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May 8, 2017

Smart thinking: Smart watches and speakers will be the next retail battleground, says Fastlane

Apple Watch sales doubled last year, and smart speakers such as Amazon Echo will be a £7 billion (€8.3 billion) market within five years. But are consumers and retailers ready for the revolution in shopping habits they will bring, asks e-commerce provider Fastlane International.

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June 22, 2016

Mobile and wearable ticketing users to shift to mobile contactless purchases by 2021

A new study from Juniper Research has found that the number of people using contactless ticketing via mobile or wearables devices will approach 300 million by 2021. This will represent around 1 in 5 mobile ticketing users across rail, metro/bus, airline, sports and entertainment.

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March 8, 2016

Wearable device shipments to reach 560 million units annually by 2021, according to Tractica

The wearables market in 2015 experienced ups and downs, but, overall, the market continues to be very promising, with fitness trackers and smart watches being the main drivers of volume and growth.

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January 27, 2016

Wearables at work will take off this year, says Epson

Many wearable devices to date have failed to live up to expectations – Google Glass and the Apple Watch in particular left many consumers wanting more. Valerie Riffaud-Cangelosi, new markets development manager at Epson believes that in 2016 we will see new applications for wearables reviving demand for the technology.

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January 12, 2016

The security worries behind the wearable tech boom

There are few areas of technology, if any at all, that are growing faster than wearables. Countless enterprises and organisations across a diverse array of industries are taking advantage of these new types of technologies, exploiting the potential of 24/7 connectivity. But the wearable boom also brings with it a new set of security worries the industry needs to address.

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January 11, 2016

Only 6% of Brits intend to buy a smartwatch, new research shows

Grim sales forecasts for smartwatch sales have been reaffirmed by new research commissioned by The BIO Agency, which found just 6% of British adults intend to buy one in the next 12 months.

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December 9, 2015

The role of wearable technologies in enterprises

The recent news that the seven millionth Apple Watch has been sold raises critical questions for the smart watch community – and the wearable consumer device community more generally, writes Saverio Romeo, principal analyst at Beecham Research. Apple has shown once again that taking a multidisciplinary view of consumer products is key to transforming a nice piece of technology into a [...]

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October 20, 2014

Android to be challenged for market share in the wearables space following the introduction of Apple’s Smart Watch, says ABI Research

ABI Research predicts Android is set to face a greater challenge for market share in the smart watch segment once Apple’s new device becomes available in 2015. ABI Research forecasts Android’s total market share of smart watches to fall below 50% for the first time since the smart watch renaissance of September 2013, which saw several new devices launched on the platform. iOS is set to [...]



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