According to the latest research from Counterpoint, the Indian smartwatch market saw a record shipment growth of over 274% in 2021. In addition, with more than 8% QoQ growth, the fourth quarter of 2021 was the strongest in the history of the market.
The huge growth that the Indian smartwatch market is seeing is due to increased health awareness, affordable pricing, growth of new entrants, discounts and an abundance of new products, according to analysts. More than 86% of total sales came from models under $65. For comparison: in 2020, their share was 59%. Many features that were previously present in more expensive models can now be found even in the $25-$40 segment. These are, for example, the determination of blood oxygen saturation, blood pressure monitoring, a voice interface and an enlarged display.
The market leader is the Indian brand Noise, which accounts for 27% of sales. For the year, he showed sales growth of more than 278%. The most popular model in the Noise range is ColorFit Pro 2. In general, local brands captured more than 75% of the market.
Second place with a share of 26% is boAt. The third is Fire Boltt, the fourth is Realme, and Amazfit closes the top five. In total, there are about 80 brands in the Indian smartwatch market.
Apple Watch notifies police of fatal crash
Police are investigating a fatal car accident in Ohio after an Apple Watch alerted them to the scene.
According to the sheriff’s office, the accident happened between 7:00 and 8:00. Information about the accident was delivered to the Grove City police using the Apple Watch’s automatic traffic alert feature.
When they arrived at the scene, the police could not find the vehicle. Using a drone, she discovered an overturned Chevrolet Spark in a ravine between.
There were two people in the car, one of whom died at the scene around 12:41 p.m., and the other was taken to Grant Medical Center in critical condition.
This is the Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 Classic with a rotating bezel. The first images of the watch have been published
The rotating bezel, which Samsung removed from the Galaxy Watch 5, will appear in the new watch, according to images of the Galaxy Watch 6 Classic shared by a reputable insider OnLeaks.
If the renders are true, then the Galaxy Watch 6 Classic will look like the Galaxy Watch 4 Classic. The watch is shown in a completely black matte metal case with a silicone bracelet with a magnetic clasp. According to SamMobile, they will get a 1.47-inch Super AMOLED screen with a resolution of 470 x 470 pixels.
There are also two buttons on the side that were used for navigation in previous Galaxy Watch models. SamMobile reports that the Galaxy Watch 6 Classic will feature the Exynos W980 chipset, which should be about 10% faster than the Exynos W920 used in the Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch 5.
The Galaxy Watch 6 series is expected to provide sleep tracking, body composition analysis, a heart rate sensor, a temperature sensor, GPS, NFC, and a barometer. There are also rumors that the device is equipped with a 425 mAh battery.
The company is expected to unveil the watch at the Galaxy Unpacked event, which is rumored to take place on July 26th.
OnLeaks previously released renderings of the Xiaomi 12 and Xiaomi 12 Pro, Samsung Galaxy S22, Sony Xperia XZ4, Google Pixel 4 XL, Huawei Mate 40 Pro, Sony Xperia 10 III before their official release, and all of these leaks have subsequently been confirmed.
iPhone and Apple Watch can now replace car keys in more models. Added Mercedes-Benz E-class to the list
The new Mercedes-Benz E-Class will receive support for the Apple Car Key feature, which allows you to use your iPhone and Apple Watch instead of an alternative to key fobs or physical car keys.
Key sharing is possible. However, the main user of the Mercedes me account can assign various rights, granting only access to the vehicle or also allowing it to be driven. The car can recognize multiple users at the same time, and up to 16 people can use the digital car key. Sharing is possible through AirDrop, iMessage, and other messaging services. The recipient can then add it to their own Apple Wallet.
When used with a compatible iPhone and Apple Watch, you can lock, unlock, and start your vehicles. Car keys are stored in the Wallet app on iPhone and Apple Watch and can be shared with other iPhone users. The latest iPhone models also allow you to use the car key if the smartphone is empty.
The list of companies that offer this feature includes BMW, Kia, Hyundai, Genesis and BYD. Recently it became known that the British sports car company Lotus is also ready to support Car Key.
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