Wearable Devices in Hong Kong Guide

March 29, 2023

A recent report on the use of wearable electronics in Hong Kong shows us that the general population has adopted technology in their daily lives.

Only 36% of the Hong Kong population states that they do not own a smartwatch or an activity tracker.

Diving deeper into the statistics shows us that 42% of respondents own a smartwatch.

The rest of the studied population owns a fitness tracker or both a tracker and a smartwatch.

Majority of respondents stated their health and wellbeing as the reason for their purchase.

These devices introduce the user to a lot of data about his body, apps leverage it to give insights and information about sleep and rest.

Technology and lower costs have brought such smart wearables to Hong Kong's population and people are liking the product design.

What makes a wearable device "Smart"?

SMART wearables have the label smart because of the developed technology and systems that leverage your body's data.

Such wearables are built with various sensors, from heart rate sensors, to blood pressure sensors, glucose meters, temperature sensors and a multitude of other equipment.

Monitoring all this information helps a person benchmark his body's status and make decisions on how his activity influences his sleep, recovery, energy levels, etc...

The "Smart" part of these wearables is the analysis that goes in behind the scene in your wearable's app.

After analyzing the different sensors, your wearable will give you feedback on your health and how things have been going.

Such devices can also alert you of a high blood pressure, irregular heart rates, or low glucose in case of diabetes.

The decrease in cost and size of modern electronic components have enabled the manufacturing and development of small scale budget functions.

Another field of smart wearables is in the watch industry where watches now come equipped with a GPS chip.

This lets athletes monitor their pace, location, and speed during their workout.

While especially helpful for athletes, these solutions cover a wide variety of sports, from golf to rowing and sailing.

Who are the big names in the industry?

As mentioned above, wearables come in all shapes and sizes, from rings to watches, each serving a specific purpose.

Popular brands in the Smartwatch Space

Smartwatches are wrist wearables that take the form of a watch.

Their features are enhanced to connect to your phone, receive texts, listen to music and much more.

Two types of smartwatches have developed.

The lifestyle smartwatches

The lifestyle smartwatch that serves as an extension of your smartphone, these are products from large phone retailers like Apple, Samsung and Huawei.

These watches are focused on lifestyle and health, they behave much like a smartphone.

The main function of these is to receive notifications on your wrist and provide an aesthetic watch while enabling basic data analysis for simple workouts.

The performance smartwatches

The second type is in the fitness space, where Garmin, Fit Bit, and similar fitness trackers/watches have emerged.

Such companies focus on leveraging sensors to measure, enhance and provide valuable feedback on an athletes performance.

These are geared for sports enthusiast and high performance athletes.

Giving great insight and findings in the owner's performance capabilities.

The best selling products in the smart wearables industry

Apple has hoped on the digital trend and established itself as one of the main manufacturers of smart wearables with its Apple Watch.

Reaching a large audience of tech enthusiasts and apple fans, the enterprise has successfully created a product that appeals to its large audience by bringing something easy to use and with all the most fundamental features for daily use.

Samsung has also brought the same technology to its users with the galaxy watch.

On the fitness side of things, Garmin and Fit Bit have positioned themselves with in depth analysis and performance feedback for athletes.

All of these brands have a variety of wearables to suit the needs of their different users and the various profiles.

Innovative products in the smart wearables industry


This first brand was the first to bring a full ECG (Electrocardiogram) to a watch.

Usually, this would require a person to be sited in an examination room, hooked up to a large machine.

Innovation has reduced the size of individual components and made such results possible.

Other competitors have since succeeded in doing the same.

This implementation shows us the impressive developments made in the last decade in terms of sensors and the quality of the collected data.

Such improvements have


This second brand has managed to bring an activity tracker down to an incredibly small size.

The product is a ring capable of monitoring your day to day activity and your sleep.

With an accent on sleep quality and wellbeing, the company has managed to reduce the size of their elements down to an incredibly small size.

Providing a day to day device that is both stylish and easy to use.

Their design has earned a lot of praise for its quality.

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