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Apple still leads in smartwatch sales, but sector growth slow, says Kantar Worldpanel

Newswatch - Sep 27, 11:27

As of July 2016, 15.2% of US consumers owned either a smartwatch or fitness band compared to 8.1% for the four major markets in Europe - the UK, Germany, France and Italy, according...

Worldwide smartwatch market to swell to 50 million units in 2020, says IDC

Sep 20, 00:47

A year after the launch of the Apple Watch established a new benchmark for the worldwide smartwatch market, new smartwatch shipments are expected to see only modest growth for the...

Apple introduces Apple Watch Series 2

Sep 8, 12:13

Apple has introduced the Apple Watch series 2, packed with fitness and health capabilities including a water resistance 50 meter rating for swimming, and built-in GPS so users can...

Apple Watch series 2 smartwatches

Worldwide smartwatch market experiences first decline as shipments fall 32% in 2Q16, says IDC

Jul 22, 12:38

For the first time, the worldwide smartwatch market saw an on-year decline of 32%, according to preliminary data from the IDC Worldwide Quarterly Wearable Device Tracker. Smartwatch...

China market: Xiaomi likely to launch smartwatch in September, says report

Newswatch - Jun 22, 22:17

Xiaomi Technology is expected to launch its first smartwatch in September at the earliest. The Mi smartwatch is likely to come with a 1.3-inch round display powered by a Qualcomm...

PCB firms cautious about demand for smartwatches

Mar 28, 20:52

Apple Watch's "weaker than expected" shipments have prompted caution from companies in the PCB supply chain, which no longer believe Apple Watch or other smartwatch device...

Global smartwatch shipments overtake Swiss watch shipments in 4Q15, says Strategy Analytics

Newswatch - Feb 19, 14:13

Global smartwatch shipments reached 8.1 million units in the fourth quarter of 2015 compared to 7.9 million Swiss watches shipped during the same period, the first time ever that...

Digitimes Research: More fashion, sports gear, medical vendors step into smartwatch sector

Jan 28, 14:54

New smartwatches displayed at CES 2016 indicate that more vendors of fashion products, sports gear, medicare devices and traditional watches have stepped into the smartwatch segment,...

Global smartwatch, bracelet sales to reach 100 million units in 2016

Jan 13, 15:40

Global sales of smartwatches and bracelets are expected to reach 100 million units in 2016, led by the release of a second-generation Apple Watch in the second half of the year, according...

MediaTek unveils new chips for wearables, smart homes and UHD Blu-ray

Jan 5, 10:56

MediaTek has announced its new chip series for wearable and smart home applications, and Ultra HD Blu-ray players.

Worldwide wearables shipments to surpass 200 million in 2019, says IDC

Dec 23, 12:02

The worldwide wearable device market will see continued growth as second- and third-generation iterations reach the market. These new devices will build upon the hardware and software...

IoT market to nearly double by 2019, says IC Insights

Dec 17, 19:02

Between 2015 and 2019, worldwide systems revenues for applications connecting to the Internet of Things (IoT) will nearly double reaching US$124.5 billion in the final year of the...

Three trends to take place in 2016 smartphone market, says Strategy Analytics

Nov 25, 15:53

At least three major global shifts are predicted to take place in the smartphone market during 2016. Smartphone financing will become the norm, while Indonesia will join India as...

Imec partners with UEST to develop emergency-detecting wearables

Nov 19, 15:27

Nano-electronics research center imec and UEST, a Belgian start-up company, have started the production of Zembro, a smart bracelet designed to enable the elderly to connect with...

Taiwan market: Samsung launches Gear S2 smartwatch, supporting wireless charging

Oct 29, 14:47

Samsung Electronics has launched its Gear S2 smartwatch in Taiwan and is looking to release the Gear S2 e-Sim around the Lunar New Year holidays. Currently, the Gear S2 e-Sim is only...

IFA 2015: Samsung, Motorola, Huawei to showcase new smartwatches

Sep 3, 10:06

Smartphone vendors including Samsung Electronics, Motorola (Lenovo) and Huawei all plan to unveil their new models of smartwatches at the upcoming IFA 2015 in order to compete effectively...

Taiwan wearable device makers shift production focus to smartwatches

Jun 3, 21:36

Taiwan-based wearable device makers, including Mitac International, Papago, Holux Technology and GlobalSat Worldcom, have recently shifted focus to develop smartwatches instead of...

