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To The Forefront of Wearables: Garmin Announces Forerunner 935


To The Forefront of Wearables: Garmin Announces Forerunner 935

On Wednesday, Garmin International Inc. officially introduced the much anticipated Forerunner 935.

“The new flagship multisport device from Garmin will bring the latest generation of physiological analytic capabilities from Firstbeat Technologies Ltd. to the Forerunner series for the first time,” reads a statement emailed to mHealthWatch.

We’re told that the three new Firstbeat training features – Anaerobic Training Effect, Training Load, and Training Status – debuted earlier this year in the Garmin Fenix 5 series, which was named as a CES 2017 Innovation Award Honoree in the wearable technologies category.
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ABI Hails Benefits of mHealth Wearables in New Reports


mHealth Market Stands to Gain from Wearables Industry ExpansionAccording to a new report from ABI Research, there’s good reason for big growth in the mhealth wearables space.

Based on the data provided, these devices boost patient healthcare both inside and outside of hospital settings.

“A surge in healthcare patient monitoring wearables will soon help reduce readmission risks and better prevent the occurrence of serious medical traumas, alleviating growing performance pressures on healthcare services,” the report summary explains.
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Steady Demand for Wearables Seen in Important Emerging Markets


The 18 Percent Problem What Wearables Are Really Up AgainstAccording to a new report from the IDC, The Middle East and Africa (MEA) wearables market continued to see steady growth in Q3 2016.

And the trend isn’t likely to change in 2017.

That’s per the findings of the International Data Corporation (IDC).

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Boom or Bust? What’s Next for Wearables?


IDC Worldwide, Wearables Will Surpass 200 Million in 2019There will be many small packages under holiday trees across the U.S. — but they’re less likely to contain wearable devices like smart watches and Fitbits, according to new analysis.

In fact, eMarketer downgraded its earlier estimate, indicating that though this category was expected to be robust, “usage has not expanded beyond early adopters.”

The divergence between the earlier estimate In October, 2015 and the recent one is dramatic.

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Skyhook Study Reveals the Next Market Opportunity for Wearables


press-releasePress Release:  A new study commissioned by Skyhook (a Liberty Broadband company) has found that 40 percent of consumers are interested in family and personal safety tracking wearables. However, the study of 1,000 consumers also revealed skepticism, with 1 in 4 consumers not fully appreciating the value of wearables. The research highlights the challenges wearables manufacturers face as they go-to-market with new types of devices. To view an infographic of the findings, click here.

Conducted by independent research firm Research Now, Skyhook set out to examine the next hot market for wearables and to understand the usefulness of and appetite for location-enhanced wearable devices. The study found that, while there’s still plenty of headroom in the health & fitness market with 81 percent of consumers citing purchasing interest, wearables’ next great market opportunity lies in devices that help track the whereabouts of family members and protect their safety.

But what do wearables manufacturers need to do to convert this interest into actual sales? According to the study, highlighting the value of location capabilities could be the key.

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Skyhook Study Reveals the Next Market Opportunity for Wearables


IDC Worldwide, Wearables Will Surpass 200 Million in 2019A new study commissioned by Skyhook (a Liberty Broadband company) has found that 40 percent of consumers are interested in family and personal safety tracking wearables.

However, the report summary notes, the study of 1,000 consumers also revealed skepticism, with 1 in 4 consumers not fully appreciating the value of wearables.

The research highlights the challenges wearables manufacturers face as they go-to-market with new types of devices (to view an infographic of the findings, click here).

Conducted by independent research firm Research Now, Skyhook set out to examine the next hot market for wearables and to understand the usefulness of and appetite for location-enhanced wearable devices. The study found that, while there’s still plenty of headroom in the health & fitness market with 81 percent of consumers citing purchasing interest, wearables’ next great market opportunity lies in devices that help track the whereabouts of family members and protect their safety.

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IDC Sees Spooky Dip in Smartwatch Market


Smartwatches Set to Replace Fitness WearablesJust in time for Halloween, IDC is out with some scary numbers for the smartwatch industry.

Despite the rapid adoption of smartwatch devices in the healthcare space, this wearables market is reeling from a big drop.

The worldwide smartwatch market experienced a round of growing pains in the third quarter of 2016 (3Q16), this week’s report explains, “resulting in a year-over-year decline in shipment volumes.”
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