Wearable technology has been on the increase over the past 5 years or so. As components get smaller, it’s possible to fit what used to take up an entire cupboard in your study in to a 5mm thin watch. The most notable products have been the Sony Ericsson connected wrist watches, and more recently, the Nike FuelBand.
LG had a quick flurry with its wearable phones, and Sony has just released an Android-running timepiece. That said, none of them have ever taken off, or come close to matching the popularity of CASIO’s iconic calculator watch. If anyone could do it, it would be Apple.
Swedish designer, Anders Kjellberg has released a new concept he calls the Apple iWatch. It features an 8MP camera with HD video capturing and FaceTime compatibility.
The slew of specs include a Retina display, WiFi, Bluetooth, AirPlay, iTunes and App Store, accelerometer, a Micro SIM slot, 16GB storage capacity and it all supposedly fits inside this tiny wrist watch. It’s beautifully slim, and comes with a choice of wrist band colors. (Gallery below.)
While I’m not convinced that Apple is remotely interested in entering the wearable tech market, I’d absolutely love it if they did. This iWatch looks fantastic, and would take away my need for carrying a phone with me every where.
What do you think? Should Apple make smart watches?