Apple was top wearables vendor in Q1 2017
Published in Wearables


Xiaomi in number two spot worldwide

Apple shipped 3.5 million wearable devices worldwide in the first calendar quarter of this year, rising 59 percent from 2.2 million units in Q1 2016 and overtaking Fitbit as the world’s largest wearables vendor for the quarter.

Wearables market grew 16.9 percent in Q4 2016
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Non-fitness related segments showing some growth


According to the latest market data from IDC, the worldwide market for wearable devices surprisingly reached an all-time high in the fourth quarter of 2016 amid reports of slow market adoption.

Heartbeat data to be used to authenticate wearable devices
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A login method for cars, doors, PCs and everything else


Over the past few years, the concept of using heartbeat data to encrypt information and authenticate personal and enterprise users has been gaining consideration as an alternative to expensive, computationally-heavy encryption techniques unsuited for wearable devices.

Android Wear 2.0 update may arrive on February 9th
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Along with two new LG flagship smartwatches


Google’s software platform for wearables may be receiving its first major update on February 9th, according to the latest information from at least one known reliable Twitter source who does his job fairly well.

New wearables from PKvitality monitor glucose, lactic acid levels
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CES innovation award showcase nominees


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.

US wearables market growth is slow
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Friday, 23 December 2016 07:27

US wearables market growth is slow


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.

Google to release two flagship smartwatches in Q1 2017
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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.

Intel denies exiting the wearables market
Published in Wearables
Tuesday, 22 November 2016 14:42

Intel denies exiting the wearables market


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.

E-textiles fit the wearer, not the starer
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Monday, 07 November 2016 15:56

E-textiles fit the wearer, not the starer


Market growing rapidly

Research by Occams said that the e-textile market is booming at over 36 percent compound annual growth rate.

Wearables will help your health
Published in Wearables
Wednesday, 19 October 2016 17:17

Wearables will help your health

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.