PCs are losing relevance, and Intel is struggling for a foothold in phones. So why not go straight to wearables, and get in on the ground floor of The Next Big Thing?
Wrist-worn heart rate monitors with the same accuracy as a tight, uncomfortable chest strap? Be still my beating heart.
Ready your wrists and wallets, because we saw a bunch of cool smartwatches, fitness bands and wearables in Barcelona.
It's a smartwatch, no it's a headset. Stop. You're both right.
The waterproof SmartBand is basically a Fitbit Flex with a couple extra features, but the secret sauce is the gorgeous Lifelog app...which you don't even need the SmartBand to use.
Once you unpack the details, the Nabu sign-ups tell us a lot about opportunity in the wearables space.
Nothing about current sensor technology or the wearables space in general tells us that Apple can roll in and dominate.
But Apple still lingers, lawyers at hand.
Wearables and 'smart' appliances are driving the trend.