Google to release two flagship smartwatches in Q1 2017
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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.

Intel denies exiting the wearables market
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Tuesday, 22 November 2016 14:42

Intel denies exiting the wearables market


Appears to admit downsizing

Chipzilla has denied rumours that it is exiting the wearables market – even if it appears to have just started announcing layoffs in the department.

E-textiles fit the wearer, not the starer
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Monday, 07 November 2016 15:56

E-textiles fit the wearer, not the starer


Market growing rapidly

Research by Occams said that the e-textile market is booming at over 36 percent compound annual growth rate.

Wearables will help your health
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Wednesday, 19 October 2016 17:17

Wearables will help your health

Deep learning at bodily level

A research analyst has forecast that the market in health related wearables will revolutionize the lives of people suffering from diabetes.

China churning out wearables
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Wednesday, 14 September 2016 13:35

China churning out wearables


Increase of 13.2 percent

Beancounters from IDC have added up some numbers and divided by their shoe size and decided that China shipped 9.54 million wearable devices in the second quarter of 2016.

Acer, Asustek and Samsung to talk wearables soon
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In the week leading up to the IFA 2016 tradeshow in Berlin several brand vendors are preparing to launch what they think are next-generation wearable devices including offerings from Acer, Asustek and Samsung.

Mass-produced robot in shops in October
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A bit more expensive than predicted


The Jibo robot will be in the shops in October which is later and about $200 more than expected.

Fitbit misses Wall Street estimates
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Tuesday, 23 February 2016 11:24

Fitbit misses Wall Street estimates


Internet of things not so great

Fitbit’s current-quarter profit forecast missed what the cocaine nose jobs of Wall Street predicted suggesting that the Internet of Things might not be the hot property that many are claiming.

Snapdragon Wear 2100 is the new smartwatch SoC
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Thursday, 11 February 2016 14:21

Snapdragon Wear 2100 is the new smartwatch SoC


30 per cent smaller, 25  per cent better battery

After years of  the Snapdragon 400 being Qualcomm's only SoC for wearable devices, the company has announced a successor – Snapdragon Wear 2100.

Wearable market predicted to grow
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Friday, 05 February 2016 13:15

Wearable market predicted to grow


Gartner polishes its crystal balls


Augurs in the divination division of the analyst outfit Gartner have been consulting the entrails of load of bullocks and come to the conclusion that 274.6 million wearable electronic devices will be sold worldwide in 2016.