We have been discussing about the major advantages of the new generation of cellular connected wearables, like the Samsung Gear S3 and the Huawei Watch 2. Reports seem to indicate that the Apple Watch 4 will have a cellular model. This will allow Apple Watch users to use their new watches independent of the iPhone.
Cheap wearables have always been key drivers in the wearable market, with Fitbit and Xiaomi going neck to neck for the top berth in the battle for market share. While budget wearables are showing potential this quarter, there’s now a growing need for Apple to come up with more innovative features for the Apple Watch.
Augmented Reality made a huge buzz when Pokemon Go initially launched. Using simple 3D objects in AR View, Pokemon Go introduced millions of people to a simple AR experience. Apple recently announced ARKit at the latest WWDC. It didn’t really bring anything new from the existing Augmented Reality frameworks and SDKs. But ARKit is quite robust, free for developers and can run great on millions of iPhones. It has already gotten really popular with developers as we can see with examples on Made with ARKit. All these new ARKit experiences can actually make AR accessible to the consumer.
When the iPhone launched, it instantly became an integral part of the user’s lifestyle. The Apple Watch initially struggled like most wearables to prove its value to users. Over the last few Apple watchOS updates, it became more and more valuable becoming important for communication, fitness and so much more. watch OS 4 is another major update bringing in a Siri watch face and more fitness features.
Earlier this year, International Data Corporation (IDC) announced fresh statistic on Wearable market all over the world for the year 2016. The data included from basic health trackers to smartwatches. We can begin by saying that wearables are still alive as there has been a significant market growth. There has been a 16.9% year over year market growth with a boom in unit shipments in fourth quarter of 2016 reaching 33.9 million. And talking about the whole year we have 25% growth owing to the existing masters enhancing their gadgets and the new producers coming up in the market.
Artificial Intelligence has become a major part in our wearable interaction experience. The whole idea behind Artificial Intelligence is to make a computer, robot, software, or a device think intelligently, in the same way how humans thinks. For years we were relying on mouse and keyboards for input, but with time technology evolved. From laptop touch-pads we came to virtual keyboards on the smartphones. For wearables it evolved to something even more natural. The input method can be fulfilled by AI-powered voice commands and recognition. On the whole, the wearables we use are turning smarter and more intelligent.
Smartwatches currently are a great companion to the phone, behaving more like an extended interface. In case, if a smartwatch and phone are not in proximity, the smartwatch will behave more like a limited fitness tracker. That is a major setback and leaves no point of having a “smart” device. The incoming generations of 4G supported smartwatches are set to change this.
Wounds heal faster if there is rapid movement in the patient like exercising as it improves blood circulation in the body. These sensors may also have the ability to detect blood clotting and infections in the wound. Depending on your recovery speed, the doctor will take needed steps to fasten the recovery process and suggest you better treatment. Someone with slow recovery needs to stay home while someone with faster recovery could go out often. Due to continuous movement of information to health care professional the patients will also be conscious about their condition as the band would be connected to their Smartphones. The 5G low-latency will let the patients inform their doctors if there are any health related changes or emergency. To bring down the cost 3D printers at ILS would be used to produce the bandages while experts will be working on nano-technology to develop the tiny sensors.