smart watch

Chinese vendors gain ground in wearables market

As the race for leadership of the wearables market entered the third quarter, Fitbit is still leading the field, having doubled it sales but Xiaomi is emerging as a strong challenger to Apple in smart watches.

Android Wear now supports cellular

Android Wear has now added support for mobile to its range of wireless networks. The wearable gadget maker already offers support for Bluetooth and wifi.

Wearables market tripled in size in Q1 2015

New data from analyst firm IDC reveals the wearable device market, which includes fitness bands and smart watches, increased by 200% year-on-year in Q1 2015 to hit 11.4 million units shipped.

LG developing webOS-based smart watch

It’s been a good week for the company formerly known as Palm, with LG Electronics revealing at CES 2015 that it is developing a smart watch running webOS – the mobile platform developed by Palm.

CES 2015 delivers a whirlwind of IoT devices

At CES 2015 there has been a small whirlwind of activity and announcements about the mobile-powered technology. In the main, it’s been about wearables and the smart watch so far, but there’s also been some weird and wonderful conceptions giving us a glimpse of what might become reality in 2015.

Smart wearables set to rise five-fold

Shipments of smart wearable are set to rise five-fold over the course of the second half of 2013, according to analyst forecasts. Just over 200,000 smart wearable band devices, such as smartwatches, were shipped in 1H13. However, the number shipped in 2H13 is expected to see an increase of more than 500 per cent, according to analyst firm Canalys.

Over 5 million smart watches expected to sell next year

The worldwide smart watch market is set to exceed 5 million units next year, according to research published this week. Apple is rumoured to be readying a smart watch device this year, and estimates suggest that over 330,000 smart watches were shipped in 2012, led by Sony and Motorola, while recent start-up Pebble Technology joined Sony as a market leader in 2013.

Polls

Following comments from the European Data Protection Supervisor, do you feel the internet giants are taking advantage of the digital economy?

Loading ... Loading ...