The giant online retailer has been in the spotlight quite a lot recently. They have a new 3-D smartphone coming soon, they released their version of streaming device, the Amazon TV and they’ve expanded their services with a grocery delivering system called Amazon Prime Pantry. It’s time for another announcement: the Amazon Wearable Technology new section that is meant for wearable gadgets from every major company and startups.
Even though wearables are not as big as smartphones or other smart mobile devices (tablets, phablets, laptops) they are catching up. The advanced technology used for these wearable gadgets is more than promising. Major companies like Samsung, Google, Sony and Nike, all have tried their luck with the new wearable technology field. It’s just a matter of time until Amazon will announce their own wearable gadget, but until then, the world’s largest online retail store is just helping the new technology to become more popular among techies and to simplify online shopping.
The new store called Amazon Wearable Technology will give users a wide variety of brands, from Samsung, GoPro and Jawbone and also products from startups like Misfit and Basis. And basically everything in between. The wearable tech is not something that appeared recently, it has been around for more than a decade, but lately it has drawn more attention than ever. This attention made famous brands get involved in the new industry. Amazon also has a new Learning Center for those who are not really familiar with wearables. This includes detailed guides, product videos, suggestions and comparisons from other customers.
John Nemeth, Director of Wireless and Mobile Electronics at Amazon said that: “Wearable technology is an exciting category with rapid innovation and our customers are increasingly coming to Amazon to shop and learn about these devices. We’re thrilled to bring our customers a store with the largest selection and great prices that helps eliminate the guesswork when deciding which wearable devices best fit their needs-whether that is tracking activity, staying connected through smart watches or capturing their next adventure with wearable cameras.”
Amazon Wearable Technology New Section – the wearables haven
The Amazon new category has already made Pebble’s smartwatch, receiving great reviews from customers and analysts. From now on we will have all the wearable gadgets under one roof. This will most certainly simplify comparing and purchasing new products. You can visit the Amazon Wearable Technology here.
So what do you think on the new initiative from Amazon? Are you familiar with the wearable gadgets?