CIO Magazine’s Al Sacco — a talented and reliable reporter — has a nice piece on a wearables panel at the MobileCon show this week. There are a bunch of good takeaways, so the whole article is worth your time. Most notable:
- Reliance on smartphones will take a few years to get over. “It doesn’t always make sense to replicate the sensors in phones,” said an exec at Basis Science.
- On the other hand, people are working to make motion recognition algorithms smarter, to differentiate types of motion and to start to take the phone out of the equation.
- Design, cost, and battery life will remain barriers to adoption. People want cheap, pretty stuff that they don’t have to keep plugging in.