ABI Research: More than 1.2 million smartwatches will be shipped in 2013
The Standalone smartwatches are those with their own OS that do not need to be paired to a smartphone using Bluetooth. These watches are fully capable of smartphone-type capabilities and can even connect with other devices. This would be the category where we would find the rumored smartwatches coming from companies like Apple, LG, Google Samsung and Microsoft. Still, ABI notes that while the technology is being prepared to make smartwatches that are capable of doing everything a smartphone does, such devices are "not yet commercially feasible."
1. Timmehor (Posts: 599; Member since: 09 Mar 2013)
Looks like its actually going to happen. I wonder how far and how big the smartwatch market will stretch too. Hey, many people doubted the iPad and now look at it!
2. recond9 (Posts: 50; Member since: 11 Jan 2013)
If Apple does it ,everyone will do it.So no wonder that there will be like thousands of alternatives to smartwaches after the iWatch is out.
But as every time,only Sammy and Apple will have the big dogs.
3. Aeires (unregistered)
I would be interested if the battery lasted longer than a few days and if the watch band could be changed so you could make it a sports watch or dress watch at will.
4. TheMan (Posts: 448; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)
Ha! 1.2 million may be shipped but half of them will be returned.
5. Hello-dirt (Posts: 102; Member since: 02 May 2010)
I'll be one of those 1.2 million if they integrate it to access most of the phones features, including being able to change my music. Running or riding is fun to do with music playing, but it's a pain when I have to listen to a song with the wrong tempo/bpm. Make the battery last a full 24 hrs actual use so that I can get two days of riding without having to recharge.