The smartwatch market is about to receive a major promotional push courtesy of the upcoming Apple Watch release - but casual consumers may want to wait a year or two before choosing a smartwatch, according to a reporter from the Wall Street Journal.
Early adopters are going to have the chance to help mold how manufacturers package future watches, helping determine what features they want the most. It will take time for hardware and software options to become standardized, as smartwatches are still relatively new to the consumer market.
"Right now there is tremendous innovation in [display technology for smartwatches]," said David Singleton, director of engineering for Google's Android Wear, in a statement to the WSJ. "Next year's technology will be a step change from lat year's. And, if you asked me which will dominate in five years, I couldn't tell you which will."
As more interest in smartwatch products rises, app developers are expected to show increased enthusiasm - and that will mean more robust functionality on our wrists.