That Apple would have to bring in experts from outside to build a product wholly new to the company fits the past profile of the company’s new gadgets.
A new report projects that global downloads of sports and fitness apps will climb from 156 million in 2012 to 248 million in 2017.
With advances in sensors and wireless, the age of wearable tech is swiftly approaching. Christian Lindholm, of design firm Koru, explains the trends his firm is tracking.
The Meta Watch team, as well as the business assets and IP, have broken off from Fossil to further develop the connected watch platform. The focus of the private company is unchanged: To create an open, wireless platform for wearable, information at a glance.
Wearable smart displays aren’t new, but the category hasn’t caught on yet. WIMM hopes to change that with a wearable Android module that includes many smartphone components including a Wi-Fi radio. That could be the break these displays are looking for when it comes to apps.
Consumers may not be quite ready for wearable computers, but watch-maker Fossil, along with Texas Instruments, thinks the time is near. The Meta Watch arrives in July for $200 and acts as a wearable computer that pairs with your smartphone for email, alerts and more.