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Latest Wearable Computing Devices Trend

Taco Cowboy (5327) writes | about a month ago

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Taco Cowboy (5327) writes "While Smartwatches are getting all the headlines for the past 2 years or so, the real marketplace chose activity trackers over smartwatches to the tune of 4 to 1, according to ABI Research

ABI Research reports that Activity Trackers dominated sales of wearable devices in Q1 2014, outselling much-hyped smartwatches by 4 to 1, with 2.35 million devices shipped

Activity Trackers are currently the most viable consumer electronics wearable device category, because they have a clear use case that cannot be matched by smartphones, in contrast to smartwatches

But smartwatches may still be doing a comeback

Smartwatches will develop rapidly in 2014 and 2015, with hybrid activity tracker/smartwatches soon to hit the market, more specialized components being developed and most importantly the use case improving through a growing applications ecosystem. As the value proposition of smartwatches increases, however, the price will still need to decrease to balance with end-user expectations

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