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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 [...]
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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