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  • 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... ...
  • 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... ...
  • 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... ...
  • Baselworld 2018: Day 4 – Feature Watches (cont’d)

    by Steven Waltzer | Mar 27, 2018
    Strategy Analytics brings you daily coverage of Baselworld 2018, the largest annual watch and jewelry show during its 101st year from Basel, Switzerland.  ... ...
  • Baselworld 2018: Day 3 – Feature Watches (cont’d)

    by Steven Waltzer | Mar 26, 2018
    Strategy Analytics brings you daily coverage of Baselworld 2018, the largest annual watch and jewelry show during its 101st year from Basel, Switzerland.  ... ...
  • Baselworld 2018: Day 2 – Feature Watches

    by Steven Waltzer | Mar 23, 2018
    Due to the high price of attendance, many watch brands and several technology brands as well have skipped this year’s Baselworld. Nonetheless, a handful o... ...
  • Baselworld 2018: Day 1 - Smartwatches

    by Steven Waltzer | Mar 22, 2018
    Baselworld 2018 is underway in Switzerland and we’ve noted a rather muted smartwatch turnout with fewer vendors and product releases than in 2016 or 2017.... ...
  • Fitbit Targets Goldilocks Pricing with sub-US$200 Versa Smartwatch

    by Steven Waltzer | Mar 20, 2018
    On Tuesday March 13th Fitbit announced two new products: their second smartwatch, the Versa, as well as a child-focused fitness band, the Ace. Clients can view ... ...