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Showing posts with label Wearables. Show all posts
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June 20, 2016

10 wearable start ups with highest vc funding sitting on the biggest cash pile

The first quarter of 2016 saw $1.4 billion in venture capital funding and the most merger and acquisitions transactions in a single quarter to date. The biggest VC investment in 2016 , has been so far   on  Healthcare wearables and technology vertical .According to  Mercom capital   the first 6 months  in 2016  has seen  VC’s  landing up with war chests  of $260million  to lap up   the most promising investments across wearables technology

The growth of wearables  started gaining traction since 2009  as funding to wearables startups surpassed $2.2B across the past five years, accrued over 195 deals.

" top 10 biggest wearable brands with highest VC funding"

Jawbone, at $614M raised, is the most well-funded private wearables company. amongAmong i (Jawbone took on $300M in debt financing in April 2015).Andreessen Horowitz, Atomico Black Rock, Deutsche Telekom Strategic Investments ,Firsthand Technology Value Fund   are among  those who have invested in jawbone

The most active VC   money that has been chasing the wearables sector   happens to  be  Andreessen Horowitz and Khosla Ventures.Among the biggest VC funding  across wearable technology  was  last years  $542M Series B raised by Magic Leap, Florida-based developer of head-mounted augmented reality displays. Magic Leap raised capital in that round from a wide range of investors including smart money VCs Andreessen Horowitz and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.

VC interest in this sector  has been across 4 areas 
1)  Health and fitness bands:
2)Smart Watches and jewelry:
3)Smart apparel: OMsignal (smart workout apparel).
4)medical devices( mistfit wearables)

July 15, 2015

3 smartwatches compared :Pebble vs vs Apple smartwatch vs Moto 360

Smartwatches | SpecOut

This data shows the state of  wearables industry and compares the 3 smartwatches with their features  which are 1) Pebble steel 2)Apple smartwatch and Motorola Moto 360



July 10, 2015

apple watch sales plunge by 90%,selling 5000 daily units

" chart showing the falling sales of apple watch"
" apple watch sales see 90% fall"

A recent report by Slice Intelligence show declining  Apple watch  sales , with its “online sales” slowing  down considerably.During the last 2 months  the company has seen sales plummet by 90% since the opening week. However this data might not reflect the absolute truth  as Slice bases its research on electronic receipts sent to millions of email addresses following purchases, estimates that Apple has been selling fewer than 20,000 watches a day in the U.S. since the initial surge  when the apple watch  started selling in April,

Apparently apple watch  has seen its sales dipping to as low as 5,000 units on some days in june . In US its sales stood at 2.79 million units in mid-June, about two months post launch.However according to experts at about

However  this data has its share of detracters as Apples sales numbers are taken from an e receipt which is gleaned  by a sample of consumers who volunteer to share their purchasing information. Slice obtains much of its consumer data from an shopping assistance iOS app (which includes support for Apple Watch).

May 31, 2015

Here is the chart showing how how many apple watches got sold

" which apple watch was the most bought"
So how many apple watches was finally sold ?data from slice Intelligence estimates that 957,000 people in the U.S. pre-ordered an Apple  on the 1st day it went for sale, 
On an  average  around  1.3 watches were ordered with spends of  $503.83 per watch. Those ordering an Apple Watch Sport spent $382.83 per watch and those ordering the Apple Watch spent $707.04.

Interestingly  those who bough the apple watch  72% purchased an Apple product in the past two years (iPhone, Mac or iPad), and 21% pre-ordered an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus mere months ago

62%  purchased the less-expensive Sport model. However, many Apple Watch buyers invested in the pricier case but the cheapest band, with more than one third adding a black or white Sport band

April 24, 2015

Apple on track to ship 20million iwatch ,analysts predicts higher sales than ipad

apple's iwatch goes on sales from today, expects 20million shipments
Morgan Stanley’s projection  expects iwatch to do more than  250million  shipments after  9 quarters. Each  apple product has sold faster than the product that came before it. Morgan Stanley thinks that the iWatch will sell faster than the iPad.
Apple’s first wearable gadget went on sale on Friday and for a change unlike any Apple product launch.. there was no  huge lines outside apple stores across Apple Europe and US. No cameras waiting to interview user who unboxed their first iwatch ..For Apple  this marks its entry its what is being seen as the biggest thing since the smartphone boom .. as  the  wearbles” aim to bridge the gap between   gadget and a human function

While Apple belives it would ship upwards of 20-26million iwatch this year.Apple’s own supply vendors indicate their production is set   to ship 2million and more iwatc in the current quarter  Firms in the supply chain estimate Apple will ship 2 million watches per month in the current quarter, said one of the sources

April 12, 2015

Apple Watch Launch Prices of all 15 Models

"apple iwatch prices at launch : 15 models


 The apple bands come in four price points out o the 15 models .Of these 15 watch prices, four are dramatically different. The pricing of the watches is shown in the two graphs below (with and without the Edition).There are also a total of 38 watch configurations available at launch (SKUs) and another 38 bands that can be purchased separately. (image :asymco)

April 9, 2015

smartwatch dominates the wearables sector by 15 times its nearest product

Infographic: The Predicted Wearables Boom Is All About The Wrist | Statista


Your wrist is the latest medium of technology, where technology companies are starting to target.This chart by statista shows” wearables is all about your wrist ” and smartwatches dominate the sector like no one else.. Clothing, eyewear, apparels all pale into insignificance compared to the smartwatch

March 9, 2015

The Geographical Hubs for Smart Watch Manufacturing : China, Japan and Taiwan control 40% of the Market

The graph shows the geographical distribution of smartwatch companies in 2013, by country.

Though smart watches might be a recent phenomenon.. the idea was not. The idea of smart watches manufacturing hubs has been doing brisk business across Mainland China and Taiwan for quite some time now . While  the digital  wearable market is yet  to take shape Major consumer elctronic brands like LG/Samsung/Sony have been working on related technology and fine tunings its manufacturing processes  to meet the ” unprecedented demand” in wearable devices  this year 

 A quick glance  on the ” geographic hubs for  smart watch manufacturing” shows  not surprisingly dominated by the Chinese Around 26% smart  watch manufacturer’s( OEM’s) are based out of China. US comes a close 25%. Taiwan and Japan ( 8% and 7%) ranks 3rd  

January 5, 2015

The Wearable Technology Evolution : Why You cannot ignore this any longer

The wearable technology revolution is here and no matter what you cannot wish it away..  The disruption that wearables  is set to bring will be far reaching with enormous ramifications unless .. organizations start thinking of embedding  wearble design and architecture  across their marketing mix .. With ubiquitous computing, wearable technology share the vision of interweaving technology into the everyday life, of making technology pervasive and interaction friction less.According to ABI Research due to the relative ease of compatibility with smartphones and other electronic devices, the wearable technologies market will spike to 485 million annual device shipments by 2018

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