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82% growth in Q4 2019 indicates growing appetite for wearables
IDC reports the popularity of hearables was behind the unprecedented growth – the headphones and ear pods market captured 55.3% of the entire market.
Nanotech brings tough, flexible sensor to life
Engineers at the University of Waterloo have created a silicone/graphene material that can act as a sensor for wearable technologies.
Hands-on review: Apple Watch series 5 (Cellular)
No more attaching the phone to your bicep on runs, no more holding the phone on the dance floor because your skinny jeans are too skinny.
Booming wearables market driven by construction industry, research finds
The wearable tech industry, which is set to reach $54 billion by 2023, offers a significant opportunity for the construction industry.
Cellular Apple Watch Series 5 available from Spark today
For $12.99 a month, the One Number Wearable Plan lets users share their primary plan’s minutes and texts and get unlimited data on the watch through an e-sim.
Hands-on review: Fitbit Versa 2 upgrades battery life, display, and adds Alexa
We look at whether it holds up as the all-day companion for the modern tech-savvy consumer – and that’s a space it does really well in.
IDC: Earwear and watches expected to drive wearables market
Smartwatches and ear-worn devices will account for more than 70% of all wearable shipments by 2023.
watchOS 6 preview brings Watch-only apps, new faces, and features
“watchOS 6 extends our commitment to helping users better manage their health and fitness with powerful and personal new tools.”
Hands-on review: Is the Apple Watch 4 worth the price?
Apple’s flagship wearable device, the Apple Watch, is generally touted as the gold standard for what wearables should be able to achieve today.
Fitbit launches four new wearables, new paid service
The wearables category continues to evolve and grow, with global shipments of wearable devices forecasted to reach 189 million units by 2022.
Apple, Xiaomi, and Huawei dominate surging wearables market
The latest data from IDC shows the market experienced substantial growth in the fourth quarter of 2018.
How technology is changing the fitness industry
Technology is changing the way fitness studios and health clubs offer workout solutions to their customers.
Graphene and stick-on patches: An alternative take on wearables
A stick-on patch is all you need to monitor your fitness levels, hydration, heart rate, and even your sun exposure.
Wearables market flourishing - fuelled by smartwatches
A market that has stuttered in the past now has a bright forecast as adoption of wearable technology continues to thrive.
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.
Why wearable device shipments slowed in Q1 2018
Growth for the market was far lower than the 18% year-over-year growth one year ago.
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 wrests control of record-breaking wearables market
The worldwide wearables market continued its upward trajectory in the final quarter of 2017 with full year shipment volumes reaching new records.
Innovative bladder sensor scoops Callaghan’s wearable tech award
The C-Prize aimed to encourage people to push the boundaries of what’s possible through technology, and solve real-world challenges.
Number of APAC manufacturers with ‘smart factories’ to triple by 2022
In a world-leading effort, almost half of APAC manufacturers will have fully connected factories by 2022 with tech use among them expected to surge.
No sign of wear in the wearables market with double digit growth
IDC forecasts vendors will ship a total of 121.7 million wearable devices this year alone, a whopping 16.6 percent increase last year's efforts.
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.
Wearable tech challenge finalists want to rewire stroke-affected brains, decrease fall risk
The C-Prize Challenge invites Kiwi innovators and entrepreneurs to create technology solutions in a designated area.
"Be intellectually promiscuous" - Callaghan urges innovators to push the boundaries on wearable tech
Callaghan is running its biennial C-Prize Challenge, asking Kiwi innovators and entrepreneurs to create the next generation of wearable tech.