Samsung is working on a “perfect product” as we speak, according to executive VP Young-hee Lee. It appears that the South-Korean conglomerate is taking a break from releasing more smartwatches and focusing towards creating a perfect device for the future. Since 2013, Samsung has released lots of wearable devices, including Galaxy Gear, Gear 2, Gear Live and Gear Fit.
According to the VP, Samsung has already released enough products – more than anyone else – therefore they are ready to take a pause and create a more perfect product in the meantime. It appears that the said product is already being worked on and the public may not have to wait THAT long to see it. Of course, next time a device is released from Samsung; it will have to take on the eternal rival Apple product, the Apple Watch. But as long as a Samsung wearable is going to run on Android Wear, we are sure it will be a success.
A possible problem would be the usage of Samsung’s proprietary Tizen OS, which may be the obvious choice for the future as the company is trying to become independent from all exterior associates.
It appears that the Apple Watch will launch sooner than we think! Apple CEO Tim Cook recently announced that the device will begin shipping in April.
The timeframe was revealed during calls with investors and the press. The Apple Watch was announced in September last year and it is the company’s first major new product ever since the iPad was launched.
Apple says that the Apple Watch is “the most personal device ever” and today is the day when the American company has released additional information relating to its release date.
Pricing was not mentioned until now, but soon we will find out more about it.
Apple Watch has finally seen the light of day! After a few good years of rumors, the Apple Watch is officially upon us. Don’t you dare call it the iWatch now! The wearable is supposed to work along with an iPhone and seems to be packed with sensors that monitor your overall well-being. It also runs the usual (customized) apps and notifications AND it lets you make purchases with the NFC tech involved (you will be able to instantly buy the McBurger you love so much too!).
The Apple wearable will be available in 1.5” and 1.65” versions with different colors and style options for them and, more importantly, their watchbands. Prices start at $349, but the device itself will not be touched by the usual customer until next year. The watch is advertised as working just great for everyone, no matter what you like or where you work. Apple also likes to put an emphasis on the multi-functionality of the device when it comes to hardware and software alike.
The iWatch models seem solid and light, and have a small curved sapphire Retina touchscreen that matches the small pebble-shaped body. The screen has sharp and powerful colors but the display is a bit reflective when it comes to rays of light.
The devices have a custom S1 SiP (system in a package) chip with GPS, Wi Fi 802.11 b/g, and various sensors: a built-in heart rate monitor and an accelerometer included. They present Siri and Apple Pay support, MagSafe wireless charging and a Taptic Engine with built-in speaker combo for instant tactile feedback.
Apple Watch is compatible with iPhone 5, iPhone 5C, iPhone 5S, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. It is available in three different versions: Apple Watch Edition (yellow gold or 18karat rose), Apple Watch Sport (silver anodized aluminum and space gray) or Apple Watch (space black stainless steel or polished version).
The Apple Watch is not a shabby device but it does not compare to Moto 360, which is a bolder statement and a better device altogether. The wearable is not groundbreaking on the niche market as there are better devices already out there, but it doesn’t look too bad. It presents different styles and colors of wristband that can be purchased at your leisure and that satisfy any and every taste.
Apple plans to launch the device early 2015 and not many other details regarding the dubbed iWatch are known yet.