo... ...
  • Wristworn Wearables Hit US$2 Billion

    by Neil Mawston | Jul 21, 2017
    According to our WDE (Wearables) service, global wristworn wearables revenues topped US$2 billion in Q1 2017. Apple holds the no.1 position by revenue, followed... ...
  • Apple's watchOS 4 Obsesses on Siri & Fitness. LTE Support Conspicuously Absent.

    by Cliff Raskind | Jun 09, 2017
    At WWDC this week Apple made public the details of watchOS 4. Starting in fall 2017 the new platform will go public, powering all Apple Watches shipped. With fu... ...
  • Cellular Wearables Exptected to Grow 123% in 2017

    by Steven Waltzer | May 31, 2017
    According to Strategy Analytics' WDE (Wearables) service, global sales of cellular-enabled wearable devices will grow +123% in 2017. The percentage of... ...