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Wearables market flourishing - fuelled by smartwatches
A market that has stuttered in the past now has a bright forecast as adoption of wearable technology continues to thrive.
18 Dec 18
Apple watch shipments up 30% YoY with boost from LTE in APAC
Apple Watch shipments to Asia alone surpassed 250,000 units, with the LTE version accounting for about 60%.
27 Jul 18
Cisco, Samsung, Spark & Jupl push healthcare tech into Aussie market
The solution evolved as a result of thousands of hours of collaboration between Samsung, Cisco Jasper, Spark and Jupl.
08 Feb 18
Apple Watch 2017 shipments up by over 50% - Canalys
Q4 2017 shipments grew by more than 32% over Q4 2016, the highest ever number of shipments in a single quarter for any wearable vendor.
07 Feb 18
Fitbit delivers revolutionary update for the Ionic
“With this update, we are delivering on our promise to enhance the smart experience of the Ionic..."
06 Dec 17
Hands-on review: Fitbit Alta HR, reunited and it feels so good
The Fitbit Alta is Fitbit’s slimmest design yet, but don’t mistake its simple design for a basic fitness band...
28 Nov 17
Apple retakes the lead in the smart watch race
Apple retook the lead in the wearable band market in Q3 2017...
20 Nov 17
The Samsung Gear S3 promises to be more than just a novelty smartwatch
“By adding an e-Sim variant to our smartwatch lineup, we are able to offer even more flexibility for consumers..."
18 Aug 17
Late quarter drive from Apple sees significant growth in smart watch market
“The inclusion of GPS by Apple and many other vendors now poses a big threat to traditional GPS watches and fitness trackers."
04 Nov 16
Aussies abandoning new smartphones for smart watches
Sales of smartwatches are up as Australians choose a smartwatch over a new smartphone, with growth forecast to ramp up over the next two years.
10 Oct 16
Apple Watch driving cellular smart watch shipments
"After a full year of availability, these new technologies will have the biggest impact on shipments in 2017."
12 Jul 16
Garmin NZ releases innovative new active GPS watch
Do you like to get out and about and get active? Or at least pretend that you get out and about and active? Then Garmin has got the tool for you.
12 May 16
Android continues to be second most attacked platform, Kaspersky steps in
"Statistics show that Android continues to be the second most attacked platform after Microsoft Windows, which is why owners need security solutions."
10 Mar 16
Hands-on review: Huawei Watch
There’s a lot to like about the Huawei Watch. It’s one of the best Android wear devices available at the moment.
18 Nov 15
Big players upping the ante in smartwatch market
“Market restraints include reluctance to spend a significant amount on what is at best a companion device.
29 Jun 15
Wearables in the enterprise driving huge market growth
“The release of Apple Watch has opened the flood gates governing wearables’ adoption. Now that the river is running, it's more about where to start."
16 Jun 15
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.
25 May 15
Good luck bringing your watch into your exam
Following the recent release of the Apple Watch and the surge in uptake of wearables, Massey University has banned all watches from examination rooms.
11 May 15
Will 2015 be the year of the wearables?
While the global wearable technology market hasn’t delivered on high expectations, 2015 could be the year that turns this around.
08 May 15
The Apple Watch will replace your keys and health coach
Tim Cook, Apple CEO, has said the Apple Watch will replace car keys, fuelling rumours that Apple will enter the automative industry.
03 Mar 15
Young boffin finds use for Android smartwatch
While there is a young boffin and while he has done something amazing, the jury is still out – way out – on whether or not it is a useful something.
09 Oct 14
Samsung tries again with smart watches...
"Having updated its smartwatch range less than six months after launching it, Samsung has learnt the hard way that it needs to offer more than just a second screen to appeal to customers."
27 Feb 14
Wearable device shipments set for ten-fold market increase
"Even though wearables are relatively new in terms of market maturity, it is clear that the market, for example the smart watch in particular, will be – as per smartphones – a somewhat crowded affair."
06 Jan 14
All I want for Xmas is anything but… a Smart Watch
Despite the hype surrounding smart watches, Gartner believes they are unlikely to be featured on many consumers' holiday wish lists this year.
26 Nov 13