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Which smartwatch platform you consider most likely to prevail?

Which smartwatch platform you consider most likely to prevail?
As if we weren't getting already dizzy enough with the smorgasbord of smart watches and wearables, unleashed on us at the CES and MWC expos this year, and now Google itself moved in, with Android Wear. Couple that with the persistent rumors about an incoming Apple iWatch, and we'll be in a rut what to choose as soon as the summer vacations are over.

We've had a pretty ragtag crew of smartwatch platforms so far. Samsung introduced its own Galaxy Gear line, powered by the venerable Tizen OS. Sony has its SmartWatch 2, which can communicate with any Android gear, not only Sony devices. Pebble's open platform goes even further, talking with iOS devices, and Qualcomm's Toq undertaking, plans to do the same.

Google's new Android Wear, on the other hand, already showcased some promising concepts, like the naughty Moto 360, or the LG G Watch. In addition, if the monster leak on Apple's Healthbook app, hints at just a smitten of the features coming with an eventual iWatch, that one might top them all, in terms of functionality. That's why we wanted to ask you, in light of the Android Wear gamechanger unveiling, which one do you think has the most potential for commercial success? Pick your choice in the poll below, and argue it in the comments.

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Which smartwatch platform you consider most likely to prevail?
7.62%
174 votes
(174 votes) Samsung's Tizen
62.31%
1422 votes
(1422 votes) Google's Android Wear
13.06%
298 votes
(298 votes) Apple's eventual iWatch
9.47%
216 votes
(216 votes) Other platform (Pebble, Sony SmartWatch, Qualcomm Toq, etc.)
7.54%
172 votes
(172 votes) None of them will be a commercial success, smartwatches are unlikely to take off

2282 votes

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posted on 20 Mar 2014, 09:55 7

1. PBXtech (Posts: 980; Member since: 21 Oct 2013)


Google, the services just work naturally and give options when you manually want to check things.

posted on 20 Mar 2014, 10:13 5

7. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4044; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


Exactly, Google services make sense & are very beautifully made. This will translate into the Smartwatch flawlessly.

Google CLEARLY has a leg up on EVERYONE.

+1

posted on 20 Mar 2014, 10:53 1

14. PBXtech (Posts: 980; Member since: 21 Oct 2013)


And you really don't need medical gadgets involved to make it successful as well. They're nice, but not everyone needs them.

posted on 20 Mar 2014, 20:46

23. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6479; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


this is a no contest poll. I'll get the GOOGLE WATCH unless SONY can make their SW3 even better than the rest of the group

posted on 20 Mar 2014, 21:19

25. jael206 (Posts: 123; Member since: 18 Jul 2012)


I'll wait for an Android Wear made by Sony

posted on 20 Mar 2014, 09:56 5

2. amozhi (Posts: 99; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)


Ofcourse Google's Android wear. This will have a better compatibility with all Android devices irrespective of the manfacturer as long as your hardware and software met the prequisites.

posted on 20 Mar 2014, 12:20 2

16. Finalflash (Posts: 1758; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


That plus Google services, Google Now and things like future tech like Glass and driverless cars. The future is Google's because that is what they are focused on.

posted on 20 Mar 2014, 09:57 4

3. chunky1x (Posts: 233; Member since: 28 Mar 2010)


Google must win since it is the only watch gaurantted to work in all Android phones. Battery life and waterproofing still stinks thou.

posted on 20 Mar 2014, 20:46

24. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6479; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


better than buying a new watch if it gets wet

posted on 20 Mar 2014, 09:57 6

4. ArtSim98 (Posts: 2752; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


I would never buy one, but if I had to choose I would give my vote to Google Wear. Simply stunning

posted on 20 Mar 2014, 10:09 2

5. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 1877; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)


I voted NONE :-)

posted on 20 Mar 2014, 10:12

6. Mrmark (Posts: 140; Member since: 26 Jan 2013)


If they can somehow manage to put that toq display on the 360,... Not sure but it might lead to a laggy display due to refresh rate ... Anyways

posted on 20 Mar 2014, 10:14 2

8. power_x (Posts: 226; Member since: 28 Aug 2013)


