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  • Global Fitness Band Revenues Continue Decline in 2023 and Beyond, Growth Opportunities Still in MEA, CALA, and CEE

    by Juha Winter | 2月 06, 2023
    We expect global fitness band revenues to dip by -15% in 2023 on an annual basis, due to falling unit sales, stronger competitive pricing pressure in some regio... ...
  • Meet us at MWC -- Wearables

    by Neil Mawston | 2月 02, 2023
    Our Wearables analysts will be on the Mobile World Congress (MWC) show floor, at the Fira, in Barcelona, Spain, from Sun 26 Feb to Thurs 2 Mar, 2023. If you wo... ...
  • Fitnessbands Slump -40%

    by Neil Mawston | 12月 07, 2022
    Global fitnessband shipments slumped more than -40% YoY for the third consecutive quarter in Q3 2022. It was a terrible quarter. Re-locking down in parts of Ch... ...
  • Smartwatches Return to Double-Digit Growth

    by Neil Mawston | 12月 07, 2022
    Following a sluggish Q2, where growth slumped to zero due to recessionary headwinds, the global smartwatch market roared back to +15% YoY growth in the recent t... ...
  • Wear OS Hits Highest Smartwatch Level for 7 Years

    by Neil Mawston | 12月 07, 2022
    New research from our Wearables (WDE) team shows Google's Wear OS platform grabbed its highest level of global smartwatch marketshare for 7 years in the recent ... ...
  • Huawei is No.2 in Wearables

    by Neil Mawston | 10月 18, 2022
    If you thought Huawei (of China) had disappeared from the mobile gadget industry, then think again... New research from our Devices team shows Huawei became fi... ...
  • China Smartwatch Forecast

    by Neil Mawston | 10月 18, 2022
    China today is the world's 2nd largest smartwatch market. Only the US is bigger. China has been growing at an average rate of +25% per year during the past hal... ...
  • Smartwatch Unit Sales to Grow by 17% YoY in 2022, 10% CAGR 2021-2027

    by Juha Winter | 10月 14, 2022
    Even though the smartwatch market experienced a year-on-year unit sales plateau (0% growth) in the second quarter of 2022 for the first time since 2016, don&rsq... ...
  • Garmin Updates Wearables at IFA

    by Neil Mawston | 9月 02, 2022
    We note Garmin this week introduced two new wearables at the IFA 2022 tradeshow in Berlin, Germany. First up is the mid-high-tier Venu Sq 2 smartwatch, wh... ...
  • 4G Smartwatches Continue to Grow

    by Neil Mawston | 9月 02, 2022
    Global cellular smartwatch shipments rose +6% YoY in the second quarter of 2022, outperforming the overall smartwatch industry as cellular penetration cont... ...
  • Fitnessband Decline Accelerates

    by Neil Mawston | 9月 02, 2022
    Global fitnessband shipments have been in freefall for the past year. And it's getting worse. Those low-cost fitness trackers that you wrap around your wrist t... ...
  • Smartwatch Specs under Discussion

    by Neil Mawston | 8月 19, 2022
    Interesting to see the wearables community challenging recently the official measurement and definition of specs for multiple smartwatch and fitness d... ...
  • Pixel Watch to Use Google Fi?

    by Neil Mawston | 8月 19, 2022
    Google announced its Pixel smartwatch back in May 2022. Recent Internet chatter now suggests the new watch, due in Sep-Oct, will soon support Google Fi&nbs... ...
  • VR to Reach 1% of World Population by 2027

    by Neil Mawston | 8月 19, 2022
    SA forecasts the untethered VR headset market to build an active installed base of  32 million units worldwide by 2027. This... ...
  • Qualcomm Gets Serious about Wearables

    by Neil Mawston | 8月 05, 2022
    Qualcomm, a chipset vendor, is making a fresh drive into smartwatches with its new and improved Snapdragon W5 platform. The W5 component range is smaller, ... ...
  • Apple Watch 7 is World's No.1 Smartwatch Model

    by Neil Mawston | 8月 05, 2022
    New research from our Wearables (WDE) tracker shows Apple Watch Series 7 was the world's no.1 bestselling smartwatch model in the ... ...
  • Smartwatch Revenues Grow... but Prices Will Decline

    by Juha Winter | 8月 04, 2022
    We expect global smartwatch revenues to grow +20% in 2022, rebounding after the Covid slowdown in 2020, but moderated by nagging inflation a... ...
  • Smartglasses in India

    by Neil Mawston | 6月 10, 2022
    India has potential to be one of the biggest smartglasses markets in the world. There are millions of affluent consumers, a tech-savvy culture, a... ...
  • WatchOS 9 is a Health Powerhouse

    by Neil Mawston | 6月 10, 2022
    Apple’s new watchOS 9 platform -- released this month -- is a health and fitness powerhouse. The AFib heart and running upgrades are particularly impress... ...
  • Smartwatches are a 3-Horse Race

    by Neil Mawston | 6月 10, 2022
    Updated research this month from our Wearables tracker shows the global smartwatch industry is now polarizing around three major software platforms. 1. Apple w... ...

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