Your smartphone just got passé. It started with Pebble, a smartwatch, that recently started shipping the fruits of a very successful kickstarter campaign. They were able to raise over 100 times their $100,000 goal last year. Now, Apple, Google, LG, and Samsung all seem to want to cash in on the next hot trend. Apple expects to roll out their own version, the iWatch, in 2018 and Google filed a patent for their version of the smartwatch in October of 2012.
That the competition seems to be playing catch-up, and that Pebble works with both iOS and Android, it’s difficult to tell how successful the rest will be.