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  • 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... ...
  • 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... ...
  • Samsung Watch Heart-Tracker Hits 31 New Countries

    by Neil Mawston | Jan 27, 2021
    Samsung has this week announced that its Health Monitor app will soon be available across 31 new countries. Galaxy Watch3 and Galaxy Watch Active2 users can us... ...
  • Apple to Revolutionize VR in 2022?

    by Neil Mawston | Jan 22, 2021
    Rumors surfaced again this week that Apple is planning a portable virtual reality headset and a pair of mobile augmented reality smartg... ...
  • OPPO Grabs 1% of Wearables Market

    by Neil Mawston | Jan 07, 2021
    Recent research from our WDE service finds OPPO grabbed a record 1% share of the global wearables market by revenue in the second half of 2020. OPPO has o... ...
  • Apple is World's No.1 Wearables Brand

    by Neil Mawston | Dec 23, 2020
    New research from our Wearables (WDE) service shows Apple is the world's no.1 wearables vendor by REVENUE in the second half of 2020. Of course, Apple Wat... ...
  • Tizen is World's No.2 Smartwatch OS

    by Neil Mawston | Dec 17, 2020
    New research here from our WDE (Wearables) service shows Samsung's Tizen was the world's 2nd largest smartwatch platform by shipments and revenue during Q3 2020... ...
  • Smartwatch Prices Fall 2%

    by Neil Mawston | Dec 17, 2020
    New research from our WDE (Wearables) service shows global smartwatch prices fell -2% YoY during Q3 2020. This is their lowest level for two years. A flood of c... ...
  • Top Wearable Trends for 2021

    by Neil Mawston | Dec 11, 2020
    Despite a global pandemic, wearables have continued to grow this year. What does next year bring? Will growth re-accelerate? When will Apple intro smartglasses?... ...
  • Huawei Grabs 15% Share of Europe Fitnessband Market

    by Neil Mawston | Dec 07, 2020
    While Huawei is being pushed out of smartphones by American sanctions, it continues to rise strongly in wearables, particularly the fitnessband segment. Huawei... ...
  • Apple Watch is No.1 for 4G Smartwatches

    by Neil Mawston | Dec 07, 2020
    Global CELLULAR smartwatch shipments jumped an impressive +36% YoY in the third quarter of 2020. Cellular (mobile) remains one of the fastest-growing subcatego... ...
  • Apple Watch Shipments by Model

    by Neil Mawston | Dec 07, 2020
    In another solid quarter -- despite Covid -- Apple Watch shipments grew +12% YoY worldwide during Q3 2020. The flagship Series 6 and cheaper SE models arrived ... ...
  • OPPO Intros Smartglasses

    by Neil Mawston | Nov 18, 2020
    OPPO looks set to enter smartglasses in 2021, with its AR Glass 2 model. Will it be a hit or miss? Read our new analysis here. ...
  • Hearables to Grow 45% in 2021

    by Neil Mawston | Nov 16, 2020
    We forecast global hearables sales to grow +45% in 2021. More consumers will embrace in-ear biometrics for their Bluetooth headphones. Top brands, like Samsun... ...
  • USA & Canada Smartwatch INSTALLED BASE Forecast

    by Neil Mawston | Oct 14, 2020
    The United States is the world’s largest smartwatch market. Led by Apple Watch, North America is fertile ground for app developers. Our new report forecas... ...

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