smart watch

Canalys: 1.6 million smart wearable bands shipped in second half of 2013

At almost every turn, you hear about wearable technology. Everyone from Nike to upstarts like Pebble is involving themselves in some sort of wearable device, promising a myriad of things. Monitoring heart rate, pushing notifications, even letting you control music. A new study by Canalys shows that shipments of “Smart Wearable Bands” grew dramatically last year, and should increase just as dramatically in 2014.

Over 1 million smart watches to ship in 2013 according to ABI Research

Research firm ABI Research has issued a new report looking at the smart watch market for 2013. According to the company, over 1 million smart watches will ship this year. ABI Research says that while the wearable computing market failed to take off in the past due to things like ugly watches, watches that were too bulky, and watches with poor functionality; things are set to change this year.