This year was a big one for Apple. The tech leader introduced two larger iPhones and the Apple Watch last September. Although the phones became available to the public shortly after the release, fans still have to wait until next year before the next great smartwatch is available to purchase.
Wearables and smartwatches are nothing new. There are already dozens of fitness-oriented wearables on the market. There is the Jawbone Up24, a smart wearable device that counts calories, steps, and hours of sleep. This is a wearable, not a watch, but it syncs with the iPhone and Android phones. LG’s G Watch R is a stylish wearable with an angular face and a 1.3-inch screen complete with 320×320 pixel resolution. It runs on Android Wear.
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Apple Watch could change wearables market
Some expect the Apple Watch to revolutionize the wearable industry. This device comes in three different styles with plenty of customizable options, making the watch a truly personalized wearable. There is a classic Watch design which features a beautifully polished stainless steel case and a sapphire crystal display. The latter was designed to protect the Retina display. This model also comes with a choice of three band options, including a link bracelet, high-fluoroelastomer, and Milanese loop.
The Apple Watch Sport was designed for busy people on the go. It features a case made from lightweight anodized aluminum. The case comes in two color choices: space gray and silver. The display of this watch is also protected by strengthened Ion-X glass. It comes with a fluoroelastomer band in five different color choices.
The Apple Watch Edition is the high-end version luxury version. It features an 18-karat gold watch case and polished sapphire crystal display. It also comes in a choice of five exquisitely designed bands.
Like all new Apple product debuts, the Apple Watch will generate a lot of buzz. Whether the device lives up to or exceeds the hype remains to be seen. Given the company’s impressive track record, it is highly likely Apple will change the wearables industry.
Microsoft set to reveal more about Windows 10
Next year Microsoft is set to roll out the next operating system, Windows 10. In order to remain relevant in the mobile-friendly industry, the new operating system will run on a variety of devices. Unfortunately Microsoft has yet to divulge any more details regarding the next OS, but next month, the Washington-based company is set to give more information during an event.