28 Jun '14, 12am

@eetimes Wearable: Ask First 'Why Wear It?' - The most important part of the wearable debate shouldn't be "how" we...

MADISON, Wis. — I'm afraid many of us in the electronics industry might be getting this whole "wearable" trend all wrong. In the era of emerging wearable devices, the most important part of the debate shouldn't be "how" a wearable device looks (its form factor, if you will). More important is to understand "what for." Why attach a gadget to yourself? Aside from the brief thrill of bragging about your cool new smart watch, how does wearability enhance the gadget, for the person wearing it? I am looking at the first Android Wear smartwatches unveiled, respectively, by Samsung and LG on Wednesday. Android Wear is a version of Google's mobile operating system tailored for smart watches and other wearables. LG's G Watch powered by Android Wear OS Instead of trying to cram an entire smartphone into a wristwatch, the new gear based on the Android Wear OS is designed for to convey...

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