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  • Report
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    OCT 21, 2021

    Smartwatches had an even more successful year. In H1 2021, 18.3% of respondents owned a smartwatch, and penetration had passed 20% among younger adults and affluents. Even gaming consoles benefited from consumers’ changing priorities during the health crisis; penetration bounced back from a dip in 2020, to 39.1%. Social media and voice assistants got more attention in this year’s survey.

  • Report
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    OCT 21, 2021

    Affluent internet users are leading the adoption of smartwatches, smart wristbands, and smart home devices. Some 21.7% of internet users in Ireland owned a smart wristband in H1 2021, compared with 16.5% in H1 2020. Smartwatch ownership also jumped by several percentage points, to 20.5%. Both devices are entering the mainstream, especially among the more affluent.

  • Report
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    OCT 21, 2021

    Several smart devices, including wristbands and smart home products, are nearing the mainstream. Ownership of smartwatches and smart wristbands rose to 19.3% and 19.8%, respectively, in H1 2021. Penetration of games consoles also grew slightly, to 12.4%.

  • Report
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    OCT 21, 2021

    Nearly 19% of male and 13.7% of female internet users owned a smartwatch in H1 2021. In both groups, penetration rose by about 3 percentage points from 2020. Respondents in affluent households were most likely to own a smartwatch, at 21.9%. In 2020, the greatest uptake of smart home products—such as remotely controlled appliances and security systems—was among the youngest internet users.

  • Report
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    OCT 21, 2021

    More internet users had invested in smartwatches and smart wristbands, for example. Some 21.8% owned a smartwatch in H1 2021, compared with 16.4% in 2020, while penetration of smart wristbands had jumped from 8.4% to 11.5%. Both were most common among 25- to 34-year-olds, affluents, and people living in urban areas.

  • Report
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    OCT 21, 2021

    Similarly, smartwatches made a sizable advance in all demographic groups, as overall penetration rose from 15.2% to 21.4%. Among affluent respondents, that share was 28.5%. Ownership was also well above average among 25- to 44-year-olds and city dwellers. Penetration of smart wristbands was also up YoY, albeit less dramatically.

  • Report
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    OCT 21, 2021

    Some smart devices held little appeal, but voice assistants and game consoles posted gains in 2021. Smartwatch ownership was up only modestly in H1 2021, to 17.5%. Just 7.5% of respondents owned a smart wristband, compared with 7.1% a year earlier. And barely 5% of those polled owned a smart home product, such as a system allowing homeowners to monitor security at their property via a mobile app.

  • Report
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    OCT 21, 2021

    Smartwatch adoption, which stalled in 2020, is heading up again, though penetration in the Philippines is low by global standards. Fewer than 10% of those polled owned a smartwatch in H1 2021, a gain of 2 percentage points since H1 2020. In contrast to last year, there was growing interest among more affluent respondents, as penetration in that group rose from 9.2% to 14.2%.

  • Report
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    OCT 21, 2021

    Smartwatches and smart home devices were more common among males, 25- to 54-year-olds, and internet users in affluent households.

  • Report
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    OCT 21, 2021

    Smartwatches were an exception to some extent, though penetration was barely into double digits, at 11.3% in H1 2021. That said, respondents in affluent households more than doubled that average, with 23.1% owning smartwatches. But uptake of smart wristbands, TV streaming sticks, and smart home products remained very low overall, at 5.1%, 5.7%, and 6.5%, respectively.

  • Report
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    DEC 10, 2021

    KEY STAT: Consumer adoption of wearables in the US will keep growing, across all generations, reaching 88.3 million wearable users in 2025. Introduction. The US healthcare system will never recover from COVID-19. The changes wrought by the pandemic’s several surges across the US are becoming permanent, opening new avenues for patients to access care.

  • Report
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    OCT 21, 2021

    Penetration of smart wristbands and smartwatches rose to 12.1% and 14.9%, respectively. But some variations persisted across demographic groups. Males, younger adults, and respondents in affluent households were more likely to own a smartwatch, for example. Females were more likely to have a smart wristband. Smart home devices were most common in higher-income homes and among male respondents.

  • Article
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    DEC 9, 2021

    If Samsung can successfully weave together services and experiences that move from smartphones, wearables, PCs, smart TVs, and smart home devices, it can potentially rival Apple’s walled garden.

  • Article
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    NOV 9, 2021

    This growth is twofold, coming from consumers replacing older appliances with newer models (which will be, by default, mainly smart devices), as well as from consumers purchasing new, lower-priced appliances as more manufacturers move into the space and competition heats up.

  • Article
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    JAN 5, 2022

    Wearables will also benefit from metaverse investments. As companies look for ways to blur the physical and virtual worlds, they’ll need better biometric sensors and feedback to measure things like eye and hand movements or gait measurements. In November, Facebook showed off an early version of gloves that would provide haptic feedback so that users could “feel” virtual objects.

  • Article
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    AUG 11, 2021

    As expected, it’s focused on its foldable flagship products, as well as it's smartwatch and wearable lines. The latter products are a timely move from Samsung, considering its rival Apple’s unprecedented growth in this segment. Products unveiled at Unpacked include:.

  • Article
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    MAR 19, 2021
  • Article
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    JAN 19, 2022

    This is personalized via wearables data and patient-reported data. What does Quest Health have to gain? Quest will be adding Pack Health’s platform to its Extended Care services—its suite of health tech solutions that enhance diagnostics.

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    MAR 16, 2021
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    MAY 25, 2021
  • Article
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    OCT 22, 2021

    Consumer electronics will be the second-fastest-growing category at 12.5%, fueled by new devices, such as the iPhone 13 and Amazon Fire TV Omni Series, and strong demand for wearables. Meanwhile, categories like computers and monitors may experience some fatigue.

  • Article
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    DEC 28, 2021

    In June, Amazon launched a new functionality for its Halo wearable that measures movement and flexibility via a smartphone camera and cloud-based AI—but privacy concerns are still limiting consumer adoption.

  • Report
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    OCT 21, 2021

    Nearly 20% of internet users in Malaysia owned a smartwatch in early 2021. Affluents, urban internet users, and those in the 25-to-34 age bracket registered more substantial figures, at 27.1%, 22.6%, and 23.9%, respectively. Just 14.1% of respondents owned a smart wristband. Smart home devices—such as web-enabled appliances and energy consumption monitors—have attracted little interest to date.

  • Report
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    OCT 21, 2021

    Penetration of smartwatches and smart wristbands also inched up year over year (YoY) but remained minimal by global standards, at 6.2% and 2.3%, respectively. As in prior years, takeup of all these devices was greater in higher-income homes, but even there interest appeared very limited. Older internet users are still resistant to many forms of digital entertainment, preferring traditional media.

  • Report
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    OCT 21, 2021

    Wearables have started playing a role in the mobile story, too. The share of internet users who owned a smart wristband rose by about 6 percentage points year over year, to 22.0% in H1 2021. Smartwatch penetration jumped from 9.9% to 17.3%. Similar to last year, males were somewhat more likely than females to own either item.

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