Is a smartwatch in your future?

My latest Slaw post:

Many people don’t bother wearing watches any more because its so easy to check the time on our phones.  But that may change as watches move from just telling time to being a display device that works with our phones.  A Datamation article entitled 5 Tech Trends That Will Bring Back the Wristwatch explains why.

The 5 trends:

  • Multi-screen functionality where devices work together
  • Wearable computing
  • Voice interaction
  • eInk displays that are thin and consume very little power
  • Bluetooth 4.0 that consumes very little power

See, for example, the Pebble watch, a Kickstarter project that is now shipping.  I’ll take a black one, please.

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