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Current Analysis' Avi Greengart said that smart watches, and wearable computing in general, may have reached a "tipping point," given the inexpensive availability of "tiny sensors, powerful processors and connectivity ."
He said that, aside from their novelty, smart watches could present information from a smartphone that the wearer might want to be more easily visible, such as weather, caller ID, or the name of a song playing in your ear. Greengart also noted that mobile e-commerce , such as digital wallets, might be more convenient living on your wrist than on your phone.
Al Hilwa, program director for Application Development Software research at IDC, pointed out that there is a "big gaping space on our wrists" where many of us used to wear watches. He said wearable devices "are likely the next big opportunity," and both he and Greengart noted that wearables could be a step on the way toward the ultimate wearables -- personal computing devices embedded in our bodies.
Posted: 2013-03-22 @ 12:34pm PT
You mean they are working on what Sony already has released?