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Gartner’s seven unexpected digital disruptions
CIOs always need to be on the lookout for the next wave of technology. Gartner has outlined seven tech trends that we should keep an eye on.
18 Oct 18
Apple still on top as wearables market grows worldwide
Apple’s share of the market continues to grow along with Chinese competitors Xiaomi and Huawei. Fitbit still in decline.
05 Sep 18
Medical-Grade tech brings opportunity in wearables market
There is significant opportunity for growth in clinically validated, yet user-friendly wearables to aid individuals manage such ailments.
21 Jun 18
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.
19 Jun 18
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.
24 May 18
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.
21 Mar 18
Apple wrests control of record-breaking wearables market
The worldwide wearables market continued its upward trajectory in the final quarter of 2017 with full year shipment volumes reaching new records.
02 Mar 18
Apple Watch 2017 shipments up by over 50% - Canalys
Q4 2017 shipments grew by more than 32% over Q4 2016, the highest ever number of shipments in a single quarter for any wearable vendor.
07 Feb 18
No sign of wear in the wearables market with double digit growth
IDC forecasts vendors will ship a total of 121.7 million wearable devices this year alone, a whopping 16.6 percent increase last year's efforts.
15 Sep 17
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.
01 Sep 17
Vendors moving up and down the ranks in mixed bag wearable band market
Apple has fallen to third place in the market, overtaken by both Xiaomi and Fitbit - despite the latter experiencing a 34% year-on-year decline.
11 Aug 17
Global wearables market grows 17.9 percent - and we have a new leader
The worldwide wearables market continued its rapid rise in the first quarter of 2017 (1Q17) with multiple companies experiencing triple digit growth.
09 Jun 17
This handbag charges your phone and protects from prying hands
The handbags feature wireless smart device charging, bio-lock security, Bluetooth proximity alerts, and enough organization to rival a mobile office.
29 May 17
NEC makes hearable tech prototype for 'safer authentication'
"NEC is aiming to commercialize hearable platform services that combine individual authentication, indoor positioning & acoustic AR by 2018."
24 May 17
IDC: Wearables aren’t dead - market grows 16.9 percent in fourth quarter
While many may think the wearables market is a dwindling one, it is actually quite healthy - a change of focus has been put down as the cause.
06 Mar 17
Connected toys and wearables for Christmas? Could be a cyber security risk
As long as a device can be connected to the web or other devices and isn’t secured, it can be accessed stealthily and used to a criminal’s advantage.
13 Dec 16
Consumers 'bored' of smartwatches and fitness trackers
“To offer a compelling enough value proposition, the uses for wearable devices need to be distinct from what smartphones typically provide."
08 Dec 16
Fitbit still on top in wearables market, Apple's 'aging lineup' sees decline
"Simplicity is a driving factor and this is well reflected in the top vendor list as four out of five offer a simple, dedicated fitness device."
06 Dec 16
New survey ‘disappointing’ for Fitbit as Kiwis vote on their favourite electronics
Apple and Samsung remain on top, while LG, Panasonic, Sony and The Warehouse's Veon proving popular with Kiwi consumers.
28 Oct 16
2017 and beyond: What it looks like for IT
"Last year, we said digital changes were coming fast. This year the acceleration continues and may have wide-ranging impact on people and technology."
21 Oct 16
Is Fitbit’s Charge 2 its best tracker to date?
I highly recommend it for those looking to get more out of their fitness trackers, but don't to step into the world of a smart watch just yet.
14 Oct 16
NZ wearables shipments declining & Kiwis are 'over the hype', says IDC
New research from IDC suggests that there's a disconnect between the growing wearables market and Kiwi consumers who may already be over the hype.
30 Sep 16
Hands-on review: Xiaomi Mi Band 2 - advanced tech for peanuts
With the million and one wearables out there, why does the Mi Band 2 make so much sense, one that I’m happy to say is my smartwatch of choice?
23 Sep 16
Fitbit’s dominance in wearables market remains unchallenged, Apple suffers decline
Fitbit’s dominance over the global market remains unchallenged, as the company’s name becomes synonymous with fitness bands.
07 Sep 16