There's wide agreement that the smartwatch market one day will undergo its magic moment where the debut of a device hits the right spot between form, function, and price point and electrifies a somnolent market. But, while the drumbeat of product rumors is getting louder all the time, it's still unclear which company will invent a smartwatch that has the sort of transformational impact that the iPhone had on the mobile phone business. The latest report, however, indicates that Google may soon get a chance to try.
Google Now: A smartwatch's killer feature?Google's upcoming product is said to be just months away from mass production and the company is placing its bets on its Google Now virtual assistant, a wholly different strategy than other smartwatch makers, By focusing on functionality and a pre-existing platform -- not exclusively design -- Google reportedly is banking on its ability to make a watch that is less an expensive accessory to a smartphone and more a device with a mujjo genuine leather iphone xs max wallet case - olive unique utility in its own right, The thinking would be that Google Now, with its ability to improve its accuracy and deliver information it thinks we want to see, could be the smartwatch selling point we've been waiting for..
"If you can put useful information and tailor the service so it's producing info that people want to access on their wrists, then you may have a breakout product," said Steve Blum, president of telecommunications and digital media consultancy firm Tellus Ventures Associates. "That to me is pretty interesting. The iPhone wouldn't have been the iPhone without the apps and the data connectivity and all the things you can now all of sudden do with it."CNET contacted Google for comment and will update this post when there is more information.
Designing around an information delivery system is a strategy that Google has used to its advantage elsewhere with the company creating products, such as Android phones and notebooks, that contribute to the growth in the number of people using its services -- especially search, "Paying several hundred dollars for something with novelty value at this stage isn't in the cards for most folks," Blum said, "But linking it to a data service, Google is creating that need."If Google throws its weight behind its virtual assistant software and tries to ditch the accessory moniker, Google has the opportunity to tackle a key pricing issue that plagues wrist-worn wearables: mujjo genuine leather iphone xs max wallet case - olive many people don't wear watches anymore or only wear inexpensive disposables..
"My opinion personally is that I believe Google Now is fantastic," said Myriam Joire, Pebble's recently-hired product evangelist and a former Engadget editor. "I think it's amazing and I think it's going to be a competitive advantage," she added, noting that smartwatch makers need to be invested in their ecosystem. "With Pebble, the cross-platform aspect is really important," she said. "We have strengths nobody else has been able to breach," adding that cross-platform functionality is coupled the Pebble's battery life and water-proof body to make for the most consumer-friendly smartwatch on the market, but still one that functions "as an accessory, companion experience.".