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Google Glass is obviously a huge contender
The search-turned-"everything else"' giant is powering through from early eyeglass concepts into a fully-fledged consumer wearable computer. Google will likely release its Glass eyewear in 2014, but until then it has many others clambering to make their own versions of the popular gadget. Almost everyone has an idea for it: from the fashion industry to law enforcement.
But so are smart watches…
Next up we have smart watches, which are likely shaping up to be the next major hotly contested area in the technology market. From the point Apple was pegged to create one, Samsung jumped on board, as did Microsoft, and Google, according to reports. An estimated five million smart watches will ship next year, that is if the industry can get its act together and release something feasible first and foremost.
Smart watches, considered the "next big thing," are getting better
But they're still not there yet. Smart watches are still in their infancy and battery life is generally poor.
That said, considered to be the "next big thing" in technology circles, smart watches are getting better. The new Qualcomm Toq (pronounced "tock") comes with a simpler user interface than the Samsung Galaxy Gear, but it makes up for it with a week-long battery life.