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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
Is Australian demand for enterprise applications wavering?
Mobile is in the top three technology priorities for discretionary spending by CIOs in Australia in 2016.
07 Jul 16
Five technologies ready to disrupt your business
Personal technologies are set to have a major impact on every business across the globe, according to Gartner.
21 Jun 16
Wearables' steady growth will reach 213.6 million shipments by 2020
IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Wearable Device Tracker forecasts continued growth in wearables: 213.6 million unit shipments by 2020.
16 Jun 16
The world of wearables: Users want panic buttons and location trackers
The most desired wearables right now are the Panic/SOS button, smart watch and the location tracker, an Ericsson ConsumerLab report says.
13 Jun 16
The smartwatch shoot-out: Which one should you choose?
With every smartphone maker and their dog launching a smartwatch, many are scratching their heads, wondering which to buy.
09 Jun 16
Wearables in the classroom - it's all the rage
"Wearables are becoming commonplace in our everyday life, and are now being heartily adopted by schools around the world."
26 May 16
Fitbit still dominates growing wearables market
The International Data Corporation releases data from Worldwide Quarterly Wearable Device Tracker showing a 67.2% increase in wearables shipments.
17 May 16
Wearables a security risk, says Centrify
"The presence of wearables in the enterprise poses a growing concern for IT security."
13 Apr 16
Dip in Aussie smartphone sales expected to reverse this year
Australian smartphone sales were down one million units last year, but Telsyte says its a temporary dip which will reverse this year.
24 Mar 16
Mind your fitness tracker: Wearables the latest attack target
Connected fitness bands, watches and wearables are becoming popular in consumer and enterprise markets; the opportunity for hackers is big business.
24 Mar 16
Wearable devices to surpass 200 million
IDC says worldwide shipments of wearable devices are expected to reach 110 million by the end of 2016.
18 Mar 16
Kiwi schools ditch the textbooks, take up sports wearables
“It’s incredibly exciting to see how this technology makes learning hugely relevant to the next generation."
15 Mar 16
Unmanaged wearables pose threat to the enterprise
“Wearables are deceptively private. However, hackers don’t need to take physical possession of a device in order to exploit a hole in security."
08 Mar 16
Wearables stepping up with bumper growth, where to next?
Wearables have taken a big step forward with triple digit growth in 2015, but 'me too' copycats won't cut it going forward.
24 Feb 16
Feast your eyes on these Fitbit pics
With Fitbit leading the wearables race, we thought we'd take a closer look at what's on offer.
11 Feb 16
Fitbit's latest: the Alta
“Alta features the everyday tracking Fitbit is known for, along with innovative and purpose-built features that push users to do more."
05 Feb 16
Smartwatches, fitness devices, HDMs: What's in store for the wearables market?
According to Gartner, sales of wearable electronic devices will generate revenue of $28.7 billion in 2016.
04 Feb 16
Can wearable tech predict patient decline?
"Leveraging technology developed for the sports industry could provide an inexpensive way to improve patient care."
29 Jan 16
Tech and exercise – friend or foe?
The New Zealand Register of Exercise Professionals is calling for people to not get lost in technology when trying to get healthy.
21 Jan 16
Fitness and activity trackers rule the wearables market, but for how long?
The demand for wearables continues to grow, with fitness and activity trackers now in fierce competition from smartwatches.
20 Jan 16
Wearables a growing target for cyber attacks
"We live in a truly connected world. But as the number of connected devices continues to grow, so does the number of threats."
15 Jan 16