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Apple still hasn't revealed official sales figures for its Watch, but industry analysts at IDC say that it shipped 3.6 million units last quarter, taking 19.9% of the global wearable devices market.
Microsoft is currently working on the Band 2, and in preparation for its upcoming release, the company is reportedly halting production of the original Band.
After some people got their hands on their very own Apple Watch, a number of users have reported that the said wearable has been causing irritations, blisters, and burns to their skin.
After receiving strong demand of the Apple Watch during its launch, a report says that sales of the hyped wearable have declined significantly, from 200,000 in April, to just around 10,000 today.
Samsung is set to release a new Gear smartwatch soon. The upcoming device has a circular screen, and will feature a rotatable bezel that can be used to navigate around menus and zoom in on photos.
Microsoft has recently received a patent for wearable displays that can determine the emotions of the wearer, and those of other people. HoloLens looks like a prime candidate for this technology.
Starting next week, Apple will be hosting a workshop to help new users of the Apple Watch learn about the new features of the device and how to navigate the new interface too.
Despite being the largest independent device retailer in Europe, the UK's Carphone Warehouse won't sell the Apple Watch at launch as Apple focuses on fashion instead of tech for its first wearable.
The global market for 'smart wearable bands' saw shipments rise to 4.6 million units across all manufacturers in 2014, but just 16% of these - around 720,000 devices - were based on Android Wear.
Google has been awarded a new patent for a wearable that emits pleasant smells upon detection of physical activity. Weirdly enough, it also has a feature that lets you avoid nearby friends.
Sources claim that Apple will begin training its Store staff on the new Watch on February 9, before the device - which the company has said will cost from $349 - goes on sale in March.
Apple's iWatch is expected to be announced in September is said not to ship until 2015 which means that it will miss the crucial holiday shopping season.
Jimmy Kimmel strikes again! This time he's showing off the new Apple "iWatch" to a select few, only to reveal that he is really giving displaying a Casio watch with an Apple sticker.
Google's Larry Page is said to have expressed frustrations over Samsung's wearables strategy in a 'tense' meeting - but Samsung isn't happy either, privately referring to Google as a "bully".
Wellograph is introducing its all-in-one fitness watch that will offer native compatibility with Windows Phone devices, as well as Android and iOS. Launching this July, it will cost $349 USD.
Intel has reportedly won an auction to acquire wearable devices making company, Basis, for an amount upwards of $100 million to strengthen itself in the newly emerging wearables market.
Smartphone maker, HTC, is rumored to be working on numerous wearable devices and will be showcasing a smartwatch at the upcoming Mobile World Congress, in a private event for carriers and partners.
A recent meeting between Google reps and the FDA seems to show that the Mountain View company is looking at developing wearable sensors such as contact lenses that provide bio-feedback.
A new report claims that Android Kit Kat is centered around wearables, low-end handsets and fixing some of Android's long-standing issues. All signs point to Android 4.4 as a major, must-have update.