The Apple Watch isn’t the very first smartwatch to hit the marketplace, however Apple CEO Tim Cook is confident that it will be the very first smartwatch that in fact matters. iMore has a full transcript of Tim Cook’s talk at Goldman Sachs on Tuesday and it shows that Cook thinks Apple has history on its side when it comes to developing new markets in the tech world.
I would offer Apple a little credit, however. For a while the MacBook Pro was the only ultrathin that packed a discrete GPU. (Razer, Lenovo, and MSI now provide similar providings). And in SoC design in the smartphone area they have actually typically had the top performing ARM core design (despite crippling it, frustratingly, with a miserly RAM allotment).
Apple needs to return to the drawing board and begin Variation 2 with a 5 days battery life as an uncompromising design requirement. It is possible considering that Pebble have actually done it with an e-Ink display screen and a low energy CPU and it just works up to 7 days. To watch cool color videos/photos and crunch numbers there is always the iPhone or the Cloud one pocket away.
Android Wear does have some positive qualities, such as voice-activated searches and replies to messages, physical fitness features (heart rate on choose devices) and a growing variety of smart apps. For instance, Lyft lets you require a car making use of simply your voice. But overall, Android Wear still needs work.