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Apple brings always-on display to the Watch Series 5
Both Apple Watch Series 5 (GPS) and (GPS + Cellular) models will be available in stores beginning Friday, 20 September.
Concerns around smart device privacy continues to grow
According to the research, Australian consumers have concerns specifically around smart devices listening in on their conversations and organisations extracting personal information from their digital footprints.
Fitbit launches Versa 2 with Amazon Alexa, announces new subscription service
Versa 2 delivers a new swimproof design, includes sleep features like Sleep Score and smart wake, and is packed with more advanced health, fitness and smart features.
Fossil's smartwatches will let iPhone users make calls
Smartwatch maker Fossil Group might just be trying to edge out Apple’s massive investment in smartwatches like the Apple Watch.
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.
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.”
Hands-on review: The Fitbit Versa Lite
At first glance, the Versa and the Versa Lite look exactly the same. For someone who is not a Versa user, the two can be easily mistaken.
Hands-on review: Huawei Watch GT
I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time with the Watch GT. It’s converted me from being anti-smartwatch to someone who’s genuinely considering buying one.
Hands-on review: Xiaomi’s Mi Mix 3 and the Amazfit Bip
You’ll probably be sad to see another device say ‘farewell’ to the 3.5mm headphone jack. Fortunately though, as mentioned, Xiaomi were kind enough to include an adapter in the box.
European Commission urges recall of children's smartwatch
If you’ve been on a trip to Germany recently and picked up a few gifts for the family, you might want to take note if you happened to by the Enox Safe-KID-One smartwatch for children.
Wearables market flourishing - fuelled by smartwatches
A market that has stuttered in the past now has a bright forecast as adoption of wearable technology continues to thrive.
Review: Should you buy the Fitbit Charge 3?
If you are new the to the world of wearables you might be wondering if Fitbit’s new offering is a good first step. Maybe I can help with that.
Wearable device market one to... watch
Gartner says shipments of wearables will reach 225 million in 2019, with spending hitting US$42b, with smartwatches still taking the lion’s share.
Hands-on review: Fitbit Versa, the perfect fitness lifestyle companion
Fitbit Versa introduces new capabilities to its lifestyle smartwatches including female health tracking and Fitbit Pay integration.
IDC - Smartwatches to take the lead as Wearables market grows
The worldwide wearables market is forecast to ship 124.9 million units by the end of 2018, up 8.2% from the prior year.
Wearables market showing no wear as smartwatches drive growth
Canalys says wearable band shipments grew 35 percent from the year before with a two horse race at the front & fierce competition behind.
Ingram Micro NZ scores exclusive distribution rights to Fitbit
According to Ingram Micro NZ, the move reflects its focus on offering market-leading brands to all of its partners.
Hands-on review: The smartwatch for semi-serious fitness buffs
The vivoactive 3 is equipped with a ton other features that make it a powerful companion for tracking fitness.
Smartwatches forecast to dominate wearables market by 2022
It’s been hyped about for years, but according to IDC smartwatches are finally beginning to make an impact on the wearables market.
Apple or Android? Smartphone sales surge 11% in AU
9.2m smartphones were sold in 2017, a big increase from last year that was largely driven by a 'replacement cycle' from one of the major OS.
IDC says basic wearables are declining while smartwatches surge
While basic wearables declined 0.9 percent during the quarter, smartwatches skyrocketed 60.9 percent - a trend that is expected to continue.
Samsung fitness focused smartwatches take on Fitbit
Samsung introduced two new devices to its wearable portfolio, the Gear Sport and the Gear Fit2 Pro...
The Fitbit Ionic aims to be the all-in-one health and fitness smartwatch
The Fitbit Ionic is a smartwatch with a key focus on being a health and fitness first platform...
Apple remains the weary king of smartwatches as competitors claw at the throne
Apple continues to hold the greatest market share of any smartwatch provider...