Being stuck in the 1970s is fine for fans of corduroy or mutton chops, but wearables need to move on from its reliance on older technology in order to reach the next level.
That was the message coming out of the GSMA Mobile 360 session in Brussels, according to Mobile World Live, where experts discussed advances that could break wearable devices free from their reliance on smartphone screens and their cellular connectivity.
David Maidment, ARM’s lead mobile strategist, said on a wearables panel at the Brussels event that wearable technology is suffering from its inability to decouple completely from its dependence on smartphones