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Hands on review: Asus ZenWatch
The first crop of Android wear smartwatches were somewhat underwhelming. Since then all things design-wise with Android wear seems to have improved...
Good luck bringing your watch into your exam
Following the recent release of the Apple Watch and the surge in uptake of wearables, Massey University has banned all watches from examination rooms.
Why smartwatch makers need the Apple Watch
“Should Apple stumble with its foray into smartwatches, the smartwatch market will suffer similarly."
Will 2015 be the year of the wearables?
While the global wearable technology market hasn’t delivered on high expectations, 2015 could be the year that turns this around.
Australia’s smartwatch market to exceed $400M by 2018
Australia’s smartwatch market to exceed $400M by 2018 as wearable computing takes hold alongside nearly 17M smartphones.
The Apple Watch will replace your keys and health coach
Tim Cook, Apple CEO, has said the Apple Watch will replace car keys, fuelling rumours that Apple will enter the automative industry.
Sony 'dare to be different' with new wearables
Sony says the SmartWatch 3 is the first smartwatch specifically designed for the latest Android Wear updates.
Fitbit takes fitness wearables to the next level with new products
The Fitbit Charge, Fitbit Charge HR and Fitbit Surge come with new features including heart rate tracking, GPS, smartwatch functionalities, and all day activity and sleep tracking.
2015 ANZ consumers seek synced devices and on-demand online shopping
Mintel predicts in 2015 Australian and New Zealand consumers will turn to smart, synced devices and enhanced online shopping experiences.
Moto 360 smartwatch headed to New Zealand
The Android Wear smartwatch was specifically designed to help wearers manage their daily tasks with a flick of the wrist
Young boffin finds use for Android smartwatch
While there is a young boffin and while he has done something amazing, the jury is still out – way out – on whether or not it is a useful something.
Set your smartwatch... Apple triggers market explosion
"Apple has finally unveiled its Apple Watch, which we expect to trigger more consumer interest once it starts shipping in 2015."
Expert analysis: Apple Watch set to drive wearable market
Analysys Mason anticipates that smartwatches will become the dominant wearable smart device by sales in early 2017.
Samsung tries again with smart watches...
"Having updated its smartwatch range less than six months after launching it, Samsung has learnt the hard way that it needs to offer more than just a second screen to appeal to customers."
Wearable device shipments set for ten-fold market increase
"Even though wearables are relatively new in terms of market maturity, it is clear that the market, for example the smart watch in particular, will be – as per smartphones – a somewhat crowded affair."
All I want for Xmas is anything but… a Smart Watch
Despite the hype surrounding smart watches, Gartner believes they are unlikely to be featured on many consumers' holiday wish lists this year.
Does anybody know the sales figures for the Samsung Galaxy… oh dear
Samsung's newly released smart watch struggles to capture the consumer's imagination, according to damning sales reports from South Korea.
Westpac Smart Watch app goes live
Westpac New Zealand releases first integrated mobile banking app for a SmartWatch device, available exclusively on the Sony SmartWatch.
Westpac set for first SmartWatch banking app
Westpac New Zealand is poised to release the first integrated mobile banking app for a SmartWatch device.
The Galaxy Gear Arrives
Samsung's new Smart Gear watch doesn't really impress
All the Galaxy Gear but no idea?
Samsung is pursuing a spaghetti-on-the-wall product strategy: Launch a smart watch, and maybe it will stick.
Will you own a smart watch by 2018?
Recent research suggests at least 36 million of us will...
Under the Surface… Watch Microsoft go
Rumours are rife that Microsoft is testing a 'translucent aluminum' Smart Watch, moving the prototype to the Surface division of the company.
Wearable tech to hit US$1.5 billion by 2014
Next generation wearables including smart glasses and watches set for boost as influential players such as Google and Apple enter the market.