Wearable cameras like the Narrative Clip & GoPro did see limited success. Recently, the original Narrative Clip company shutdown and GoPro had significant losses last quarter. The wearable camera market might seem like a niche market to an extent. Interestingly recently launched wearable cameras- FrontRow camera & Shonin Streamcam go beyond lifelogging.
The smartphone & smartwatch being integral lifestyle devices are also slowly turning into lifesavers. The Apple Watch update featuring SOS can actually help in difficult time by sharing your medical information and getting in touch with emergency services. Apart from this, Apple has certain built-in emergency features in almost all their products to help in critical times.
There are millions of people around the world who may not even have heard the term lifelogging or the Quantified Self but are self-tracking through an app or fitness tracker. In 2017 billions of smartphones have great sensors that consume minimal power, we have millions of cheap fitness trackers & smartwatches and we also do have a few internet of things that people are using to track their lives.
Apple steals the limelight once again, this time with the Apple Watch. According to latest data released by Strategy Analytics, in the first quarter of 2017 Apple becomes the largest wearable vendor in the world taking over Fitbit’s top position for the first time. Apple holds 16% market share which is the highest off all. The total global wearable shipment in Q1 of 2017 has touched 22 million units.
Apple launched its first Watch two years back, which didn’t really focus on fitness and tracking. Then about 6 months back it came out with Apple Watch Series 2 which added lots of new fitness related features. But is it really a Smartwatch for the fitness enthusiast niche?
The Apple Watch Series 2 launched in 2016 with new features like GPS, dual-core processor, water resistance, etc. It was a big update to make the smartwatch useful for runs, swims and independent apps. There are many expectations from the Apple Watch Series 3, especially after the new Android Wear 2 update and independent sim-compatible smartwatches.
Google unveiled its future generation software platform last month, with some significant new features. As we saw in Mobile World Congress 2017 the different league of new devices gushing the latest software and showcased to the world. Some interesting smartwatches like the Huawei Watch, Fossil Q Series, Moto 360 2 and Tag Heuer Connected are going to be getting/are being shipped with this new update.
The Apple Watch is seems to be leading over Fitbit’s sales in new reports. People are looking forward to the next WatchOS in June and also, the new Apple Watch coming out later in September. We have been analysing how the Apple Watch has been making a positive affects on it’s users lifestyle.