Friday, June 13, 2014

Activity Trackers Outselling Smartwatches 4 to 1, but Google and Apple Could Change That | Re/code

So naturally Report: Microsoft Surface Smart Watch Will Launch in 2014 (Mashable)

"Roughly 2.3 million of the fitness devices were sold in the first quarter, compared to just more than a half million smartwatches, according to new market data from ABI Research.

“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,” says ABI Research senior practice director Nick Spencer. “End users have been happy to ditch their watches and use smartphones to tell the time, so extending smartphone functions to the watch is a weak use case and retrograde step.”"
Activity Trackers Outselling Smartwatches 4 to 1, but Google and Apple Could Change That | Re/code
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