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Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo Estimates Fewer Apple Watch Sales in 2016 Due to Four Major Challenges

13 Oct

The adoption of the Apple Watch has remained low despite the launch of its second generation series a few weeks ago and the recent price cut for the Series 1. This lack of enthusiasm is expected to impact its overall sales numbers this year, according to Ming-chi Kuo, the Apple analyst at KGI. (more…)

Samsung Mass Produces Industry’s First Application Processor for Wearable Devices Built on 14-Nanometer FinFET Technology

11 Oct

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a world leader in advanced semiconductor technology, today announced that it has begun mass production of the Exynos 7 Dual 7270. It is the first mobile application processor (AP) in the industry designed specifically for wearable devices with 14-nanometer (nm) FinFET process technology. It is also the first in its class to feature full connectivity and LTE modem integration. (more…)

Fitbit to Enter the Taiwan Market with New Wearables Charge 2 and Flex 2

26 Sep

Fitbit, an American activity tracker wearable technology company, on Aug. 30th announced that its wearable devices will officially be released in Taiwan through its distributor, Chicony Electronics. (more…)

Nokia-Owned Withings Announces Steel HR, Its First Watch with Heart Rate Monitoring

3 Sep

By Jeet Suthar, The Tech Portal

Withings, a company which is now owned by Nokia, has today announced the launch of its new watch — Steel HR. The wristwatch can also comes with fitness tracking and smartphone notifications. (more…)

Xiaomi-backed Huami Unveils Fitness-Centric Smartwatch for US$120

1 Sep

Huami Technology, a subsidiary of Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi, on Aug. 30 unveiled a fitness-centric smartwatch, Amazfit, for 799 RMB (US$119.74).  (more…)

Samsung Expands Smartwatch Portfolio with Gear S3

1 Sep

Samsung Electronics America, Inc. has unveiled the Gear S3, a striking and innovative smartwatch that further expands Samsung’s diverse wearables portfolio. With the new Gear S3 joining Gear Fit2 and Gear S2, Samsung will continue to meet the varying needs of consumers. Inspired by traditional timepieces and the art of watchmaking, the Gear S3 combines timeless design with the latest in mobile technology, including LTE and Bluetooth connectivity, mobile payments, IP68 water resistance, and built-in GPS. (more…)

Pebble’s Latest OS Update Continues to Focus on Health, and Make the Device Simpler to Use

1 Sep

By Mir Juned Hussain, The Tech Portal

One of the most recognized smartwatch makers, Pebble is today rolling out an update to its firmware making the devices more user-friendly. The update brings in tweaks and new features for both users and developers alike. (more…)

Sony Launches a Brand New Watch with an E-Ink Display on the Face and the Band

31 Aug

By Mudit Mohilay, The Tech Portal

Do you remember Sony’s FES watch that surprised many with its curious looks? The watch came with an e-paper technology for both the face and a wrap around band, that had many in a twist. Well, there is a brand new iteration of the watch out in the market, and Sony is calling it the FES Watch U. (more…)

World’s Top Wearable Brand Enters Taiwan Market

31 Aug

Fitbit, the top wearable brand globally, announced Tuesday it had entered the Taiwan market. The U.S. company, known for its wristband sports trackers, plans to launch two of its most popular devices to Taiwan this fall: the Fitbit Charge 2 and Fitbit Flex 2. (more…)

Latest News on Meizu Smart Watch: The Company Has Already Raised Money by Crowdfunding, and the Price will Start from RMB999

25 Aug

More news on Meizu’s rumored smartwatch have been released this week. According to the latest reports, Meizu has launched a new smartwatch from the Meizu Mix Series on Taobao’s crowdfunding platform on August 19. Based on the website’s information, the retail prices will range from RMB 999 to RMB 1,400, and the smartwatch will have 3 different designs. (more…)