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Apple in talks to develop new iWatch

by Michael Weare
11 January, 2013
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Michael Weare has been a professional writer for 30 years, writing about Japanese technology, German and Italian cars, British tailoring and Swiss watches. Michael manages the editorial content of Click Tempus and will be keeping the magazine fresh and informative with regular features, as well as bringing great writers to the magazine. Email: michael@clicktempus.com

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This article was written and contributed by Simon Lazarus who writes for a number of national and international publications

The iWatch

iWatch

It’s time we talked about the latest rumours coming out of the Apple mill (Ed: or should that be orchard?) as it seems they are about to launch a funky smart watch complete with touchscreen interface.

Negotiations at present are said to be shrouded in secrecy but information that has been leaked recently has revealed this nifty timepiece is set to offer a number of different functions.

It will provide a text facility, the chance to send emails as well as a direct link to Facebook so you don’t have to be more than an arm’s length away from posting!

Christened the iWatch (believe it or not) this particular device is said to boast a 1.5in OLED screen that will have the opportunity to sync  up via Bluetooth to other portable appliances such as the iPhone.

As Apple produces its goods in the Far East, sources have also declared the company is in cahoots with Intel who is considered to be one of the most renowned manufacturers of computer chips.

So when can we all set up camp again outside London’s Apple store in Oxford Street? Well you will have to wait till around the end of 2013 or perhaps the first quarter of 2014. Plenty of time to get your cold weather gear organised.

The iWatch is set to run a particular type of their iconic software iOS, which is exactly the same software behind the success of both the iPhone and iPad.

This will ensure you can enjoy downloading apps with seamless ease as you normally would on other Apple related devices.

Google Glass

Google Glass

Apple’s decision has not been taken lightly and comes amid several other smart watch products that are set to hit the market in the near future. This includes the likes of Google who will be launching their ‘Google Glass’ next year that incorporates both a headset with a screen.

Simply put, it comprises a pair of spectacles that you can speak to where you will be able to capture images, send an SMS not to mention utilise Google maps to pinpoint locations and even create your own movies.  For the uninitiated, Glass is a wearable computer, a pair of eyeglasses.  Think of it like a smartphone, on your face. The nerdy possibilities are endless.

Pebble

Pebble Watch

In addition to this, an independent version entitled Pebble has won over many fans for its creative design. Thanks to the Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign, they raised a whopping $10 million, and intend to roll out the project in the next twelve months.

The so called Pebble watch features the ability to connect to a mobile where you can run apps and view messages directly on the product.

According to the founders; “Pebble is the first watch built for the 21st century. It’s infinitely customisable, with beautiful downloadable watch faces and useful internet-connected apps. The watch will connect via Bluetooth, and alert users to incoming messages via vibrations. ‘Cyclists can use Pebble as a bike computer, accessing the GPS on your smartphone to display speed, distance and pace data.”

The tech timepiece market is certainly gathering apace. Yet, if some of the buzz around these products comes to fruition then smart watches are likely to dominate people’s wish lists for 2013 among other gadgets and gizmos

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Michael Weare has been a professional writer for 30 years, writing about Japanese technology, German and Italian cars, British tailoring and Swiss watches. Michael manages the editorial content of Click Tempus and will be keeping the magazine fresh and informative with regular features, as well as bringing great writers to the magazine. Email: michael@clicktempus.com

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