It's very early in the market for smartwatches, and most of the focus has been on applications people would want for personal use. However, if smartwatches have any chance at utility in the enterprise, they'll need good battery life.
The rapid growth of wearable devices and their imminent entry into the workplace poses challenges for IT departments, not the least of which are security issues.
It's not often that we cover fashion shows at FierceCIO, b ut we thought we'd give you a peak into a recent wearables fashion show that showcased the latest wearable tech--some of which may be showing up in the enterprise, and on your workers, soon.
The smartwatch reportedly being developed by Microsoft will be integrated into Outlook, Lync and other enterprise products, Pascal Koenig of the Zurich-based Smartwatch Group tells VentureBeat.
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.