If 2013 was the year of tablet devices, it’s wearable smart devices that are proving to be big in 2014. There has been a mad rush to offer smart wearables, be it smartwatches, fitness tracking bands, and smart glasses like Google Glass. Now, Digitimes reports that upstream supply chain manufacturers have increased production of components that go into the making of smart devices.
Suppliers also claim to have received requests to increase R&D in technologies pertaining to smart wearables from front line companies such as Google, LG Electronics, Samsung, and Apple. Samsung has already launched a trio of Galaxy Gear smartwatches and fitness trackers while Google has made substantial investments in the field, having acquired several companies with a presence in the smart wearable segment. LG and Apple are yet to delve into the new segment, though the Cupertino-based company is already rumored to be in an advanced stages of developing a smartwatch.
Some of the suppliers confirm their rising interests in bendable components, which no doubt indicates a wave of wearable devices coming out soon; another trend is a growing interest among manufacturers to target the fitness segment with suitable smart devices.
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