It seems that most electronics companies play “follow the leader” these days. They’re more inclined to jump into a market after a competitor has proven that it’s viable instead of testing it on their own. It’s one of the reason’s Apple has achieved so much success; when that company enters an unproven market with a great product, it is light years ahead as other companies scramble to catch up.
But not even Apple has dared to venture into the “smart watch” space, which I feel is extremely underserved and is dying for a great product. Fortunately, a great product looks like it has emerged, ready to ship to its Kickstarter backers on January 23. It doesn’t have an apple on it, nor does it have a little green alien in its operating system. This watch is called the Pebble.