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'Wearable' computing a growing market: IDC

Fitness-oriented wristbands such as those from Fitbit are the most popular wearables but they will be overtaken by watches driven by fashion brands.

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SALES of "wearable" computing items - from Internet-linked watches to step-counting shoes - will nearly double in the next few years, a market forecaster said on Wednesday.

International Data Corporation (IDC) expected the overall wearables market to go from shipping...