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Specialized fitness wearables to take chunk of global market by 2022

telecom | 02/12/2018 4:35 pm EST

Customers’ drive to track precise data will push specific kinds of wearables, including clothing and ear-based fitness devices, to just under a quarter of the overall...

Bell Apple Watch advantage unknown: experts

telecom | 09/15/2017 4:06 pm EDT

Wearable use in Canada and around the world is trending up, but the numbers for smartwatches are still too low to suggest BCE Inc. can see any real gain as it prepares to be the first Canadian carrier to deliver Apple Inc.’s first cellular-enabled watch. Apple...

Gen X leads tablet adoption: MTM

Media | 11/10/2016 9:32 pm EST

Canadian anglophones between the ages of 35 and 49 are, more than other generations, drawn to tablets and TV-enhancing technologies, according to a Media Technology Monitor (MTM) report released Tuesday.  In its second...

Wearable shipments up almost 200% in Q3: IDC

Media | 12/03/2015 4:08 pm EST

Worldwide wearable shipments rose 197.6 per cent with 21 million units shipped in the third quarter this year, up from 7.1 million units in the same period a year earlier, according to a new report released Thursday...

Wearable shipments tripled in Q2: IDC

Media | 08/27/2015 1:41 pm EDT

Technology research company International Data Corp. said said in a press release Thursday that the global market for wearables grew 223.2 per cent in this year's second quarter with 18.1 million units shipped, up from 5.6...

Samsung fitness bands rank highest in U.S. survey

Media | 06/30/2015 3:17 pm EDT

Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. ranks first among fitness-band makers for customer-satisfaction among U.S. residents, while Fitbit Inc. is second, according to a survey by J.D. Power and Associates. It said in a press release...

Wearables market to grow 173.3% this year: IDC

Media | 06/18/2015 1:43 pm EDT

International Data Corp. predicted Thursday that the global wearable market will grow 173.3 per cent this year. The technology research company said in a press release that 72.1 million wearable devices will be shipped this year, up from 26.4 million last year. It forecast average annual growth of 42.6 per cent over five years with the number of shipments reaching 155.7 million units in 2019. Jitesh Urbani, a senior research analyst at IDC, said in the release that smart wearables will “take the lead in 2016. Smart wearables like the Apple Watch and Microsoft’s Hololens are...