Smartwatch display shipments to reach 34 millio in 2015, says IHS

Jun 2, 16:04

Smartwatch display unit shipments are expected to grow 250% on year, reaching a record 34 million units in 2015, led by demand for the new Apple Watch, according to IHS. The display...

Asustek pushing 2 smartwatches designed by notebook and motherboard teams

May 21, 14:27

Asustek Computer is planning to push two smartwatch series, the ZenWatch and the VivoWatch. Internally the notebook team will handle ZenWatch R&D and the motherboard team is in...

Taiwan market: Asustek to launch VivoWatch in early May

May 4, 11:09

Asustek Computer will launch its new smartwatch, the VivoWatch, in the Taiwan market on May 8, priced at NT$4,588 (US$149), according to the company. The new wearable device will...

Asustek VivoWatch

More wearable device vendors looking to in-house developed platforms for smartwatches

Apr 28, 21:25

Wearable device vendors including Asustek Computer, Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics have been eagerly developing respective platforms in-house for their smartwatches and other...

Smart bracelet, watch vendors cutting prices at HK electronics fair

Apr 16, 14:57

Most smartwatch and smart bracelet vendors at the ongoing Hong Kong Electronics Fair 2015 (Spring Edition) have engaged in price competition in order to win orders on the spot.

Smart bracelets being displayed at HK electronics fair

Asustek to launch VivoWatch in May

Apr 15, 21:31

Asustek Computer will launch the VivoWatch, an inexpensive P67-waterproof smartwatch specifically for use in sports and health care, in May 2015, according to industry sources.

Smart wearable device vendors avoid competition with Apple Watch

Apr 14, 20:56

In view of better than originally expected pre-orders for Apple Watch, wearables vendors have adjusted their plans to launch smartwatches and wrist bands in an attempt to avoid direct...

Smartwatch OLED panel demand on the rise

Apr 7, 15:00

OLED panel makers are increasingly optimistic about opportunities in the wearables segment following developments by smartwatch vendors.

Makers eyeing OLED demand from smartwatches

Taiwan market: Sony Mobile launches stainless steel SmartWatch 3

Newswatch - Mar 17, 13:58

Sony Mobile Communications has launched the stainless steel version of its SmartWatch 3 in the Taiwan market priced at NT$9,990 (US$315).

Apple Watch available in 9 countries on April 24

Mar 10, 11:26

Apple has announced that the Apple Watch will be available on April 24 to customers in Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, the UK and the US.

Apple Watch smartwatches

Apple Watch to ship 15 million units in 2015, says Strategy Analytics

Mar 6, 16:08

The Apple Watch will ship over 15 million units worldwide in 2015, according to Strategy Analytics. Apple will quickly become the world's number one smartwatch vendor and capture...

Digitimes Research: LG focuses on mid-range/entry-level smartphones and smartwatches at MWC 2015

Mar 6, 11:13

Unlike Samsung Electronics and High Tech Computer (HTC) that unveiled their newest flagship smartphones at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2015 in Barcelona, Spain, LG Electronics focused...

HTC and other vendors to launch non-Android Wear smart devices

Feb 13, 11:16

Although Sony Mobile Communications, LG Electronics, Motorola Mobility and Asustek Computer have launched Android Wear-based smartwatches, Samsung Electronics, HTC and some China-based...

Digitimes Research: CES 2105 highlights new developments of parts and components for smartwatches

Jan 22, 12:22

Smartwatch vendors were exhibiting new prototypes and newly developed parts and components, mainly displays, watchbands and sensors, to test the market responses during the recently...

Asustek expects to ship 8 million ZenFone smartphones in 2014

Dec 26, 15:08

Asustek Computer expects its ZenFone smartphone shipments to reach eight million units globally in 2014 and 16-20 million units in 2015, while monthly shipments of its recently launched...

Taiwan market: Asustek launches ZenWatch

Dec 25, 12:29

Asustek Computer has launched its Android Wear-based smartwatch, the ZenWatch in Taiwan, priced at NT$5,990 (US$188). Company CEO Jerry Shen pointed out that monthly production capacity...

Asustek ZenWatch smartwatch

Digitimes Research: White-box wearable vendors see potential in sport and children's markets

Nov 18, 15:53

At the Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Autumn Edition) 2014, many IT vendors showcased their latest wearable devices with white-box smart bracelets being a spotlight at the show, and...

Innostor to launch smartwatch module solutions

Oct 7, 15:43

NAND flash controller IC design house Innostor Technology will expand its product portfolio to include IC parts for IoT devices and plans to launch its first smartwatch module, the...

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