According to IDC’s latest research report data, the global wearable device market grew by 35.1% year-on-year in the third quarter of 2020, with total shipments reaching 125 million. In 2020, the market sales of smart wearable devices have exceeded 500 million U.S. dollars.
Let’s take a look at the market share of major manufacturers.
The root of the rapid growth in smart watch sales is the development of technology. For example, the first-generation Apple Watch can make and receive calls, send and read iMessage and SMS text messages, track health and exercise status, and run applications (app) developed by third parties after being linked to the iPhone. Apple Watch can control Apple TV and can be used as the viewfinder of walkie-talkie and iPhone camera. Through the built-in map application in the watch, it can provide the wearer with navigation and direction guidance. In addition, the watch can also store membership cards, admission tickets and boarding passes in Passbook. The Siri function of the digital personal assistant is also included in the Apple Watch. The watch adopts a force touch input method, which can sense the force with which the wearer presses the screen. The battery life is also poor.
After so many generations of development, battery life has risen, sensors have been enhanced, and ECG monitoring technology, multiple exercise modes, and blood oxygen monitoring technology have been used in Apple Watch Series 6.
The application of all the above technologies in smart watches has a prerequisite, that is, what is the accuracy of the sensor?
When Apple Watch Series 5 was first launched, it emphasized that the accuracy of its heart rate monitoring function and ECG monitoring function could reach the medical level. But after the sale, some evaluators conducted an evaluation. The measured data did not reach the kind promoted by the press conference. Then Apple issued a press release stating that the measured data is only for data reference. But in Apple Watch Series 6, Apple has redesigned the sensor, the accuracy has been improved again, and the blood oxygen monitoring function has been added.
Apple Watch Series 6 uses four sets of LED light clusters and four photodiodes. It is integrated in the design of a crystal glass watch back. This design ensures that the wearer’s blood oxygen level can be measured most accurately.
Let’s take a look at Huawei GT 2 PRO. After the watch ceramic back shell, it integrates the latest optical sensor components, forming the hardware foundation of WATCH GT2 Pro, supporting more accurate and fast heart rate and blood oxygen monitoring.
Among them, the four photodiodes all use six-in-one lens LEDs, which are responsible for capturing pulse beats; the single light beam in the middle has stronger penetrating power and is used to illuminate blood vessels.
Such a sensor design can enable the monitoring of blood oxygen to achieve higher accuracy. When needed, it can be directly used as medical reference data.
Finally, take a look at Veepoo Watch RIG. Veepoo Watch RIG uses a new upgraded photoelectric sensor kit, 7 sets of optical path design and the flexible combination of bio-electrodes, and combined with AI algorithms to quickly and accurately monitor physical health indicators.
Whether large or small manufacturers want to occupy a certain share in the smart watch market, they must start from the hardware. The sensor is the most important thing. The construction of the sensor, the electrodes, illuminators, detectors, light paths, etc. used all determine the accuracy of the sensor. Whether the sensor’s monitoring of human blood oxygen, heart rate, etc. is accurate, and whether it reaches the level claimed by the starter, is an opening for the market.
Based on years of technology precipitation, Veepoo has created a sensor with a precision that is not weaker than that of major manufacturers. Now it has been put into the use of Veepoo Watch RIG. In the future, Veepoo will provide solutions for more service providers.
Keywords: smart wearable devices; smart watches; smart watch market; sensors; ECG; heart rate; blood pressure; blood oxygen saturation; optical path; Huawei; Apple
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