Hot buzzword of the day is Wearables. Lot of us when we hear this word, we think of Apple Watch or Android Wear or Microsoft Band or Google Glass or Fitbit for that matter. But history of wearables dates back to 1961!
In 1961, a MIT Professor, Edward Thorp, whom we call Father of Wearables, created and successfully used a first wearable computer to cheat at Roulette which gave them 44% edge over the game Since then, we had calculator watches (how many of you remember Casio watches ), digital hearing aids, Nike+, Go Pros, Fitbits and similar clones.
Then came Google Glass, with an open SDK that allowed Android developers to write code on. Xamarin also had a component for that. Fitbit also has an API that one can consume in apps. Then came slew of Android Wear Watches, coolest one being Moto 360. Some exciting news about new watches are making rounds.. watch out! (pun intended)
Microsoft released Microsoft Band, a cool band that looks more like a Fitbit but a way cooler, and as a surprise they made it work with all leading phone OS platforms, and they released SDK that will work with iOS, Android and Windows Phone too! And very soon Cortona which used to work only in Windows Phone, will work on iOS and Android, which will open up more avenues for apps to integrate voice in their apps.
Then came a much awaited big announcement from Apple, Apple Watch! WatchKit was in preview from quite some time, recently went live, and though Apple Watch is yet to be released, there are slew of applications ready for it! Xamarin has a full fledged support for Watch Kit!