The wait is over. BlackBerry unveiled BBM’s integration with Android Wear at Mobile World Congress (MWC) earlier this week. BBM is officially available on a wristwatch near you. You can receive alerts when new BBM messages come in, read your messages, respond using voice recognition and more. (See a demo from Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2015 here.) More importantly, this is just the beginning of a new era in computing (read some of my more detailed thoughts on this subject at my LinkedIn blog).
Wearables in the Spotlight
“Wearable” seems to be this year’s tech buzzword, but the devices are arguably not new. Chest-strap heart rate monitors from Polar, Garmin, and others have been around for decades. More recently, Fitbit, Nike+ FuelBand, Jawbone, and others have brought computer-controlled activity-tracking wristbands and watches to market.
Perhaps the most famous—or infamous?—wearable so far…
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