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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
Review: Should you buy the Fitbit Charge 3?
If you are new the to the world of wearables you might be wondering if Fitbit’s new offering is a good first step. Maybe I can help with that.
17 Dec 18
Wearable device market one to... watch
Gartner says shipments of wearables will reach 225 million in 2019, with spending hitting US$42b, with smartwatches still taking the lion’s share.
03 Dec 18
Hands-on review: Fitbit Versa, the perfect fitness lifestyle companion
Fitbit Versa introduces new capabilities to its lifestyle smartwatches including female health tracking and Fitbit Pay integration.
12 Jul 18
IDC - Smartwatches to take the lead as Wearables market grows
The worldwide wearables market is forecast to ship 124.9 million units by the end of 2018, up 8.2% from the prior year.
19 Jun 18
Wearables market showing no wear as smartwatches drive growth
Canalys says wearable band shipments grew 35 percent from the year before with a two horse race at the front & fierce competition behind.
24 May 18
Ingram Micro NZ scores exclusive distribution rights to Fitbit
According to Ingram Micro NZ, the move reflects its focus on offering market-leading brands to all of its partners.
22 May 18
Hands-on review: The smartwatch for semi-serious fitness buffs
The vivoactive 3 is equipped with a ton other features that make it a powerful companion for tracking fitness.
14 May 18
Smartwatches forecast to dominate wearables market by 2022
It’s been hyped about for years, but according to IDC smartwatches are finally beginning to make an impact on the wearables market.
21 Mar 18
Apple or Android? Smartphone sales surge 11% in AU
9.2m smartphones were sold in 2017, a big increase from last year that was largely driven by a 'replacement cycle' from one of the major OS.
21 Feb 18
IDC says basic wearables are declining while smartwatches surge
While basic wearables declined 0.9 percent during the quarter, smartwatches skyrocketed 60.9 percent - a trend that is expected to continue.
01 Sep 17
Samsung fitness focused smartwatches take on Fitbit
Samsung introduced two new devices to its wearable portfolio, the Gear Sport and the Gear Fit2 Pro...
31 Aug 17
The Fitbit Ionic aims to be the all-in-one health and fitness smartwatch
The Fitbit Ionic is a smartwatch with a key focus on being a health and fitness first platform...
29 Aug 17
Apple remains the weary king of smartwatches as competitors claw at the throne
Apple continues to hold the greatest market share of any smartwatch provider...
25 Aug 17
Vendors moving up and down the ranks in mixed bag wearable band market
Apple has fallen to third place in the market, overtaken by both Xiaomi and Fitbit - despite the latter experiencing a 34% year-on-year decline.
11 Aug 17
Mobile World Congress 2017: A new smartwatch and mind-boggling fingerprint scanning tech
The watch designed to enhance the learning experience of kids and the latest fingerprint scanning tech.
30 Jun 17
Apple takes wearable tech crown from Fitbit
Apple has been crowned the leading wearable technology company, despite CEO Tim Cook’s stubborn refusal to release Apple Watch numbers.
08 May 17
Another smartwatch, this time by Acer
“The new Acer Leap Ware is designed to act as a virtual coach to help people go, track, and share.
28 Apr 17
Huawei CEO thinks smartwatches are pointless
“I am always confused as to what smartwatches are for when we have smartphones."
13 Apr 17
Consumers 'bored' of smartwatches and fitness trackers
“To offer a compelling enough value proposition, the uses for wearable devices need to be distinct from what smartphones typically provide."
08 Dec 16
Smartwatches not everyone's cup of tea
"Having a clear purpose and use case is paramount, hence many vendors are focusing on fitness due to its simplicity."
25 Oct 16
NZ wearables shipments declining & Kiwis are 'over the hype', says IDC
New research from IDC suggests that there's a disconnect between the growing wearables market and Kiwi consumers who may already be over the hype.
30 Sep 16
Hands-on review: Xiaomi Mi Band 2 - advanced tech for peanuts
With the million and one wearables out there, why does the Mi Band 2 make so much sense, one that I’m happy to say is my smartwatch of choice?
23 Sep 16
Modest outlook for smartwatch market expected, set to swell in 2020
New smartwatch shipments are expected to see only modest growth for the remainder of 2016, despite the Apple Watch establishing a new benchmark.
20 Sep 16