CTA Projects Smart Home A Key Growth Category In 2018

Artificial intelligence (AI), voice-recognition technology and fast connectivity will help spur overall U.S. consumer technology industry revenue to $377 billion in retail revenues in 2018, a 6% increase, according to the Consumer Technology Association (CTA).

Fitbit Fashions New Wearables Collection With CFDA

Fitbit has partnered with the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) to launch the PH5 for Fitbit Versa collection. The new line of accessories combines an unconventional approach to knitwear, featuring six bands in a variety of bold styles and colors, the company said.

CTA Outlines Holiday Technology Trends, Retail Outlook

At CES Unveiled New York, held in Manhattan on November 9, the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) outlined holiday sales trends in the tech industry including those for smart home and connected health. The association also highlighted expectations for retail during the 2017 holiday season.

Report: Jawbone To Liquidate

Jawbone, a fitness tracker and consumer electronics manufacturer, has begun liquidation proceedings after its fitness trackers failed to garner consumer interest, according to multiple reports.

Fitbit Introduces Alta HR Fitness Tracker

Fitbit has introduced its Alta HR fitness tracker with PurePulse heart rate technology, which is said to be a miniaturization of its heart rate tracking technology, in order to launch its slimmest tracker to date. It has also unveiled two new sleep tools featured in the device.

Nokia Rolling Out Rebranded Withings Devices

The Withings ecosystem of connected health products is set for a re-launch under the Nokia brand in early summer 2017, including connected scales, trackers, blood pressure monitors, thermometers and home cameras. At the same time, Nokia will unveil a redesigned Health Mate application and launch its new Patient Care Platform.

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