By Patrick O’Rourke
Smartwatches are the new ‘it’ device…almost every major manufacturer revealed some sort of fancy new smartwatch-like device. LG’s WebOS-based watch, scheduled for an early 2016 release, is interestingly built on Palm’s webOS platform rather than the more popular smartwatch operating system, Android Wear.
Other notable smartwatches include a watch from LG Audi that has the ability to control Audi cars, including the ability to start the vehicle, drive it a short distance and tweak climate control settings, as well as open and lock doors.
GPS manufacturer Garmin also announced a new smartwatch called the Vivoactive and a slew of other companies – including Kronzo, Lenovo, Mota and more – all have their own take on the smartwatch. A range of new devices dubbed “smart connected” watches have also emerged from traditional watch manufacturers like the Guess Connect and Withings Activité Pop.