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Smartwatches—The Next Big Thing

Posted on  July 17, 2013

Technology has advanced over the years, and we have the gadgets to prove it. With laptops, smartphones, tablets, music players and smart TVs—it seems endless. Well, there’s another high tech device that will be all the rage in 2014—a bendable, wearable smartphone/tablet called the smartwatch, and those at research firm Canalys expect worldwide shipments to hit 500,000 this year and climb past 5 million by 2014.

 

According to CNET, the premier website for tech reviews, “Canalys estimates that more than 330,000 smartwatches were shipped in 2012. This year, with the release of the Kickstarter-born Pebble Watch, Canalys expects smartwatch shipments to climb past 500,000.” The research firm predicts a new generation of devices from tech companies like Apple, Google, Microsoft and Samsung will ignite the smartwatch shipments.

 

Samsung revealed this past March that the company has been working on their own smartwatch. It is rumored that Apple and Microsoft are working on their own versions, but as of now, neither company has confirmed.

 

“Smartwatches will be the most important new product category in consumer electronics since the iPad defined the market for tablets,” Chris Jones, Canalys vice president and principal analyst predicts.

 

Do you agree with Jones’ prediction? Keep in mind that these smartwatches probably won’t differ from your current smartphone and tablet—they’ll need to be charged and synced, too.

 

Who knows? Maybe this time next year we’ll all be wearing smartwatches!

 

*Photo taken from www.cnet.com

 

Source:

CNET.com

“More then 5M smartwatches to ship in 2014, says Canalys” by Carrie Mihalcik

www.news.cnet.com/8301-11386_3-57594018-76/more-than-5m-smartwatches-to-ship-in-2014-says-canalys/

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