Samsung and Sony already have smart watches available, Apple are rumored to be working on the Apple iWatch, and Google a Nexus smart watch.
What we previously heard about the Apple iWatch, is that the device will be used as a communicator device for Apple’s smartphones and tablets, although it would appear that Apple may have bigger plans for the device.
We recently heard that the Apple iWatch is expected to feature a flexible OLED display, with a screen size of somewhere between 1.3 and 1.5 inches.
Now according to a recent report fro Brian White of Cantor Fitzgerald, Apple has bigger plans for their Apple iWatch, and these plans may include home automation.
“As an Apple supplier, our contact offered insight into the “iWatch” and described this potential new device as much more than an extension of your iPhone but as a multi-purpose gateway in allowing consumers to control their home (i.e., heating/cooling, lights, audio, video, etc.),”
This certainly sounds very interesting, and we could see how Apple could easily use their iWatch to control things around your home.
Apple already sells the Nest Thermostat, in its retail stores, the device is a home heating control that can be controlled by your smartphone, and Apple could have plans to control this device with the Apple iWatch.
Apple will also be selling the new Nest Protect in their retail stores, this is another device that is controlled and monitored by your smartphone, and could easily be controlled by an Apple iWatch.
Of course we suspect that Apple’s plans for home automation will not end there, with a rumored Apple TV in the works, this could also be controlled by the iWatch.
It certainly sounds a lot more interesting than a smart watch that is just an extension of your smartphone or tablet, we are looking forward to see what the device is like.
Source Venture Beat
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