Apple Watch Sets A Record High For Wearable Shipments

Apple Watch beat FitBit and other wearable gadgets

The electronics’ giant, Apple, sets a record high for its Apple Watch in the fourth quarter of 2017. Beating up FitBit’s old record according to a research. Apple’s smart devices are often criticized due to its “unfriendly” sharing features. Well, actually, the public doesn’t seem to mind.

The company shipped 8 million Apple Watches in the fourth quarter of 2017 according to Canalys research. The FitBit was the record holder shipping 6.1million units in the fourth quarter of 2015.

“Apple has won the wearable game”, said Jason Low. Senior analyst at Canalys. The giant shipped a total of 18 million Watch devices throughout 2017. That’s 56 percent increase from its 2016 record.

“Despite innovative designs, such as the rotating bezels and circular screens employed by other vendors, Apple has pulled far ahead as it continues to focus on its core iPhone user base,” Low added. That’s because, Apple Watch’s competitor Android Wear, like the Samsung Gear S3 and Huawei’s Watch 2. These are compatible to both Androids and iPhones. Unlike the Apple Watch that’s very limited to their own Apple’s ecosystem alone.

Apple’s 2017 wearable success is in large part thanks to its September-released Watch Series 3. It has a cellular connection feature which you can make a call from your Watch.

The firm said, it actually did well in US, Australia and Japan where it was sold over the holiday season.

It’s same with what Apple CEO Tim Cook said in a call, “It was our best quarter ever for the Apple Watch,” he said, “with over 50 percent growth in revenue and units for the fourth quarter in a row and strong double-digit growth in every geographic segment.”

When it comes to volume, Apple’s closest competitor is Chinese company Xiaomi and its inexpensive Mi bands. Apple was leading to 23 percent while the Xiaomi is in 21 percent and FitBit at 20 percent.

Oculus Go: Headset Pops Up At the FCC With Two Models

The Oculus Go headset is closer to its target for the 2018 launch date. This was revealed when an FCC listing hinted that a new standalone headset would be a reality. Although we don’t have an official detail yet about the Oculus Go but certainly the recent news is interesting enough.

 

Oculus Go: Specs, Features, and Price

 

 

Based on the FCC listing which was spotted by Mobielkopen, a German tech website, there will be two models of Oculus Go. The tech site described the two models are identical to one of its key features-memory.

 

The Oculus Go’s first model under the name MH-A32 features a 32GB of memory while the other, MH-A64 will have 64GB. This means that the higher the memory, users can actually store more games and applications compared to a 32 GB memory.

It is not yet clear until now if Oculus Go will have an expandable memory with an SD card. The company has yet to confirm if the listing is true and if, it plans to launch two versions of the device. What is certain now is that the FCC listing revealed that Oculus Go would be sold to the public.

 

Regarding price, the MH-A32 model is expected to be sold for an entry price of $199 which was announced last year’s Oculus Connect. While the 64GB version will be sold at a higher price.

 

Also, one of the features of the device is its three degrees of three (3DOF) tracking. The said feature allows users to look around and tilt their head via a Virtual Reality environment. The VR environment is only possible if you wear Gear VR.