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  • What is the Future for Smartrings?

    by Neil Mawston | 7月 26, 2021
    Smartrings are a niche wearable so far. But there are signs of renewed interest, from Oura and others. Sometimes worn by royalty, like Prince Harry. What is the... ...
  • Samsung Galaxy Watch 4

    by Neil Mawston | 7月 16, 2021
    The Internet is reporting this week that details of the new Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 have (again) been leaked, this time in Canada. Officially not due until Augu... ...
  • VR Headset Forecast

    by Neil Mawston | 7月 16, 2021
    New research from our Wearables service predicts the untethered VR headset market will be worth several billion dollars worldwide ... ...
  • Fitnessband Sales Set to Shrink

    by Neil Mawston | 7月 16, 2021
    New research from our Wearables service predicts global fitnessband sales grew +2% in 2020, but they will dip -2% in 2021. Demand for Fitbit, Xiaomi Mi Band an... ...
  • 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... ...

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