“The issue here is who will first commercialize it so consumers can use it meaningfully.”
— Lee Young Hee, executive vice president of Samsung’s mobile business, on smartwatches. He told Bloomberg that Samsung has “been preparing the watch product for so long,” which means the company is likely to be battling Apple on yet another front — because, of course, there is an iWatch watch. As the Merc’s Pat May reports this morning, “the wearable digital revolution is upon us” as the costs of chips, sensors and more have dropped. Besides the rumored upcoming Apple’s iWatch, wearable technology that’s already available in some fashion: Google Glass, tech-embedded clothing, fitness straps and sensors, and more.