The buzz is out on whether smartwatches would be the next big thing in the market. So far, companies like Sony and pebble have come up with their own versions of smartwatches and to say that they are making big waves in the tech industry would be a dramatic overstatement.
Theoretically, the idea of a smartwatch is flawless on paper. Who wouldn’t want a watch that runs on Android or iOS? Who wouldn’t want a watch that can do everything that a smartphone or cell phone can do? The truth is, we are still a couple of years away from creating that reality.
That the Sony and Pebble smartwatch for instance. Mostly, they serve as a fancy accessory for your smartphone, letting you read notifications, send text messages and control your music player without taking your smartphone out of your pocket. Take the smartphone out of the picture and the functionality of the smartwatch is greatly diminished.
Nevertheless, there is still a big likelihood that the smartphone may take the world by storm in a couple of years to come. For starters, as technology progresses, it would be possible to reduce smartphone devices to the size of a watch. Imagine, a watch that could do everything that a smartphone can do, without the need of an actual smartphone.
Yes, there are already several smartwatches out there that have many of the features described above, but the truth is, they don’t look very fashionable. The smartwatches that are in the market today look more like mini smartphones on a strap.
Perhaps, the idea of a smartwatch can be re-invented. It doesn’t necessarily have to have a large touch screen nor run on iOS or Android. Perhaps it can be completely voice or button operated. If someone can come up with a watch that can make calls and send text messages while looking ultra-sleek at the same time, he or she could be the next Steve Jobs in the making.
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