Apple iWatch concept integrates with Apple Maps

Apple iWatch concept integrates with Apple Maps
Wearable devices are expected to be a $6 billion business in just three years. Led by Google Glass, the category will also include smartwatches which most of the major device manufacturers are expected to produce. From Apple, Google, Samsung, LG and Microsoft, these major manufacturers have either announced that they are building a smartwatch, or are rumored to be doing so.

Every one in the industry is waiting to see what Apple will do with what the media has dubbed the Apple iWatch. Back in February, a patent application filed by Apple revealed a device that uses a slap bracelet to fasten around your wrist. Kinetic energy would power the watch which would use the 5 GHz 802.11n protocol to provide streaming video.

Now, we have a really sweet looking concept of the Apple iWatch showing Apple Maps integration. Designer Martin Hajek has done a real nice job with the iWatch and we will give this the highest praise that a concept could earn: we wouldn't mind at all if the Apple iWatch turned out looking like this. How about you?


source: Flickr via RedmondPie

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21 Comments

1. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

iFail™®©

3. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

C'mon you can do better than that, "iFail" everyone uses that. Plus you, and I both know it won't be a failure.

16. NexusKoolaid

Posts: 493; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

Integrates with Apple Maps? LOL Not only will people not get where they are going, now they won't know when they got lost.

19. EXkurogane

Posts: 863; Member since: Mar 07, 2013

Another device to help you get lost into somewhere (iMaps). I wont buy an Apple product, but that's a nice looking design nonetheless.

23. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

yeah no s**t if it was to be a sucess atlest remove Apple maps use some better maps out there almost every other maps are better

25. Droiddoes unregistered

Word. I for one think it's great that apple is now offering it's suckers- er, I mean customers three ways to get lost; the iphone, the ipad, and now the ipod wrist!

2. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Not a fan of the band, but the Concept is pretty. I think the big A's gonna homer with this puppy.

4. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Dark concept designs are never curved! Look at the Italian, German Concept iP5, it looks awsome! Looks like oPpo, Sony design: No curves! But this...? A Fail™

5. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

One ugly iwatch even if it is a concept. I'm sure the watch will be over priced as their products.

6. mikes_phone_and_tab

Posts: 4; Member since: Apr 11, 2013

It'll integrate with Apple Maps but people will just wait for Google Maps to become available. I really hope they don't make a selling point out of this especially after the last little fiasco.

7. MartyK

Posts: 1043; Member since: Apr 11, 2012

This is going to be very convenient, a time stamp when you get lost :)

15. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

Until it's got an Apple R&D sticker branded on the design it really doesn't mean much of anything to me. Otherwise, I got a little cousin with gadget doodles that rival this.

17. gaurang

Posts: 94; Member since: Nov 16, 2012

now my watch is gonna help me get lost....thnx to apple maps

18. chemhaz

Posts: 161; Member since: May 04, 2012

Soon you will loose track of time even faster.

20. Topcat488

Posts: 1411; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

I guess Apple is gonna put a "Patent" on curved watches now... Oh NO.

21. Daftama

Posts: 640; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Hmm Apple strategy of selling iwatch...no siri 1sr addition 2nd addition siri 3rd addition camera o did I forget 2nd addition will be slimmer and 3rd additiOn retina display 4th additon waterproof. .

26. Droiddoes unregistered

5th edition same as the previous BUT with a slightly better processor, so you can do nothing, faster!

22. Dorothy69

Posts: 498; Member since: May 21, 2013

You know, if they replaced that cheap fake leather wristband with a stainless steel band it would look tres chic. The million dollar question, though, can it actually tell time and will I make it to Burger King?

27. meowcenary

Posts: 187; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

I still prefer my kinetic or wind up watches. It is always chic in casual or suits and I would not standout as a hipster. Also if there is ever going to be a nuclear airburts (EMP from airburst) or a EMP detonation. My watches would still be running....

29. leaderpvp

Posts: 17; Member since: May 26, 2013

Let's see how well this device will perform under sun light, how well you'll be able to see the arrow... Personally i dont prefer such companion, same as does not hate it. But, in my opinion, the google glass will rule as the companion to the smart.

30. etotherescue

Posts: 39; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

its ugly.

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