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Smartwatches by LG for Google? That’s the scuttlebutt

The latest rumor is that the South Korean device manufacturer will build the competition for the iWatch for the tech giant.

Recent news published in The Wall Street Journal has revealed that Google is on its way to creating smartwatches, and that it is LG that is the company behind their manufacture.

This will considerably expand the hardware partnership between Google and LG.

The news publication said that it obtained the information about the Google smartwatches in Barcelona, through a “person familiar with the situation”. This will bring both industry giants into the wearable technology domain in a tremendous way. That said, LG may not be the only manufacturer that will be involved in making the wrist worn devices.

It might be that the Google smartwatches will use a strategy similar to that used for its Nexus devices.

Google’s Nexus tablets and smartphones draw hardware from more than one company. It wouldn’t be unheard of for it to do the same for its wearable tech, as well. None of this will be revealed for certain until some point in March, when it is rumored – according to CNET – that Google will be unveiling the operating system. That said, the actual reveal for the mobile devices, themselves, will likely not be until June at their I/O conference.

Similar details have been showing up online in many places that have been accurate with their predictions in the past.Smartwatches- Wearable Technology

This is not the first that the world has heard of a smartwatch device from Google. Reports began to make their way into the mainstream press last October, when they were saying that these gadgets could be unveiled within the upcoming months.

Other predictions that are being made about these wearable tech gadgets are that they will help to place a more powerful focus on glanceable information and on Google Now. However, at this point in the game, very little else is known about what the device will entail. Once Google does make its entry into the market, it will have competition from other smartwatches that are already on their way to establishing themselves, such as Galaxy Gear and Pebble, as well as the rumored iWatch from Apple.

Wearable technology is gaining more attention among Asian travelers

Airlines serving in Asia may need to become more accommodating of wearable devices

Wearable technology may soon find more support from airlines operating in Asia. A new study from Airbus, an aircraft manufacturer based in Europe, shows that Asian travelers are becoming more interested in wearable devices, such as smartwatches and high-tech jewelry. These devices are very similar to smartphones, but have limited capabilities. For instance, many smartwatches are only able to notify their user about new email and messages as well as providing alerts concerning potential security issues.Wearable Technology - Asian Travelers

Smartwatches and similar devices are becoming more common among consumers

According to the study from Airbus, Asian travelers are beginning to expect a higher degree of luxury and comfort from their airlines. This includes airlines becoming more accommodating of wearable device. Typically, these devices cannot be used while in flight, thereby making them somewhat useless to consumers that have spent significant amounts of money on these devices. As competition between airlines increases, companies are beginning to feel pressure to provide services that are specifically designed for wearable devices in order to better appeal to consumers.

Asian travelers begin to call for more comfort from airlines

The study highlights the growth of the middle class in many Asian countries. As the middle class expands, millions of new consumers are beginning to see air travel in a new light. Many people have begun to put a focus on comfort and are willing to pay more for services that provide the comfort they are looking for. The study suggests that Asian travelers typically spend more time researching airlines and their travel options and many will only choose a company that accommodates their travel needs. The study suggests that airlines not catering to those with wearable devices could be missing out on appealing to consumers that have comfort in mind.

Wearable technology is becoming more popular

Wearable devices are becoming more common throughout the world. These devices are being used by people that are interested in keeping in constant contact with the digital space. In some cases, smartwatches and similar devices offer more convenient features to consumers than typical smartphones, but these devices tend to lack the communication functions of larger devices.