Consumer demand for smartwatches currently is limited but will rise sharply next year, according to a new report by IHS, a technology research firm. IHS also urged makers to start developing stand-alone products instead of smartwatches that serve as accessories to phones. Read more »
Smartwatch demand expected to explode in 2014
Sales of smartwatches are expected to rise sharply next year and explode over several years, but a technology research firm cautions that developers should focus on making stand-alone products, not smartphone accessories.
Will Samsung’s new Galaxy Gear smartwatch be the one to make computer wrist watches cool?
Get details and watch a video about Samsung’s new smartwatch, the Galaxy Gear.
Tech companies all are looking for The Next Big Thing and they seem to think they’ve found it in the smartwatch. The big question, however, is whether consumers will share their enthusiasm for computer wrist watches. As two new smartwatches are unveiled on Wednesday, everyone is asking which new device will make the wearable gadget cool? Read more »
Google is developing a low-cost smartwatch that would run on the company’s Android software, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday. The watch is part of a larger move into hardware development which also includes a gaming console and a new version of its never-released Nexus Q media streamer, according to the report. Read more »
Amid continuing speculation that Apple soon may release a computer wrist watch, Sony Corp. has begun to share technical details in hopes of spurring developers to write their owncustom firmware to add to the Sony SmartWatch library of apps. Read more »