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As a heart doctor, my opinion is that if you think an Apple Watch is nifty, buy one. But do not buy it for your health. It will not improve your health, and it could even bring you harm.Dr. John Mandrola, Cardiac Electrophysiologist at Baptist Health Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky, USA
When Apple introduced the Apple Watch Series 4 last month, the wearable received a great deal of coverage for being the first smartwatch to feature an electrocardiogram (ECG). An ECG is essentially a heart monitor that is able to detect irregular patterns in the wearer’s heartbeat that could indicate an impending heart attack or stroke.Read the rest of this entry »
In the first quarter of the year, Apple for the very first time had overtaken Fitbit which has been a dominant wearable brand for the longest time. However, in last quarter, Apple has been dethroned from the top spot and it isn’t by Fitbit.
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.
Despite the declining smart watch market, ZTE believes there’s still room for another player. Meet the ZTE Quartz, their first Android Wear smart watch which is expected to make its debut at MWC 2017.
Apart from making smartwatches like the Gear S2 and the new Gear S3, Samsung has not forgotten about their fitness wearable segment. The latest incarnation of Samsung’s fitness bands, the Gear Fit2 certainly sports quite a few upgrades compared to its predecessor. Read on to find out what we think.
I remember my Uber driver asking me what I thought was the next big tech trend. My answer was simple: Modular devices. It seemed obvious to me because in a world of smartphone carbon copies, who doesn’t want to stand out? Imparting personality and specified functions to devices seemed like the best way forward.
He was clearly not expecting this answer and it only was after a few moments of awkward silence that he revealed what he was actually thinking of: Smartwatches.
According to the latest IDC report, Apple has already sold 7.5 million Watches between April and October. You can’t deny that’s pretty impressive considering Samsung only sold over a million Gear smart watches for the whole of 2014. Even Android Wear has managed to ship 720,000 units, with Moto 360 leading the pack.
Despite the impressive figures for Apple, they are still not number 1 when it comes to wearable devices.
The touch screen revolutionised the way we interacted with devices, but we always knew that there was more to come out of the touch screen. C’mon, the movies have told us at least that much.
True enough, Apple came up with their “revolutionary” 3D Touch technology that they claimed required countless hours of research to produce, but ended up being not much more than a gimmick, at least for now with the low amount of apps that actually make use of it. Well, if you want something more revolutionary, the boffins at Qeexo might just have what you need.