Why Apple needs a wearable computer as much as wearables need Apple’s touch


Wearables and connected devices are quickly changing how we live. Freeing up time, and enabling us to effortlessly check on this-and-that is important. Tracking our health and minding our connections is also important. Apple is certain to give us some very useful options…that fit our lifestyle.

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There are some pretty basic — but tough — requirements for creating a wearable computer with mass consumer appeal: it has to be comfortable, stand up to dirt, water and sweat, and, perhaps most importantly, it can’t make you look like a huge nerd. No one has managed to do this yet. However, as some of the biggest players in the mobile industry race to figure out how, it’s looking more probable that Apple is preparing to put its own twist on this nascent market.

By registering trademarks for iWatch all over the world and hiring an experienced fashion executive, Apple(s AAPL) appears to be preparing for the launch of its first wearable computing device. Should such a smartwatch eventually emerge from Cupertino, and if Apple has figured out a way to make a geeky product mainstream, it could have the same effect on the fledgling wearables market that the…

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