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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.
Spec unknown, but the Huawei Watch is a looker
Look out Moto and LG, you no longer have a monopoly on good looking, round smartwatches – thanks to the guys and gals at Huawei.
And Apple will still not be there
The Mobile World Congress looks like it is going to be packed to the gunnels with people trying to peddle their version of the smartwatch.
Promises better battery life, loads of features
Broadcom has announced a new smartwatch platform, designed to cut the power consumption in Android Wear devices.
0.5% of what a traditional LCD would consume
Japan Display Inc. (JDI) has announced a new smartwatch display that could lead to substantial battery life improvements.
67% CAGR, $32.9bn by the end of the decade
The smartwatch is still in its infancy, but analysts are already bullish, and many expect the market to take off in 2015, thanks to the upcoming Apple Watch launch, as well as new Android Wear devices.
NFC, probably plastic
Swiss watchmaker Swatch is planning to launch a smartwatch within three month, and the company says its device won’t have to be charged.