China's wearable device shipments reached 63.43 million units in the first half of this year

  Wearable devices "wisdom go with you"

  Wearing smart watches on the wrists, smart glasses on the bridge of the nose, and wireless headphones hanging around the ears... In recent years, the smart wearable industry has developed rapidly, and wearable devices such as smart watches and earphones are favored by more and more people.

Experts said that with the further development of 5G, AI, cloud computing and other technologies, the smart wearable device market will usher in more development opportunities.

The new fashion of smart wear

  In previous movies, wearable devices such as smart watches and glasses were often used as a symbol of science fiction, bringing the audience into the "future world."

However, with the advancement of science and technology and the development of the Internet of Things technology, smart wearable devices such as watches that can monitor human body data and glasses that can play music have now become ordinary consumer goods. The once "light of science fiction" has entered reality. Smart devices have become a new technology trend.

  The so-called smart wearable device is the general term for wearable devices that are intelligently designed and developed for daily wear.

Related equipment can collect a variety of human body data, provide visual, tactile, auditory, health monitoring and other interactive experiences. It can also be used as an extension of mobile phone habits and provide functions such as message notification, listening to music, and making phone calls.

At the same time, smart wearable devices also have the characteristics of high integration, small size, and strong practicability, making them more popular in the consumer market.

  Some experts said that under the trend of continuous update and iteration of wearable devices and decentralization of new functions, China's wearable device market is maintaining rapid development, with shipments increasing year by year.

Data show that domestic wearable device shipments have increased from 38.76 million units in 2016 to 107 million units in 2020, with an average annual compound growth rate of close to 30%.

In the first half of 2021, China's wearable device shipments reached 63.43 million units, an increase of 43.51% over the same period last year.

 A good partner for sports and health

  As a "veteran" product among many smart wearable devices, smart watches are relatively mature in terms of popularity, application adaptation, and complete functions, and their practicality in sports and health monitoring is favored by consumers.

  "For smartwatches, doing sports and health-related functions well is just like the time of traditional watches. It is a hard standard." Li Yan is a technology "enthusiast" with more than 10 smart watches. From a pure digital enthusiast to a software developer, he has been dealing with smart wearable devices for nearly 7 years.

  Li Yan told reporters that from just monitoring walking and running to being suitable for swimming, cycling, boating and other sports, after several generations of product changes, smart watches have more complete functions in sports monitoring and reminders.

"Users only need to set the exercise items and goals, and the watch will automatically calculate the exercise time and the corresponding calories burned. The more you use it and the longer it is worn, the more accurate the relevant data will be."

  In addition, some smart watches also have a sports incentive mechanism, such as achieving a goal to get corresponding medals or limited edition theme rewards.

Some merchants that are the main sports selling point will also give certain price discounts based on the completion of sports goals when users change their watches to encourage users to exercise scientifically.

  In terms of health monitoring, most smart watches have achieved more accurate all-weather data monitoring and recording.

Through multiple integrated sensors, smart watches can collect information such as heart rate, blood oxygen, cadence, etc., and through long-term data accumulation and trend trends, analyze and promptly remind users of possible heart disease, exercise defects and other health problems.

  "We are testing a sleep monitoring software applied to smart watches, which can help users better understand their own sleep conditions and further improve their sleep quality." Li Yan said, with the continuous enrichment of software applications, smart watches can become more A good partner for people's sports and health.

 Breakthrough and innovation to promote development

  Wake up in the morning, the curtains are slowly opened, the coffee machine in the kitchen automatically starts to brew; when you go to the garage, the mobile phone map software has planned the travel route and projected it on the car screen... With the development of the Internet of Things technology, everything is connected. The concept of smart wearable devices is deeply rooted in the hearts of the people, and the application scenarios of smart wearable devices in daily life are also continuously expanding, becoming an important entrance and application terminal for people to integrate into smart life.

  "In the past, the starting point of a set of automated processes required the user to actively trigger it. With the support of smart wearable devices and IoT technology, users can complete it through'thoughts'." Li Yan introduced, through sensing the user's sleep and motion Through comprehensive analysis of, location, and time, smart watches, bracelets, etc. can accurately determine whether the user has gotten up, and then rely on the Internet of Things to issue instructions to a series of devices at home to achieve non-sense operation.

  In addition to optimization and innovation in user experience and functions, smart wearable devices are also constantly opening up new territories in product types.

Not long ago, smart running shoes implanted with motion sensors and chips were officially on sale.

In long-distance running, smart running shoes can perform more accurate distance and speed monitoring.

It is reported that long-term use with smart watches or bracelets can provide users with more professional data and analysis reports such as cadence analysis, running posture, and athletic potential. It has greater application development in self-health management, athlete training and selection scenarios. space.

  Restricted by many factors such as technology, price, and usage habits, smart watches, bracelets and earphones currently occupy most of the market share of all wearable products, while the market size of other types of products is relatively small.

In this regard, some people in the industry said that relevant companies should continue to explore the rich functions of existing smart wearable devices, while relying on 5G, big data, Internet of Things, etc. to continuously break through and innovate, broaden the "track", and promote smart clothing and assisted medical devices. The research and development of other smart wearable devices has created more opportunities and greater space for the development of the smart wearable industry.

  Jin Chen

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