Apple WatchOS 6

Apple watchOS 6 announced with new health and fitness features

New capabilities include women cycle tracking, Noise app, Activity Trends and App Store right on the wrist; also, there are new watch faces.
IDC: Top wearables companies Q1 2019

IDC: Global shipments of wearable devices reached 49.6M units in Q1 2019

While wrist-worn wearables accounted for the majority of the market with 63.2% share, ear-worn devices experienced the fastest growth (135.1% YoY).
IDC 2019 wearables forecast

IDC: Global wearables market to hit 198.5M units by the end of 2019

The market is expected to reach 279 million units by the end of 2023 with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.9%.
ISC Q4 2018 wearables

IDC: Global wearables shipments hit 172.2M units

Much of the growth was attributed to the growing number of ear-worn devices as they captured almost a quarter of the market during the year.
Fitbit new products

Fitbit launches four new affordable wearables

New devices include Fitbit Versa Lite Edition smartwatch, and a trio of activity trackers - Fitbit Inspire HR, Fitbit Inspire and child-friendly Fitbit Ace 2.
Microsoft Band

Microsoft kills the Band and Health Dashboard

The story ends on May 31 when web-connected services won't work any more; Band owners will still be able to track their fitness activities, though.
OnePulse smartwatch

AT&T, OneLife Technologies unveil the first LTE-M certified medical wearable

The OnePulse smartwatch is described as a valuable tool for the medical provider to monitor chronically ill and elderly patients who plan to age in place.
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active - Galaxy Fit - Buds

Samsung announces new health-focused smartwatch and fitness tracker

Both the Galaxy Watch Active and Galaxy Fit have can automatically detect when the user begins certain common workouts like running or biking.
Verisense Shimmer

Shimmer’s Verisense wearable sensor aims to improve data quality in clinical trials

The Verisense platform provides complete clinical trial sponsor support, requiring a five-minute setup to initiate data collection and participant follow up.
Fitbit OS

Fitbit OS 3.0 released

Included in the deal are an upgraded on-device dashboard and goal-based exercise modes; also there are new apps and clock faces.