What are the major events in the smart watch industry in 2017?
According to Wareable's Web site, in many other areas, 2017 can be considered a chaotic year, but in the wearable device area, 2017 is an amazing year. This year, especially smart watches have made considerable progress, more and more indispensable, to show a more interesting future.
With the manufacturers to enhance the fashion and functionality of smart watches, in 2017 on the market appeared excellent new smart watches. Smart watch value higher than ever before.
This article will review the major events that took place in 2017 in the area of smartwatches.
Android Wear 2.0 release
Despite the serious bounce, Google finally released Android Wear 2.0 in February of this year, which is undoubtedly a tonic for the poorly run smartwatch operating system. Not only does Android 2.0 improve Android Wear values so much, it also adds stand-alone apps, concurrent and stackable notifications. It makes Android Wear more enjoyable and offers a more solid foundation for Android Wear smartwatches such as Fossil's fashion brands.
2.0 represents the biggest update in three years to Android Wear, helping Google boost its rivalry with its biggest rival, Apple Watch, in 2017. There are two smart watches released with Android Wear 2.0 - LG Watch Sport and Watch Style - to demonstrate its power. Wareable believes that although the block size is larger, the former is still the smart watch that best shows the strength of Android Wear 2.0.
More fashion brands involved in the smart watch market
With the release of Android Wear 2.0, more fashion giants this year - Movado, DiSai, Montblanc and Louis Vuitton - have launched smartwatches. Every brand brings its own features to Android Wear, whether it's Louis Vuitton Travel App or simply a few customizable dials.
Women models smart watches icing on the cake
In 2016, Wareable regretted the lack of a dedicated women's smart watch model, which has seen a turnaround this year. From Alpina to Michael Kors to Kronaby, the smartwatch brand introduced a slimmer and more stylish ladies product. Smarter and smarter smartwatches have appeared on the market this year - both smartwatches and hybrids, offering females more options.
Apple Watch is independent
Apple's Apple Watch released in 2017 has no change in appearance (Series 4 appearance may change), but internally adds a key feature: LTE. Apple Watch Series 3 no longer has to be paired with the iPhone, meaning users can "leave" the phone to answer calls, collect messages, and even listen to streaming music.
Apple is not the first company to introduce a smartwatch with an LTE connection, but we have to admit that the Apple Watch Series 3 is the best in this area and watchOS 4 shows the tight integration of software and hardware - which Is Apple's strengths.
Fitbit has finally released a smart watch
Fitbit never sees Blaze as a smartwatch - though in many ways it really is a smartwatch. When Fitbit acquired Pebble late last year, Fitbit's "ambition" in the field of smartwatch was only known to the public. James Park, CEO of Pebble, has said many times in 2017 that the company will introduce a smartwatch that promises to be available by the end of the year.
Fitbit did not eat, released in August this year, Ionic smart watches, although the design is not amazing, but in terms of fitness tracking performed well, the battery life reached 4 days.
Powerwatch to prove unlimited battery life is not a dream
4-day battery life sounds great, if the smart watch does not need to charge it? Powerwatch launched this year, Matrix smart watches do not need to charge, the body's heat into electricity (yes, comes with power generation function). Its huge size, but limited functionality, but its self-generating technology, to the people left a deep impression. Powerwatch is already negotiating with some industry players, hoping that in the near future, this technology can be more widely used.
A number of manufacturers introduced a hybrid smart watch
The display is not the entire smart watch. There have been some great hybrid smartwatches on the market in 2017, and Michele, Kate Spade, Michael Kors and Sean Kane have all introduced them. The most important hybrid smartwatch of the year, probably the Garmin Vivomove HR, still offers excellent fitness tracking, albeit a hybrid smartwatch.
Samsung did not release Gear S4
But Samsung released Gear Sport - Samsung's flagship smart watch compact, sporty version. It is pleasing in many ways, such as smaller size, bezel bezel and long battery life, but the fitness tracking feature in the test is a bit unworthy of the name. Samsung said the current Gear S3 is still its flagship smart watch products, it will be released Gear S4 next year?
Misfit Vapor is finally late, but disappointing performance
When we first saw Misfit Vapor at the CES in Las Vegas, it gave us the feel of a bold design. Misfit has its own operating system, application suite, smart watch products have excellent fitness function. Unfortunately, Vapor was a compromise at the time of release, giving up on Android OS for its own operating system and lacking the promised built-in GPS capabilities.
Smart watches manufacturer-Dongguan Fit-Watch reports.