Apple’s iWatch is poised to make a splash in the wearables market this holiday season and we as consumers will likely buy millions of them. But the wearables market is still in its infancy even with the success of Fitbits and Fuel Bands the market is still lacking a real super star, a game changer if you will.
Apple’s watch will have all of the fitness sensors and phone compatibility one could ever want, but that’s not any different from Pebble’s and LG’s offerings. Rumors say that there will be wireless charging, a sapphire crystal for durability and a flexible silver nanowire display from apple supplier TPK. All of these things are nice and it will probably integrate with its phones seamlessly but it’s still going to essentially be a really expensive accessory for an expensive phone, just like its competitors. But then again the iWatch’s competition is seemingly outclassed with specs as follows for the Pebble: E-paper display, STMicroelectronics STM32F205RE high performance ARM Cortex 120 MHz processor, 32 Mb Micron flash. The LG, G watch fares slightly better with: 1.65” IPD LCD display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 1.2 MHz processor and 4GB of memory.
Apple hired Paul Deneve, the former CEO of Yves Saint Laurent and Patrick Pruniaux the former sales director of TAG Heuer. Apple also poached a host of doctors and specialists in biometric data. Couple this information with rumors of heart rate sensors, a sapphire display and many other gadgets, and you have a premium wearable with apples no compromise attitude towards perfection that will be a hit.