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Will wearable tech catch on?

After years of speculation for smartwatches and other wearable tech, we are finally seeing products hit the market. Google Glass is still in beta but will hit the market sooner or later. Meanwhile Samsung has released the galaxy gear smartwatch, the question is will anybody actually buy it?
The problem with resizing smartphone sizes into larger tablets and everything in-between, is that companies are beginning to think that's all they have to do. Samsung has been quite successful the last couple of years by releasing Android screens in almost every size imaginable- 4.5", 5", 5.7", 7.0", 8.0", and of course 10.1"
So what does a 1.63" display add to the mix? Well the consensus so far is a big whooping nothing. After the novelty wears off of having a camera on your wrist and talking into your watch like a secret agent, the only benefit of the galaxy smartwatch is saving you the 2 seconds it takes to pick up your smartphone or take it out of your pocket.

There were some interesting designs for the galaxy gear over the past year, but Samsung opted for a more conventional approach. It's hard seeing the Galaxy smartwatch getting off the ground, but it does have one big thing going for it- the ingenuity of 3rd party developers all hoping to make a mark by developing the next big app for Android. As long as new devices offer new reasons to use Android, developers will keep thinking of new ways to capitalize on new form factors.