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Predilection for Smart Watches in the offing –- globally, in 2013

The Apple iWatch may look like this. Credit: fitsnews.com

Depiction of the iWatch. Credit: fitsnews.com

In an era of smart technologies and competitive innovation to have powerful devices in smaller sizes, technology analysts and industry watchers have predicted predilection for smart watches starting off this year – globally. It is rumored that Apple is making iWatch, another device in its series of “i” technologies, which will give popularity to smart watches and have competitors present their devices as cheaper and sleeker alternatives. Apple has iPod Nano, that has clock functionalities and wearable strap, but going ahead with the iWatch to create a totally new market growing its $156 billion annual earnings.

Sony has smart watches, same as many other tech firms around the world, but smart watches haven’t taken off to become a device for one in every five or eight people or ten people. Smart watches were part of the new technologies on display at the just concluded International Consumer Electronic Show (CES) in Las Vegas, US.

Features in smart watches include, Facebook alerts, Quick Messaging, Voice Messages, Response, Music, Picture display, Browsers, Tweets, Weather, RSS Feeds, Videos, Games and more. Their popularity will have traditional wrist watch makers, foray into introducing their smart watches combining new and previous designs to keep their earnings from plunging.

Smart watches isn’t the only accoutrement device that may shock the world this year, goggles too might, with Google reportedly readying its goggles, and it has been tested in public last year. Google goggles may prompt the market and new competitors will spring up, or challenge it, because there are goggles for TV already.

Smart watches will have people rely more on technologies and ease processes and ensure flexibility. Smart watches are expected to come in sizes with many selling around $150 or less. It’s a smart world already, and smart watches will play a central role someday, 2013 maybe the beginning of that era, for smart watches.

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