Worldwide smartwatch market declined in 2016. Someone said 2016 wasn’t a bumper harvest year for smartwatches.
“Consumers have held off on smartwatch purchases since early 2016 in anticipation of a hardware refresh, and improvements in WatchOS are not expected until later this year, effectively stalling existing Apple Watch sales,” said Jitesh Ubrani, senior research analyst for IDC Mobile Device Trackers. “Apple still maintains a significant lead in the market and unfortunately a decline for Apple leads to a decline in the entire market. Every vendor faces similar challenges related to fashion and functionality, and though we expect improvements next year, growth in the remainder of 2016 will likely be muted.”
Just like JU said, every smartwatch manufacturers faces this challenge and work for the improvements this year 2017.
So, what smartwatches you should wait for? Let’s talk about the best upcoming smartwatches.
Apple probably is working on the circle display for Apply watch. In early December, reports spread that Apple patent filings revealed their work of circle display. It is said that ‘Electronic device having a display with curved edges’ is what they focus on.
It works similar to a normal display, maybe there would be a rotate bezel function just like the samsung S3.
HTC Android smartwatch’s official market release delayed again due to technical design issues. This rumor has been showing for some time, but still do not appear.
But according to the leaked images of this smartwatch, we can see it is a round display. Halfbeak may remain to its watch OS.
and Google has confirmed that they would release two smartwatches in next year.
Both of these watches may come with Android Wear 2.0 OS, Moto 360 design and both support Android pay and IOS pay.
It is also said to be a standalone watch offering LTE and GPS. The smaller Swordfish device is said to lack these two features, while offering just one button.
The watch will be available with IP67 waterproof, more blaze less design. That means it is more durable.
It will be packed with LTE connectivity, GPS and a gorgeous front camera too.
In November Samsung announced that it had begun mass production of the Exynos 7 Dual 7270: “a dedicated processor for wearable that presents a new paradigm to the wearable industry”.
For highly confidential, we don’t have any images about it.
NO.1 is also going to launch a new Android watch. D8
Full Android OS, Android 5.1. Sport style, support OTA upgrade, and NFC
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