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Although the overall wearable device market was projected to decline this year as a consequence of redundant functionality with most smartphone apps, a small handful of companies have managed to develop around the sales plateau with some useful technology for diabetics and athletes.
But still 15.8 percent of US adult population
The market for wearable devices including smartwatches and fitness trackers in the US is progressing along at a rather slow pace of just 25 percent year-over-year, according to the latest industry estimates.
Will not be Google or Pixel branded
Google is reported to be set to announce two new smartwatches in Q1 2017 based on Android Wear 2.0 platform, a redesigned version of Android geared towards wearable devices.
Appears to admit downsizing
Chipzilla has denied rumours that it is exiting the wearables market – even if it appears to have just started announcing layoffs in the department.
Market growing rapidly
Research by Occams said that the e-textile market is booming at over 36 percent compound annual growth rate.
Deep learning at bodily level
A research analyst has forecast that the market in health related wearables will revolutionize the lives of people suffering from diabetes.
Increase of 13.2 percent
Beancounters from IDC have added up some numbers and divided by their shoe size and decided that China shipped 9.54 million wearable devices in the second quarter of 2016.
In the week leading up to the IFA 2016 tradeshow in Berlin several brand vendors are preparing to launch what they think are next-generation wearable devices including offerings from Acer, Asustek and Samsung.
A bit more expensive than predicted
The Jibo robot will be in the shops in October which is later and about $200 more than expected.
Internet of things not so great
Fitbit’s current-quarter profit forecast missed what the cocaine nose jobs of Wall Street predicted suggesting that the Internet of Things might not be the hot property that many are claiming.