They have fought for market share for the past decade. Whether it be the smartphone or tablet market, or even in the corporate courtrooms of major countries, Apple and Samsung have waged a bitter war. But now it has moved to a whole new battleground – the Apple Vs Samsung wearables war is underway. Debate will rage endlessly for the foreseeable future as to which product will be the champion of the wearables market.
Apple vs Samsung Wearables – Products
Here are a sample of the Apple and Samsung wearables that are taking the world by storm. The Apple Watch is its variety of versions are extremely popular and have been a greater money earner for Apple.
Now you have to admit, they do look pretty cool. I am not an Apple devotee; the name of this website gives that away. But let’s be reasonable when it comes to this debate. Both Samsung and Apple are setting the pace when it comes to smartphones, tablets and now wearables. This post is not a product review by any stretch of the imagination. But according to Harriet Taylor from CNBC, smartphone sales have flatlined so far this year and the two major players in the smartphone war are relying heavily on the wearables war to boost the profit margins. In fact, over the same period, wearables sales rose by over 67%, showing that the Apple vs Samsung wearables war will show no sign of let-up any time soon.
Apple vs Samsung Wearables – Features
The key to the success of these products will undoubtedly be the range of features they offer consumers. Key to this is not only the watch or smartphone feature but also additional things like music players and GPS capabilities. The Samsung Fit Gear provides health readouts that are compatible with your gym routines and incorporates a music player with optional earbuds so that the workout routine can be accompanied with their favorite music playlist.
The health app side of things tracks heart rate and sleep patterns. There is also 4GB of storage included. It is this comprehensive list of features that will make the Apple vs Samsung wearables so attractive to the demographic they are designed for.
One of the biggest issues with these products will always be battery life. Samsung claims their Fit Gear will last over two days but there is little info available about what the Apple watch will give a user. Connectivity is also quite limited at this stage with some only using Bluetooth while others having a 2G and 3G connectivity.
Apple vs Samsung Wearables – Conclusion
This battle between the two tech giants is only just heating up. With constantly new products being released onto the market, it will be hard to keep up with what is available and the value in the dollars spent on them. Samsung have just released the Galaxy S7 smartphone with its compatibility to the Virtual Reality Glasses. In Australia, signing up to a 24 month smartphone plan with a Galaxy S7 gives you a free VR unit to use with the S7. No doubt these deals are being offered worldwide. The features and wearables war is on. Have fun watching from the sidelines.
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