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Gartner: Wearable device spending to total US$52 billion in 2020
Competition from lower-cost smartwatches will reduce average selling prices by 4.5% in 2021.
New tech makes up 25% of US$1.7 trillion consumer spending
Consumer spending on technology is forecast to reach US$1.69 trillion in 2019 with a quarter coming from emerging technologies such as VR/AR.
The rise and rise of ‘hearables’, as told by IDC
Ear-worn devices captured 46.9% of the overall wearables market during the 2Q19, up from 24.8% a year ago.
IDC: Earwear and watches driving wearables market
Smartwatches and ear-worn devices will account for more than 70% of the 200 million wearables shipped by 2023.
A detailed look at the global wearables market
ResearchAndMarkets.com released a new report, providing a comprehensive examination of the state of the wearables market for the next five years.
Smartwatches drive wearables market, up 55%
Ongoing demand fuels a strong growth trajectory for wearable devices in Q1 2019 with wrist-worn and ear-worn leading the market, according to IDC.
Bose releases sunglasses/headphone combo
With a proprietary open-ear design and micro-acoustics it allows for voice control and personal audio without loss of privacy.
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.
Spark launches eSIM compatibility - but there's a catch
Spark only supports a select number of devices sold through its stores.
IDC: Innovative wearable use cases drive double-digit growth
Wristbands are set to lose their dominance as hearables and industrial applications keep the wearables market moving forward.
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.
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.
Review: Should you buy the Fitbit Charge 3?
If you are new the to the world of wearables you might be wondering if Fitbit’s new offering is a good first step. Maybe I can help with that.
Wearable device market one to... watch
Gartner says shipments of wearables will reach 225 million in 2019, with spending hitting US$42b, with smartwatches still taking the lion’s share.
Gartner’s seven unexpected digital disruptions
CIOs always need to be on the lookout for the next wave of technology. Gartner has outlined seven tech trends that we should keep an eye on.
Apple still on top as wearables market grows worldwide
Apple’s share of the market continues to grow along with Chinese competitors Xiaomi and Huawei. Fitbit still in decline.
Medical-Grade tech brings opportunity in wearables market
There is significant opportunity for growth in clinically validated, yet user-friendly wearables to aid individuals manage such ailments.
IDC - Smartwatches to take the lead as Wearables market grows
The worldwide wearables market is forecast to ship 124.9 million units by the end of 2018, up 8.2% from the prior year.
Wearables market showing no wear as smartwatches drive growth
Canalys says wearable band shipments grew 35 percent from the year before with a two horse race at the front & fierce competition behind.
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.
Apple Watch 2017 shipments up by over 50% - Canalys
Q4 2017 shipments grew by more than 32% over Q4 2016, the highest ever number of shipments in a single quarter for any wearable vendor.
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.