Casio won’t give up easily. In an interview with the New York Times, the Japanese company’s CEO Kazuo Kashio sent a clear message to all contenders to this space: “we’re prepared.” He noted that “suddenly, everyone’s discovered the wrist,” adding that they’ve “known for a long time it’s prime real estate.”
Casio is one of the pioneers in the smart-er watch market though it’s unclear how their modern devices will look like, and whether they’ll be able to stay relevant.
Meanwhile, we have an onslaught of companies, both small and big, launching interesting products. Pebble is arguably one of the best known smart watches but there are others as well, including those made by the likes of Sony. That said, we’re expecting to see Samsung’s next-gen smart watch unveiled within the next few days. Apple is also working on a similar device dubbed iWatch.
Whether Casio has what it takes to compete may not be that important at all (at least for us who don’t own their shares) one thing is certain, though – before you know it, there will be small computers on all of our wrists.