With this week’s piece of gossip that Microsoft is launching a new smart watch in a matter of weeks, it reminds us how much we have yet to see from the budding market of ‘wearable technology.’
Forbes magazine discovered that Microsoft will reveal their smartwatch in a few weeks and as a result, beat Apple to the stores for Christmas. The watch will track a wearer’s heart rate and can work across different mobile platforms. While we don’t know the finer details, rumours are that it is already ahead of the game with a longer battery life lasting two days of regular use.
Microsoft may be overtaking Apple’s device in time for the festive shopping period, but there are plenty of competitors fighting for top spot on the list of wearable tech pieces. PricePanda Philippines has put together a list of six of the best smartwatches that are leading the way in the market, arriving very soon or are simply worth waiting for. Between the LG G Watch R with its P-OLED display and classic design, or the Motorola Moto 360 with intuitive notifications and voice recognition, it’s clear Microsoft have plenty to live up to.
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It’s unsurprising that more companies are spending design and publicity hours on their own watch versions, since it is expected that by 2018 enough people will have switched to using smartwatches that the market will be worth about US$10 billion. Experts predict that sales from this year alone will make up US$1.8 billion of that total. Even the world-famous and traditional watch manufacturer, Swiss, says it doesn’t rule out taking a piece of the action and developing timepieces with these added electronic and connectivity capabilities.
Whether for fashion or functionality, it seems clear that smartwatches are the future must-have accessory. PricePanda Philippines wants to show how far the market has come already. Our selective list of the very best performing devices provides the right information for consumers who want to stay on top of the newest trends.