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LG working with Google on smartwatch

Mar 21, 11:03

LG Electronics is working together with Google on the LG G Watch, powered by Android Wear, which extends the Android platform to wearables. The LG G Watch will be compatible with...

China white-box makers likely to launch array of wearable devices in 2Q14

Jan 21, 21:37

China-based white-box mobile device makers are likely to launch an array of wearable devices, including smartwatches, in the second quarter of 2014, using chipset solutions from Taiwan-based...

Apple, Qualcomm suffering weak yields for wearable devices

Jan 2, 16:13

Several wearable devices such as Apple's iWatch and Qualcomm's Toq are reportedly seeing less than 50% yield rates due to difficulties applying surface treatments on their metal injection...

More China-based handset vendors to launch wearable smart devices

Dec 31, 14:28

Following the steps of Coolpad and TCL, more China-based handset vendors including ZTE and Huawei are expected to launch their own brands of wearable smart devices such as smartwatches...

Nike to launch new smartwatch in 1H14

Dec 2, 16:11

Following the release of the Nike+Sportwatch and Fuelband SE smartwatch in 2013, Nike plans to launch a new smartwatch in the first half of 2014, according to sources in Taiwan's...

MediaTek dual-core chip adopted for Omate smartwatch

Nov 28, 22:05

Hong Kong-based Omate, which designs wearable computing devices, has launched an Android-powered smartwatch series which employs dual-core chip solutions from MediaTek.

Samsung executive talks about IoT strategy

Nov 28, 14:14

Samsung Electronics has developed SAMI (Samsung Architecture for Multimodal Interactions), a system central to Samsung's Internet of Things (IoT) strategy, according Luc Julia, vice...

Despite the hype, smart watches will not dominate consumer spending during the holiday season, says Gartner

Nov 22, 15:34

Despite the hype surrounding smart watches, they are unlikely to be featured on many consumers' holiday wish lists this year, according to Gartner. Gartner said that premium pricing...

Digitimes Research: Apple iWatch to play key role in boosting smartwatch sales

Oct 14, 15:45

After researching existing smartwatch players' product strategies and technology maturity, Digitimes Research believes that the competition in the smartwatch industry in the next...

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Metal injection molding widely used to make wearable smart devices, say Taiwan makers

Sep 25, 15:09

Metal injection molding (MIM), a manufacturing process combining powder metallurgy and plastic molding injection, has been widely used to produce wearable smart devices due to its...

Wearable devices seeing trouble penetrating consumer markets

Sep 25, 14:10

Wearable devices such as smartwatches are seeing trouble prompting consumers to taking out their wallets. Although consumers seem eager to make inquires or try out wearable devices,...

Digitimes Research: Sony/Google relationship to affect SmartWatch 2 sales

Sep 17, 15:36

Sony Mobile Communications launched the successor of its LiveView watch, the SmartWatch 2 in June 2013 featuring a larger display, higher resolution, NFC support and water- and dust-proof...

Market chatter: Apple iWatch reportedly suffering from low yields

Sep 9, 22:59

There is talk in the Taiwan supply chain that Apple's upcoming iWatch is reportedly suffering from low-yield-rate problems, with the rumors being that the upstream supply chain is...

IHS lists fast facts on Samsung, Qualcomm smartwatch announcements

Sep 5, 11:56

Samsung Electronics and Qualcomm both unveiled their smartwatches on September 4, expanding into the wearable device market.

Qualcomm Toq Smartwatch

Commentary: Samsung to upstage Apple by releasing Galaxy Gear, but is it profitable?

Aug 27, 16:03

Samsung Electronics has announced a pre-IFT event to introduce its new products to the public on September 4, with the new devices likely to include the much speculated Samsung Galaxy...

Digitimes Research: Pebble smart watch may face tough challenges

Jul 30, 14:51

US-based Pebble Technology has sold about 85,000 Pebble smart watches since its launch in January, 2013, but Digitimes Research believes the device may still face several challenges...

Smartwatches to explode by 2014, says Canalys

Jul 17, 12:59

More than five million smartwatches will ship in 2014, Canalys said in its new report. Canalys defines smartwatches as smart wearable bands that are multi-purpose devices running...

Foxlink enters the smart watch industry

Jul 5, 15:58

Taiwan-based Foxlink has entered the smart watch industry by landing orders from US-based Pebble whose Pebble smart watch is ready to enter retail channels in the near future, according...

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    Qualcomm Toq smartwatch featuring Mirasol display

    Qualcomm has unveiled the Qualcomm Toq smartwatch, designed to serve as a second display to the wearer's smartphone. The device will be released in the fourth quarter of 2013. The...

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