Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 14th Sep 2016 21:25 UTC

Time stands still for some in the smartwatch market.

With Apple set to release "Series 2" of its Watch and Samsung prepping its Gear S3 timepiece, many of the biggest players that have embraced Google's Android Wear software have decided to hit pause on their own efforts.

It seems like only Apple and Samsung are willing - and capable - of propping up what is at best a lukewarm product segment.

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smartphone OSes on a watch is a bad idea
by garyd on Fri 16th Sep 2016 00:47 UTC
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Garmin, TomTom, Pebble, and others have the right idea -- start from scratch & build a sane API (at least for Pebble) instead of trying to strip down a bloated smartphone OS. Design your own from the ground up with minimal resource requirements. How do you think their products have much longer battery life than Android Wear or watchOS devices? It's called innovation, people.

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