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Apple Watch won’t launch until early 2015, but it’s already expected to hurt rivals. The number of fitness wearables shipped next year dropped. Find out more about it here.
Apple Watch won’t launch until early 2015, but it’s already expected to hurt rivals.
The number of fitness wearables shipped next year will drop to 68.1 million units from 70.2 million units in 2014, according to Gartner. The segment includes smart wristbands like the Jawbone Up, sports watches, heart rate monitor chest straps, smart garments and other fitness monitors. Specifically, smart-wristband shipments should drop to 17 million from 20 million in 2014.
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The tech research firm attributed the decline, which it called a “temporary dip,” to “an overlap in functionality between smart wristbands, other wearable fitness monitors and smartwatches.” In particular, Apple Watch — which includes various health features — will affect…
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