Golden Networking brings Wearable Computing Conference 2013 New York City (www.wearable-computing-conference.com), "Revolutionizing the Human Experience Through Next-Generation Technology", November 7.
New York City, NY, USA (October 29, 2013) -- Samsung Galaxy Gear, the latest smartwatch from the Korean electronics company, was just announced on September 4, 2013, and is now available in over 140 countries. What this technology development bring to the consumer landscape will be debated at Golden Networking's Wearable Computing Conference 2013 (http://www.wearable-computing-conference.com), "Revolutionizing the Human Experience Through Next-Generation Technology", to be held in New York City, on November 7, forum featuring insightful discussions:
- Key Features of Wearable Technologies
- A New World for Application Developers
- How Wearable Technologies Will Transform the Human Experience
- Wearable Computing and its Impact on the Technology Marketplace
- The Future of Wearable Computing Today
Masable's Lance Ulanoff has already alerted the developer's community of 70 third-party apps ready for the Galaxy Gear when it launches in the U.S. in October. When he quizzed Samsung execs on whether apps are ported or built, they acknowledged that they're mostly built. Samsung Mobile's Chief Product Officer Kevin Packingham, however, clarified: Since the apps are all Android-based, "it's typically slimming it down, not a complete rewrite."
As for where the rest of the social network apps are (at the unveiling the Gear only had Path), Ryan Bidan, Director of Product Marketing for Samsung Mobile, said, "There are safe expectations that additional social networks are coming in short order."
While the Galaxy Gear can already take pictures and sense its own movement and orientation, the initial set of apps and connected devices (namely just one, the Samsung Galaxy Note 3) only scratch the surface of what's possible with the device. Samsung plans to deliver a set of open APIs to developers so they can engage with all the sensors on the Galaxy Gear and leverage its persistent connection to the phone.
Finally, when asked how the Gear can succeed where, for instance, Microsoft Spot watches failed, Packingham first offered an admittedly trite answer, "The technology available to us makes a big difference," adding, "These devices are genuinely intelligent." He also noted that they run actual operating systems (Android) and have access to far more real-time data than their ill-fated predecessors. They're also more adaptable and flexible, putting for instance, your social network on your wrist. According to Bidan, who was at Microsoft during the Spot era, "the technology is finally catching up to the expectations." They also believe the smartphone era has helped train and prepare consumers for this new age of smart watches.
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