Wearables Study: Wearables Suffer from Smartphone Dependency

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Lack of network connectivity has been one of the stumbling blocks to wearable devices realizing their full potential, according to a wearables study from research firm Strategy Analytics. “While wearables like smartwatches are very much reliant on a paired smartphone for their functionality, smartphones and...Learn More

Smart Clothing Forecast: Segment will Expand Beyond Sports and Active Lifestyle

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The smart clothing market will grow from annual shipments of less than 5 million units to more than 31 million units between this year and 2022, according to a smart  clothing forecast from ABI Research. The firm says that is a CAGR of 45%. Clearly,...Learn More

Parks Finds Smartwatch Adoption in 14% of U.S. Broadband Households

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Smartwatches are increasingly popular while tablets may have peaked, according to research from Parks Associates. The “360 View: Mobility & The App Economy” report found that smartwatch adoption reached 14% among U.S. broadband households in the second quarter and that smartwatch adoption has been steady...Learn More

IDC: Smartwatch Sales Increase 61% Over Last Year

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The second quarter was an important one for the wearable sector as it experienced double digit growth and made a significant transition, according to wearable and smartwatch sales date from International Data Corp. During the quarter, 26.3 million devices shipped. That represents a 10.3 percent...Learn More

Report: Smartwatch Penetration Will Reach 15% of Adults by 2019

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Smartwatch penetration will grow quickly over the next few years, according to a smartwatch forecast from NPD Group. As of June almost 9 percent of U.S. consumers more than 18 years old owned a smartwatch, NPD found. That’s an increase of almost 1.5 percentage points...Learn More

Google Glass May Help Boost Enterprise Wearables Revenue, But Security is a Concern

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Enterprise wearables revenue derived from devices will increase by about a factor of six between this year and 2022, according to ABI Research. The firm’s Enterprise Mobility Management Services for Wearables report says that segment, which includes smartwatches, smart glasses and scanners, will grow from...Learn More

IDC: Wearable Market Drivers are Clearly Health and Fitness For Now

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The global wearable technology market grew at a 16.9% annualized rate year over year in 4Q 2016 as 33.9 million units were shipped, according to the latest market research from IDC. Shipments for the full year totaled 102.4 million units, up 25% from 2015. Lending...Learn More

Accenture: Artificial Intelligence Will Drive Smartphone Sales Increase

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Accenture is expecting a smartphone sales increase in 2017, marking a rebound after reaching a three-year low in 2016. Lower prices, improved security, new features and overall performance improvements, along with product refresh cycles will boost 2017 smartphone sales, Accenture found after surveying 26,000 consumers in...Learn More

CTA: U.S. Consumer Technology Revenue Forecast to Hit $292 Billion for 2017

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The market for high-tech consumer products will reach new heights this year, driven by accelerating adoption of connected IoT devices in homes, businesses and vehicles, as well as other emerging tech, such as digital assistants, augmented/virtual reality (AR/VR) devices, 4K UHD TVs, drones and wearables,...Learn More

Report: IoT Device Penetration Reaches 62% of Americans

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Just over 6 in 10 Americans (62%) own at least one IoT device, be it a connected/smart TV, car, fitness tracker, home control system, Internet-enabled voice command assistant, smart wearable device or VR headset, according to IoT device penetration research from the IAB (Interactive Advertising...Learn More

CTA Foresees Record Breaking Black Friday Consumer Tech Sales

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Researchers at the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) foresee a record-breaking Black Friday consumer tech sales. The number of Americans saying they intend to buy tech products from the Monday before Thanksgiving through Cyber Monday (Nov. 21-28) jumped 10 percentage points from last year’s level, according...Learn More

Parks Sees Apple Watch Market Share Gains Ahead Amidst Greater Device Engagement

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New market research from Parks Associates reveals Apple Watch owners are more engaged with their connected wearable devices than other brands. Three in 10 Apple Watch owners (31%) use voice commands to search for information online on a weekly basis as compared to 19 percent...Learn More

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