Are wearables the next big thing in technology? Well at the rate companies are releasing their smartwatches and fitness bands, it would certainly seem to suggest that the wearable revolution is upon us. However understandably there are some who remain a bit skeptical, at least of the current landscape.
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak appears to be one of them and according to a conversation he had with CNET, Wozniak stated that he believes that wearables are a hard sell to customers. “They are go-betweens for your smartphone but are an extra piece and need special advantages that the smartphone doesn’t have, in my opinion. If they are just a Bluetooth go-between then it could wind up in the category of Bluetooth headsets: Fun to wear and show off for a day.”
However interestingly enough, Wozniak seems to think that if anyone can truly make it work, it would be Apple. Given that Wozniak has been openly critical of some of Apple’s decisions in the past, it is safe to say that he isn’t playing favorites.
According to Wozniak, “Apple works very hard to produce exceptionally great products and doesn’t quickly release things like a wearable. So if one is introduced I expect it to have a chance to set the direction and make the product category finally viable.” Either way we guess we’ll have to wait and see if Apple can truly surprise us all with the iWatch, so do check back with us on the 9th of September for the details!