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Apple wearables category sets quarterly record following ‘strong momentum’

CEO Tim Cook outlined the continued strength of its 'installed base of over 1.4bn active devices' as a major positive for the quarterly financials.

Sales of wearable technology rose to 121 million units in 2018

Apple sold for 26 million smartwatches in 2018, CCS Insight says, up 63% over the year. Apple’s sales accounted for 65% of the value of the smartwatch market last year.

Apple wearables revenue hits all-time quarterly high despite first profit fall...

In releasing its financial results for its fiscal 2019 first quarter ended December 29, 2018, Apple confirmed how quarterly revenue of £64.2 billion declined by 5% like for like on the same period last year.

INSIGHT: How watch companies can unlock customer data with contactless payments

Adam Herson, director of Barclaycard Mobile Payments, UK, think wearable devices and contactless-enabled timepieces pose an exciting opportunity for watch companies to create products that offer their customers something completely new.

DATA CRUNCH: Wearables market in ‘transition’ as first year of single-digit...

Softness among basic wearables that do not run third-party applications has impacted market, but stronger growth will return in 2019.

Diesel pushes wearables with introduction of ‘next gen’ smartwatch

The next gen smartwatch offers the latest in wearable technology, including heart rate tracking, NFC payment capabilities, and GPS tracking.

Android Wear rebranded as ‘Wear OS by Google’

Google has announced that its popular Android Wear operating system is to be rebranded as ‘Wear OS by Google’. Launched three years ago, Android Wear...

British inventor creates smartphone grip for the wrist

As if competition isn't hot enough already for watchmakers wanting to be the wristwear of choice for the world's population, along comes a British...

Apple overtakes ‘shrinking’ FitBit to claim wearables crown

Apple is now the world’s largest wearables vendor after overtaking previous market leader FitBit, new research suggests. According to data from Strategy Analytics, Apple was...

Swatch Group sets new records in microchip timekeepers for the Internet...

Swatch Group is continuing its mission to create a Silicon Valley in Switzerland with technological innovations that will maintain the country's grip on timekeeping...