Is it time for smart watches?

There have been many in the media recently who have said Samsung's Galaxy Gear announcement will kick off a new smart watch war as electronics companies seek new reasons to get people to spend money. However, this ignores the fact that there are a handful of companies that have already designed smart watches (Sony and Pebble to name a few) and implies that consumers are ready and willing to fork over cash for a smart watch. So is there a viable market for smart watches? FierceWireless has done a deep dive on the smart watch market, and has asked the following key questions: Which companies will play in the market? Will early smart watches have LTE/cellular connectivity? Will carriers sell smart watches in their stores? What is the actual demand for smart watches? For answers to these questions and more, check out this special report.

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