Android Wear won plenty of praise when it was fully launched at Google's I/O event a couple of months ago, not least because it finally gave the wearable trend a functioning and useful platform.
It is going to be a busy year for Motorola as the company is changing up just about every smartphone in its range, while the brand will also fall under Lenovo's wing after being sold by Google. Oh, and there is also the small matter of the Moto 360 Android Wear smart watch to come later this summer. Before all that though Motorola has something else to show us and this is out of the realms of science
While all of its traditional smartphone rivals have been enjoying themselves by launching wearable devices on Google's Android Wear platform, HTC has yet to join the party. However, the Taiwanese company will not be in the dark too long as it has announced it will release its own smart watch this year.
Samsung has its fair share of problems at the moment as the company deals with falling profits amid lowering demand for its mobile products. The Korean juggernaut has another headache with news spreading that its Galaxy Gear Live wearable is having problems.
It's time to rub your chin and let out an interested hum as Apple's wearable plans seem to be getting just a little clearer. The company has been extremely tight lipped about its ambitions in this growing market, but Cupertino has now employed Patrick Pruniaux, TAG Heuer's sales and retail VP. In other words
Yesterday we revealed that Microsoft's smart watch would arrive in October and that the company thought a face that sat on the palm side of the arm would be more natural. Of course, I mocked that decision as humans have been wearing watches the other way (would that be unnaturally?) for many years
Microsoft is a full blown hardware company and Redmond is now producing smartphones through its acquisition of Nokia and tablets with its Surface line. The software giant is also looking to branch out into the wearable space for the first time with its own smart watch, a response to a slew of wrist gadgets that have landed in the last two years.
The Favi Audio+ is a different kind of speaker. While most of the audio accessories we come across are for Bluetooth connectivity or a high-fidelity Wi-Fi pairing system, the Audio+ offers wire and protocol-free pairing to play audio from a smartphone.
Asus has showed plenty of times that it can build affordable Android products that also exude a quality beyond their humble price tags. Of course, the Nexus 7 built with Google is the prime example of this. Now the Taiwanese company will throw itself into the wearable market by attempting to bring the smart watch to the masses, with an Android Wear device set to land later this year.
The smart watch market is going to get pretty crowded during this year, but it is still a party most tech companies want to go to. LG, HTC, Motorola will be launching devices with Android Wear, while other brands will also be delivering wearable tech, maybe even Apple.