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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.
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.
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.
Fitbit delivers revolutionary update for the Ionic
“With this update, we are delivering on our promise to enhance the smart experience of the Ionic..."
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...
Apple retakes the lead in the smart watch race
Apple retook the lead in the wearable band market in Q3 2017...
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...
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..."
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."
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."