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Huami Amazfit GTS Review: Surprisingly different from the Apple Watch

Huami is one of the largest wearable device companies in the world, claiming a global market share of over 17% through its Amazfit brand. The wearable space in markets like India has really grown in the past few years, riding on the back of cheap yet reliable smart fitness trackers like Xiaomi's Mi Band lineup....

Top 5 Global Wearable Market for Q3 2017 Includes Samsung, Huawei and Xiaomi

Canalys, a firm best known for its in-depth smartphones sales analyses, published a report on Tuesday that takes a long, hard look at the wearables market. Specifically, it highlights the top five smartwatch and fitness brands of 2017's third fiscal quarter, including Xiaomi, Samsung and Huawei. Apple sold the most smartwatches of any company in the second half of...

Report: No future for Android Wear in Samsung’s Watches

UPDATE: When Engadget asked Samsung to comment on the issue, the company denied that they were abandoning Android Wear. ' "We disagree with Fast Company's interpretation. Samsung has not made any announcement concerning Android Wear and we have not changed our commitment to any of our platforms." ' A new report is coming from Fast Company stating that "no...

Apple Appeal Episode II: The Store Under Sauron’s Watch

In our last editorial adventure we took a look at my first incursion into an American Apple Store, and how the experience differed from typical technology retailers. We explored the tactics that Apple uses to convince its customers that they are buying into something grand, and how manipulative some of their psychological exploits were. Moreover,...

Design Contrast: Is The Apple Watch Better Than Wear?

Over the past couple of days, a lot of Apple Watch information hit the internet. Colorful reviews, videos, comments and a lot of discussion ensued, and now we have a better look at Apple’s wearable competitor. The Apple Watch has been expected for a few years now, and analysts predicted that it would be the...

Who is the Apple Watch for?

Most smartwatches we've seen so far have seemingly tried to appeal to the tech enthusiast crowd, but Apple may be attempting to go a different route. With the Apple Watch being priced from $349 to a whopping $17K, it makes us wonder: Who exactly is the Apple Watch for? Would the average enthusiast spend that...