Back in November, market insight firm Canalys released research showing that the Apple Watch was dominating the wearables market. And then in December, The International Data Corporation (IDC) released a report predicting that global smartwatch shipments will surpass 200 million units in 2019, with shipments fuelled by the Apple Watch. The takeaway from these two stories (and there are many more like them), is that the Apple Watch is the big fish in the smartwatch pond. It dwarfs all others. But just how popular is the device when compared to other luxury watches? Are Apple holding thei..
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If you like the idea of owning a smartwatch, but you’d like yours to look like a normal timepiece, then there’s a few different options available to you. The Withings Activite Sport is an excellent choice if you are looking for Swiss quality and fitness tracking, while the Titan JUXT is a little more masculine and rugged. For women, however, the options are a little more limited. There’s the Samsung Gear S2 Rose Gold and HUAWEI Elegant and Jewel, but these have a touchscreen display, and the limited battery life that comes with devices like that. So it’s welcome news that HP and designer ..
Titan Company are the world’s fifth largest watch manufacturer, so it’s quite frankly a miracle that it’s taken them two years since the first-gen Moto 360 to launch their own. We covered Titan’s collaboration with HP back in November, with the story that the company were planning on launching a range of Engineered by HP smartwatches, and they have now come good of that with the unveiling of the Titan JUXT – but are they too late? While Titan has been stalling, Casio have launched the rugged WSD-F10, Fossil have launched the Q-Founder and Movado have launched three smartwatches. In f..
There’s a watch, and then there’s a watch. You know what we mean; there’s a huge difference between a Casio and a Patek Phillipe. One’s mass-produced on a factory line while the other is handcrafted by a skilled artisan from the finest materials. When it comes to smartwatches, however, the best one can do if in the market for a ludicrously extravagant smartwatch is to buy an Apple Watch Edition, which has an 18-carat rose gold or yellow gold case and a price tag to go with it. But what if you don’t have an iPhone or an iPad to sync it with? What then? Well you can settle for the likes o..
The HUAWEI Watch offers a fantastic display, snappy performance and a build quality that rivals the Apple Watch. It’s one of the best Android Wear smartwatches on the market right now – it’s a proper rival to the likes of the Moto 360 and LG Urbane. However, it’s not a very feminine wearable, and for HUAWEI to really crack the market they have to appeal to everyone. So it comes as welcome news that the Chinese company will launch two new versions of the HUAWEI Watch later this year, the Jewel and Elegant. The HUWEI Watch Elegant features a Clous De Paris pattern on the bezel and a gold ..
Luxury watchmakers like Tag Heuer and Breitling and technology brands like Apple and Motorola are all battling it out for a slice of the billion dollar wearables market. They have all launched devices that track your fitness or do that plus act as an extension of your smartphone. Some already run independently. But it isn’t just watchmakers and technology brands that are having a look into this new category; footwear designer New Balance will launch a smartwatch later this year alongside a new range of wearables, as part of a new vision for the brand to become a leader in tech and innov..
Casio joined the world of Android Wear this week with the launch of a rugged smartwatch called the Casio WSD-F10. Unveiled at CES, the WSD-F10 has water resistance to 50-metres (50ATM) and it has been built to military-grade specifications. It has big chunky buttons for use with gloves and it has clearly been designed with the G-Shock faithful in mind. As a result, the WSD-F10 is one of the toughest smartwatches on the market. The likes of the Apple Watch and standard Moto 360 don’t come close. In fact the only smartwatches that come close to the ruggedness of the WSD-F10 are the Mot..
American designer and manufacturer Fossil has started 2016 with a bang, launching a new smartwatch at CES Las Vegas 2016 called the Fossil Q54 Pilot. If at first glance the Q54 Pilot looks like a normal watch to you, that’s the point. Unlike the Fossil Q Founder, a smartwatch that has a display and runs applications, the Q54 Pilot offers fitness tracking capabilities in a traditional watch shell. We have seen similar offerings before from Tag Heuer and Breitling, as well as Mondaine and Withings. Watches of this type are effectively fitness trackers and are a kind of halfway house be..
The big news this week is the launch of a new smartwatch from Fitbit, the overall market leader in the wearables market. The company shipped 4.4 million fitness bands in the second quarter of 2015 alone and they command a 24.3 percent global market share. That’s more than Apple, who for the sake of comparison, shipped 3.6 million smartwatches in Q2 2015 with a 19.9 percent global market share, according to IDC. Up until now, Fitbit have watched on as the smartwatch market has grown. Their range of fitness trackers, which include the Zip, One, Flex and Charge, outsell all other fitness b..
Jogging. Some love it, some loathe it. Heck, some people do it for a living. It’s one of those things; you get it or you don’t. If you do (get it), then you’ve probably been interested in buying a device that will track your runs and help you improve your fitness. There are literally hundreds of devices on the market that offer this functionality, but the best is yet to come – the Moto 360 Sport. Motorola is a rather sweet brand to buy into nowadays. Their Moto X range of smartphones defy their price to offer a premium better-than-stock-Android smartphone experience, and they have reall..