Apple iWatch is a soon to be seen item to be added into the category of “Wearable Technology”. As Google Glass ramps up for its big push in 2014….Apple are already pushing hard with their iWatch. We noted the trend toward the iWatch type device some time ago but now Apple are really pushing ahead and have plans afoot to ship their iWatch in vast quantities in 2014. The mock up below has been seen across the internet for a considerable time. As to how close to reality this mock up may turn out to be, is unclear.
It seems likely that the iWatch will be hitting the shelves at around £130.00. But what will it do and what’s the point? Well it’s a watch, it will tell the time…..yes, and….? Well it’s unclear and as always with the new products bought to the world by large tech companies there’s a degree of mystery and cloak and dagger so that rival firms (Samsung are also in the game apparently) cannot get the jump on features and looks. But there must be an upside for them somewhere with that sort of price tag its got to do more than tell the time! Maybe it will link to the Glasses, or to your iPhone, or ….we don’t really know.
According to Bloomberg, Apple has a team of around 100 designers working on “a wristwatch-like device that may perform some of the tasks now handled by the iPhone and iPad” Maybe the burgeoning fitness apps will sit well on the iWatch for performance monitoring and ready visibility it seems a good fit. But that’s pure conjecture, nothing more, nothing less.Only time will tell for certain…groan….”watch” this space (double groan).
Will 2013 prove to be the year of the Watch? Wrist watch wearing just got sexier. Google and Apple, are putting in extra time on their timepiece / mobile communications devices i.e. a watch. But these are likely to be more than a mere watch, it’s a “smart watch” incorporating a mobile phone and a camera and …well the truth is…… we don’t know what else. It’s a closely guarded secret and one which is set to throw open a whole new consumer battleground if the big players get their way. The emergence of ‘smart watches’ is quite the emergence in the timekeeping industry, and while they are sure to cause a shake up in the fashion choices of many Apple enthusiasts, products sold by businesses like WatchShopping are not expected to lose too much popularity.
The apple iWatch is to be joined in the rush for domination by the Google offering, so far we have no name, can you think of any good names for this new line in consumer timekeeping devices? let us know!
We already know about the wearable computer accessory Google glasses, but now it seems that the concept of wearing computers will be extended. What next iSocks? The thing about a smart watch is that it is likely to be more discreet that the super hero style glasses. That is until you start using it to answer calls when talking to your wrist may be a little bit unusual until the device goes mainstream.
Chances are that the marketing moguls are hard at it coming up with a slick campaign that ensures these new devices are ranking highly in this years Christmas gift lists.
No one yet knows exact;y what these will look like or how they will integrate with other devices but if we think about the great styling and superb design efforts from both these giants of technology over the past years we expect a whole raft of possibilities to be coming our way.
Time has finally caught up with the dear old ticking wristwatch. For years it’s been doing its job perfectly well, not getting in the way, no mess no fuss and only the occasional battery swap or mechanical rewind (now, that is class) required. Now it seems that time waits for no watch (sorry) and the days of such simple mono functioning devices is drawing to a close.