After spending couple of years on the market, smartwatches and fitness bands seem to have lost their consumer traction, especially since the mobile industry is focusing more on other innovative technologies, such as augmented reality, virtual reality and alternative futuristic wearables like smart contact lenses.
The Consumer Electronics Show has been growing by the year. 2017 had a lot of new types of wearables present at CES in Las Vegas. With many wearables bringing in new types of data, it will be interesting to see how they’ll help evolve the Quantified Self movement. Though many of the wearables this year went beyond […]
The applications of wearables are expanding to a wide variety of niches. One of the recent trends, especially in China is wearables for kids. Chinese company BBK which sells a children smartwatch, has captured equivalent market share of Samsung! Children today, tend to be stuck to their television and have so many gadgets around them, […]
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 […]
With 2016 here Apple, Fitbit and Xiaomi seem to be fighting for majority market share in the wearable market. The Apple Watch has been getting a good traction so far. Fitbit announced their Blaze smartwatch to compete with Apple, though they didn’t get good feedback for it from their shareholders. Xiaomi came out from nowhere to […]
We’ve reached that point in the tech timeline where consumer wearables are inching towards the end of their growth phase. Once a raging movement, the forthcoming trends seem to be in favour of more generic concepts, such as Artificial Intelligence, AR and VR. While wearables have always been popular – with an IDC prediction stating 111 […]
With Instant 3.1, you can now sync your wearable data through HealthKit & Google Fit. We can now display your dashboard summary on your Apple Watch & Android Wear Smartwatch. We initially built complete automatic tracking in Instant using the smartphone sensors, now with wearable adoption growing, we want to allow users to bring in their more accurate data through […]
The first tech event to kick off this year came in the form of the CES 2016. This event arguably lays down the blueprint for technology and innovations this year, and in this regard there are four major sectors which have lots of potential: IoT, AR/VR, Connected Cars and Wearables.