IDC insists that the market is growing and changing
Beancounters at IDC think that despite no one is actually making money from wearables, there is some life in the market.
Not really sure why
While most of the world is treating wearables as a bit of a snooze, there is a significant market for the trinkets in Africa and the Middle East, according to beancounters at IDC.
Xiaomi and Apple tied in the top spot in Q1
The worldwide market for wearable devices, including smartwatches, smart clothing, and fitness trackers, has increased 17.9 percent from the total number of units shipped in 2016, according to a report from IDC.
Xiaomi in number two spot worldwide
Apple shipped 3.5 million wearable devices worldwide in the first calendar quarter of this year, rising 59 percent from 2.2 million units in Q1 2016 and overtaking Fitbit as the world’s largest wearables vendor for the quarter.
Non-fitness related segments showing some growth
According to the latest market data from IDC, the worldwide market for wearable devices surprisingly reached an all-time high in the fourth quarter of 2016 amid reports of slow market adoption.
A login method for cars, doors, PCs and everything else
Over the past few years, the concept of using heartbeat data to encrypt information and authenticate personal and enterprise users has been gaining consideration as an alternative to expensive, computationally-heavy encryption techniques unsuited for wearable devices.
Along with two new LG flagship smartwatches
Google’s software platform for wearables may be receiving its first major update on February 9th, according to the latest information from at least one known reliable Twitter source who does his job fairly well.
CES innovation award showcase nominees
Although the overall wearable device market was projected to decline this year as a consequence of redundant functionality with most smartphone apps, a small handful of companies have managed to develop around the sales plateau with some useful technology for diabetics and athletes.
But still 15.8 percent of US adult population
The market for wearable devices including smartwatches and fitness trackers in the US is progressing along at a rather slow pace of just 25 percent year-over-year, according to the latest industry estimates.
Will not be Google or Pixel branded
Google is reported to be set to announce two new smartwatches in Q1 2017 based on Android Wear 2.0 platform, a redesigned version of Android geared towards wearable devices.