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Handset brands launching more Android Wear-based devices

Aug 28, 13:58

More handset brands are rolling out Android Wear-based smartwatches and smart bracelets, adding pressure on specialized wearable device vendors such as Jawbone, Fitbit and Pebble,...

Razer to launch Nabu wearable device in 4Q14

Aug 15, 12:29

Razer will launch its first smart wearable device, the Nabu, in the fourth quarter of 2014. The device has been developed in cooperation with China-based WeChat and Tencent to incorporate...

Toshiba launches wearable wristband fitness tracker

Aug 11, 16:09

Toshiba has announced the release of a wearable fitness tracker, the WERAM1100, for online sales in Japan on Amazon and Yahoo. Orders will start to ship on August 20.

Xiaomi kicks off price war in wearable device market

Aug 4, 15:54

China-based Xiaomi has recently released a smart bracelet priced at CNY79 (US$12.79) and the price point is expected to affect other vendors' pricing for wearable devices they plan...

Foxlink sees decreased June revenues

Jul 9, 13:48

Connector maker Foxlink (Cheng Uei Precision Industry) saw its consolidated revenues of NT$5.32 billion (US$177 million) for June 2014 drop 8.97% on month and 12.78% on year, NT$17.47...

Notebook component makers have no role to play in smart wearable devices

Jul 9, 12:11

While notebook makers Quanta Computer, Compal Electronics, Wistron and Inventec have stepped into production of wearable devices, there is no role for battery pack, heat-dissipation...

Tablet market to lose attention as competition rises in wearable industry

Jul 8, 15:44

As tablet shipment growth for 2014 is expected to only reach less than 5%, and Apple's iPad sales also declined 16% sequentially in the first quarter, the IT industry is gradually...

Google I/O 2014: Samsung expands Gear portfolio with Android Wear

Jun 27, 15:50

Samsung Electronics has unveiled the Samsung Gear Live, powered by Android Wear. The new Android Wear device features Samsung's Super AMOLED display. It also offers customization...

Samsung Gear Live smart watch with Android Wear

Foxconn sees profit growth in 2013; expects better performance in 2014

Jun 26, 14:16

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has announced consolidated revenues of NT$3.95 trillion (US$131.82 billion) for 2013, a new historic high, with EPS growing to NT$8.16,...

Compal optimistic about smart shoes business

Jun 26, 12:26

Compal Electronics is optimistic about the smart shoes sector and expects them to become a new star product of the wearable device industry since shoes are worn more commonly than...

Digitimes Research: MediaTek open platform to attract more wearable device vendors

Jun 24, 19:06

MediaTek's open LinkIt platform developed for wearable devices may offer opportunities for hardware developers to come out with wearable devices with killer applications rather than...

Wearable device shipments to surge in 3Q14

Jun 23, 14:52

Wearable device shipments are expected to surge in the third quarter as most vendors have decided to launch devices during the quarter. Vendors which originally planned to release...

Intel prepared for emerging industries, says company president Renee James

Jun 13, 12:03

Intel president Renee James, during a recent interview, told Digitimes that the company and its partners in Taiwan are committed to developing smart devices with integrated designs...

Renee James, Intel president

MediaTek begins volume production of Aster solutions for wearable devices

Jun 11, 21:56

MediaTek will begin commercial production of Aster, its SoC solution for wearable devices, in June with initial shipments to reach two million units a month, according to industry...

Acer to integrate MediaTek LinkIt in BYOC for wearable and IoT

Jun 6, 10:45

Acer chairman Stan Shih at a cloud computing and Internet of thing (IoT) conference during Computex announced cooperation with MediaTek to bundle MediaTek's LinkIt IoT platform into...

MediaTek CEO MK Tsai (left) and Acer chairman Stan Shih (right)

Taiwan-based IC design houses eager to develop chips for wearable devices

May 22, 13:53

Taiwan-based IC design houses have been eager to develop chips, including customized IC parts, for wearable devices, while international IC players are more conservative about the...

Handset ODMs ready capacities for wearables, but orders yet to come

May 15, 11:48

Most Taiwan-based handset ODMs have built up capacities for producing wearable devices, but have yet to see any orders coming from major vendors, according to industry sources.

MediaTek to begin rolling out solutions for wearable devices, IoT applications in 3Q14

Apr 29, 21:46

MediaTek plans to begin volume production of its Aster solutions for wearable device and IoT (Internet of Things) applications in the third quarter of 2014, according to industry...

MediaTek seeking partner to develop solutions for wearable devices

Jan 9, 19:43

MediaTek reportedly is looking for a partner specializing in the design of analog ICs to jointly develop solutions for wearable devices. Texas Instruments and Analog Devices are being...

CES 2014: LG unveils new wearable innovations

Jan 8, 15:52

LG Electronics has unveiled its Lifeband Touch and Heart Rate Earphones, two wearable products that mark the company's first foray into fitness tech. Showcasing at the CES 2014 in...

Smart wearable shipments to grow more than 500% between 1H and 2H13, says Canalys

Dec 18, 15:51

Worldwide shipments of smart wearable bands are on the rise. Just over 200,000 smart wearable bands shipped in the first half of 2013, but this figure is set to grow by well over...

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    Toshiba WERAM1100 wristband

    Toshiba has released a wearable fitness tracker, WERAM1100, for online sales in Japan. An integrated accelerometer enables the WERAM1100 to estimate physical activities, such as...

    Photo: Company, Aug 14.

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    Samsung Gear Live smart watch with Android Wear

    Samsung Electronics has unveiled the Samsung Gear Live, powered by Android Wear. The new Android Wear device features Samsung's Super AMOLED display. It also offers easy customization...

    Photo: Company, Jun 27.

  • Garmin+Vivofit

    Garmin Vivofit

    Garmin has launched a fitness band (smart pedometer bracelet), Vivofit, in the Taiwan market. Vivofit can record users' step counts, walking distance and calories burned in daytime...

    Photo: Company, Apr 22.

  • LG+Lifeband+Touch+wearable+device

    LG Lifeband Touch wearable device

    LG Electronics has unveiled its Lifeband Touch, a wearable product that mark the company's first foray into fitness tech. Showcasing at the CES 2014 in Las Vegas, the product incorporate...

    Photo: Company, Jan 8.

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