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Aug 25 2014, 6:36am CDT | by , in Reviews | Other Stuff

Wearable band shipments rocket by 684%
Photo Credits: canalys
 
 

Fitbit leads in basic wearable bands, while Samsung leads the smart band market

The wearable band market developed 684% on an overall premise in the first large portion of 2014 contrasted and the first 50% of 2013, as per the most recent gadget shipment gauges by industry examiner firm Canalys. Canalys tracks wearable gadget shipments and portions the business sector into brilliant groups, which are equipped for running outsider applications, and fundamental groups, which are most certainly not.

According to Canalys VP and Principal Analyst Chris Jones, ‘Fitbit and Jawbone have very successfully grown and strengthened their relationships with channel partners internationally to grow global shipment volumes. They took first and second place respectively in the basic wearable band market in the first half 2014. The challenge all vendors face is keeping consumers engaged with the devices, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.’ He stated this while also acknowledging the fact that Nike’s share in this particular department had deteriorated because of its cutting back of resources here. On the other hand, the new entrant Garmin had a successful launch of its vivofit device and is chasing third place.

Samsung again turned into the overall pioneer in the keen wearable band segment in the first half of 2014 with the arrival of three new items in the second quarter: the Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo and Gear Fit. In July, Samsung released its fifth brilliant band in under a year, the Gear Live, taking into account Android Wear. 'In any case Samsung must enhance gadget offer through else it will again need to depend on substantial marking down through advancements to move stock,' said Jones. The Pebble Steel helped Pebble keep its energy and its application store keeps on growing while Sony finishes the main three.

‘Mobile operating systems and apps must be extensively pared back for smart wearable bands,’ said Canalys Analyst Daniel Matte. ‘Android Wear represents an initial first step by Google. It will undoubtedly continue to refine and improve the Wear platform as it has done with Android.’ Numerous have conjectured that Apple will soon dispatch a shrewd wearable band. Canalys expects that such an item would make broad utilization of custom segments. Its fittings outline will oblige development identified with remote charging, waterproofing, and presentation and battery advances. ‘Smart wearable bands need tremendous advances across the entire component ecosystem to achieve multiple days of battery life. Smart wearable bands should not necessarily resemble watches, but should instead adhere to their own unique design constraints,’ added Matte.

 

New items will be dispatched at IFA, however most innovation organizations are holding up to see what Apple will do first. The business will see sensational change in the nearing months and merchants with the initiative advantages will feel obligated.

source: canalys

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