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No Apple Watch, Xiaomi, Amazfit or Huawei on the leaderboard, although Samsung has squeezed its way through. India’s smartwatch market looks very unusual and is changing rapidly

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The Indian market is often different from the global one, and the smartwatch market is no exception. Here the leaders are not at all Apple, Garmin or Huawei.

No Apple Watch, Xiaomi, Amazfit or Huawei on the leaderboard, although Samsung has squeezed its way through.  India's smartwatch market looks very unusual and is changing rapidly

According to Counterpoint analysts, the Indian smartwatch market grew by an incredible 312% in the second quarter. How much it is in quantitative terms, unfortunately, is not reported.

And the leaders here are almost never found companies that are leaders in many other markets or globally. Moreover, in just one year, the smartwatch market in India has changed a lot.

The leader here now is Fire-Bolt with 27.7%, while a year earlier it occupied only 8.9%! Noise moved to second place with 26%, Boat rounded out the top three with 19.5%. All other companies have not even overcome the threshold of 4%. The top five also includes Samsung with 3.3% and Dizo with 2.5%.

If we talk about other companies, Realme increased sales by 76%, but fell to seventh place. Apple came in eighth with a 197% increase in sales, and interestingly enough, Pebble watches, which is now owned by Mensa, are in ninth.

No Apple Watch, Xiaomi, Amazfit or Huawei on the leaderboard, although Samsung has squeezed its way through.  India's smartwatch market looks very unusual and is changing rapidly

Of course, the above data is exactly that, because the source refers to smart watches all activity trackers that are made in the appropriate form factor. The lion’s share of them is not a full-fledged smart watch with an operating system.

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Apple Watch may have Touch ID – it is described by a new patent

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Apple Watch may have Touch ID it is described

In 2017, a patent appeared on the web that described the Touch ID system in the Apple Watch. He never got to the level of finished technology, but it seems that the company has not forgotten about it. According to media reports, a new patent on the same topic was recently discovered on the net. He describes Touch ID as a kind of “new touch device.”

Judging by the published images, the fingerprint scanner can be placed in the side button. Judging by the same patent, the recognition system will be much smaller than in the iPhone and iPad, which will fit the fingerprint scanner and other data into the watch.

Apple Watch may have Touch ID - it is described by a new patent

Note that the presence of a patent does not always mean the emergence of a finished technology. A commercial solution to the 2017 patent application has not emerged. However, it is possible that biometric identification will still appear in the Apple Watch.

Earlier it was reported that the first Apple Watch Ultra has already been unpacked and compared with 45 mm Apple Watch

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1.78″ AMOLED screen, 105 training modes, up to 10 days of autonomy. OnePlus Nord Watch details and renderings

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178 AMOLED screen 105 training modes up to 10 days

OnePlus is rumored to be launching the low-cost OnePlus Nord Watch smartwatch as early as next week. Like it or not, we will soon find out, but the source turned out to have quite high-quality renders of the device, as well as details about the technical characteristics.

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Judging by these pictures, OnePlus is not going to copy the Apple Watch, however, the design does not show much novelty either. The device will receive a fairly large AMOLED display with a diagonal of 1.78 inches and a frame rate of 60 Hz.

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The OnePlus Nord Watch interface demonstrates the presence of SpO2 and heart rate sensors, as well as a stress monitoring system. Surely they will be able to track the quality of sleep. It is also reported that there are 105 training modes, support for Bluetooth 5.2 wireless communication. Autonomy will be 10 days – in active mode, and in standby mode – up to 30 days. The cost has not yet been named, but everything shows that these watches will not be expensive.

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Apple’s most advanced smartwatch and earbuds go on sale

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Apples most advanced smartwatch and earbuds go on sale

Today, the rugged and powerful Apple Watch Ultra and the Cupertino company’s most advanced earbuds to date, the AirPods Pro 2, are on sale worldwide. At the same time, Apple released an update to the watchOS 9.0.1 operating system, details of which were not disclosed.

The 49mm case of the Apple Watch Ultra is made of titanium, the watch received a flat sapphire crystal and a special frame that protects the screen from damage during impacts. Display brightness up to 2000 cd/m2, the watch supports body temperature measurement, SpO2, ECG function, meets the requirements of the US military standard MIL-STD 810. In addition, the Apple Watch Ultra has an additional programmable Action Button and an additional speaker, and the Digital Crown has been enlarged. The new speaker, in particular, is used to activate the siren, which can be heard at a distance of up to 190 m.

Apple's most advanced smartwatch and earbuds go on sale

Apple said that in normal mode, the Apple Watch Ultra can last up to 36 hours on a single charge, which is longer than any other watch. But there is also a special mode in which they will work up to 60 hours. Apple Watch Ultra supports improved GPS with more accurate positioning.

Early adopters of the AirPods Pro 2 confirm that the sound quality of the earphones has been improved, while at the same time they have extended battery life. Compared with the first generation AirPods Pro, the noise canceling effect is also improved, the headphones support direct volume adjustment by sliding up and down the foot.

The Apple Watch Ultra costs $800 in the US, while the AirPods Pro 2 is priced at $250.

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