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.

Which smartwatch platform you consider most likely to prevail?

Samsung's Tizen
7.62%
Google's Android Wear
62.31%
Apple's eventual iWatch
13.06%
Other platform (Pebble, Sony SmartWatch, Qualcomm Toq, etc.)
9.47%
None of them will be a commercial success, smartwatches are unlikely to take off
7.54%

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28 Comments

1. PBXtech

Posts: 1032; Member since: Oct 21, 2013

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

7. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 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

14. PBXtech

Posts: 1032; Member since: Oct 21, 2013

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

23. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

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

25. jael206

Posts: 147; Member since: Jul 18, 2012

I'll wait for an Android Wear made by Sony

2. amozhi

Posts: 131; Member since: Oct 23, 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.

16. Finalflash

Posts: 4062; Member since: Jul 23, 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.

3. chunky1x

Posts: 270; Member since: Mar 28, 2010

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

24. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

better than buying a new watch if it gets wet

4. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

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

5. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2347; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

I voted NONE :-)

6. Mrmark

Posts: 366; Member since: Jan 26, 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

8. power_x

Posts: 264; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

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

9. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 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).

10. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

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

11. Lt.Green

Posts: 397; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

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

12. Cicero

Posts: 1102; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

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

13. Sriniva1995

Posts: 44; Member since: Nov 06, 2013

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

17. Finalflash

Posts: 4062; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

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

29. o0Exia0o

Posts: 903; Member since: Feb 01, 2013

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA​HAHA!

15. The13thKing

Posts: 849; Member since: Feb 26, 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 ..

18. district11

Posts: 126; Member since: Apr 17, 2011

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

20. Scott93274

Posts: 6025; Member since: Aug 06, 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.

21. remtothemax

Posts: 260; Member since: May 02, 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

22. izzzy

Posts: 2; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

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

26. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

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

27. Scott93274

Posts: 6025; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

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

28. willard12 unregistered

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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