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 new Apple Watch series 2 managed to get some major traction in the smartwatch market. (Although it is not nearly as much as Apple would like) It makes a great tool to track swims, workouts, activity, sleep and heart rate. In the past few months we have seen some really interesting smart bands for the Apple Watch […]
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 […]
Apple just announced the Apple Watch – Series 2 last week along with the brand new iPhone 7 (Yes, the one without the headphone jacks). While its release was dwarfed by that of the iPhone, the new watch comes with significant upgrades that now make it much better than its predecessor. While it looks the same […]
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 […]