Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Apple Watch Expected to Change the Smartwatch Industry

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Pre-orders for Apple's first new device on the market since Jobs, the Apple Watch, has officially begun late last week. It was reported that within hours of being available, some models of the Apple Watch were sold out. Whether it was because demand was high, or supply was low is still the question, but in either case, it looks like people are really starting to embrace the wearable device phenomenon now. According to an article from Yahoo! Tech, "Gartner expects 40 million smartwatches will be sold this year, quadruple the number it believes were sold last year. The Apple Watch may account for as many as half the number of smartwatches sold, Gartner said." (Apple Watch Preorders Kick Off, Some Models Quickly Sell Out). Other research firms such as Forrester and Morgan Stanley analysts agree that Apple Watch will make up a significant portion of the smartwatch sales this year.

With the smartwatch trend coming to fruition, Virtual Assistants (such as Siri and Google Now) will be even more accessible, being directly on your wrist.  How do you think Apple Watch reviews will be by the end of the year? Is it going to be a game changer like the iPhone or just a fad? How will other wearable devices compare? Let us know what you think in the comments below.