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Smartwatch ecosystem grows, Apple Watch destroys competition
“With smartwatch functions established, it is now up to consumers to decide if they want them, rather than tech companies providing more reasons."
Hands-on review: A quick glance at the Apple Watch
Apple has packed a lot of features into this small device, though most of them require connecting to the iPhone to deliver their functionality.
Xero launches on Apple Watch
"Xero for Apple Watch will provide even more freedom to businesses embracing mobility.”
Apple Watch proving popular with users, new research finds
“The range of features on the device and its frequent usage among owners pose a clear threat to health and fitness monitors and traditional watches."
Smart wristwear driving wearables market, Apple Watch OS to lead
A growing list of vendors, proliferation of devices, price points and steady consumer adoption will fuel growth in the worldwide market for wearables.
New OS and heaps of colours for Apple Watch
Apple has introduced the first major software update for the Apple Watch, with new features as well as a new range of Apple Watch cases and bands.
Watch out Fitbit: Apple is closing in
Leading wearable brand Fitbit may have a fight on its hands as Apple finds itself within striking distance in its first year in the wearable market.
Apple Watch is on its way - to Noel Leeming
The much-awaited Apple Watch will finally be available to purchase in New Zealand, with Noel Leeming set to sell them.
Fitbit leads wearable bands, Apple Watch to make impact
Fitbit tops the sales figures, but research firm Canalys forecasts 20 million Apple Watches will be shipped in 2015.
Why smartwatch makers need the Apple Watch
“Should Apple stumble with its foray into smartwatches, the smartwatch market will suffer similarly."
Kiwi travel app now on Apple Watch
“The Apple Watch is the first wearable that I believe will become truly mainstream which is why we made the decision to support it.”
Apple Watch sells out in record time
On April 10 pre-orders for the Apple Watch began for the first wave of countries. Within six hours, models available for delivery April 24 sold out.
Apple employees slap on the wrist: half price watches
Apple employees will be able to get their hands on their very own Apple Watch for half the price, according to an email sent out by Apple CEO Tim Cook
Time ironically isn't on Apple's side in Switzerland
Well poor Apple, they've just found a market that with a twist of fate they can't get.
Apple Watch to propel growth in wearables market, says IDC
The wearables market continues to grow at a rapid rate in 2015, driven by new vendors, end-user awareness and new devices such as the Apple Watch.
Australia’s smartwatch market to exceed $400M by 2018
Australia’s smartwatch market to exceed $400M by 2018 as wearable computing takes hold alongside nearly 17M smartphones.
Google, Intel and Tag Heuer to take on Apple Watch
Google and Intel are teaming up with Tag Heuer to launch a new luxury Android smartwatch, to take on the hotly anticipated Apple Watch.
Apple Watch goes airborne with Qantas
Qantas has jumped aboard the Apple Watch movement, with its mobile app now ‘Apple Watch ready’.
Who is really going to by the Apple Watch anyway?
"Let's be honest: the Apple Watch looks like a miniature version of the iPhone 3Gs on a strap.”
Air New Zealand to launch Apple Watch app
Air New Zealand will soon become one of the first New Zealand companies to launch an app for the highly anticipated Apple Watch.
5 reasons NOT to buy an Apple Watch!
"When it comes to gadgets these days I think it pays to look at both the pros and the cons of being an early adopter." - Bernard Marr
Can the Apple Watch help you sell?
"The Apple Watch still requires you to have an iPhone, and if salespeople have an iPhone on their possession, why wouldn’t they just use it?”
It's here! Apple Watch launch date finally revealed
Apple has lifted the veil on the Apple Watch, revealing its special features and announcing it will officially be available April 24.
Only time will tell if the Apple Watch proves a game changer
What apps it will have? How many models will there be, what are their price points? How long will the battery last? Is it really as ugly as sin?