Google is getting in on the Wearables market too late, with far too little to show for their prolonged absence. Over the past year there’s been a wearable devices fad that’s never really taken off - only a select few devices have lasted more than a few months on the market. Now comes Google, ready to take on this environment with Android Wear before Apple arrives with their fabled iWatch.
Apple's smartwatch is going to be sensor-stuffed and come in multiple sizes, according to a new batch of rumors, with the Cupertino firm tipped to take a broader strategy toward wearables than previously expected. The "iWatch" will pack more than ten sensors as Apple attempts to differentiate what its wearable can do versus those of other manufacturers, including Android Wear smartwatches as Google is expected to fully detail later this month at Google I/O.
The USPTO has just published three new patents filed by Apple way back in 2012 detailing smart, adaptive, and sensor-based features. While some of these can almost fit any type of smart device, even an iPhone itself, they do make more sense when put inside the context of a wearable apparatus, perhaps the fabled iWatch.
Apple’s rumored smartwatch, currently known only as the iWatch, is reportedly heading into mass production. A Taiwanese plant is said to be starting on the process this July, with an order of roughly 50 million units the first year alone. In addition to the shipment details, we’re also getting info on the form factor the watch will take.
Android Wear is open source, and Motorola wants design to be as well. The company recently held a contest to discover who could come up with the best face design for their new wearable. The ten finalists have been revealed, and we have to say — deciding a winner won’t be easy.
Since the smartwatch came to pass, the question has remained: how can we type on that thing? A small screen doesn’t lend itself to quick thumbs, and with such small keys, how would we get by? Fleksy has an answer, and from the looks of it — a pretty good one.
If you’ve been patiently awaiting the “iWatch”, you’re not alone. Millions of potential smart wearable users are patiently awaiting what may come from Apple. As the device apparently takes shape overseas, rumors begin leaking about its size and hardware. What we’re learning is that it will be an interesting device, especially when compared to the Android Wear devices we’ve seen.
We've all heard the criticisms of smartwatches by now: they're ugly, or too limited, or don't offer enough of a reason to invest in one. Whatever your personal criticism of the wearable technology may be, the folks behind the Moment Smartwatch concept aim to squash it. Though only a concept at this point, Momentum Labs' smartwatch aims to trump competitors' offerings in many ways.
It may be a good thing or a bad thing, depending on how badly you want the feature. The LG G Watch was once rumored to come with a standalone variant sporting its own connectivity power. Though that rumor still persists, the latest development is that this model will only be limited to its home Korean market.