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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."
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."