Drift Innovation Compass Wearable Camera

Drift Innovation Compass Wearable Camera

Over the past two years I've had the opportunity to review three different wearable cameras. The first was the original Narrative Clip "life logging" camera, which opened my eyes to the concept of having a camera that you could wear and use to capture photos automatically or with a tap. The second was the Narrative Clip 2, a $199 device that I backed on Kickstarter and waited for over a year to ship. The third was the new Drift Innovation Compass Wearable Camera ($129.99), which I'm taking a look at today. 

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IDC: wearables shipments to reach 213.6 million units in 2020 with watches and wristbands driving volume

IDC: wearables shipments to reach 213.6 million units in 2020 with watches and wristbands driving volume

More good news for the Apple Watch: Worldwide shipments of wearable devices are expected to reach 101.9 million units by the end of 2016, representing 29.0% growth over 2015. According to the International Data Corporation (IDCWorldwide Quarterly Wearable Device Tracker, the market for wearable devices will experience a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 20.3%, culminating in 213.6 million units shipped in 2020

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IDC: Apple has 7.5% of the worldwide wearables market share

IDC: Apple has 7.5% of the worldwide wearables market share

A combination of device releases, price reductions, and company rationalizations marked the first quarter of 2016 (1Q16) in the worldwide wearables market. According to data from the International Data Corporation (IDCWorldwide Quarterly Wearable Device Tracker, total shipment volumes reached 19.7 million units in 1Q16, an increase of 67.2% from the 11.8 million units shipped in 1Q15.

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Apple Watch debut helps sales of many wearables

Apple Watch debut helps sales of many wearables

It's said that a rising tide raises all ships, and that old saying is perfectly apt in the wearables market. Pebble CEO Eric Migicovsky told CNBC that the Apple Watch appears to be bringing increased consumer awareness to the entire wearables space, with his company now selling twice the number of smartwatches than it was at this time last year.

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IDC: the Apple Watch is now number two in the global wearables market

IDC: the Apple Watch is now number two in the global wearables market

In its first appearance in the wearables market, Apple finds itself within striking distance of the established market leader, Fitbit. According to the International Data Corporation, Apple shipped a total of 3.6 million units in the second quarter of 2015 (2Q15), just 0.8 million units behind Fitbit's 4.4 million units. Total shipment volume for the quarter came to 18.1 million units, up 223.2% from the 5.6 million units shipped in 2Q14.

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Consumer wearable market report bodes well for the Apple Watch

Consumer wearable market report bodes well for the Apple Watch

The wearables market in the U.S. from 2014 through the first half of 2015 has shown fast growth in year-over-year volume of consumer feedback. Hhowever after peaking post-holidays in January 2015, demand growth has slowed significantly, according to a new report from Argus Insights. However, things look good for the Apple Watch.

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