Australia’s smartwatch market to grow 50%

Australia’s smartwatch market is forecast to expand at least 50 per cent this year due to the arrival of Apple Watch, according to a new report from analyst firm Telsyte. An estimated 370,000 smartwatches were sold last year in the …

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Alcatel OneTouch launches affordable smartwatch

Chinese mobile device maker Alcatel OneTouch has unveiled a low-priced smartwatch as part of announcements made just before the CES event kicks off tomorrow. The product launches announced also included another series of its affordable PIXI smartphones, OS-agnostic PIXI 3.

Alcatel OneTouch launches affordable smartwatch

Chinese mobile device maker Alcatel OneTouch has unveiled a low-priced smartwatch as part of announcements made just before the CES event kicks off tomorrow. The product launches announced also included another series of its affordable PIXI smartphones, OS-agnostic PIXI 3.

Smartwatches to dominate wearables market after 2018

A new report by Juniper Research has found that use of fitness wearables will almost treble by 2018, compared to an estimated 19 million in-use devices this year, although they will be overshadowed by smartwatches in the long run. The report …

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Smartwatches likely to rival popularity of smart wristbands in 2015

New research by Gartner suggests that half of the consumers wanting to buy a smart wristband next year will opt for a smartwatch instead. Explaining the difference between the two, research director Angela McIntyre said that although there tends to …

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BURG launches”fashionable” $199 wearable device

BURG has launched a smartwatch for $199 that functions as a standalone phone but can also be paired with iPhones and Android phones through Bluetooth technology. The device is available at Walmart. As a standalone phone, it offers the capability …

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Microsoft to launch cross-platform smartwatch in weeks – report

According to a report, Microsoft is about to launch a smartwatch that will work on multiple mobile platforms and among other features track wearer’s heart rate. It was also reported the device, which will apparently come to market in time for the US holiday season, will have a battery life of over two days.

Timex boards wearable bandwagon with smartwatch

The wearable trend continues to pick up pace with watch maker Timex claiming to be the first “authentic watch brand” to enter what it has now dubbed, the smartwatch space. The Timex Ironman One GPS+ offers stand alone wireless connectivity without needing to connect to a phone and is pitched squarely at the sports enthusiast sector.

LG launches cellular wearable for kids

LG Electronics has launched a wearable device designed specifically to help parents track their young children. In order to do this the KizON has a 2G/3G cellular modem, which sets a key precedent in the evolution of the nascent wearables category.