After the big smartphone reveal that was the Samsung Galaxy Note8, the South Korean electronics giant is now unveiling their latest lineup of gadgets that have fitness on their mind. Here’s Samsung’s IFA Berlin 2017 roster: Meet the Gear Sport, Gear Fit2 Pro, and all-new Gear IconX.
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Since Fitbit absorbed Pebble like an intergalactic space creature would a taco sandwich, all eyes have been trained on the fitness wearable company to see what they’re going to do with their new acquisition. Rumours have hinted at a smartwatch and this latest set of leaks appear to confirm that fact.
This is what the upcoming Fitbit smartwatch will look like.
Even with the introduction of new smartwatches, Fitbit has shown resilience in the past few years maintaining the top spot in the wearable market. Unfortunately, that’s no longer the case according to the latest report from Strategy Analytics.
Apple has taken over the number 1 spot and to rub salt into the wound, Fitbit is also overtaken by an affordable Chinese rival.
I don’t think people would disagree with me when I say that the wearable market isn’t in the best shape. Just look at Pebble. Or Fitbit. Even Moto‘s ditched the smart wearable market because the demand just isn’t there.
The only people still making smartwatches are Huawei, Samsung and Apple, the latter two of which leverage their existing ecosystem. Fitbit’s still got their strong community, but even then, the company is in dire straits.
Then we’ve got Acer, who, out of all the things I thought they would launch, launched a wearable. It’s called the Leap Ware and when I saw it, the biggest question that popped up in my head was: Why?
To me, fitness trackers should be as discrete as possible. The more comfortable and unobtrusive it is, the more likely I will wear it. So, when Fitbit launched the brand new Alta HR today, I was definitely looking forward to seeing if it could take the place of the Charge 2 on my wrist.
Apple‘s watchOS 3 proved to be a pretty significant upgrade for Apple Watch users. Not only did it make the most popular smartwatch in the world faster, it also packed familiarity plus a whole bunch of new features into Cupertino’s wearable.
Now, Apple’s adding a few more useful features with watchOS 3.2.
Smartwatch maker Pebble was in dire straits this past year. Despite the resounding popularity of their new wearables (which raised almost USD13 million on Kickstarter), a report surfaced earlier this month that the company was going to be sold to Fitbit.
However, a recent report also states that this deal would result in the cancellation of Pebble’s Time 2 and the Pebble Core.
Fitbit continues to be one of the most popular wearable makers in the world and that’s because they make good devices. The company continues to dominate the basic wearables segment according to the IDC and looked to continue that with the launch of the Flex 2 and Charge 2.
Today, the company gave us a quick sneak peak at these two devices and we’re pretty impressed.
There’s always a negative perception about fast food and McDonald’s has tried to fix this by offering “healthier” options in selected markets. In a bid to create a “fitter” generation, the golden arches fast food chain is now introducing a wearable device with every Happy Meal.
If I had to identify one other technological trend besides Virtual Reality that would most likely hit big this year, it would be smartwatches. Or smart wearables, whichever you prefer.
For people like us at SoyaCincau.com, smartwatches may not be the “latest” in terms of tech, but for everyone else who doesn’t blow all their money on gadgets, this is a relatively new concept. And oh boy what a concept.
I mean, you have to charge your watch every day?