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Digitimes Research: Pogo Pin to account for over 60% of power charging interfaces used in smart wearable devices in 2016
AL Huang, DIGITIMES Research, Taipei

Pogo Pin will account for over 60% of power charging interfaces used in smart watches and smart bands in 2016, all types of USB together for nearly 20%, and wireless power charging standards WPC, A4WP and PMA for the remaining, according to Digitimes Research.

Pogo Pin, due to its waterproofing and relatively low cost, has become the mainstream power charging interface for smart wearable devices in 2015, Digitimes Research indicated. Micro-B USB has been widely adopted by white-box smartwatch vendors due to relatively low costs, while expensive WPC and A4WP/PMA have only been used in high-end models priced at above US$200.

In 2016, Pogo Pin will remain as the mainstream power charging interface for smart watches and smart bands, Micro-B USB will still dominate in white-box models, and penetration of WPC and A4WP/PMA will increase due to adoption by major brands.

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