Wearables

Worldwide end-user spending on wearable devices will total $81.5 billion in 2021, an 18.1% increase from $69 billion in 2020,. The figures are contained in a new research from Gartner. The rise in remote work and increased interest in health monitoring during the COVID-19 pandemic was a significant factor driving market

The competition watchdog has rejected Google’s promise that it would not distort competition should it be allowed to acquire wearables manufacturer Fitbit. The tech giant had undertaken that it would not use the acquisition to harm competition, restrict competitors access to health data or use health data for advertising. While

Google has bought wearable company Fitbit for US$2.1 billion, reshaping the wearable technology market and giving the tech giant another outlet for income.  The transaction is expected to close in 2020, subject to customary closing conditions, including approval by Fitbit’s stockholders and regulatory approvals, including concerns over user privacy and

There is a growing appetite for wearable technology and smart speakers in Australia, according to new research. Telsyte research also shows that 1 in 5 (20 per cent) Australian households at the beginning of July 2019 had at least one smart speaker, up from 16 per cent in December 2018.

Consumer spend via digital wallets across Europe and North America will increase by 40 per cent this year to nearly $790 billion, according to a new study from Juniper Research. It argued that the largest growth in 2019 would come from instore payments, with mobile contactless payments more than doubling

The four biggest smartwatch vendors, Apple, Fossil, Fitbit and Samsung, will have their market share for connected watch shipments fall to 47 per cent by 2023, down from an estimated 58 per cent in 2018, according to a new study from Juniper Research. The decline is linked to the growth

There will be 8 billion digital voice assistants in use by 2023, up from an estimated 2.5 billion at the end of 2018, according to a new report from Juniper Research. While smartphone assistants will be the largest platform by volume thanks to Google Assistant and Siri, Juniper’s new research

Wearables, including health trackers and remote patient monitoring devices, are set to become ‘must haves’ in delivering healthcare, with $20 billion forecast to be spent annually on these devices by 2023. That’s according to a new study from Juniper Research. Meanwhile, assistive hearables, or connected hearing aids made available via

Consumers are holding off buying new smartphones in the hope their next device will be 5G compatible, according to new research from Telsyte. However, Apple bucked the trend and wearable devices also proved increasingly popular, according to the Australian study. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter Android sales fell

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The wearables market has begun to shift away from wrist-based devices such as smartwatches and fitness trackers, with other device categories forecast to grow much faster, according to a new study from Juniper Research. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter Juniper has ranked the fastest growing wearable sectors, in