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."