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COVID features to drive smartwatch sales
"New age customers are becoming health conscious and preferring devices with advanced features."
COVID-19 features to further drive smartwatch uptake in APAC
New age customers are becoming health conscious and preferring devices with advanced features.
Fitbit's new products want to help manage your stress levels
Fitbit is rolling out the red carpet for a new set of wearable fitness devices, including a new Versa, Inspire, and an entirely new smartwatch called the Fitbit Sense.
OPPO Watch debuts featuring a 'world-first' 3D hyperboloid screen
With OPPO’s growing reputation for style, reliability and innovation, I confidently think they’re onto a winner.
Research: Wearables market to grow by 137% by 2024
“The pandemic greatly increased the awareness of wearable devices as their use cases increased. This has resulted in an increase in device innovation as more companies race to develop new ways to cash in and help limit the spread of the virus.”
Worldwide smartphone market sees strong growth in first quarter of 2020
Despite the impact of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, worldwide smartwatch shipments reached 14.3 million units in the first quarter 2020, up 12% year on year.
Apple still owns growing wearables market, says GlobalData
While many consumers cannot afford the latest Apple Watch, there is an untapped demand for cheaper smartwatches.
Wearable payment options sweeping Australia
New research from Bankwest shows that having the option to pay with wearable tech is becoming more appealing than ever.
Hands-on review: Apple Watch series 5 (Cellular)
No more attaching the phone to your bicep on runs, no more holding the phone on the dance floor because your skinny jeans are too skinny.
Cellular Apple Watch Series 5 available from Spark today
For $12.99 a month, the One Number Wearable Plan lets users share their primary plan’s minutes and texts and get unlimited data on the watch through an e-sim.
Hands-on review: One month with the Apple Watch Series 5
The Apple Watch Series five does everything you would expect from a smartwatch and more.
Hands-on review: Fitbit Versa 2 upgrades battery life, display, and adds Alexa
We look at whether it holds up as the all-day companion for the modern tech-savvy consumer – and that’s a space it does really well in.
Apple brings always-on display to the Watch Series 5
Both Apple Watch Series 5 (GPS) and (GPS + Cellular) models will be available in stores beginning Friday, 20 September.
Concerns around smart device privacy continues to grow
According to the research, Australian consumers have concerns specifically around smart devices listening in on their conversations and organisations extracting personal information from their digital footprints.
Fitbit launches Versa 2 with Amazon Alexa, announces new subscription service
Versa 2 delivers a new swimproof design, includes sleep features like Sleep Score and smart wake, and is packed with more advanced health, fitness and smart features.
Fossil's smartwatches will let iPhone users make calls
Smartwatch maker Fossil Group might just be trying to edge out Apple’s massive investment in smartwatches like the Apple Watch.
IDC: Earwear and watches driving wearables market
Smartwatches and ear-worn devices will account for more than 70% of the 200 million wearables shipped by 2023.
A detailed look at the global wearables market
ResearchAndMarkets.com released a new report, providing a comprehensive examination of the state of the wearables market for the next five years.
IDC: Earwear and watches expected to drive wearables market
Smartwatches and ear-worn devices will account for more than 70% of all wearable shipments by 2023.
In brief: A look at Samsung's latest gadgets
Samsung has been busy releasing a bunch of products including smartphones, watches and tablets – here are the latest gadgets you should watch out for.
watchOS 6 preview brings Watch-only apps, new faces, and features
“watchOS 6 extends our commitment to helping users better manage their health and fitness with powerful and personal new tools.”
Hands-on review: The Fitbit Versa Lite
At first glance, the Versa and the Versa Lite look exactly the same. For someone who is not a Versa user, the two can be easily mistaken.
Hands-on review: Huawei Watch GT
I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time with the Watch GT. It’s converted me from being anti-smartwatch to someone who’s genuinely considering buying one.
Hands-on review: Xiaomi’s Mi Mix 3 and the Amazfit Bip
You’ll probably be sad to see another device say ‘farewell’ to the 3.5mm headphone jack. Fortunately though, as mentioned, Xiaomi were kind enough to include an adapter in the box.