Will 2013 prove to be the year of the Watch?

iWatch conceptWill 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. If, like us, you have a burning interest in this new movement of watch fashion then it might be worth checking out the best smart watches out there, as the competition in this field continues to hot up.

No one yet knows exactly 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.