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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Samsung fitness focused smartwatches take on Fitbit
Samsung introduced two new devices to its wearable portfolio, the Gear Sport and the Gear Fit2 Pro...
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...
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
Huawei CEO thinks smartwatches are pointless
“I am always confused as to what smartwatches are for when we have smartphones."
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."
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."
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.
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?
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.
The smartwatch shoot-out: Which one should you choose?
With every smartphone maker and their dog launching a smartwatch, many are scratching their heads, wondering which to buy.
Did you hear? Classroom wearables are where it's at
Wearables in the classroom are becoming the norm, as educators around the world adopt new tools and technologies to aid learning.
Michael Kors enters the world of wearables with new smartwatch
“I thought, ‘Why can’t tech accessories be chic and glamorous?’ You wear them every day," says Michael Kors.
Six key steps to growing your MSP business
In order to remain competitive, MSPs are being forced to become not just good in their operations, but great - here's some expert advice.
The quick guide to understanding cybercriminals' motivations
Check out this incredibly helpful and interesting guide to exactly what cybercriminals are after, and how you can keep yourself safe.
Whitepaper: How businesses can buff up their cyber defences
By 2020, 60% of digital businesses will suffer major service failures due to the inability of IT security teams to manage digital risk.
The ultimate guide to selling Disaster-Recovery-as-a-Service
The key is being able to steer the discussion towards the business impact the lack of the service may have and work backwards to the offering.
The six golden keys to successful identity assurance
When someone tries to access your internal systems, how can you be sure a user is who they claim to be?