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Smartwatches leave fitness trackers in the dust in the growing wearable market

Smartwatches finally reign supreme in the wearable world. The gadget segment saw a major increase in shipments over the last few months, according IDC’s latest wearables market report. Smartwatch shipments grew 60.9 percent in Q2 2017, a massive spike in consumer interest in a category that many were ready to give up on as recently as this April. The smartwatch surge might have come to the detriment of the once-mighty “basic wearables” category, which covers gadgets that don’t run apps like step…

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Smartwatches leave fitness trackers in the dust in the growing wearable market

Smartwatches finally reign supreme in the wearable world. The gadget segment saw a major increase in shipments over the last few months, according IDC’s latest wearables market report. Smartwatch shipments grew 60.9 percent in Q2 2017, a massive spike in consumer interest in a category that many were ready to give up on as recently as this April. The smartwatch surge might have come to the detriment of the once-mighty “basic wearables” category, which covers gadgets that don’t run apps like step…

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Are smartwatches winding down?

With the coming destruction of Pebble and the announcement by Motorola that it doesn’t “see enough pull in the market to put [a new smartwatch] out at this time,” you would be excused for thinking the smartwatch world is contracting. This is correct, but this is not the end of for wearables. Apple sold 1.1 million Apple Watches in 2016, 73% less than it sold in 2015. The numbers are still out for 2017 but we will probably see similar…

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Are smartwatches winding down?

With the coming destruction of Pebble and the announcement by Motorola that it doesn’t “see enough pull in the market to put [a new smartwatch] out at this time,” you would be excused for thinking the smartwatch world is contracting. This is correct, but this is not the end of for wearables. Apple sold 1.1 million Apple Watches in 2016, 73% less than it sold in 2015. The numbers are still out for 2017 but we will probably see similar…

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Amazon India’s International Deals Day: Offers on Pebble Smartwatches, Bose Headphones, and More

HIGHLIGHTS Pebble, Fitbit and Jawbone are some International brands available The International Deals Day is for limited period Some notebooks are also available under the offer Amazon India is holding International Deals Day on Wednesday where consumers can get discounts across various electronic products. Some of international brands available under Amazon’s International Deals Day include Fitbit, Jawbone, Pebble, ION Audio, SilverStone, Kong, Aeropostale, and GoPro. Interested buyers can get one of the greatest deals on the Bose SoundTrue Around-Ear headphone…

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Should smartwatches be refreshed every year?

It was only a matter of time before technology companies put a bigger focus on devices that strap to our wrists, but thanks to Pebble and their ridiculously popular Kickstarter projects, that time is already happening. Smartwatches and fitness bands with plenty of smarts packed inside are coming out with new features, new designs, and plenty of other new things every year. In most cases we’re already seeing the proliferation in the market. Motorola already has two generations of its…

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Pebble Officially Enters India With Smartwatches That Start at Rs. 5,999

Pebble Technology Corp, makers of Pebble, the first smartwatch that got any kind of serious attention with its Kickstarter project back in 2012, has announced its entry into the Indian market. The original Pebble, now called Pebble Classic, will be available at Rs. 5,999. Other models including the newerPebble Time, Pebble Time Round, and Pebble Time Steel will also be available at Rs. 9,999, Rs. 13,599, and Rs. 15,999 respectively. Though Pebble smartwatches have been available to Indian customers via…

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Fossil Q Wander, Q Marshal are two new Android Wear smartwatches with round faces

After entering the Android Wear game with the Q Founder late last year, Fossil today became an even bigger Android Wear player with the debut of two more smartwatches. Fossil today debuted the Q Wander (above left) and Q Marshal (above right), both powered by Android Wear. Both devices have round touchscreens, wireless charging, and cases that measure 44mm for the Q Wander and and 46mm for the Q Marshal. They’ve got standard Android Wear features like always-on displays and Google…

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Fossil unearths a range of smartwatches that caters for all tastes

Fossil has made a major play for a piece of the smartwatch pie by launching a broad range of wearable devices. The Q line includes devices that resemble traditional timepieces, as well as Android Wear watches. The Q Tailor and the Q Nate are being billed as Smart Analog watches. They have a traditional look and feel, but come with a secondary display on their faces for tracking steps and displaying notifications. If you prefer your smartwatches fully-fledged, Fossil has…

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Pebble smartwatches are now even more of a bargain

Pebble smartwatches are now even more of a bargain following a range-wide price drop. The e-paper-based Pebble Time now costs £149.99 in the UK, while the Round edition will set you back £179.99. Meanwhile, the e-ink original model starts at £79.99, the Steel at £119.99, and the Time Steel at £199.99 – numbers that should help the wearables stay competitive in the face of heightened competition from Android Wear. Customers who purchased a Pebble watch on or after January 21 qualify…

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Swarovski-encrusted smartwatches for women thanks to the Huawei Watch Jewel

Not content with having made the best Android Wear watch to date, Huawei has unveiled two new wearables pitched at the female market. Taking a stereotypical approach to what a ‘woman’s watch’ should be, Huawei has remodelled its existing Huawei Watch by making it gold and blinging it up by sticking some jewels in the front of the bezel. The sizeable timepiece comes in two guises, the Huawei Watch Elegant and Swarovski crystal-encrusted Huawei Watch Jewel. Despite their reworked finishes,…

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SMARTWATCHES STILL LOOKING FOR MASS MARKET

Smartwatches are still a product in search of a mass market. Vendors, even market leader Apple, are hoping to reach a larger audience following disappointing sales in 2015, leading them to disparate directions in the latest designs. On the one hand, “shrink it and pink it” was the design mandate at the CES 2016 trade show last week for some vendors which hope to attract women to pick up a smartwatch in a market heavily dominated by male buyers. On…