Apple Watch breaks the wearables shipments record

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The iPhone maker shipped 8 million of the smartwatches during the last quarter of 2017. New research released by Canalys reveals that the Apple Watch has easily broken the record for the largest number of units shipped in the wearable technology category. The iPhone maker sailed far beyond the previous record set by Fitbit by shipping 8 million smartwatches in the fourth quarter of 2017. The launch and popularity of the Apple Watch 3 is credited as a major contributor to the success. The Apple Watch has been heavily criticized…

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Wearable technology growth expected to keep slowing throughout 2018

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Despite all the hype and the massive investments by tech giants, wearables just aren’t taking with consumers. Wearable technology growth had been expected to continue seeing striking increases for many years to come. That said, despite the best efforts of tech giants, this has not been the case. Growth slowed down this year and is expected to continue dropping into next year as well. eMarketer, the market research firm, has reported that wearable technology growth is slowing in a significant way. In fact, within the next year, eMarketer predicts this…

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Samsung wearable devices take Fitbit’s market position for the first time

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This shows that the South Korean brand is taking some very meaningful strides in this gadget category. Samsung wearable devices have hit a major landmark as they have now overtaken their rival, Fitbit, for the first time. For years, Fitbit has been the measure against which other top wearables companies have measured themselves. Now, a Strategy Analytics research report shows that Samsung wearable devices account for more of the market than Fitbit. During the first quarter of 2017, The Samsung Gear S3 held 12.8 percent of the global market, which…

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Apple has taken Fitbit’s wearable technology crown

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Despite the fact that Tim Cook continues to refuse to reveal the sales figures for the Apple Watch, it has still beaten Fitbit. The Apple Watch sales numbers remain a mystery because of the company’s policy not to reveal this information about its wearable technology or other devices. However, despite the silence about the numbers, Apple has been declared the leader in the wearables market. Fitbit had previously held the top spot because of its highly popular fitness trackers and smartwatches. A recent report from Strategy Analytics placed the spotlight…

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Fitbit layoffs on the way after disappointing Q4 results

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The holiday season was reportedly not as good as hoped for the fitness tracker and smartwatch maker. Fitbit layoffs appear to be on the way despite the fact that the company maintains its position at the top of the wearable technology market. The company has announced that its fourth quarter results for 2016, though strong, missed Wall Street’s predictions. As a result of those results, it will be laying off between 5 percent and 10 percent of its total workforce. The company’s board voted that the Fitbit layoffs were among…

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Vector smartwatch company sold to Fitbit

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The top fitness tracker company has now purchased a one year old wearable tech brand. Fitbit purchased Vector, smartwatch company out of Romania that is only a year old. The brand is managed from London, England and is a year old. The Vector brand is best known for smartwatches that have their own proprietary operating system. That said, beyond running on its own OS, the smartwatch company is also recognized for producing a device that has a 30 day battery life. In the smartwatch market, that amount of battery life…

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American wearable technology market underperforming compared to predictions

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U.S. wearables as a whole are not doing as well as had been forecasted earlier this year. While certain specific wearables are doing well, the American wearable technology market as a whole is not growing as expected. A new eMarketer report suggest that even top performers aren’t reaching the anticipated growth levels. This, at the same time that Apple continues to insist that its Apple Watch sales are “doing great.” The eMarketer data showed that Fitbit, the Apple Watch and other devices were expected to see a 60 percent year…

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Pebble smartwatch company withdrawing from the market

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The firm behind the wearable technology has announced that it will be shutting down its operations. The Pebble smartwatch had been holding its own for a long time. However, with wearable technology competition rising from giants such as Apple and Google, the challenge skyrocketed. Many in the industry felt that Pebble’s longer history would ensure its position in the market. That does not appear to be the case. On Wednesday, the company announced that the Pebble smartwatch business would soon shut down. The announcement was made on the official Pebble…

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Fitbit wearable technology sales have tripled

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Earnings from wearables have been heading ever skyward for the company. Sales of Fitbit wearable technology devices have been taking off and the data released about the quarter that came to a close at the end of September only provided further proof to that claim, as it showed that the sales were actually three times higher than they were during the same quarter the year before. In the third quarter of 2014, the sales had reached around $152.9 million, but that was only a third of 2015. In the third…

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Wearable technology spotted on President Obama

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The president was seen wearing a Fitbit smartband over the weekend while attending an NCAA game. President Barack Obama attended an NCAA game between Princeton and Green Bay, in which his niece was playing, and while he was there, it was noticed that he was sporting his own wearable technology. Initial reports were unclear as to whether the device was a fitness band or a smartwatch. The product, itself, was later determined to be a wearable technology device called the Fitbit Surge. That gadget markets itself as being a “superwatch”.…

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Wearable tech fitness tracker accuracy examined in study

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While these devices have become very popular, recent research is now looking into the accuracy of their calorie counting. When it comes to the wearable tech category, fitness trackers are by far the leaders, at the moment, as consumers enjoy the ability to obtain biofeedback from their workouts, such as the number of steps that they took, their hear rate, and even the number of calories that they have burned from any given activity – or throughout the length of the entire day. However, some have started to wonder how…

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