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Doki Launches the dokiWatch S Kid’s Smartwatch with Alexa Support

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Doki Technologies has launched a new kid’s smartwatch this week. It’s called the dokiWatch S, and it’s nothing short of feature-packed. The dokiWatch S has GSM connectivity and a front-facing camera, so it can be used to make and receive voice and video calls. It also has GPS connectivity, so that the wearer’s location can be tracked in real-time. But, most impressively of all, it has Amazon Alexa integration, so it can be used to answer virtually any question. Called ‘dokiAsk’, this feature gives kids the ability to get answers to questions anytime, anywhere, without asking their pa..

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MyKronoz Launches New ZeTime Smartwatch Range at CES 2018

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With CES 2018 in full swing, we’ve started seeing a wide range of new smartwatches from both known and relatively unknown brands come to market. One such smartwatch is from MyKronoz, a wearables brand we’ve seen before at SmartWatches4U. They have unveiled their ZeTime Regular and Petite smartwatches at CES 2018, with the ZeTime being a smartwatch they first announced at Baselworld 2017. Funded on Kickstarter and on Indiegogo, the MyKronoz ZeTime racked up a $6 million investment from backers, but it’s only now that we’ve got a good, proper glimpse of it. Two versions have been launc..

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Apple Watch 4th best selling gadget 2017

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Apple is the biggest technology company in the world, and they are also one of the most secretive. A case in point – they never release sales figures for any of their products, so it’s up to market intelligence firms to track the market, predict it, and interpret it. One such intelligence firm is GBH Insights, who tracked gadget sales through 2017. They found that the Apple Watch was the fourth best-selling gadget of 2017, with approximately 20 million units sold, generating around $7 billion in sales. They provided their findings in a chart to USA today, who published the results here...

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Top 10 Smartwatches for iPhone 2018

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Looking for a smartwatch for your iPhone? 2018 is the best year yet for feature-packed smartwatches, and we’ve made it easier than ever to find the best with our latest round-up. Whether you are looking for a smartwatch with LTE for untethered music streaming, or a smartwatch with accurate GPS for tracking your runs, there’s a wide range of iPhone compatible smartwatches on the market to suit your needs. So, without further ado, let’s look at the top 10 smartwatches for iPhone in 2018: (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});   Apple Watch Series 3 T..

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Smartwatch Market to Hit 71.5 Million Shipments by 2021

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Research firm IDC (International Development Corporation), a global leader in market research and intelligence, has announced that they expect the smartwatch market to hit 71.5 million shipments by 2021. They also expect the wearables market (fitness bands, fitness trackers, smartwatches) to reach 222.3 million shipments by 2021. According to IDC’s figures, in 2017 smartwatch shipments totalled 31.6 million units, representing a 27.9 per cent market share of the wearables market. By 2021, smartwatch shipments are to increase to 71.5 million, representing a 32.1 per cent share of the wea..

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Is Apple Building an Apple Watch with an EKG Sensor?

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Earlier this month, we wrote about the AliveCor KardiaBand being granted FDA approval for use in the United States. The KardiaBand is an Apple Watch accessory that takes medical-grade EKG (electrocardiogram) readings. It was the first Apple Watch accessory to be granted FDA medical approval, and to date it is the only EKG accessory for the Apple Watch. However, rumours suggest that Apple has developed an EKG accessory of their own, or a sensor that will be built into the next-generation Apple Watch. Quoting sources familiar with the plan, Bloomberg reports that this advanced heart-mo..

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FDA Clears AliveCor’s KardiaBand - the Apple Watch’s First Medical Accessory

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AliveCor’s KardiaBand, an Apple Watch accessory that takes medical-grade electrocardiogram readings, has this week been cleared by the FDA, making it the first smartwatch medical accessory to be granted FDA approval. Why is this important? For smartwatches and other wearables to penetrate the health industry fully, they need to have the backing of local and national health administrators. In the US, the obvious one is the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). In 2016, the FDA published a clarification on their stance regarding medical devices and digital health, stating that “The FDA’s Ce..

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Smartwatch and Wearables Market to Double in Value by 2022

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The smartwatch market has found an ally in analyst firm Forrester, who have announced that they expect the wearables market to grow from $4.8 billion to $9 billion by 2022, which represents a compound annual growth rate of 9 per cent. Forrester have also forecast that wearables sales will double in the next five years, with smartwatch sales leading the way. They expect smartwatches to have a 51 per cent share of the wearables market by 2022, up from 21 per cent in 2017. This bodes well for the wearables market, which has been criticised by numerous analyst firms and media outlets to ..

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The Misfit Command is a Classically-Styled, Handsome Hybrid Smartwatch

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While most wearable manufacturers have been releasing smartwatches that focus on fitness, Fossil Group, Inc. has seen more value in fashion. Across their brands, which include DKNY, Emporio Armani and Michael Kors, they have released over 70 smartwatches over the last year with 60 of those tailored to the fashion market. Models include the Fossil Q Commuter, Michael Kors Bradshaw and more recently, the DKNY Minute. Another one of Fossil Group‘s brands is Misfit, a fitness wearable brand whose history started on Indiegogo in 2012. Fossil Group acquired the brand for $260 million in 2015 ..

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The Fossil Q Control is a Sporty but Stylish Smartwatch

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Looking for a sporty, stylish smartwatch with GPS and heart-rate tracking? The new Fossil Q Control, Fossil’s first stab at a fitness smartwatch, should fit the bill nicely. Powered by the latest-generation Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100 CPU, the Q Control boasts lightning speed and lets you cycle through activity readouts, so you can see heart rate data and your step count in real-time. The heart rate functionality is courtesy of an optical heart rate sensor built into the case of the device. We’ve seen the same technology before in the Fitbit Charge and it works well. GPS, on the ot..

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