Category: Wearables

Can a Smartwatch Replace a Phone? Part Two

On 1 January, the start of the new year, I set myself a challenge to replace my phone with a smartwatch, limiting use of my phone to one hour each…

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Basic Smartwatches Rescue Wearables Market in 2023

Smartwatches with advanced capabilities experienced a difficult market in 2022, and sales will grow very slowly in 2023. But in India basic smartwatches have taken off and will help the…

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Trading Toys for Tech

Around the world, the age at which children are getting their first phone has been consistently falling. Whether it’s their parents’ old phone or the latest model, it’s becoming increasingly…

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MWC 2023, Monday 27 February

Today, MWC officially opened its doors and we saw manufacturers such as Xiaomi and Lenovo launch new devices, operators commit to Open RAN, partnerships emerge for extended reality, and sustainability…

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Holiday or Shiny New Smartphone? A Modern Conundrum

CCS Insight has been running its Connected Consumer Radar survey for well over a year, and we’ve harvested a wealth of insights from every wave of research. Here’s a sneak…

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CES 2023: Highlights So Far

This week marks the return of the tech industry’s annual pilgrimage to Las Vegas. CES is recovering after the disruption of the pandemic, and although it won’t reach the heady…

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Can a Smartwatch Replace a Phone?

It’s that time of year when the tinsel comes down, the empty bottles and boxes are finally cleared out and many of us embark on plans to be happier and…

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What Do Smartwatch Buyers Want?

Surveys are some of the most interesting pieces of research I get to carry out at CCS Insight, and our User Survey: Smartwatches, 2022 is no exception. It provides valuable…

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Predictions Event Highlights: Interview with Patrick Chomet, Samsung

As part of CCS Insight’s Predictions for 2023 and Beyond event I talked to Patrick Chomet, executive vice president of the Mobile eXperience unit at Samsung Electronics. We touched on…

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Wearables Sales Hit by the Growing Cost of Living

Demand for wearables is set to decline for the first time in the market’s history, in what will be remembered as a difficult year. A total of 215 million smartwatches…

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