IoT Ecosystem Blog

  • 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... ...
  • Can T-Mobile US double its enterprise market share from less than 10% over the next five years?

    by Gina Luk | May 11, 2021
    The wireless communications services industry is highly competitive in the US. T-Mobile US is considered the third largest mobile operator in the U.S. for Busin... ...
  • Key by Amazon Expanding Deliveries to Garages

    by William Ablondi | May 06, 2021
    Recently Amazon announced that it is expanding its Key by Amazon delivery service to allow delivery people to enter customers’ garages to leave groce... ...
  • 5G A Top IT Investment Priority for Business Customers in 2021

    by David Kerr | Apr 29, 2021
    2020 was a hugely challenging year of shifting priorities, changing end user needs and increased complexity in supporting the needs of huge numbers of workers ... ...
  • 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... ...
  • NB-IoT opens up network migration and smart sharing opportunities

    by Gina Luk | Apr 20, 2021
    LPWA shows rapid growth, NB-IoT leads the pack Many IoT applications do not require significant bandwidth or ultra-low latency to function effectively. As the w... ...
  • 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... ...
  • COVID-19 Sees Marked Rise in Digital Transformation Amongst Businesses

    by Gina Luk | Mar 05, 2021
    COVID-19 has changed the velocity of digital transformation and this year's predictions from Mobile Workforce Strategies are shaped by the disruptive forces of ... ...
  • TCL Intros 4G Kidswatch at 1&1 in Germany

    by Neil Mawston | Feb 24, 2021
    Mobile operator, 1&1, has partnered recently with TCL to launch a 4G kidswatch in Germany. TCL's Movetime Family Watch MT40 comes with LTE videocalling, an... ...
  • Facebook to Launch a Smartwatch?

    by Neil Mawston | Feb 15, 2021
    New rumors this month suggest Facebook is developing a 4G or 5G smartwatch. Why might it make a "Facewatch"? What could it look like? Do US consumers care? Wha... ...
  • Would You Pay $3,000 for an Apple VR Headset?

    by Neil Mawston | Feb 04, 2021
    Speculation continues to fly around the Internet this week that Apple's rumored VR headset could cost as much as US$3,000 retail if (or when) it is launche... ...

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