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Wireless Tech & the New Wave of Wearables

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prabhakar_deosthali
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Maintaing the NIche
prabhakar_deosthali   10/25/2014 10:51:36 AM
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By using inductive charging against the wireless charging , Apple once again has chosen a path to keep its prodcuts proprietary with less chance of similar copies of the products coming into the market.  That way Apple can keep charging premium for its products the way it is doing for its iPhone series of products which use a proprietary IOS platform.

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Re: Maintaing the NIche
Himanshugupta   10/28/2014 12:07:18 PM
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@prabhakar, i might be wrong but wireless charging would incur more power wastage than inductive charging. However, for me it makes more sense to have wireless charging for something like a wearable watch. If not a wireless charging then atleast some mechanism which can charge the wearable battery in less than 2-3 minutes so that one can do the charging on the go.

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Jacob   10/29/2014 1:38:13 AM
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"i might be wrong but wireless charging would incur more power wastage than inductive charging. However, for me it makes more sense to have wireless charging for something like a wearable watch. If not a wireless charging then atleast some mechanism which can charge the wearable battery in less than 2-3 minutes so that one can do the charging on the go."

Himanshu, wireless charging technology is still in this childhood stage; I mean it's not matured. Once its full charged, wearable watches can be in operational more than a day; so I won't think induced chagrining is a major concern.

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Apple Wearables
Jacob   10/27/2014 4:06:55 AM
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"While Google Glass and Galaxy Gear have long been in the market, Apple's watch could be considered the last major piece of the wearables puzzle that will finally bring the technology into all of our lives -- and soon."

Christian, you are right. I think Apple can easily get customer or market share without much effort of their past history and brand name.

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Re: Apple Wearables
Hospice_Houngbo   10/27/2014 10:08:18 AM
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@Jacob:

"I think Apple can easily get customer or market share without much effort of their past history and brand name."

You may be right, but how long will that take before competitors bounce back with more efficient and affordable products? Apple should not think that it has a competive advantage in the wearable market.

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Re: Apple Wearables
Jacob   10/28/2014 3:14:48 AM
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"but how long will that take before competitors bounce back with more efficient and affordable products? Apple should not think that it has a competive advantage in the wearable market."

HH, you may be right. I hope Apple products may be superior than the existing products from competitors.

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Will wearables stand the test of time?
Hospice_Houngbo   10/27/2014 10:03:27 AM
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"by this time next year we might see wearables as commonplace as smartphones and tablets."

I wonder if the wearable trend will fade away "sooner" or will keep growing. Tablet sales are already dropping and it is likely that may wearable devices will not stand the test of time.

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Re: Will wearables stand the test of time?
Jacob   10/28/2014 3:16:14 AM
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"I wonder if the wearable trend will fade away "sooner" or will keep growing. Tablet sales are already dropping and it is likely that may wearable devices will not stand the test of time."

HH, warble technologies may be there until something new technology/products get introduced to the market.

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Re: Will wearables stand the test of time?
Himanshugupta   10/28/2014 12:04:16 PM
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@Jacob and HH, the consumer electronics market is changing so fast that even a seasoned fortune teller cannot predict which product to bet on. The best examples are the once admired and not also were there companies like Nokia, Motorola and Blackberry. Recent example is the fast degrading shares of Samsung and rise of Huawai and Xiaomi etc

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Re: Will wearables stand the test of time?
Jacob   10/29/2014 1:35:07 AM
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"the consumer electronics market is changing so fast that even a seasoned fortune teller cannot predict which product to bet on. The best examples are the once admired and not also were there companies like Nokia, Motorola and Blackberry. Recent example is the fast degrading shares of Samsung and rise of Huawai and Xiaomi etc"

Himanushu, in all market the major share is contributing by mid segment peoples; where they have limited disposable money. So any product which can target such customers can gain a fast momentum; especially during festival seasons.



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