The next few weeks are set to have huge implications for the future of smartwatches. By the end of the September, we will have likely seen the Apple Watch 2, the Gear S3 and maybe even a Xiaomi smartwatch enter the fold.
Pebble’s new smartwatches including the Time 2 will land before Christmas, while Google’s biggest Android Wear update could usher in new Wear watches and will have a huge bearing on whether Google is heading in the right direction too.
We know that smartwatches on the whole still have some convincing to do and a lot of pressure will be resting on the shoulders of Apple, Samsung and Google to secure their future. They are not perfect, but the more we’ve lived with our smartwatches the more we’ve been able to see what works and what really needs fixing.
Here’s hoping that smartwatch makers can see where the real priorities lie to ensure that our dumb watches turned smart are here for the long haul.
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