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2016-02-04 Smartwatch sales to approach $11.5B in 2016
Gartner predicted that 274.6 million wearable electronic devices will be sold globally this year, an increase of 18.4 per cent from 232 million units in 2015.
2014-09-18 Smartwatch doubles as IoT device with Bluetooth
A low-power wireless technology, Bluetooth, and an equally low-power ARM-based MCU are seen to make an ideal combination for enabling a smartwatch to also function as an Internet-of-Things device.
2015-06-03 Smartwatch display shipments to hit 34M units in 2015
IHS predicted that Apple Watch will make up 84 per cent of AMOLED smartwatch panels and 49 per cent of total displays for smartwatch shipped in 2015.
2014-09-01 Smartwatch battle: G Watch R vs Gear S
The South Korean vendors are battling it out in the wearables sectorSamsung with its 3G-equipped Gear S, and LG with its full circle P-OLED-designed G Watch R.
2015-10-29 Smart home market to gain from rising smartwatch adoption
ABI Research said smart watches will drive the most interest for wearables integration into the smart home even though fitness trackers were about two-thirds of all wearable device shipments in 2014.
2014-03-20 Google enters smartwatch territory with Android Wear
With the launch of Android Wear Developer Preview, Google's OS platform is expected to inspire broader experimentation for the wearables market.
2015-06-10 Defining the smartwatch: Lessons from Apple Watch
Creating a new product category is not for the faint-hearted, but Apple has afforded a number of invaluable tips to the industry that could guide future advances related to the technology.
2015-05-21 China start-up to drive smartwatch market
Reportedly, a number of smartwatch fence-sitters and traditional watchmakers harbour high hopes for 3Wearable. They will be using its technology to dabble in the nascent smartwatch market.
2014-09-15 Apple smartwatch hype to shake supply chain
OEMs and other suppliers stand to benefit from the clamour brought by the Apple Watch, which could mean a significant drop in per-component prices by the end of next year.
2015-07-14 Why the Apple Watch won me over
Amid the barrage of attacks directed towards the Apple Watch, one blogger intends to set things straight to put things in perspective as regards the smartwatch from Apple.
2014-10-08 Wearable sales to decline once hype dwindles
According to The Information Network, most wearable devices will falter and will have flattened sales, just like the tablet, once the "wow" factor is gone.
2016-03-30 Wearable FPGA development kit in compact wristwatch form
Lattice Semiconductor's iCE40 Ultra FPGA low-power platform features a large number of sensors and peripherals that suit a wide variety of consumer wearable devices.
2015-06-15 Taking apart the iPhone 6 Plus battery
TechInsights looked into the iPhone 6 Plus battery, weighing in at 43g, which initially is not standing out from the trend line and does not seem to be special, but being Apple it is nonetheless interesting.
2014-05-05 Smartwatches recall its origins in Casio
It has taken 15 years for the smartwatch to evolve from a bulky PDA-enabled wristwatch with a .028Mpx monochrome CMOS image sensor to compact 32bit Cortex powered device doubling as a health monitor. Whereas demand for these devices never took off in the past, Teardown.com sees a bright future for wearables that now incorporates a healthy mix of groundbreaking and proven technologies.
2015-06-12 Smartwatches and the enterprise: Issues and challenges
The Apple Watch is opening the door for smartwatches to penetrate the enterprise, leading many to speculate on the effect connected devices will have on corporate access management capabilities.
2015-03-06 Smart watch reference model speeds up device prototyping
The TZ1001 from Toshiba combines an accelerometer, gyroscope, magnetometer and optical pulse sensor to enable smart watch designs for sport watch applications.
2013-10-04 Smart devices and the future of keyless entry technology
Junko Yoshida discusses the potential of smart watches and smartphones as tools for keyless entry as well as how some automakers are treating the idea with scepticism.
2015-04-27 Slowing mobile market looks to smart watches for growth
Over the next five years, both smartphones and tablets will slump to single-digit growth levels but smart watches could rise to annual sales of 300 to 400 million units, analyst Linley Gwennap forecast.
2015-10-28 Samsung rolls out flexible batteries for smart devices
Samsung SDI unveiled the company's Stripe and Band batteries that are capable of adapting to various forms such as a necklace, hairband, t-shirt accessories and more.
2013-12-11 Pebble: From prototype to being more than just a simple timepiece
Eric Migicovsky, the CEO of Pebble Technology, looks back in only a span of five years how the smart watch prototype he was working on took "the industry by storm."
2015-06-08 Motion engine leaves gesture control in the dust
Startup Quantum Interface developed an Android smartwatch launcher called QiLaunch Ware that claims to be extremely fast and allows users to navigate through any app in a continuous motion.
2014-03-26 MIPS chips venture into smartwatches
Imagination Technologies seizes an opportunity that has been opened alongside the growing popularity of smartwatches, of which none are yet MIPS-based.
2014-02-06 MediaTek sets sights on under-$50 wearable devices
MediaTek's "all-in-one" SoC called Aster integrates ARM7 ESJ, Bluetooth 4.0/Bluetooth Low Energy, power management IC, and memory (4MB of flash and 4MB of SRAM).
2015-01-06 LED-based sensors for wearable fitness trackers
Integrated optical sensors for measuring pulse rate and oxygen saturation represent further stage in the development of the growing wearable fitness tracking market.
2015-03-09 IoT fragmentation will aid fast-moving companies
In the third and final part of the series on the IoT market, Handel H. Jones, founder and CEO of IBS, talks about what semiconductor vendors need to do to be successful in this market.
2015-05-25 Huawei details everything-connected roadmap
For most Chinese high-tech companies, whether it is a wearable start-up, a smartphone vendor or an Internet giant, the whole of China is their whole oyster. Not so for Huawei.
2014-09-02 From hand to wrist: Android advances to smartwatches
Android Wear, the smartwatch version of Google's Android is designed to make the OS easy to use on the move by boiling down messages to a format users can absorb at a glance.
2014-03-18 Former Nokia designer leads Media Lab in Shenzhen
Qifeng Yan is championing a number of smartwatch designs at Media Lab (Shenzhen) in Hunan University, of which Coolpad, a domestic China smartphone brand, is set to commercialize.
2014-08-22 Consumer electronics' growth shapes manufacturing industry
According to a CEA study, the three main reasons for consumers to buy electronics are to be entertained, to make life more enjoyable, and to stay connected to the Internet.
2014-05-02 Chipmakers rush wearables to market with borrowed components
The teardowns conducted by ABI Research reveal that most wearable devices carry smartphone components. This adaption compromises the battery performance, and incurs costs associated with superfluous features.
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