The global market for advanced devices such as smartphones, smart tablets is increasing as companies are releasing new updated models annually to keep up with community expectations. Expecting more than double the 260 million units sold annually for the next five years.
But there’s another tech in the market that the community is always expecting to improve yearly when it started to become a trend years ago. Smartwatches started to bloom in the market when it started back in October 2014 with Microsoft’s first Microsoft Band, it is a fitness tracker and the company’s first venture into wearable technology.
Now wearable technology is found almost anywhere, from your wrist, your ears, and to your eyes. From purposes from measuring fitness, keeping you safe, hydration levels, and so much more because applications for this technology are endless. With the creativity of new battery forms to small form factors, the community would expect greater innovations.
Such as a machine resembling the capabilities of human beings, or robots, smartwatches adapts to a world of possible capabilities, such as messaging and GPS navigation just to name a few. Modern smartwatches provide a touchscreen interface, while an associated smartphone app provides management such as the following.
Apple Watch 5
Today, the Apple Watch series is currently one of the best-selling smartwatches across the globe. The Apple Watch 4 was introduced with an ECG sensor with fall detection sim card support, so it is very intriguing to know what will the Apple Watch 5’s features be.
Microsoft Surface Watch
While Microsoft is known when it comes to tablets and PC’s but it’s having difficulty keeping up with major brands when it comes to smartphones. Now rumours are spreading that Microsoft is currently working on a smartwatch with its Surface team, and it will run on Windows OS.
Samsung Galaxy Watch 2
The Samsung galaxy watch series was launched back in August 2018 and the community says it is one of the best smartwatches for android. Speculators say we can expect the upgraded version of the Samsung Galaxy watch by next year or as the 3rd quarter of 2019.
Google Pixel Watch
There had been rumours that from the Google Pixel smartphone lineup, and it has been rumoured for years. And now we finally get to expect that they will launch the Google Pixel Watch in the first quarter in 2020. It is also rumoured to have 1GB of ram and on a stock version of Google Pixel’s Wear OS with its special features.
Huawei Watch 3
With another big name when it comes to manufacturing smartwatches. Huawei launched their Huawei Watch 2 back in 2017 and we already saw an upgraded version of that watch in 2018. According to resources, the promising feature of the watch is its high scratch resistance quality.
ASUS ZenWatch 4
There is a brand that will shatter all records in the upcoming year, and that would be ASUS. As they are going to introduce their new Smartwatch for consumers in 2020. The watch will be called ASUS ZenWatch 4. It will be an upgrade from the previous watches with many advanced features that have super strong Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity.
With the huge flop on google’s take on pursuing technologically smart wearable which is the Google glasses. When the tech giant declared their “ubiquitous computer”, one you could wear on your face all the time. It raised all kinds of questions that concern security, terms of service, and of course privacy. In short, it was a complete failure.
Now while Apple is notably sealed about its plans, all rumours and signs lead to the point of the company launching its Augmented Reality Glasses by 2020. Apple’s framework for the development of AR apps is increasing that is used for iPhone apps and will continue to benefit new improvements and features.
As of now, a typical smartwatch has functions that include allowing users to read email, text messages, social media updates, and also play music which is stored on their smartphone. More and more advanced features are coming into the smartwatch’s innovation annually as the rest of the tech industry are keeping on upgrading.
However, while the products that have already been introduced such as Sony, Samsung, and Apple are nowhere near aggressive enough to satisfy a mass market for smartwatches, unlike their smartphone or tablet lineups as of the moment.