Berg Insight, the M2M/IoT market research provider, released new findings about the connected wearables market. Shipments of connected wearables reached 96.5 million in 2016, up from 75.1 million devices in the previous year.
The world, today, is running with the power of smartphones and with mobile devices nudging towards the connected technology, the apps are becoming the main force behind the acceleration of connected technology.
A new study from Juniper Research has found that while the number of high-end smartwatches is faltering, ‘smart analogue’ or hybrid watches remain largely unaffected by the market slow-down.
CCS Insight’s latest global forecast for smart wearable devices confirms the continued momentum of wrist-worn technology.
No-one seems to know about wearables. One minute we hear that the first wave of wearables is wearing thin, the next that they are the next big thing. Maybe the truth is that we are now beyond Wearables 1.0 and into the next phase.
In the near future, technology – specifically, technologies wrapped up as the Internet of Things (IoT) – will allow companies to give products their own voices and stories. This will give the products a perceived sense of agency, encouraging consumers to develop relationships with the items.
A combination of device releases, price reductions, and company rationalisations marked the first quarter of 2016 (1Q16) in the worldwide wearables market.
Wearable technology is evolving beyond wrist-worn devices to include shirts, tattoos, hats, shoes and more. What makes these devices useful though, is the actionable collected data.
MvBii Ventures is set to launch its new range of tracker products – z-Track and z-Zap including versions for iOS and Android.
In October 1989, a Sunbeam Deluxe Automatic Radiant Control toaster was hooked up to the internet and unveiled at the Interop conference in Las Vegas. Nearly ten years after that, the term ‘Internet of Things’ was coined – and has been in widespread usage ever since.