IoT Ecosystem Blog



  • 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?... ...
  • Apple Watch Dominates China

    by Neil Mawston | Jul 05, 2018
    Apple Watch is dominating the China smartwatch market today. This wildly popular model is crushing competition from Huawei, Samsung and others, a... ...
  • Garmin Soars in Fitness Trackers

    by Neil Mawston | Jul 05, 2018
    Garmin’s global fitnessband revenue share has doubled in the past year. It is the world’s fastest-growing major vendor. A strong blend of attra... ...
  • Qualcomm Targets Child Wearables

    by Neil Mawston | Jul 04, 2018
    Qualcomm recently introduced its Snapdragon Wear 2500 chipset, which is optimized for the (quietly) growing category of child-focused and parent-focused smartwa... ...
  • Russian Army Troops Get Ruggedized Smartwatches

    by Neil Mawston | Jul 04, 2018
    It is being reported by Russian media that some Russian army troops will be using military-grade, ruggedized smartwatches from 2018 / 2019 onwards. T... ...
  • Huawei Patents Earbud-Storing Smartwatch

    by Neil Mawston | Jul 04, 2018
    The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) last month granted Huawei a patent for a smartwatch that can store a pair of Bluetooth earbuds ins... ...
  • Ring looks to round up the do-it-yourself smart home security market with Ring Alarm

    by Jack Narcotta | Jun 18, 2018
    “Power to the people” as the saying goes, and that message is coming through loud and clear in the smart home security market. Do-it-yourself smart ... ...
  • Soft launch, loud message: Amazon takes a leap into the smart home security market

    by Jack Narcotta | Apr 30, 2018
    Security service provider incumbents beware: the Amazon juggernaut has set its gaze on the smart home market, and security is front-and-center. A quiet launch i... ...