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  • Sep 16, 2014
  • Updated: 11:06am


In early 2012, a fundraising by the maker of the Pebble smartwatch became the most successful in Kickstarter history, highlighting the potential of wearable computing devices. In September 2013, Samsung Electronics unveiled its Galaxy Gear smartwatch, while Qualcomm simultaneously revealed its Toq smartwatch.

Apple's smartwatch fails to impress Swiss makers of luxury timepieces

Apple may be known for revolutionising the world of music and mobile phones, but Switzerland's centuries-old luxury watchmakers are unimpressed with the tech giant's foray into their world.

Tuesday, 16 September, 2014, 9:08am 2 comments

Does anyone need a smartwatch?

If consumer electronics companies are to be believed, someone on your holiday shopping list is just dying for a wristwatch that displays message alerts and weather updates.

Samsung and Sony have devices out for the holidays. Qualcomm has one coming. Apple is believed to be making one, and a new report says Google is developing one, too.

30 Oct 2013 - 2:18pm 1 comment

Samsung and Qualcomm make foray into smartwatch market

Samsung Electronics and Qualcomm unveiled smartwatches on Wednesday, tapping a potential “wearables” market worth an estimated US$50 billion as the high-end mobile phone market becomes saturated.

5 Sep 2013 - 11:05am 1 comment