Skip to comments.Over 5 Million Smart Watches to Ship In 2014 – Analysts.
Posted on 07/17/2013 9:23:16 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
The worldwide smart watch market will exceed 5 million unit shipments in 2014 according to the latest Canalys forecasts. The market tracking firm believes that Smart watches will be the most important new product category in consumer electronics since the iPad defined the market for tablets. Software platforms for watches will be a tremendous opportunity for developers in categories such as health and wellness or sports and fitness.
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I still have my old Casio DBC-61 from the late 1980s.
Won’t they be smarter if they have one of these watches?
When it will do my laundry, then I might be interested. :-)
There was also the Green Hornet ...
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I’ve been wearing the same ol’ Seiko automatic for ten years, and it probably has another ten years of life. By then I’ll be too old to worry about smart watches. I might get one for my wife though. Give her a tablet and a cellphone when going on a long trip, and the only time she looks up is when she has to pee.
Will the smart watch be able to eventually detect the number stamped into the person’s forehead or hand?
Might be an app for that.
As an Apple prisoner of my own making, I thought your quip was funny.
My wife doesn’t need a watch. There’s a clock on the stove.
(That’s an old joke. I try it on my wife every once in a while. She still laughs.) Of course I do all the cooking and most of the laundry.
Yup. Finally there.
My older son and I have the Casio solar powered/ atomic watches which measure altitude, barometric pressure, temps (Not accurate until the watch is off your 98.6 degree wrist). It can show an hourly graph of the temp, when it is off your wrist. It has eliminated my wife complaining that it is suddenly too hot or cold at night. I just press the light button and the temp button. Then, I inform her that it has been 68 degrees or whatever since we went to bed. If she is hot, just stick one of her legs and arms out from under the covers and if she is cold pull her legs and arms back under the cover. No need for me or her to get up and open or close windows.
It has stop watches and time sets for around the world. Its op manual is about an inch thick, and we only have mastered a small % of what it can do.
These watches are water proof, shock proof and work in any temp. So my son and I never baby these watches. They get dunked in river/lake water/ocean water while kayaking or fishing.
Never having to change a battery with the solar power is a great feature. His watch is going on its fourth year and mine is headed towards its 3 rd year. We do nothing to them except to rinse them off.
I still have a Casio that tells me the best Solunar time for fishing and the tides. It has been basically replaced by my Oregon 550 T GPS portable. This GPS tells you where you are, where you are headed, and where you have been and at what speed you are moving and averaging and tracks the altitude changes. It takes pictures, and you have the GPS location where that picture was taken. Hunters, fishers and other outdoor types use this feature to help them find a place again. There is an add on app that shows where you are or where you were in 3D. Which isn’t any help for most of my outdoor activities which are at sea level. For outdoor hunters, trekkers and others, doing their thing in different altitudes, that is an excellent aid.
Decades ago before the advent of cell phones for the average guy/gal, I had a small pocket calculator, which also showed the time and held about 50 phone numbers. I would find the number I wanted to dial, use any phone with the receiver off the hook and press a button. It would via dial tones, dial the number. My backup was a Casio wrist watch which was capable of storing about 20 phone numbers and could be used a calculator if I used a stylus.
We have a lot of amazing electronic gizmos besides smart phones. Of course many smart phone can do all of the above. The problem is most are not waterproof or shock proof.