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Wearables
Signet rolls out Zebra industrial wearables across warehouse operations
Zebra Technologies Corporation has released its new industrial wearable technology solutions with Signet, with the intention to improve worker productivity and lower operational costs.
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Wearables
Research: The convergence of medtech and wearables
IDTechEx has released research that looks at the growth of the wearables market and the growing innovation in health and medical technologies.
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Apple
Wearables market sees 29.7% growth, driven by hearables
The growth in Q1 2020 was fuelled by new product launches from market leaders as well as increased perceived utility as people set up offices at home.
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Health
New wearable devices to diagnose medical conditions such as preeclampsia, epilepsy and heart attacks
"Wearable consumer products such as the Fitbit are already mainstream, yet the enormous transformative medical potential of wearable technologies is yet to be realised."
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Wearables
Fitbit begins study to determine if devices can detect heart irregularities
The research aims to have its devices detect atrial fibrillation, which is the most common form of heart irregularity and drastically increases the risk of stroke.
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Apple
Google’s Fitbit acquisition under scrutiny
Despite economic issues, the wearables market is growing, Futuresource Consulting claims. Amongst this, Google inches closer to swallowing Fitbit.
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Apple
82% growth in Q4 2019 indicates growing appetite for wearables
IDC reports the popularity of hearables was behind the unprecedented growth – the headphones and ear pods market captured 55.3% of the entire market.
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3D Printing
Nanotech brings tough, flexible sensor to life
Engineers at the University of Waterloo have created a silicone/graphene material that can act as a sensor for wearable technologies.
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Cloud
Apple still owns growing wearables market, says GlobalData
While many consumers cannot afford the latest Apple Watch, there is an untapped demand for cheaper smartwatches.
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Wearables
Wearable payment options sweeping Australia
New research from Bankwest shows that having the option to pay with wearable tech is becoming more appealing than ever.
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Smartphone
Vodafone to launch eSIMs for devices and wearables
Offers greater flexibility to manage connections and use advanced features such as dual SIM capability.
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Apple
Hands-on review: Apple Watch series 5 (Cellular)
No more attaching the phone to your bicep on runs, no more holding the phone on the dance floor because your skinny jeans are too skinny.
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Wearables
Booming wearables market driven by construction industry, research finds
The wearable tech industry, which is set to reach $54 billion by 2023, offers a significant opportunity for the construction industry.
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Samsung
Momentum across APAC drives wearable band market as Fitbit falters
Fitbit faltered in Q3 and was the only vendor in the top five not to grow shipments over last year.
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Apple
Cellular Apple Watch Series 5 available from Spark today
For $12.99 a month, the One Number Wearable Plan lets users share their primary plan’s minutes and texts and get unlimited data on the watch through an e-sim.
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Apple
Gartner: Wearable device spending to total US$52 billion in 2020
Competition from lower-cost smartwatches will reduce average selling prices by 4.5% in 2021.
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Hands-on review: Fitbit Versa 2 upgrades battery life, display, and adds Alexa
We look at whether it holds up as the all-day companion for the modern tech-savvy consumer – and that’s a space it does really well in.
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Drones
New tech makes up 25% of US$1.7 trillion consumer spending
Consumer spending on technology is forecast to reach US$1.69 trillion in 2019 with a quarter coming from emerging technologies such as VR/AR.
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Apple
The rise and rise of ‘hearables’, as told by IDC
Ear-worn devices captured 46.9% of the overall wearables market during the 2Q19, up from 24.8% a year ago.
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Apple
IDC: Earwear and watches driving wearables market
Smartwatches and ear-worn devices will account for more than 70% of the 200 million wearables shipped by 2023.
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Apple
A detailed look at the global wearables market
ResearchAndMarkets.com released a new report, providing a comprehensive examination of the state of the wearables market for the next five years.
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IDC
IDC: Earwear and watches expected to drive wearables market
Smartwatches and ear-worn devices will account for more than 70% of all wearable shipments by 2023.
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Apple
watchOS 6 preview brings Watch-only apps, new faces, and features
“watchOS 6 extends our commitment to helping users better manage their health and fitness with powerful and personal new tools.”
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Apple
Smartwatches drive wearables market, up 55%
Ongoing demand fuels a strong growth trajectory for wearable devices in Q1 2019 with wrist-worn and ear-worn leading the market, according to IDC.