Wearable gadgets not ready for prime time, tech watchers say

Jan 10 2014, 19:57 IST
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A Sony SmartWatch2 is displayed during the 2014 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. (Reuters) A Sony SmartWatch2 is displayed during the 2014 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. (Reuters)
SummaryDespite the hoopla, wearable gadgets are unlikely to make a splash with consumers anytime soon.

the same chips to watches and apparel to let them handle much more sophisticated functions. But more work needs to be done on power consumption.

"The power consumption of processors really needs to get an order of magnitude less," Talluri said. "People's expectation in wearables is not that they have to charge them every day. They want to wear things for weeks."

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