There have been many releases since 2013, but more are expected to see the light of day. Check out the upcoming smartwatches in 2014:
1. Apple iWatch (iTime)
Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, had hinted multiple times that wearable technology is going to be a part of Apple’s future. It has been indicated that the screen of the device will range between 1.5-inch to 2-inch. A recent revelation shows that Apple had filed a patent with the name ‘iTime’ for ‘Wrist-worn electronic device’. As per the information, this device will be able to connect to iPads, iPhones and computers. This will be a detachable product from the watch strap. The advanced wrist strap comes with wireless communication packages, GPS modules and accelerometer sensor, thereby enabling it to receive calls and notifications, if connected with a phone.
Interestingly, many functions of iTime can be manipulated through wrist or physical arm gesture. According to the grapevines, this smartwatch is expected to come with AMOLED display, 2-sided bracelet design (Slap Bracelet), ability to make calls, sensors to monitor health related data, built-in Siri, multimedia controller, ability to make mobile payments through Passbook and many more. If rumors are to be believed, this wearable will be available in three models – one with 1.6-inch screen size and two others with 1.8-inch display each. Sources indicate that ‘iTime’ is expected to be unveiled in November 2014.
2. Google Gem
According to a released report, it is indicated that a smartwatch from the house of Google with the codename ‘Gem’ is in the offing. The release date has not yet been finalized, but is expected to be released in the year 2014. Google Now integration is expected if the device is released. Market analysts believe that unraveling of Google Watch will change the entire perspective of smartwatches, as it will integrate all kinds of Google apps (Google Drive, Google Newsstand, Google News, Google Alerts, Google Calendar, Gmail, Google Docs, etc.) as well as Google Play store. Some of the features expected in the smart wearable include compatibility with all kinds of Android Phones, built-in Google Now, flip up display, curved display and many more.
3. ASUS Smartwatch
ASUS has also confirmed its plan of releasing a series of wearable devices in the year 2014 that include a smartwatch having distinctive features. Company’s Chairman, Jonney Shih, had said at a year-end party that ASUS will include its ‘entire design thought’ to