Huawei recently climbed up as the world’s third largest smartphone maker in the world. In the US, it may not be so popular yet, but it definitely has taken over the Chinese market steadily over the past few years. Huawei’s major business is still their technology powering mobile networks, but their smartphone business is a rapidly growing one. Thinking about Huawei’s consumer devices from a lifestyle perspective, they have incorporated some really innovative technology in their smartwatch and smartphones.
Mobile World Congress 2017 in Barcelona had a few interesting smartphone & wearable launches. Although, the number of wearable launches were much lesser than the past years MWCs. Most of the wearables were in the smart-watch form factor.
I am putting together a few important headlines around the Quantified Self movement every month, let me know in the comments if there is an important headline I missed out. Here are some interesting Quantified Self headlines & articles from November:
When we think about ‘lifelogging’, more often than not the gadgets envisioned as the tracking instruments take the form of a wearable device – such as a wrist, arm, or even a head band. The next plausible device to don the garb of a tracking device would be a smartphone.
But tracking with an iPad? That’s pushing things a little too far, right?
The mobile sector has always been indispensable without sensors. Once considered as novelty facets within a phone, sensors have upped their ante and have been responsible for key disruptions in mobile tech – be it in the form of specific applications developed, or features for operating systems. All in all, sensors are driving smartphone innovation in every aspect.
A couple of weeks back when the iPhone 7 was made official, it made quite a few headlines. The obvious variation over its predecessors was the removal of the headphone jack, along with the inclusion of beefier specifications, a dual-camera setup in the 7 Plus and a water resistant design to boot. Not bad for a flagship from Apple’s arsenal, we think.
IDC’s report for wearables in Q1 2016 is just in, wearable shipment are up 67%! It is a really interesting quarter for wearables with the Apple Watch expanding worldwide. The total shipments this quarter are at 19.7 million from 11.8 million in Q1 last year. In summary, it looks like Fitbit is still winning the fitness tracker market whereas Apple is dominating the smartwatch market. Xiaomi is still on no. 2 with its cheap fitness trackers.
Technology has pervaded all spheres of life. Education, design and even sports – all are getting their share of improvement owing to the inclusion of technological advancements and digitisation in the sectors. Healthcare too, has been one of the sectors which has seen a plethora of improvements owing to the incorporation of technological fundamentals within.