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Posted by nmawston @ 09/09/2014 19:09:00
After months of speculation, Apple finally unveiled today its Apple Watch.It is a stainless steel, aluminum or gold-plated device that enters a global smartwatch market currently growing at +750% annually, according to our WDE (Wearables) researc... read more

Posted by mwilkins @ 05/09/2014 18:54:00
For our third and final day at IFA, we were joined by a cast of thousands as IFA opened its doors to the general public, as the business of doing business begins for the exhibitors. Intel held its press conference where it revealed the Core M processor, designed for 2-in-1, tablets, a... read more

Posted by mwilkins @ 04/09/2014 19:40:00
Day two at IFA in Berlin was quiet on the wearable devices front, after the announcements we had yesterday from Asus (ZenWatch) and Sony (Smartwatch 3 and SmartBand Talk).The announcements today focus... read more

Posted by mwilkins @ 03/09/2014 17:39:00
The IFA consumer electronics trade show in Berlin, Germany, kicked off in style today (day 1), and wearables were right at the front. Analysts from our WD... read more

Posted by wshi @ 01/09/2014 11:48:00
When Nokia made the announcement on 29 August to provide a beta version HERE navigation service on Samsung’s Galaxy smartphones as well as two navigation apps to Tizen-based Samsung smartwatches, we ... read more

Posted by nmawston @ 11/08/2014 11:33:00
According to new research from our WDE (Wearables) service, global smartwatch shipments grew a healthy +400% YoY in Q2 2014. The market was driven by ... read more

Posted by nmawston @ 19/07/2014 00:53:00
According to our Wearables (WDE) research service, global smartwatch sales will grow a healthy +750% in 2014. The smartwatch is clearly a high-growth market.Rumo... read more

Posted by nmawston @ 17/07/2014 18:34:00
Wearable devices have the potential to grow into a significant consumer market, benefiting from the ubiquity of the smartphone, and the growing self-health movement; but their success, of course, is not guaranteed. With sensor-laden wearable devices there are a unique set of challenges to be over... read more

Posted by nmawston @ 18/05/2014 14:12:00
According to new research from our WDE (Wearables) service, global smartwatch shipments grew a healthy +250% YoY in Q1 2014. The market was driven heavily by Samsung and its Galaxy Gear model, which is outperformin... read more

Posted by mwilkins @ 12/05/2014 17:34:00
In new research from the Wearable Device Ecosystems (WDE) service looking at enabling technologies in Smartglasses, WiFi will be an important technology for the category, found in 75% of devices shipping in 2015. The technology will allow smartglass users to upload video they rec... read more

Posted by mwilkins @ 12/05/2014 17:26:00
According to new research from the Wearable Device Ecosystems (WDE) service looking at enabling technologies in Smartwatches, Bluetooth will be a key technology going forward. The importance of the short-range wireless technology is critical in that it is the conduit between the ... read more

Posted by mwilkins @ 17/04/2014 14:46:00
In a new report from the Wearable Device Ecosystems (WDE) service, we discuss findings from a recent consumer survey indicating that current wearable device pricing is considerably out of sync with consumer expectations. Overcoming such a mismatch will require consumer education to the value and ... read more

Posted by nmawston @ 16/04/2014 14:27:00
According to a new report from our Wearable Device Ecosystems (WDE) service, wearables are going to come in all shapes and sizes during the next decade. Deciding which wearable device types will be operator-friendly in such a fragmented ecosystem will be challenging. Carriers, like ... read more

Posted by sbicheno @ 26/03/2014 14:16:00
Facebook - the social networking giant - is acquiring Oculus VR - a specialist in consumer virtual reality (VR) technology.  According to Strategy Analytics' WDE service the overlap may not seem obvious at first, but initially the acquisition is expected to focus on VR gaming, with Facebook ... read more

Posted by mwilkins @ 19/03/2014 09:33:00
Yesterday Google unveiled Android Wear, an operating system targeted squarely at the emerging wearable devices market. Initially Android Wear will be available for Smartwatches, but... read more

Posted by nmawston @ 28/02/2014 17:03:00
Analysts from our Wearable Device Ecosystems (WDE) research service attended the Mobile World Congress (MWC) trade show in Barcelona, Spain, between Sunday 2... read more

Posted by nmawston @ 25/02/2014 10:07:00
Samsung chose the Mobile World Congress (MWC) trade show in Barcelona, Spain, this week to introduce its second-generation Gear smartwatches. It launched two models, the Gear 2... read more

Posted by nmawston @ 19/02/2014 09:59:00
This year's Mobile World Congress (MWC) -- arguably the planet's most important trade show for the phone / tablet / wearables industry -- will take place next week in Barcelona, Spain, between Sunday 23rd and Thurs 27th F... read more

Posted by nmawston @ 13/02/2014 12:45:00
According to the latest research from our Wearable Device Ecosystems (WDE) service, global smartwatch shipments reached a record 2 million units in 2013. Android captured 61 percent share of all smartwatches shipped worldwide an... read more

Posted by rlanctot @ 31/01/2014 15:10:00
Two senior GM executives appear to be working and speaking at crosspurposes.  This isn’t necessarily unusual, but given the fact that the focus of their disagreement is the importance ... read more

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