Users around the world are increasingly choosing smartwatches over smartbands.
Canalys analysts published a report according to which, in the first quarter, 41.7 million watches, bracelets and all other devices in this segment were sold worldwide, which is 4% less than a year earlier.
At the same time, if we talk only about smartwatches, their sales grew by 15%, to 32 million units. That is, they accounted for 76.6% of deliveries in this market. Thus, sales of regular fitness bracelets fell by 37%, and this is the sixth quarter in a row when this segment shows a decrease in sales.
Analysts attribute this state of affairs to the active distribution of watches. Moreover, they divide this direction into full-fledged smart watches with a full-fledged operating system and basic smart watches on software platforms. It is the latter that are responsible for the growth of this segment. In general, such devices are no different from the same fitness bracelets, except for the shape, but users clearly prefer the shape of the watch.
Moving on to manufacturers, if we talk about smartwatches in all their forms, Apple is in the lead, of course. The company sold 9.2 million watches, increasing sales by 21% and occupying 28.9% of the market.
Second place for Huawei with a share of 10.6%, but the company’s sales fell by 18%. Thanks to this, Samsung got as close as possible, occupying 10.5% of the market, and it succeeded due to the growth in sales by an incredible 53%. That is, the current generation of smartwatches of the Korean giant clearly liked the users. Xiaomi and Garmin close the top five with 5.4% and 5% of the market, respectively.
If we talk about all the devices on the market, then Apple will still remain the leader, Huawei will still be in second place, but then the situation is different.
As you can see from the tables, Xiaomi is in third place, but there is a 41% drop. Considering that the company showed a growth of 2% in the smartwatch segment, the point is clearly in the falling sales of Mi Band bracelets. Further in the top five are Samsung and Fitbit.
Samsung Cuts Prices on Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra, Galaxy Z Fold 3, and Galaxy Z Flip 3, and Giveaway Galaxy Watch 4 in US Sale
The South Korean company Samsung has launched another summer sale, during which it offers to purchase the latest smartphones with discounts and gifts.
The promotion includes the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra with 1TB of flash memory, which has fallen in price by $150 and is offered for $1450. Alternatively, you can get the Galaxy Z Flip 3 for $300 off at $700.
There is no discount on the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3, but buyers will receive a modern smart watch Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Classic as a gift. Also, the watch is relied upon when buying the Galaxy Z Flip 3 for $700, which is a very good deal.
Offer valid this weekend only for US residents and visitors.
Active noise cancellation, water resistance, 30 hours of battery life and Huawei Band 7 as a gift. Huawei FreeBuds Pro 2 flagship headphones unveiled
Huawei has unveiled its new Huawei FreeBuds Pro 2 fully wireless headphones for the international market. They were developed in collaboration with the French company Devialet, which specializes in the production of audio equipment.
European users will be able to buy Huawei FreeBuds Pro 2 in white, silver blue and gray versions. The price will be 199 euros. Those who pre-order receive a smart bracelet Huawei Band 7. Open sales will begin on July 11.
The headphones received an active noise reduction system with an efficiency of up to 47 dB, as well as a long battery life. Four modes are provided – comfortable, general and enhanced, as well as a sound transmission mode, when the user remains in touch with the outside world.
Each of the headphones is equipped with two emitters and three microphones. One emitter will be responsible for low frequencies, and the other for medium and high frequencies. The total frequency range is 14 Hz – 48 kHz.
Unlike its predecessors, the headphones are protected from moisture (IP54) and dust. With the charging case, the battery life is up to 30 hours. One charge will give you 4 hours of noise-cancelling and 6.5 hours without noise-cancelling.
Xiaomi Mi Band 7 and Xiaomi Mi Band 7 NFC received many new features in the first firmware update
At the end of last month, Xiaomi released the Xiaomi Mi Band 7 fitness bracelet, which has already sold over a million units. And now he received the first firmware update.
Xiaomi announced the release of an update for the Xiaomi Mi Band 7 and Xiaomi Mi Band 7 NFC models. The firmware is released under the number 126.96.36.199, it includes many fixes and several new features.
With the new update, for the first time in the series data devices, Xiaomi Mi Band 7 users can finally change the vibration intensity on the fitness tracker itself. Until now, this was only possible through an app from a smartphone. It is unknown if this feature will be available for previous generation models.
In addition, the built-in watch faces have been improved. Clicking on a component will open the corresponding screen. For example, pressing the heart rate number on the watch face will open the heart rate data page. The latest new feature is the addition of fitness reminders. It is designed to encourage owners to achieve their goals.
Speaking of bugs, the new update brings fixes for occasional restart issues, built-in text alignment of watch faces in the alarm section, and brightness issues after exiting the payment page (NFC version). In addition, the update also optimizes system performance.
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