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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.
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.