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Over 5 million smart watches expected to ship next year

New research from Canalys anticipates more than 5 million smart watches being shipped worldwide next year, which is a 900% increase on this year’s figures.

The company reckons over 330,000 smart watches were shipped last year, with Sony and Motorola leading the market. Over half a million smart watches are expected to ship in 2013.

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New Sony SmartWatch 2 for Android smartphones to arrive in September

New Sony SmartWatch 2 for Android smartphones to arrive in September

Sony Mobile has released a new version of its ‘Smartwatch’ device, which connected to compatible smartphones via Bluetooth.

The Sony SmartWatch 2 SW2 is described as a multi-functional watch, notifier, Android app interface and phone remote control.

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The wristwatch phone isn't a new idea… but is it the right time for the Apple iWatch?

Mark Bridge writes:

Apple is rumoured to be planning a wearable mobile device: the iWatch. Whether it’s an iPhone accessory or a stand-alone mobile phone… or a figment of overactive imaginations… remains to be seen, although press reports suggest it could be launched by the end of 2013.

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70 million smart wearable devices are expected to be sold in 2017

The number of smart wearable devices sold worldwide will more than quadruple in the next five years, according to a recent report from Juniper Research.

It’s forecast that sales figures for consumer and business versions of smart glasses and mobile health/fitness devices will rise from almost 15 million devices this year to nearly 70 million by 2017.

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Motorola MOTOACTV fitness device hits the UK next month

Motorola Mobility has confirmed that the MOTOACTV fitness and music device - announced last month at the same time as the new RAZR smartphone - is coming to the UK next month.

It’ll be stocked by sports retailer Sweatshop from the beginning of December. Current pricing is £249.99.

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