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  • Facebook Smartwatch Rumors Grow

    by Neil Mawston | 6月 10, 2021
    The drumbeat of rumors for a Facebook smartwatch continues to get louder... New reports this week speculate it will be an Apple Watch rival, for summer 2022, a... ...
  • Will You Buy Snap AR Specs?

    by Neil Mawston | 6月 10, 2021
    We polled tech influencers worldwide on LinkedIn and asked if they would buy a pair of Snap's new AR Spectacles. Snapchat has built an... ...
  • Huawei Watch 3 is first with HarmonyOS

    by Neil Mawston | 6月 03, 2021
    Huawei this week has introduced its new Watch 3, the first smartwatch with HarmonyOS. Watch 3 uses 4G eSIM and is packed with sensors at a premium price for ca... ...
  • Snap Launches New AR Glasses

    by Neil Mawston | 5月 27, 2021
    We note Snap, of the US, is recently making aggressive new moves in smartglasses. First, the Snapchat developer bought WaveOptics, the supplier of AR disp... ...
  • Huawei Doubles Cellular Smartwatch Marketshare

    by Neil Mawston | 5月 27, 2021
    Huawei may be down-and-out in cellular phones, but it continues to regrow fast in cellular smartwatches. Our new report (here) finds Huawei doubled its global ... ...
  • Realme and OPPO are World's Fastest-Growing Wearable Vendors

    by Neil Mawston | 5月 27, 2021
    New research from our Wearables (WDE) tracker shows Realme and OPPO were the fastest-growing major wearable vendors worldwide in the first quarter of 2021. Bot... ...
  • Do UK Smartwatch Buyers Like Music?

    by Neil Mawston | 5月 14, 2021
    Surprisingly, the answer appears to be "no"... Our User Experience Service (UXS) surveyed 1,000 smartwatch owners in the United Kingdom and found music is thei... ...
  • Fitbit Blood Pressure Study

    by Neil Mawston | 5月 14, 2021
    Fitbit, of the US, is now one month in to its ongoing blood-pressure study for wristworn wearables. Fitbit is exploring whether Pulse Arrival Time (PAT) can be... ...
  • Apple Watch Beats 98% of Phone OEMs

    by Neil Mawston | 4月 22, 2021
    New research from our Wearables (WDE) service shows Apple Watch is now BIGGER by revenue than 98% of all smartphone vendors on the entire planet. Apple Watch i... ...
  • Wearable Revenues are Growing 20% YoY

    by Neil Mawston | 4月 22, 2021
    Global wearables revenue rose +20% YoY in Q4 2020, hitting a record high. Apple, Huawei and others lead the way. Clients can read the full dataset here. ...
  • Five of Top 10 Wearable Brands are Chinese

    by Neil Mawston | 4月 22, 2021
    Five of the world’s 10 largest wearable brands are now Chinese. Xiaomi, Huawei, Realme and others are making inroads to smartwatches and elsewhere. The in... ...
  • Huawei vs. Xiaomi Mi Band vs. Fitbit

    by Neil Mawston | 3月 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 | 3月 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 | 3月 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 | 3月 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 | 2月 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 | 2月 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 | 2月 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 | 1月 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 | 1月 22, 2021
    Rumors surfaced again this week that Apple is planning a portable virtual reality headset and a pair of mobile augmented reality smartg... ...

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