So far Google Wear is a no-brainer
Gotta see what Apple is offering when they release their iWatch

posted on 20 Mar 2014, 10:24

9. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3240; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


I wont buy one anytime soon. But still android wear looks promising and future proof. It will have better compatibility, frequent updates, innovative ideas and best dev support which none other platforms will be able to catchup not even iWatch in some aspects(compatibility, innovations).

posted on 20 Mar 2014, 10:30

10. rd_nest (Posts: 769; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)


You seem to know a lot about platforms which don't even exist or just starting from scratch.

posted on 20 Mar 2014, 10:32

11. Lt.Green (Posts: 376; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


I vote Google. But I've never been a watch person and smart watches won't change that.

posted on 20 Mar 2014, 10:35 1

12. Cicero (Posts: 366; Member since: 22 Jan 2014)


Google need to implement functionality of Google Now on more countries. Otherwise will be a USA deal.

posted on 20 Mar 2014, 10:51

13. Sriniva1995 (Posts: 33; Member since: 06 Nov 2013)


Looks like I am the only one waiting for a windows powered watch.....

posted on 20 Mar 2014, 12:22 1

17. Finalflash (Posts: 1758; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


Expect it sometime in 2017 after the collapse of Pebble or something due to strategically placed M(S)ole.

posted on 21 Mar 2014, 10:42

29. o0Exia0o (Posts: 368; Member since: 01 Feb 2013)


HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA​HAHA!

posted on 20 Mar 2014, 11:08 1

15. The13thKing (banned) (Posts: 849; Member since: 26 Feb 2014)


Lets be Honest .. if anything is going to make it .. it will be Google Samsung and Apple .. Google will be simple and available for All androids not only Samsung .. Samsung owns the market so we know it's going to survive .. and I guess many Apple costumers will find a smartwatch very useful ..

posted on 20 Mar 2014, 12:23

18. district11 (Posts: 103; Member since: 17 Apr 2011)


I went for android but i have no idea why. I need to do some testing :)

posted on 20 Mar 2014, 13:23 1

19. lyndon420 (Posts: 1739; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


Android...that's a no brainer.

posted on 20 Mar 2014, 13:44 1

20. Scott93274 (Posts: 951; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)


I think I might even be foolish enough to be a first adapter for the Moto 360. I usually wait, but after buying the Moto X, I really trust the quality of their Moto line.

posted on 20 Mar 2014, 15:49 1

21. remtothemax (Posts: 234; Member since: 02 May 2012)


this is kind of an irrelevant question
the actual platforms these are connected to are what really matters
as long as iOS is around, and as long as the iwatch doesn't completely suck, there will be an iwatch. there will never be an android watch for the iPhone and the iwatch is not going to work with anything other than iOS.
i imagine the same or similar is going to be true for windows
android is a bit of a wildcard because apparently things work fine with tizen
really this question is asking what smartphone platforms are going to be around in the future

posted on 20 Mar 2014, 17:37

22. izzzy (Posts: 1; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


yes let me run and trade in my Omegas for one these toys.... better yet my Tag Heuer....

posted on 20 Mar 2014, 23:25

26. fzacek (Posts: 1661; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


Tell me one true advantage of having a smartwatch as opposed to a proper smartphone... Smartwatches won't take off commercially.

posted on 21 Mar 2014, 02:48 1

27. Scott93274 (Posts: 951; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)


I think if prices right, they could... love your picture BTW.

posted on 21 Mar 2014, 03:04 3

28. willard12 (Posts: 793; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)


It is possible to have a smartwatch and a proper smartphone. There are some people that pull out their phones to see the time because they don't wear watches. On the opposite end, there are some people who don't pull out their phones to answer calls or texts or view emails and messages. Years ago, no one needed cell phones because we had pagers, then no one needed smartphones, then no one needed tablets because we had laptops and netbooks.....and here we are today.

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