Smaller is better, the gadget reformation

Bigger is better is a popular saying that doesn’t seem to hold water with the current advent of technology. With the passage of time, bigger becomes obsolete and smaller becomes better. From mainframes, to desktop PCs that could easily be managed and handled on the home front, computers reduced drastically in mass, occupying less space while retaining usefulness and effectiveness. maybe improving in usefullness even for the reduction in size. From personal desktop computers, we moved on to laptops, comfy little devices that sat in our laps as we fingered away at their compact keyboards and caressed their touchpads. I bet women just envied these devices. Laptops retained massive effectiveness and increased functionality due likely again to the reduction in size. Instead of immobile gadgets stuck in our homes and workplaces, they became mobile devices that could be slung on backpacks and carried around. Work could be done on the go in whatever location one chose to unsling his device. This was the era of mobility. Another decade followed and a new player arrived on the scene. The most important yet. smartphones are all the craze now. Currently burning up the place, they are definitly a hot item. Small enough to fit into the pocket and packing the power of a mini computer, they are fully worth the buzz, and ping. These devices serve dual purposes as communicators and mobile computers. With different OS companies providing large database of applications that can do nearly everything your PC can and the total mobility thrown in, the smartphone takeover is totally justifiable. There was a bump in the road however where the technological groundnum of smaller is better wasnt followed. Somwhere along the line, cries of small screen, small keyboards began to be heard and a revolution was carried out in the smartphone kingdom. Tablets were born. Small compact devices, larger than your average smart phones but smaller than most PCs. A crossbreed if you will, the best of both worlds, not losing the portability smartphones were famed for and yet solving the problem of screen and keybord minutness. Phablets were born alongside them too, a younger brother, closing the gap even more between tablets and smartphones. These devices  were even smaller than your average tablet and only marginally larger than your smartphone. Large enough though to be distinguished. Both exist side by side now in the same town, having interbred so thoroughly as to be almost indistinguishable. Its 2014 and there is yet another player in the game. One whose campaign begain last year 2013. This one fully in keeping with the smaller is better principle technology operates by. Not just a technological piece but also a fashion statement. computerized wristwatches with
functionality beyond timekeeping , and is often
comparable to a personal digital assistant (PDA) device. While
early models can perform basic tasks, such as calculations ,
translations , and game-playing , modern smartwatches are
effectively wearable computers . Many smartwatches run mobile
apps , while a smaller number of models run a mobile operating
system and function as portable media players, offering playback
of FM radio , audio, and video files to the user via a Bluetooth
headset. Some smartphone models, (also called watch phones )
feature full mobile phone capability, and can make or answer phone calls
Such devices may include features such as a camera ,
accelerometer , thermometer , altimeter , barometer , compass ,
chronograph , calculator , cell phone , touch screen , GPS navigation,
Map display, graphical display , speaker , scheduler , watch ,
SDcards that are recognized as a mass storage device by a
computer, and rechargeable battery . It may communicate with a
wireless headset , heads-up display , insulin pump, microphone ,
modem, or other devices.
Some also have ” sport watch ” functionality with activity tracker
features (also known as ” fitness tracker “) as seen in GPS watches
made for Training, Diving, and Outdoor sports. Functions may
include training programs (such as intervals), Lap times, speed
display, GPS tracking unit , Route tracking, dive computer, heart
rate monitor compatibility, Cadence sensor compatibility, and
compatibility with sport transitions (as in triathlons ).
Like other computers , a smartwatch may collect information from
internal or external sensors. It may control, or retrieve data from,
other instruments or computers. It may support wireless
technologies like Bluetooth, Wi-Fi , and GPS . However, it is
possible a “wristwatch computer” may just serve as a front end
for a remote system, as in the case of watches utilizing cellular
technology or Wi-Fi.
Companies such as  Lg, Samsung and others who develop mobile phones currently dominate this market. Tech Giant Apple is also rumoured to have an iwatch in the works, a gamechanger perhaps. Will the smartwatch era take off and be successfull? Whats next on the table? I sugest you look to owning your own smartwatch as only time can tell.

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