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Here Come The Smartwatches

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Presentation on smart watches given at Silicon Valley iOS Meetup on November 2014.

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Here Come The Smartwatches

  1. 1. HERE COME THE SMARTWATCHES SVIPHONE MEETUP - NOV. 2014 Ramin Firoozye - @raminf
  2. 2. THE EARLY AGES SVIPHONE MEETUP - NOV. 2014
  3. 3. Casio Data Bank Telememo 10 (CD-40) Storage: 10 x 16 digits (1983)
  4. 4. Seiko RC-1000 (1984) Interface with Apple II, Commodore 64, IBM PC, NEC, & Tandy and…
  5. 5. Samsung SPH-WP10 Analog cell phone + watch (1999)
  6. 6. Fossil Wrist PDA Palm-OS (2003)
  7. 7. Microsoft SPOT - Smart - Personal - Objects - Technology FM radio data services with MSN Direct (2004)
  8. 8. Samsung S9110 - Touch screen - Cell phone (GPRS) - MP3 player - Voice recognition - Bluetooth - 40MB storage (2009)
  9. 9. Allerta inPulse - Bluetooth 2.0 - Call notifications - Android and BlackBerry - Predecessor to… Pebble. (2009)
  10. 10. iPod Nano 6th Gen - Touch screen - Watch App - Music player - Watchband (2010)
  11. 11. WIMM One - Developer preview device - Android core - Wifi + Bluetooth classic - Compete against iPod Nano - Wrist-strap add-ons - Bought by Google in 2012 (folded into AndroidWear) (2011)
  12. 12. Sony SmartWatch 2 - Custom apps - Music player - Bluetooth classic - Notifications - Android support (2012)
  13. 13. MetaWatch - Development platform - Ex-Fossil engineers - Bluetooth 2.1+LE - 6 buttons - Notifications + live data - iOS & Android (2012)
  14. 14. Pebble - e-Paper display - 5-7 days battery - Apps + watchfaces - Phone + music control - iOS & Android - Bluetooth (classic+LE) - Accelerometer - Vibration (2012)
  15. 15. Samsung Galaxy Gear - Custom Android or Tizen OS - Phone controls - Voice commands - Camera (watchband) - Pair only with Samsung phones (2013)
  16. 16. Martian - Voice Command - Speaker + Mic - Notifications - Bluetooth classic + LE - Analog + digital (2013)
  17. 17. Basis B1 - Heart rate monitor - Step & sleep tracker - Skin temperature - Perspiration - iOS & Android - Bought by Intel (2013)
  18. 18. AndroidWear - Square & round format - Voice control (Google Now) - Bluetooth LE - Watchfaces - Java-based apps - Accelerometer - Based on KitKat - Pair with Android only (2014)
  19. 19. i.am+ Puls - Cell GSM 3G - Voice control - Wi-Fi - Bluetooth - GPS - Pedometer (2014)
  20. 20. OTHERS TO… WATCH • ConnectedDevice • Razer Nabu • Kronos • MQ • Garmin (GPS + exercise) SVIPHONE MEETUP - NOV. 2014 • Samsung Gear S • Microsoft Band • I’m Watch • Motorola MOTOACTV • MyKronoz
  21. 21. AND ALSO… • A.I-Watch • Agent • Rufus Cuff • Androidly • VEA Buddy SVIPHONE MEETUP - NOV. 2014 • Dew Motion iStick • Neptune Pine • Omate TrueSmart • Plastic Logic • HP/MB Chronowing
  22. 22. AND THEN COMES… SVIPHONE MEETUP - NOV. 2014
  23. 23. Apple Watch - Custom apps - Watchfaces - Notifications - Health tracking + HRM - Phone/media control - Touchscreen - Digital Crown - Haptic touch - NFC/Apple Pay - iOS only (2015)
  24. 24. WHAT ARE SMART WATCHES GOOD FOR? • Telling time • Notification • Health and Fitness • Media playback/control SVIPHONE MEETUP - NOV. 2014 • Apps / Games • Home automation • Sports • GPS
  25. 25. DIFFERENCES • Tethered or standalone • Connectivity (GSM, GPS, Wifi) • App Store (platform) • Access to Internet SVIPHONE MEETUP - NOV. 2014 • Types of sensors (camera, heart-rate, etc.) • Support for which phone (iOS, Android, both?) • Local storage • Ease of development
  26. 26. WATCH ISSUES • What if phone is not near? • Battery life • Low-battery behavior • Security SVIPHONE MEETUP - NOV. 2014 • Authentication • Upgrade cycle (when new ones come out) • Family heirloom vs computing device
  27. 27. APP DEVELOPER OPPORTUNITIES • Watchfaces • Standalone apps • Games • Custom app notification • Device Control (BLE, WiFi) SVIPHONE MEETUP - NOV. 2014 • Health Tracking • Event display (i.e. sports scores, news, etc) • Data exchange/Social networking • Payment/commerce
  28. 28. ADVANCED DEVELOPER OPPORTUNITIES • Synthesized sensors • Multi-user apps • Proximity-based services • Safety/security • Presence SVIPHONE MEETUP - NOV. 2014 • Media player interface • Home integration • Automotive interface • Reference lookup • Porn!
  29. 29. THE BIG QUESTIONS WHICH WATCH TO DEVELOP FOR? WHAT TO BUILD? SVIPHONE MEETUP - NOV. 2014
  30. 30. FURTHER READING • http://www.smartwatchnews.org/smartwatch/ • http://smarterwatches.com • http://www.ablogtowatch.com/ SVIPHONE MEETUP - NOV. 2014
  31. 31. THANK YOU… STAY IN TOUCH • @raminf • http://blog.firoozye.com • raminf@gmail.com SVIPHONE MEETUP - NOV. 2014

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