Garmin's Acquisition of Firstbeat Sends Ripples Through the Wearables Market
On the 30th of June, Garmin announced that it had acquired Firstbeat Analytics, an arm of Finnish company Firstbeat Technologies which provides the heartrate and biometric tracking used by approximately 77% of the sports watch market, including Garmin, Suunto, Amazfit and Huawei.
What Next for Smart Home as a Service?
When a consumer looks to buy their next smart device, they will be looking to purchase a product with a strong element of personalisation – one that aligns with their daily routine, eliminates manual tasks and improves safety, energy efficiency and even family connections.
Stay-at-Home Messaging Bolsters Smart Speaker Segment, Delivering Top Spots to Amazon and Google
Smart speakers are driving the home audio market forward, leading to Amazon and Google taking top spots in the brand share rankings according to newly released data from Futuresource Consulting’s Worldwide Home Audio tracker.