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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."
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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."
Smartwatches, fitness devices, HDMs: What's in store for the wearables market?
According to Gartner, sales of wearable electronic devices will generate revenue of $28.7 billion in 2016.
Forget tracking steps, these wearables are changing lives
"The wrist has become prime real estate for technology you can wear, while the rest of the human body appears to have gone unnoticed."
Fitness and activity trackers rule the wearables market, but for how long?
The demand for wearables continues to grow, with fitness and activity trackers now in fierce competition from smartwatches.
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: 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.
Huawei NZ joins the new arms race with Huawei Watch
Huawei has debuted its Huawei Watch in New Zealand, with retailers Harvey Norman, Noel Leeming and JB Hi-Fi among the retailers carrying the device.
Smartwatches failing to set Australian market alight
Smartwatches are struggling to take off in Australia, with early adopters already admitting to abandoning them - but smart bands are another story.
Samsung’s soon-to-launch Gear S2 smartwatch
Can the Gear S2 and Teizen compete head on with the Apple Watch and the Android Wear app ecosystem?
100% of smartwatches have security flaws, says HP
A new report from HP says smartwatches represent a new and open frontier for cyberattack.
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.
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."
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.
Hands on review: Sony Smart Watch 3
If you’re a fitness fanatic with Bluetooth headphones, it's got a definite edge over the others.