Wearable Devices Continue Gaining Popularity
Canalys, an analyst group that combines global coverage and local insight gained from offices in America, Europe, and Asia, has revealed that shipments of wearable devices are quickly increasing. The group estimates that 6 million smartwatches and fitness trackers were shipped by technology companies in the first half of 2014. Compared to the 300 million smartphone shipments in the second quarter of this year that number is quite small. However, compared to previous shipments of like devices, the estimate concerning smartwatches and fitness trackers for the first half of this year is a 700 percent improvement over last year.
Samsung currently is the worldwide leader in the smart wearable band market, in regards to the first half of 2014, but competitors such Motorola may change that statistic with the release of the Moto 360.