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  • Huawei is a Fitnessband Giant

    by Neil Mawston | Nov 14, 2019
    New research from our WDE (Wearables) service shows HUAWEI overtook Fitbit for the first time ever to become the world's 2nd largest fitnessband vendor in the t... ...
  • Global Smartwatch Shipments Leap to 14 Million Units in Q3 2019

    by Neil Mawston | Nov 06, 2019
    According to new research from our Wearable Device Ecosystems (WDE) service, global smartwatch shipments grew an impressive +42% YoY to reach 14 million un... ...
  • Google Becomes the World's 4th Largest Wearables Maker

    by Neil Mawston | Nov 01, 2019
    Google today has acquired Fitbit for US$2 billion. The takeover makes Google the world’s 4th biggest wearables hardware vendor. What will Google do with F... ...
  • Wearables Predictions for 2020

    by Neil Mawston | Oct 24, 2019
    The wearables market is soaring. What will 2020 bring to the wearables industry? What is the future for Apple Watch? Will 5G smartwatches be popular? We look at... ...
  • Sony mSafety Launches a Health-Watch

    by Neil Mawston | Oct 18, 2019
    Sony Europe and North America is jumping into the nascent healthcare wearables market, with the launch of its new mSafety platform. Sony provides an off-the-she... ...
  • Amazon Reveals $180 Smartglasses

    by Neil Mawston | Sep 27, 2019
    Amazon confirmed this week it will enter the nascent US smartglasses market with Echo Frames from Q4 2019. The digital spectacles look socially accep... ...
  • Huawei Watch GT 2: Our Verdict

    by Neil Mawston | Sep 19, 2019
    Huawei today introduced its new Watch GT 2 portfolio with LiteOS. It is an all-purpose smartwatch, with impressive battery life, aimed at consumers who want fas... ...
  • Mi Smart Band 4 launched in India

    by Rajeev Nair | Sep 18, 2019
    Xiaomi launched the next upgrade to its fitness band series, the Mi Smart Band 4 in India. The device to be made available for retail, from Sept 19 2019. Detail... ...
  • Apple Watch 5: Our Verdict

    by Neil Mawston | Sep 11, 2019
    Apple’s new Watch Series 5 gets an always-on Retina display that never sleeps, a case made from recycled aluminum, 4G connectivity with international emer... ...
  • 4G Smartwatches Leap 100%

    by Neil Mawston | Aug 30, 2019
    Global cellular smartwatch shipments doubled +100% YoY in the second quarter of 2019. It is one of the world's fastest-growing gadget segments. Apple Watch 4G ... ...
  • Apple Watch by Model: Q2 2019

    by Neil Mawston | Aug 15, 2019
    In another strong quarter for Apple, watchOS shipments worldwide increased +50% YoY in Q2 2019. Apple Watch Series 4 had its third full quarter of sales and ha... ...
  • Tizen OS Soars in Smartwatches

    by Neil Mawston | Aug 08, 2019
    Tizen OS became the world's fastest-growing smartwatch platform worldwide in Q2 2019. Strong sales for Samsung's Galaxy Watch models drove the uptick. Fi... ...
  • Apple Watch Sales by Model

    by Neil Mawston | Aug 08, 2019
    In another strong quarter for Apple, watchOS shipments worldwide increased +50% YoY in Q2 2019. Apple Watch Series 4 had its third full quarter of sales and ha... ...
  • Fitnessbands Make a Comeback

    by Neil Mawston | Aug 08, 2019
    Fitnessbands have made a remarkable comeback this year, after a big slump last year. Cheaper and improved models from Xiaomi, Huawei and others have put a... ...
  • Apple Watch Takes 46% Smartwatch Share in Q2 2019

    by Neil Mawston | Aug 06, 2019
    According to new research from our Wearables Device Ecosystems (WDE)service, global smartwatch shipments grew an impressive 44 percent annually t... ...
  • Samsung Pushing into Healthcare Wearables

    by Neil Mawston | Jul 18, 2019
    Various rumors across the Web this week speculate Samsung has formally applied to the US FDA health authorities to add an ECG heart-monitoring feature to i... ...
  • Infographic: South America Smartwatch Market

    by Neil Mawston | Jun 24, 2019
    The South American smartwatch market is roaring ahead at +40% annual growth in the first quarter of 2019. Apple watchOS and Tizen OS are top dog in th... ...
  • Will You Buy an Amazon Healthcare Tracker?

    by Neil Mawston | Jun 11, 2019
    Speculation continues to mount that Amazon will introduce its own range of healthcare wearables by next year. The devices may track emotions, fitness, etc.... ...
  • Apple Watch Breaks Free from the iPhone

    by Neil Mawston | Jun 06, 2019
    Apple said this week that its iconic Watch is (finally) to get its own app store, with dedicated smartwatch apps on sale. This is good news for the Watch e... ...
  • Best Buy Sells More Wearables

    by Neil Mawston | May 23, 2019
    Best Buy, America's largest consumer electronics retailer, this week announced solid financial results for Q1 2019. Total revenue and gross profit were up for ... ...