January 13, 2014
Wearable technology is now a “legitimate” product category. Until Apple releases the so-called “iWatch,” however, sales in this market won’t reach a “meaningful” level, according to AppleInsider. Brian White of Cantor Fitzgerald notes the emergence of new smart watches, fitness sensors, or both, at this year's International CES proves wearable devices are here to stay. Sales of these devices won't see "meaningful adoption" until Apple decides to enter the market. Last week, a number of new wearable devices were unveiled at International CES. These included the Pebble Steel, the Smartwatch by Metawatch, LG’s Lifeband Touch, and more. Missing, of course, was Apple's long-rumored iWatch. Apple is expected to unveil the iWatch later this year. The wearable device could feature an OLED display, be available in two screen sizes, and include wireless charging. For more, see: Wearable Devices, Not The 'iTV' Are In Apple's Immediate Future, Say Hello To The 'Definitive All-In-One' Neptune Pine Smart Watch, and Is The Samsung Galaxy Gear A Success After All?