Qualcomm testing two wearable chipsets
Published in News
Wednesday, 23 February 2022 11:51

Qualcomm testing two wearable chipsets


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.

Gadget use increases
Published in IoT
Wednesday, 09 June 2021 12:53

Gadget use increases


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.

Wearables use growing
Published in IoT
Friday, 28 May 2021 11:58

Wearables use growing


IDC reports 

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.

Wearables market kung flued
Published in IoT
Wednesday, 03 June 2020 10:34

Wearables market kung flued


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.

Supercapacitor could be the key to wearables
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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.

Huawei Watch GT 2 early review
Published in Reviews
Saturday, 21 September 2019 09:51

Huawei Watch GT 2 early review


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.

There's life in the wearables market yet
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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. 

Wearables are a big thing in Africa and Middle East
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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.

Wearables market increased 18 percent year-over-year
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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.

Apple was top wearables vendor in Q1 2017
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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.