Wearables shipments on the rise as consumers head back outdoors - IDC
IDC's latest report notes a 32.3% increase in global wearables shipments in the second quarter of 2021.
Fitbit extends health partnership
Fitbit and Diabetes New Zealand have announced an extension to their multi-year partnership, are five years of doing business together.
TCL's NXTWEAR G Smart Glasses bring home theatre direct to your eyeballs
If you thought you’d seen the last of wearables like Google Glass and its ilk, consumer electronics company TCL wants to have the last laugh.
Global wearables market fuelled by smaller companies and new tech
The appetite for wearable devices remained strong in the first quarter of 2021 (1Q21) even as volumes retreated from record fourth quarter levels, IDC finds.
Ministry of Health trials wearable devices to help detect COVID-19
The Ministry of Health is trialling wearable devices at the border to help detect COVID-19.
Consumer demand boosts wearable device market growth
IDC states worldwide shipments of wearable devices reached 153.5 million in the fourth quarter of 2020, a year-over-year increase of 27.2%.
IDTechEx: the role of emerging tech in fighting COVID-19
2020 will go down in history for the year of the global pandemic, but also for the rise of innovative digital technologies.
Hands-on review: Fitbit Sense
This year, Fitbit surprised its fanbase with a brand new watch, the Fitbit Sense. Is it any better than the Versa 2 or 3? Is it worth the new, hefty price tag?
Global study to discover if wearables data can predict COVID-19
Can wearable technologies such as smartwatches and activity trackers help to early signs of COVID-19? That’s exactly what a global research project aims to find out.
Renesas & Altran develop social distancing wearable
Renesas and Altran have come up with a wearable solution that helps people maintain social distancing - all in the form factor of a wristwatch.
Jabra adds wireless charging to 75t earbud range
Jabra has released wireless charging variants of the Jabra Elite Active 75t and the Elite 75t earbuds, enabling users to charge the earbuds by placing the case on the charger.
Hands-on review: Fitbit Inspire 2
Fitbit’s range of smart watches and fitness trackers is now so broad that you could say there’s something for everyone.
Wearable sensor industry worth $2.5 billion in 2020
The wearable sensor industry will be worth $2.5 billion in 2020, having tripled in size since 2014.
Hands-on review: The Huawei Watch Fit needs a better workout
This watch has a couple of seriously good features, but there's a lot of room for improvement.
Hands-on review: The Sony WF-1000XM3 wireless earbuds
Although the WF-1000XM3s came out in 2019, they’re still available for purchase - and there's a good reason why they're so popular.
Fitbit's new products want to help manage your stress levels
Fitbit is rolling out the red carpet for a new set of wearable fitness devices, including a new Versa, Inspire, and an entirely new smartwatch called the Fitbit Sense.
OPPO Watch debuts featuring a 'world-first' 3D hyperboloid screen
With OPPO’s growing reputation for style, reliability and innovation, I confidently think they’re onto a winner.
Research: Wearables market to grow by 137% by 2024
“The pandemic greatly increased the awareness of wearable devices as their use cases increased. This has resulted in an increase in device innovation as more companies race to develop new ways to cash in and help limit the spread of the virus.”
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.