New World of Wearables
Wearables are shifting focus as major platforms like WatchOS and Android Wear pivot toward fitness and health applications, according to research firm IDC.
Consumers have seen this over the past six months as the top wearable vendors, including Samsung, Omron and Fitbit, released new fitness products at CES and Mobile World Congress.
"Like any technology market, the wearables market is changing," said Ramon Llamas, research manager at IDC's Wearables division, in a statement. "Basic wearables started out as single-purpose devices tracking footsteps and are morphing into multipurpose wearable devices, fusing together multiple health and fitness capabilities and smartphone notifications."
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