According to Yun-Hee Kim – Technology Editor for The Wall Street Journal in Hong Kong, Google’s own version of a smartwatch is already in it’s late-stage of development and could be ready for mass production within months.
Google’s smartwatch will run on Android OS that’s integrated with Google Now, the company’s digital assistant. This will make the device able to answer questions, make recommendations and predict what information users need based on what they are doing, or situation. And like other smartwatches, Google’s smartwatch can also be paired with smartphones and draw information from it through Google Now.
Google is said to be focusing on battery life with this device, as we know how bad smartwatch battery life can get. Samsung’s Galaxy Gear lasts about a day on a single charge, and Google is trying to cut down on power usage to extend that time.
It looks like the wearable tech market is really being embraced by many manufacturers and will be a big part of the tech market as a whole in the years to come. Apple has also been developing its own wristwatch, according to people familiar with the matter.
What do you think of smartwatches? Do you see them as a necessity that can be an extension of your device? or is it just another gimmick? It’s too early to tell if it will indeed make an impact but we’d like to hear your thoughts. Let us know in the comments below.
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