All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘wearable computers’

Wearable Computing to Grow Quickly in the Years Ahead

For almost one year now wearable computing has been the tech segment to watch. Though Apple’s rumored iWatch has not yet made an appearance both tech companies and apparel companies have found success with wrist-mounted computing devices. As head-worn gadgets come of age later this year the entire wearable computing segment is now set to finally take off. Market research …

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Apple iWatch Could Arrive Before the Holidays

Over one year ago rumors surfaced that Apple was working on its own wrist-based computing device. Dubbed the “iWatch” by industry watchers, the device was expected to launch before the end of 2013. We know now that this did not happen. Apple’s big iPhone 5S announcement contained plenty of product reveals, but none of them were smart watches of any …

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Jawbone UP 3.0 App Released For Android

Jawbone, the company behind one of the most popular and well-reviewed fitness bands currently on the market, today officially launched its UP 3.0 app for the Android mobile platform. The UP app now syncs via bluetooth with Jawbone’s latest UP24 fitness band to track user physiology. The band and app track metrics such as user exercise, sleep, food intake, and …

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Health Products Top the Wearable Computing Market So Far

There’s plenty of excitement in the tech industry surrounding the coming wave of wearable computing products. Already Samsung has seen limited success with its Galaxy Gear smart watch and fitness bands from companies such as Fitbit and Nike are now taking off as well. While tech companies rush to carve out a place in consumer tech, however, the medical industry …

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90 Million Wearable Devices to Ship This Year

This year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) was full of new wearable computing products from a wide variety of tech companies. It’s clear that those companies are banking on devices such as smart watches as being the next big growth segment for the tech industry, and they may not be entirely wrong. Market research firm ABI Research today released a report …

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The Future of Wearable Electronics Predicted in White Paper

For almost one year now, tech companies and clothing companies alike have been debuting their new smart watches or wristbands. These companies are betting on wrist-wear as the next big growth market in tech. At the same time, industry watchers and analysts are looking for smart watches to be the vanguard of a coming wearable electronics revolution that will change …

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Wearable Devices Reportedly Delayed by Manufacturing Difficulties

The long-rumored “iWatch” from Apple failed to make its debut last year, despite reports early in the year that Apple was working hard to get it out by the end of 2013. Samsung, on the other hand, managed to release its Galaxy Gear smart watch, which turned out to be a mild success despite its lack of features. Now a …

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Smart Band Shipments Up Fivefold in the Past Six Months

The wearable computing device market is still very much in its infancy. Markets for products such as smart glasses has still yet to take off. This year the smart watch category did finally take off, however, and companies like Samsung and Sony are reaping the rewards of being first to market with their smart watch products. Market research firm Canalys …

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Wearable Fitness Device Market Set For Huge Growth

Though tech manufacturers are beginning to enter the promising wearable device market, clothing manufacturers are beginning to enter that same market from the other direction. If current trends are anything to go by, athletic clothing companies could lead the way in the next few years with wearable devices and apps designed around fitness. The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) this week …

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Wearable Device Shipments to Hit 130 Million by 2018

With Samsung’s Galaxy Gear smart watch selling relatively well, it appears that the wearable device market might actually be the big tech segment that manufacturers are hoping for. If so, the competition will be fierce, with clothing manufacturers hoping to stake a claim on the market as well. Already athletic clothing companies such as Nike and Adidas are marketing wearable …

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Nike to Release New Smart Watch in 2014

With sales of Samsung’s Galaxy Gear now surprisingly good, it appears that the smart watch segment just might be the growth market tech manufacturers have been hoping for. Though Samsung and Sony are now the leaders in the high end of the market, several players are already tackling the smart watch from a different angle – fitness. Nike in particular …

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Developers Now Eyeing the Wearable Device Market

With smartphones now dominating mobile phone sales worldwide, manufacturers are looking past tablets toward the next untapped device market. Judging by the success of the poorly-reviewed Samsung Galaxy Gear, the next big market is shaping up to be wearable devices. Market research firm Strategy Analytics predicted that the global wearable device market will hit 125 million units sold by the …

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