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Apple still on top as wearables market grows worldwide
Apple’s share of the market continues to grow along with Chinese competitors Xiaomi and Huawei. Fitbit still in decline.
05 Sep 18
Hands-on review: Fitbit Versa, the perfect fitness lifestyle companion
Fitbit Versa introduces new capabilities to its lifestyle smartwatches including female health tracking and Fitbit Pay integration.
12 Jul 18
Medical-Grade tech brings opportunity in wearables market
There is significant opportunity for growth in clinically validated, yet user-friendly wearables to aid individuals manage such ailments.
21 Jun 18
Wearables market showing no wear as smartwatches drive growth
Canalys says wearable band shipments grew 35 percent from the year before with a two horse race at the front & fierce competition behind.
24 May 18
Ingram Micro NZ scores exclusive distribution rights to Fitbit
According to Ingram Micro NZ, the move reflects its focus on offering market-leading brands to all of its partners.
22 May 18
Hands-on review: Is this the best Fitbit yet?
From the moment I had the Fitbit out of the box, it’s rarely left my wrist, except for charging.
07 Mar 18
Apple wrests control of record-breaking wearables market
The worldwide wearables market continued its upward trajectory in the final quarter of 2017 with full year shipment volumes reaching new records.
02 Mar 18
Fitbits for animals: New data could revolutionise Aussie farming
“In the past, farmers got to know the habits of their individual animals. However, with large-scale farming, that is now impossible."
13 Feb 18
Apple Watch 2017 shipments up by over 50% - Canalys
Q4 2017 shipments grew by more than 32% over Q4 2016, the highest ever number of shipments in a single quarter for any wearable vendor.
07 Feb 18
Fitbit delivers revolutionary update for the Ionic
“With this update, we are delivering on our promise to enhance the smart experience of the Ionic..."
06 Dec 17
Hands-on review: Fitbit Alta HR, reunited and it feels so good
The Fitbit Alta is Fitbit’s slimmest design yet, but don’t mistake its simple design for a basic fitness band...
28 Nov 17
Apple retakes the lead in the smart watch race
Apple retook the lead in the wearable band market in Q3 2017...
20 Nov 17
Samsung fitness focused smartwatches take on Fitbit
Samsung introduced two new devices to its wearable portfolio, the Gear Sport and the Gear Fit2 Pro...
31 Aug 17
Fitbit takes on Beats with their new sweatproof headphones
"With Fitbit Flyer, you get great looking, comfortable headphones..."
30 Aug 17
The Fitbit Ionic aims to be the all-in-one health and fitness smartwatch
The Fitbit Ionic is a smartwatch with a key focus on being a health and fitness first platform...
29 Aug 17
Vendors moving up and down the ranks in mixed bag wearable band market
Apple has fallen to third place in the market, overtaken by both Xiaomi and Fitbit - despite the latter experiencing a 34% year-on-year decline.
11 Aug 17
Wearables market in state of flux – Ovum details what the future holds
For many vendors in the wearables industry, layoffs and senior management departures have been a common theme of late - but there are opportunities.
03 Aug 17
FutureFive rebrand anniversary: $2000 Epic giveaway week!
We have a whole pile of epic prizes including, two smartphones, a Fitbit Charge 2 and a Sprocket wireless mini-printer...
17 Jul 17
Global wearables market grows 17.9 percent - and we have a new leader
The worldwide wearables market continued its rapid rise in the first quarter of 2017 (1Q17) with multiple companies experiencing triple digit growth.
09 Jun 17
Apple takes wearable tech crown from Fitbit
Apple has been crowned the leading wearable technology company, despite CEO Tim Cook’s stubborn refusal to release Apple Watch numbers.
08 May 17
Fitbit unveils redesigned personal training app
“The app uses your own feedback to ensure each routine is built to match your fitness level, and personalised to your strength and stamina.”
16 Jan 17
Fitbit still on top in wearables market, Apple's 'aging lineup' sees decline
"Simplicity is a driving factor and this is well reflected in the top vendor list as four out of five offer a simple, dedicated fitness device."
06 Dec 16
Outlook not great for Fitbit, despite revamp
“We continue to grow and are profitable, however not at the pace previously expected."
07 Nov 16
Late quarter drive from Apple sees significant growth in smart watch market
“The inclusion of GPS by Apple and many other vendors now poses a big threat to traditional GPS watches and fitness trackers."
04 Nov 16