New Tag Heuer Smartwatch collection coming in May

Tag Heuer Carrera Connected

Tag Heuer CEO Jean-Claude Biver is “satisfied” with sales of the TAG Heuer Connected smartwatch sales so far. Some 56,000 units have been sold since its launch in November 2015. He also confirmed in an interview with Switzerland’s Neue Zürcher Zeitung that a new collection will be unveiled in May. Biver first mentioned a second generation of Tag Heuer smartwatches back in […]

Smartwatch shipments collapse in Q3 2016

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All is not well for the global smartwatch market. Year-over-year shipment figures dipped for the first time in the second quarter of the year. Things did not improve in Q3 as International Data Corporation (IDC) reported yesterday that the market experienced a “round of growing pains” with another year-over-year decline in shipment volumes. Volumes dropped 51.6% from a total of 5.6 million […]

44% of millennials already own a smartwatch

Variety of smartwatches

While smartwatch sales showed signs of slowing down earlier this summer, at least one demographic group appears to have strongly embraced smartwatches. A study looking at smartwatch ownership conducted by Fluent found that 44% of millennials have already purchased a smartwatch. In comparison, only 23% of non-millennials said that they owned one. The study also found that millennials are more likely to own Apple […]

IDC: Worldwide smartwatch shipments decline for first time

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While analysts continue to predict a rosy future for wearables, the road there will not be without its bumps. International Data Corporation (IDC) today reported that the worldwide smartwatch shipments recorded their first ever year-over-year decline in the second quarter of the year. Data from its latest Worldwide Quarterly Wearable Device Tracker indicates that shipments dropped 32% from 5.1 million units in Q2 2015 […]

IDC: Smart eyewear and clothing to account for 15% of wearables shipments by 2020

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IDC‘s latest Worldwide Quarterly Wearable Device Tracker reconfirms the market research firm’s prediction that global wearables shipments will continue to grow at a strong clip over the next few years. It predicts that they will hit 213.6 million units in 2020. Smartwatches and smarter watches (traditional watches offering some connected capabilities) will dominate the market but smart eyewear and clothing are expected to […]

OnePlus scraps plans for smartwatch to stay focused on smartphones

Rumoured OnePlus OneWatch

Rumours first surfaced back in mid-2014 that OnePlus might be planning to launch a smartwatch. They faded away quickly, leaving the Chinese company to focus on smartphones. A number of competitors, including market leader Apple, have since released smartwatches of their own. Somewhat surprisingly, it turns out that OneWatch may have come quite close to launching a smartwatch before it decided to […]