IoT Ecosystem Blog

  • HarmonyOS Grabs 4% Smartwatch Share

    by Neil Mawston | Mar 31, 2022
    HarmonyOS -- a rival to Wear OS and watchOS -- hit a record high of 4% global smartwatch shipments marketshare in the second half of 2021. Coming from zer... ...
  • Are fitnessbands on the final lap?

    by Neil Mawston | Mar 31, 2022
    New research (here) from our Wearables (WDE) team shows fitnessband shipments slumped -40% YoY worldwide in the final quarter of 2021. The fitband market is ta... ...
  • Huawei is Back!

    by Neil Mawston | Mar 31, 2022
    Huawei may have taken a knock in smartphones, but it is alive and kicking in wearables... New research this week from our Wearables (WDE) team shows Huawei ove... ...
  • Huawei Watch to Add WeChat Reply

    by Neil Mawston | Mar 17, 2022
    When you think "Huawei", you think "smartphone"... Few people realize Huawei is actually a very popular smartwatch brand -- among the top-5 worldwide. Hu... ...
  • Xiaomi Watch S1 Active

    by Neil Mawston | Mar 17, 2022
    Good to see Xiaomi this week promoting two important smartwatch models to its growing wearables portfolio. The Watch S1 has been on sale already sinc... ...
  • Ray-Ban Stories Smartglasses Expand into Europe

    by Neil Mawston | Mar 17, 2022
    We note this week that Ray-Ban Stories smartglasses are quietly expanding their retail footprint across more countries in Europe. First launched in 6 mark... ...
  • Fitbit Moves Fast to Recall Ionic Smartwatches with burn hazard potential

    by David Kerr | Mar 03, 2022
    On March 2, Fitbit voluntarily recalled Ionic smartwatches sold between 2017 and 2021 due to over 115 reports of overheating and subsequent burn hazards. The ... ...
  • MWC 2022 Preview: Shaping the World of Work in the New Normal

    by Gina Luk | Feb 25, 2022
    MWC Barcelona 2022 is fast approaching, bringing together the latest developments in mobile alongside today’s most influential visionaries. Under the MWC ... ...
  • Networks and Services at MWC 2022: What Will Be Hot

    by Philip Kendall | Feb 24, 2022
    As analysts from our Enterprise and Service Provider Groups finalize their plans for MWC 2022, we share thoughts from the team on topics we expect or hope to se... ...
  • Smartwatch Sales to Jump 22% in 2022

    by Neil Mawston | Jan 20, 2022
    New research from our Wearables (WDE) tracker predicts global smartwatch sales will grow a healthy +22% in 2022. Smartwatches, like Apple Watch, are a high-val... ...
  • CES 2022: Wearables Review

    by Neil Mawston | Jan 20, 2022
    CES 2022 in Las Vegas this month was a surprisingly active show for wearables. Dozens of new devices and partnerships were unveiled. These are the ones that ca... ...
  • Cellular Wearables to Grow 30% in 2022

    by Neil Mawston | Jan 20, 2022
    New research from our Wearables (WDE) tracker predicts worldwide shipments of cellular-enabled wearable devices will grow an impressive +30% in 2022. ... ...
  • Smartwatches: A Double digit share of consumers intend to buy a smartwatch in the next 12 months

    by David Kerr | Jan 06, 2022
    Smartwatch sales continue to post strong growth and represent one of the hottest CE  product categories of this decade so far. Strategy Analytics latest... ...
  • Wear OS Grabs 15% Smartwatch Revenue Share

    by Neil Mawston | Dec 15, 2021
    New research from SA shows Wear OS by Google grabbed 15% global smartwatch revenue share in Q3 2021, its highest level for years. Wear OS is benefiting from gr... ...
  • BoAt Joins Top-15 Wearables Ranking

    by Neil Mawston | Dec 15, 2021
    BoAt, an Indian firm that makes TWS headphones and smartwatches, is quietly rising up our global wearable rankings. BoAt is already a top-15 global wearables b... ...
  • 4G Smartwatch Sales Grow 30%

    by Neil Mawston | Dec 15, 2021
    Updated research from SA shows global 4G cellular smartwatch shipments grew a healthy +30% YoY in the third quarter of 2021. Cellular smartwatches remain one o... ...
  • Untethered VR to Hit $6B by 2026

    by Neil Mawston | Nov 11, 2021
    New research from our Wearables tracker (here) forecasts the global untethered VR headset market to be worth US$6 billion by 2026. By segment, we find smartpho... ...
  • OLED Screens to Reach 80% of Smartwatches in 2022

    by Neil Mawston | Nov 11, 2021
    New research (here) from our Wearables tracker forecasts over 80% of all smartwatches sold worldwide will use an OLED display in 2022. OLED delivers a high-qua... ...
  • Hearables to Grow 60% in 2022

    by Neil Mawston | Nov 11, 2021
    We forecast global hearables sales will rise over +60% in 2022, from a low base, as consumers begin to embrace ear-based biometrics. Samsung, Bose, JBL, Huawei... ...
  • Generac takes its first steps into the smart home market by acquiring ecobee

    by Jack Narcotta | Nov 02, 2021
    As one of the higher profile companies participating in Amazon’s Alexa Fund, smart thermostat company ecobee received tens of millions of dollars from Ama... ...

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