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Burg and Walmart launch 1st smartwatch that’s a phone

The $199 “Dick Tracy”-LIKE Burg 12 smartwarch works as a standalone phone and pairs with all iPhones & Android smartphones. The smartwatch was created by Hermen van den Burg, world-renowned lifestyle designer to Ikea and Target. The Burg 12 also features interchangeable bezels & straps, cutting-edge design & function. It also includes free SIM card with $25 worth of Free Calls and is available in black and purple.

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Wearable mobile device shipments in 2013 was dominated by heart rate & fitness monitoring

Wearable mobile device shipments in 2013 was dominated by heart rate & fitness monitoring utilities. The most popular device functionality is heart rate monitoring with close to 12 million devices shipped in 2013. These are primarily single function devices that communicate with nearby hubs such as smartphones or activity sports watches.

Desktops left behind & beyond mobile computing the next frontier is wearable devices

A walk through wearable devices history going back to the first documented wearable computer which was developed in 1961 by Ed Thorpe and Claude Shannon. Both mathematics professors at MIT, Ed and Claude put their high pedigree knowledge in gambling, particularly the game of Roulette.