Taking the fight to Samsung
Details about the Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 5100 and 5100 Plus chipset have leaked and it appears that the chipmaker wants to take the “wearables” crown from Samsung.
Average number doubles
The pandemic has bolstered the use of gadgets in an average US household to 25 connected devices, up from 11 in 2019, including laptops, smartphones, streaming devices, smart TVs, headphones, and gaming consoles, according to a Deloitte report.
The wearables category of consumer devices -- which includes smartwatches, fitness trackers, and augmented reality glasses -- shipped more than 100 million units in the first quarter for the first time, according to beancounters at IDC.
Device sales dropped
Beancounters at ABI Research have noted that sales of wearables have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic because consumer interest in buying non-essential devices has dropped in the first quarter of 2020, along with the issues associated with a hampered supply chain.
Works at a stretch
Boffins at Duke University and Michigan State University have engineered a novel type of supercapacitor that remains fully functional even when stretched to eight times its original size.
Review: Great look, excellent battery, music and calls
We got a chance to get one of the Huawei Watch GT 2 classic edition and so far, had more than half of a day to spend with the watch. Here are some of the first impression of the design, specs, and overall features.
IDC insists that the market is growing and changing
Beancounters at IDC think that despite no one is actually making money from wearables, there is some life in the market.
Not really sure why
While most of the world is treating wearables as a bit of a snooze, there is a significant market for the trinkets in Africa and the Middle East, according to beancounters at IDC.
Xiaomi and Apple tied in the top spot in Q1
The worldwide market for wearable devices, including smartwatches, smart clothing, and fitness trackers, has increased 17.9 percent from the total number of units shipped in 2016, according to a report from IDC.
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.