IFA 2019: Wearable Technology Will Be a Much Discussed Topic

IFA is the world's leading trade show for consumer electronics and home appliances.

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IFA is the world's leading trade show for consumer electronics and home appliances. Held each year in Germany, the event gives companies opportunity to showcase their products. Last year’s event was attended by over 250,000 people. A bigger crowd is expected at this year’s IFA which takes place from 6 September to 11 September, in Berlin. Like previous years, wearables will occupy a big part of the show.

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We’ll be there to bring you the latest news and highlights of the event. Here’s a preview of what to expect at the IFA 2019.

Garmin

Garmin has regularly introduced several wearables at the event So it wouldn’t be a surprise to see them presenting a wearable or two at this year’s show. After successful launch of Forerunner 45/45S, Forerunner 245/245 Music and Forerunner 945 and Fenix 5, the next one to arrive may be the Fenix 6. The smartwatch is expected to hit the market towards the end of August and it’ll reportedly come in several variants including 6, 6 Pro, 6s, 6s Pro, 6x Pro and 6x Pro Solar, reports Gadgets and Wearables.

Fossil

Fossil’s first 5th generation smartwatches – Carlyle HR and Julianna HR – are expected to be launched at the event. The watches come with a built-in speaker, longer battery life via smart battery modes, increased storage capacity and the Snapdragon 3100 processor.

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Samsung

This year, Samsung launched Galaxy Watch Active 2, 6 months after the first one. The smartwatch features ECG, a touch-sensitive bezel, as well as an LTE variant. To coincide with the IFA event, fans can preorder the smartwatches starting 6th of September.

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Huami

Huami has launched a boatload of devices in recent months. This includes the Amazfit Bip Lite, Amazfit Verge Lite, Amazfit Health Watch, Amazfit Smart Watch 2 and Amazfit GTR.

According to Gadgets and Wearables, the company is planning to unveil five new products at the IFA 2019. These new products will probably include most of the above, as they have only made their debut in China. Among these, the one that would really generate lots of interest would be an updated version of the Amazfit Bip.

Sam Draper
August 15, 2019

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