IoT Ecosystem Blog

  • 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... ...
  • Why is Nest’s New Non-learning Thermostat Important to the Smart Home?

    by William Ablondi | Oct 14, 2020
    On October 12, 2020 Nest announced its first new thermostat in about two years. Key attributes: It’s the least expensive of the Nest lineup: $129 vs... ...
  • 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... ...
  • Huawei Extends Lead over Xiaomi in Fitnessbands

    by Neil Mawston | Oct 01, 2020
    Our latest research shows Huawei extended its lead over Xiaomi (and Fitbit) at the top of the global fitnessband market by REVENUE during the first ha... ...
  • Garmin Connect IQ Overtakes Wear OS in Smartwatches

    by Neil Mawston | Oct 01, 2020
    Our updated research shows Garmin Connect IQ overtook Google Wear OS to become the world's 2nd largest smartwatch platform by REVENUE in the firs... ...
  • Vivo Enters the Smartwatch Game

    by Neil Mawston | Oct 01, 2020
    Vivo is launching its first smartwatch in China in Q4 2020. Vivo Watch comes in two sizes, optimized for health or fitness, and differentiated by long battery l... ...
  • Fitbit Sense Signals Change in Strategy

    by Neil Mawston | Aug 27, 2020
    Fitbit is launching its most advanced smartwatch, the Sense, from September 2020. It is a biosensor-rich device that monitors stress and may predict sickness. I... ...
  • Huawei is No.1 in Wearables

    by Neil Mawston | Aug 19, 2020
    According to new research from our Wearables (WDE) service, Huawei became the world’s largest wearables vendor for the first time ever in the se... ...
  • Xiaomi Smartwatches Soar in Asia

    by Neil Mawston | Aug 14, 2020
    In a flash, Xiaomi has risen overnight to become the second largest smartwatch vendor in Asia Pacific this year. Its Mi Watch with Google Wear OS is affordable ... ...
  • How are Mobile Operators Helping SMBs Tackle COVID-19 ?

    by Gina Luk | Aug 03, 2020
    The COVID-19 outbreak is causing widespread concern and economic hardship for consumers, businesses and communities across the globe. The ability to connect clo... ...
  • Smartwatch Revenues Will Grow 12% in 2021

    by Neil Mawston | Jul 31, 2020
    According to new research from our Wearables (WDE) service, global smartwatch REVENUES will rise +12% in 2021, rebounding from a virus-led slowdown this ye... ...
  • Smartglass Sales to Jump Next Year

    by Neil Mawston | Jul 16, 2020
    Smartglasses are once again a hot topic. New product from Reliance Jio, Google consuming North, and fresh Apple rumors have put the industry on high alert. We p... ...
  • Google Buys North Smartglasses

    by Neil Mawston | Jul 16, 2020
    Google is acquiring North smartglasses of Canada for US$0.2 billion. Why is North selling, and what is Google buying? Clients can read our full analysis here. ... ...
  • Smartwatch Sales Forecasted by 88 Countries

    by Neil Mawston | Jun 27, 2020
    Our WDE (Wearables) research service predicts global smartwatch sales will DOUBLE in the next 5 years, led by Apple Watch, Huami and others. Wristwatches ... ...
  • Apple Launches New watchOS 7 Platform

    by Neil Mawston | Jun 23, 2020
    Apple watchOS 7 will launch and update in the fall later this year and include sleep tracking and handwashing detection for the first time ever. Apple’s s... ...
  • VR Headsets to Grow 35% in 2021

    by Neil Mawston | Jun 19, 2020
    New research from our WDE (Wearables) service predicts the market for smartphone-based and standalone virtual-reality headsets will grow +35% in 2021. We ... ...
  • Xiaomi Mi Band 5 will be a Big Seller

    by Neil Mawston | Jun 18, 2020
    Xiaomi, the world’s leading fitnessband vendor, is launching its new Mi Band 5 model across China, Europe and elsewhere. Attractive design and packed with... ...
  • COVID-19 UK Survey: As Lockdowns Ease, Visiting Family Comes First, While Travel and Leisure Can Wait

    by David Mercer | May 11, 2020
    The end to lockdown restrictions is beginning in many countries, if tentatively and in many different ways. Our latest survey, carried out with 1243 respondents... ...
  • Global Smartwatch Shipments Grow 20 Percent to 14 Million in Q1 2020

    by Steven Waltzer | May 07, 2020
    According to the latest research from Strategy Analytics, global smartwatch shipments grew 20 percent annually to reach 14 million units in the first ... ...

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