It is all too clear that the circular display is a huge plus when it comes to making smartwatches look more like classic watches. When it comes to wearable tech, we’ve always said that the hardest part is to make people wear the device, that’s why there’s a real race going on to shy away from the square look of the most recent generation smartwatches.
The G Watch and its competitors are formidable tools to get developers and early adopters going with building and testing new apps and usage models. However, much work needs to be done: battery life, rapid charging and industrial design are at the top of everyone’s list.
By the looks of it, smartwatches are going to leap again next month at IFA. We know for sure that the Moto 360 and the new LG Watch will show up, but Microsoft is also rumored to work on a watch (check this MS watch fan concept) and Samsung has applied for a round-display watch patent as well.