We saw a number of admirable attempts to build a mass market smartwatch in 2013. But whether it was a lack of apps and screen that goes dark on the Galaxy Gear or lackluster notification handling on the Pebble, each of the current devices lacks something special and all are way too expensive.
In 2014, we expect Google and Apple to enter the smartwatch market in a big way. With Apple’s ability to leverage Siri and Google’s Google Now, both companies have assistant services that should work really well on your wrist, along with the ability to mass produce electronics at reasonable prices. Samsung will step up its game with a follow-up to the Galaxy Gear.