SMS on your watch: Will you be wearing your mobile phone?Topic: Industry News
Casio’s new G-SHOCK GB-6900 wristwatch promises to keep active business professionals and technology enthusiasts connected at all times, thanks to unique Bluetooth connectivity.The watch, which is to be launched in March, connects to certain Android phones via Bluetooth so that it can be synchronised with your mobile handset to show incoming calls, emails, or SMS on its display.The watch is unique in that it features Bluetooth LE, an energy saving version of Bluetooth that promises to extend battery life. Casio claim that the G-SHOCK GB-6900 will have a battery life of up to 2 years with one conventional CR2032 button battery.Connectivity and mobile phonesThis is another great example of how interconnectivity between devices continues to be a growing trend in 2012. In fact, many experts predict that convergence of our devices – from our laptops to our tablets; to smartphones and watches, will be a technology trend to watch out for.Experts predict that the concept of a fully connected society will shift the way people work, think and live this year. Dr.Henry Samueli, IEEE Fellow, Chief Technology Officer at Broadcom Corporation, and an upcoming speaker at the 2012 IEEE International Conference on Consumer Electronics (ICCE) next week believes that ‘ubiquitous, nonstop connectivity is what is next.’This means improving global business operations with what he describes as ‘real time cloud-based data sharing, and seamlessly accessing information and entertainment in our homes and cars.’The Smartphone revolution is at the heart of these developments and SMS is a key part of this. As technology improves and the use of mobile phones worldwide grows more and more, businesses and organisations are becoming switched on to the power of SMS as a communication and monitoring medium.