Smartwatches May not be a big threat after all

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Smartwatches May not be a big threat after all

Postby koimaster » May 12th 2016, 7:22pm

If you follow news about watches, and smartwatches, there's an excellent chance you've seen a widely breaking story today about how, for the first time in history, the sales of smartwatches have surpassed sales of Swiss-made watches. It's easy to read all sorts of doom and gloom into this, but let's take a look at what the story really does, and doesn't, mean.

The story, as reported here, here, and here, is based on a newly released report from the firm Strategy Analytics, with Barron's reporting: "Strategy Analytics estimates all smartwatch sales globally totaled 8.1 million units in the three months ended in December, versus 7.9 million units for the Swiss watch business." ... h-industry


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