While Samsung and Pebble make up 96 percent of the $96 million U.S. smartwatch market, according the latest stats from NPD Group, Google and Apple are getting ready to launch their offerings.
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Recent talent acquisitions at Apple have added fuel to the rumors that it is moving full-steam ahead with development of the iWatch.
Call and text alerts along with caller ID are the most popular features that consumers want for their smartwatches, according to a survey by ABI Research.
As expected, Samsung took the wraps off its Galaxy Gear "smartwatch" at the IFA consumer-electronics show on Wednesday.
Additional details about the Samsung Galaxy Gear "smartwatch" have leaked.
Google is developing a smartwatch based on the Android operating system to compete with Apple's rumored iWatch, according to people familiar with the search giant's plans consulted by the Wall Street Journal.
It appears that Google and LG are joining Apple and Samsung in the smartwatch race, according to reports cited by eWeek.
Lee Young Hee, executive vice president of Samsung's mobile business, confirmed on Tuesday that the company is working on a smartphone to compete with Apple's rumored iWatch..
Rumors have been circulating about Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) and Samsung both developing smartwatches, and perhaps these will become the next smart device battle ground in the enterprise.