Wearables

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi posted its slowest-ever quarterly revenue growth, as the country’s smartphone market copes with a protracted lull in sales and bigger rival Huawei grabs more market share. Revenue in the first quarter ended September 30 rose 5.5 percent to CNY 53.66 billion (roughly Rs. 53,900 crores) from the same period last year, largely in line with
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Amazfit recently launched its Bip Lite wearable in India, priced at Rs. 3,999. This model is more affordable than the Amazfit Bip which was priced at Rs. 5,499 at launch. The new wearable claims 45 days of battery life on a single charge and is capable of heart-rate and sleep tracking. This device also supports activity
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Fitness technology player Goqii on Friday launched its fitness tracker named Vital ECG, designed to track users’ heart health, for Rs. 4,999, in the presence of Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar. Goqii Vital ECG will provide ECG reports powered by Tricog Health — which is a platform that instantly interprets ECG readings with advanced technology and
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Apple’s Heart study, the largest yet to explore the role of wearable devices in identifying potential heart problems, found the device could accurately detect atrial fibrillation, the most common type of irregular heartbeat, US researchers reported on Wednesday. The results, published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), come as technology companies increasingly strike up
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Samsung Galaxy M10s has received a discounted price under the company’s Blue Fest sale in India. The six-day sale, which lasts until November 19, has also brought up to 10 percent cashback for HDFC Bank customers purchasing select Samsung smartphones. Samsung has separately also announced discounts on accessories and products purchased alongside the Galaxy S10
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Lawmakers pressed top US antitrust enforcers on their probes of tech giants Alphabet’s Google, Facebook, Amazon, and Apple on Wednesday, with the chair of a House subcommittee expressing frustration over the companies’ continued acquisitions. In a hearing of the House Judiciary Committee’s antitrust subcommittee, Makan Delrahim, the head of the Justice Department’s antitrust division, said his investigative staff
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Amazon India on Wednesday announced two sales for products of Apple and Oppo. Called the Apple Days and Oppo Fantastic Days sales respectively, they feature offers on smartphones, smartwatches, accessories, laptops, and tablets from the two companies. The Apple Days sale on Amazon will see up to Rs. 23,000 discount on iPhone models as its
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Apple Watch Series 5 was launched earlier this year with an always-on display and water resistance. While we’ve been consistently hearing rumours surrounding 2020 iPhone models, there was very little information on what to expect from next year’s Apple Watch models, until now. Well-known Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicts that next year’s Apple Watch models
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Microsoft’s HoloLens 2 augmented reality headset, which was introduced at Mobile World Congress back in February, is now available to purchase. The HoloLens 2 is shipping in the US, France, Germany, Ireland, New Zealand, Australia, and the United Kingdom. The next-generation AR headset is built off a Qualcomm system-on-a-chip and is targeted at enterprise, not
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Garmin has launched its Fenix 6 series of rugged smartwatches in India. The new smartwatch range is designed to help users track activities such as mountain biking, golfing, trail running, hiking, hunting, and diving. Garmin has offered a PacePro technology to provide a pace-strategy to runners. The Fenix 6 smartwatches also have a Power Manager
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Xiaomi Watch, which could get official as the Mi Watch, has been teased to sport a sapphire glass protection with rounded edges. The smartwatch by the Chinese company also appears to come with a digital crown similar to the Apple Watch and feature a stainless steel design. Alongside the fresh teasers, the Xiaomi Watch has
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The US-based search engine giant Google has announced its intention to acquire the leading wearable brand Fitbit, but reportedly, Facebook was also interested in buying it. Facebook has also been expanding its hardware portfolio with Oculus virtual headsets, Portal smart speakers and planned AR glasses. The social media giant also acquired a fitness app called
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Apple asked the Trump administration to waive tariffs on Chinese-made Apple Watches, iPhone components and other consumer products, according to company filings with the US Trade Representative’s Office. The company on Thursday sought tariff exclusions from 11 products, including HomePod speakers, iMac computers, parts for use in repairing iPhones, iPhone smart battery cases, AirPods and others.
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