India wearables market records 144.3% YoY growth in 2020: IDC

According to the IDC report, the Indian wearables market posted a 144.3% year-over-year (YoY) growth in 2020 with shipments of 36.4 million units. The growth was driven by the increasing acceptance of earwear devices and upgrades to watches from wrist bands.  Continue reading “India wearables market records 144.3% YoY growth in 2020: IDC”

Microsoft patents hint at a wearable device with actuators

Microsoft has discontinued its lineup of wearable devices after launching the Microsoft Band 2. However, the company seems to be planning a comeback. A new patent file named “WEARABLE DEVICE” was published by USPTO and filed by Microsoft in June 2017. Continue reading “Microsoft patents hint at a wearable device with actuators”

Samsung patent hints at wearable with extended curved display

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Samsung has filed a patent at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and was published under the title and patent number US D813,864 S “Wearable Electronic Device.” Going by the patent sketch, it appears to be a wearable with an extended display. Like always, the patents aren’t the accurate representation of what the company might have imaged for.  Continue reading “Samsung patent hints at wearable with extended curved display”

Worldwide wearable shipments up 10.3% YoY in 2017, Apple leads with 15.3% market share: IDC

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According to IDC, the worldwide wearables market continued to grow in both the Q4 and whole of 2017 with the total shipments reaching a new record. Apple moved past Fitbit and Xiaomi to become the leader in the wearable market worldwide. The total volumes of the quarter reached 37.9 million units, which is up 7.7% from the 35.2 million units shipped YoY. Continue reading “Worldwide wearable shipments up 10.3% YoY in 2017, Apple leads with 15.3% market share: IDC”

India’s wearable market is dominated by sub $50 segment in CY Q1 2017: IDC

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Total shipments wearables in India hit 612K units, of which includes smart wearables, that can run third-party apps, and basic wearables which cannot run third-party apps, according to the latest IDC Worldwide Quarterly Wearable Tracker, CY Q1 2017. In terms of product category, basic wearables accounted for almost 90 percent of total wearable shipments in Q1 2017.

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Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 1100 SoC for targeted wearable devices launched

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Qualcomm has announced a new Snapdragon Wear 1100 SoC for wearable devices at the ongoing Computex 2016. The Snapdragon Wear 1100 SoC is aimed at wearables such as connected kid and elderly watches, fitness trackers, smart headsets, and wearable accessories.

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Worldwide wearables market soar 126.9% in Q4 2015, Fitbit continues reign: IDC

Buoyed by the growing popularity of fitness trackers and the Apple Watch, the worldwide wearable device market showed a notable increase in Q4 2015.  As per the International Data Corporation (IDC)Worldwide Quarterly Wearable Device Tracker, vendors shipped  27.4 million units in the Q4 2015, a 126.9 percent increase from the year before.

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MediaTek MT2511 bio-sensing SoC for health and fitness devices announced

MediaTek has announced the MT2511, it’s first bio-sensing analog front-end (AFE) chip designed for health and fitness devices. The MT2511 enables bio signal acquisition through electrocardiography (ECG) and photoplethysmography (PPG) simultaneously.

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Fitbit to foray in India from July, will bring four wearables in the market

Fitbit, the largest wearable band maker is entering India next month. The company will start selling its fitness bands and activity trackers in Indian market starting July 1, as per The Indian Express.

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Samsung working on wearable sensor for early stroke detection

Samsung has been working on a new wearable health sensor for the past two years. The engineers at Samsung’s C-Labs have announced that they are working on a wearable that has the ability to detect strokes in the wearer.

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Microsoft to reportedly launch fitness wearable device in coming weeks

Microsoft is planning to launch a wearable device in coming weeks, according to a new report from Forbes. The report claims that the device will be a smartwatch focusing on fitness activities that will be compatible across multiple platforms like iOS, Android and Windows Phone.

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GOQii ties up with Amazon.in to roll out GOQii Life

GOQii Inc. has announced the exclusive launch of GOQii Life on Amazon.in. The GOQii Life service combines an advanced fitness tracker, a mobile app and a personal coaching service for fitness enthusiasts.

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