2013 was the year of the personal tech or to be more precise, the year of the Smartwatch. Starting off with the Pebble a watch which got kickstarted for over $10 Million dollars which allows you to get notifications on your wrist, play games and much more. The Pebble became a huge success and the company that is behind it has recently introduced a steel version of the watch.
Late 2013 Samsung came with its first smartwatch, the Galaxy Gear. A gadget that was meant as an elegant companion for the Galaxy Note 3. The Galaxy Gear is an improvement over the Pebble featuring a touchscreen display and allowing you to install a wide variety of apps. All though it is a great companion the reviews of the watch were disappointing due to the lack of compatibility with other Galaxy devices, the lack of functionality and for the short 10 hour battery life. Check out what we know so far about the upcoming Samsung smartwatch the Galaxy Gear 2 which will be revealed February 2014.
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In 2013 with just a hand full of smartwatches available on the market, over 1.9 million of them were shipped of which most are Android, this a huge increase comparing to 2012 where just a few hundred thousand were shipped in total.
1.9 million isn’t much compared to how many tablets and smartphones have been sold but keep in mind that big companies like Microsoft, Apple, and Google are all working on a smartwatch, analyst claim that in 2014 they estimate 45 million smartwatches will be shipped. Microsoft’s smartwatch isn’t expected to be revealed until 2015 and the iWatch is expected to be announced during WWDC taking place June 9, 2014.