IoT Ecosystem Blog

  • 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... ...
  • Smartglasses Pricing & Revenues

    by Neil Mawston | Oct 28, 2021
    We predict global smartglasses industry revenue will grow +11% in 2022. Facebook, Microsoft, Amazon, Google, Huawei and others lead the way, while ev... ...
  • Smartglasses Forecast

    by Neil Mawston | Oct 28, 2021
    We forecast global smartglasses sales will grow +2100% thru 2026. Google, Facebook and others are among the early pioneers. Apple is the industry giant everyone... ...
  • Apple Watch 7 Forecast

    by Neil Mawston | Oct 06, 2021
    Apple Watch Series 7 launches in stores next week, on Friday 15th October, 2021. It is the biggest wearables event of the year. How many units will Apple sell... ...
  • Smartwatch Pricing Forecasts for 88 Countries

    by Neil Mawston | Oct 06, 2021
    Global smartwatch revenues will rise +18% in 2021, cementing the rebound after Covid. Unit volumes will rise, but prices are dipping. Our new report -- publis... ...
  • Fitnessband Revenues Slide 22% in H1 2021

    by Neil Mawston | Oct 06, 2021
    Recent research from our Wearables Tracker shows global fitnessband revenues fell a hefty -22% YoY during the first half of 2021. Rising competition from fitne... ...
  • Strong Cloud, 5G, Video and Device-as-a-Service Adoption Plans in France and Germany, Despite COVID-19

    by Gina Luk | Sep 23, 2021
    Known as Europe’s economic engines, France and Germany have played an important role in leading the European Union through the Covid-19 crisis. Mobility h... ...
  • Facebook Stories Poll Results

    by Neil Mawston | Sep 17, 2021
    We posted this week a brief, informal survey among our contacts on LinkedIn. We asked whether the new Facebook Ray-Ban Stories smartglasses, on sale now f... ...
  • US Businesses Show IoT Investment Resilience, Despite Pandemic

    by Gina Luk | Sep 16, 2021
    GDP in all countries has been impacted by the global slow down as the full impact of the pandemic has taken effect. Despite the terrible adversity inflicted by ... ...
  • Apple Watch 7 Goes Green

    by Neil Mawston | Sep 14, 2021
    Apple Watch Series 7 launched worldwide today and carries a 20% bigger display and more recycled metals than ever before. This greener marketing will appeal to ... ...
  • Xiaomi Smart Glasses Concept

    by Neil Mawston | Sep 14, 2021
    Interesting to see Xiaomi today unveil its new Smart Glasses concept. Billed as "an engineer's look into an advanced future", the spec... ...
  • Facebook Stories Smartglasses

    by Neil Mawston | Sep 10, 2021
    Facebook and Luxottica this week teamed up to launch Ray-Ban Stories. A pair of camera glasses that will sell for US$300 to young-at-heart social media fans wh... ...
  • Wearable Share Forecasts by OEM

    by Neil Mawston | Sep 09, 2021
    We predict global wearable shipments will grow a healthy +17% in 2022. Apple, Huawei, and Xiaomi will remain among the market leaders next year. They have good... ...

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