The concept of smart device is reinvigorating hardware industry in recent years. Triggered by the trend, it is no exaggeration to say that Chinese hardware industry experienced viral growth in 2013, while a spate of new hardware mushroomed and both internet giants and startups swarmed into the sector.

Wearables

Apart from smartwatch which we need a stand-alone article to discuss, Chinese market witnessed the boom of a wild diversity of wearable gadgets, ranging from smart rings to smart wristbands, etc. The main functions of these products are sports monitoring and incentive, health care, and kid or elderly tracking, among others. The prices of most products are below 2,000 yuan ($330.6).

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Emma Lee

Emma Lee is Shanghai-based tech writer, covering startups and tech happenings in China and Asia in general. We are looking for stories related to tech and China. Reach her at lixin@technode.com.