PHONE ON YOUR WRIST!
SMART WATCHES TRY TO BE EXTENSIONS OF THE SMARTPHONE WITH APPS, CAMERAS AND EVEN FULL CALLING CAPABILITIES
In a bid to stay relevant in these ever-changing times, the wristwatch is now reinventing itself. It is not quite dead yet, but the clock display on phones has made many people decide not to wear a separate watch. Hence there has been a noticeable decline in the number of wristwatch purchases.
So watchmakers have started wooing customers with new features, which include full connectivity and operating systems. The concept of smart watches started way back in the 1980s when Casio came out with calculator watches. This was followed by timepieces that could measure altitude or pulse rate and even ones with television screens and radios. But it was only in 2012 that we saw some real smart functionality being added. While most of these smart watches today pair up with our smartphones, there are some that support a SIM card and let you make calls directly.
As expected, for these watches, being smart means being like a smartphone. So they too run the Android OS and can take apps. But only will these devices ever go mainstream? That is a question only time can answer