Smartwatches have come a long way since their inception, and it’s been less than 10 years since they first became mainstream. Luckily, there are no signs of that slowing down, and there is still a lot of innovation on its way for these devices. That’s why we’re taking the time to go over some future smartwatch improvements to look out for in the coming years.
This one might still be way off since having smartwatches that work independently from phones still hasn’t fully taken over the market. It certainly has its uses, though. One of which you can see in our line of kids’ cell phone watches. You can give your kid a way to contact you while on the go without giving them a full-fledged smartphone.
However, since 5G is now available on almost all new smartphones, it’s only a matter of time before it comes to smartwatches. It will just be a little bit trickier to implement due to the size.
The small size of smartwatches hasn’t slowed down the addition of some features, though. Having a camera on your smartwatch is still a fairly new idea, but some companies have already found the space to have two built-in cameras. The first will be next to the screen for selfies, and the other will be on the side to take normal pictures. This concept has already become popular in China, and we’re sure it will be in the U.S. in no time.
With smartwatches being able to do more and more for their users, that means they’ll also have more access to your personal info. Unfortunately, the security hasn’t been keeping up with this demand. Old smartwatches didn’t need strong protection since they didn’t do too much, but now that they’re virtually a second phone, they need to be as secure as smartphones.
We’re unsure what types of advancements are getting done here, but we know they must be in development since security is more vital than ever.
Built-In Personal Trainer
One of the original purposes of owning a smartwatch was to track certain fitness activities. This ability has only gotten better over the years, but now a new advancement is going to change the way people work out with them forever, which is the introduction of a personal trainer AI.
The big companies in this sector have recently been implementing new features and acquiring complementary companies. Both of these actions seem to be hinting that this feature is right around the corner. There’s no confirmation yet, but we’re sure it’s more than feasible with how advanced AI has gotten.
For our final future smartwatch improvements to look out for, we’re going to mention fast charging. A select few watch brands have started to implement this, but we assume that it will become more widely accepted in the next year or so. There’s only so much room for a larger battery in a watch, so the next best fix for poor battery life is allowing it to charge up faster.