Apple Dominated Global Smartwatch Market in Q2 2018: Counterpoint

HIGHLIGHTS Apple continued to dominate smartwatch market with a 41 percent share Fitbit grabbed the second spot with 21 percent market share Fossil was at the third spot with four percent share Apple continued to dominate the smartwatch market with a 41 percent share as global smartwatch shipments grew 37 percent year-on-year in the second quarter of 2018, a Counterpoint report said on Friday. US-based wearables major Fitbit grabbed the second spot with 21 percent market share while Fossil was at the third spot with four percent share in the second quarter of…

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Own a Pebble smartwatch? Here’s why your gadget is now doomed

Pebble smartwatch fans could be left high and dry after the wearable tech company was sold this week. The company, which initially gained fame via crowdfunding site Kickstarter, is being acquired by fellow fitness tech firm Fitbit. And some customers aren’t happy – as they could be majorly losing out on their next wearable device. PEBBLE Pebble initially gained fame via its Kickstarter campaign The deal, which was officially completed yesterday, will see Fitbit acquire all intellectual property concerning Pebble’s software and firmware development. The company’s existing products are unaffected,…

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Now use your wrist as joystick with this smartwatch

NEW YORK: A team of researchers has developed a smartwatch prototype that uses the wrist wearing the watch as an always-available joystick to perform touchscreen gestures with one-handed continuous input. Checking email, tracking fitness and listening to music, are just a few things that a smartwatch can do but what if your hands aren’t free? WristWhirl is the answer. While other studies have explored the use of one-handed continuous gestures using smartwatches, WristWhirl is the first to explore gestural input. READ ALSO: Garmin launches activity tracker vivofit 3 priced at…

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