Microsoft is developing a type of smart watch with touch function, the Wall Street Journal said on April 15,2013, citing a person of supply chain. As the person familiar with the matter said, Microsoft has required Asian supplier to offer components for this type of smart watch. If it is true, Microsoft will step into the market of wearable electronic devices following Apple, Samsung and Google.
Smart watch is originated from watch phone, which is not only a watch but also a phone. Inside the smart watch is not quartz movement or mechanical movement but circuit board and microprocessor. Even though it’s impossible for the tiny stuff to include all the increasingly-developed functions of cell phone, many manufacturers endeavor to transfer the watch into phone accessories. Just like iPod nano 6 released by Apple, since its tiny size, the third-part accessories manufacturers creates watchbands for it to make it become iWatch. Of course, the real smart watch may not like iWatch which is independent from phone, it should be an accessory that embodies convenience to a phone. Just as the trend developed, several type of smart watch has appeared in the market. For example, I’m Watch, a type of touch smart watch which is based on the Droid 2 operating system of Android1.6, is compatible with multi-point touch, music player and cloud computing, it can realize the call function via Bluetooth.
As a wearable electronic device, smart watch will contain more applications so that we can use it to surf the Internet, store and share. Definitely we should notice folder protection on network to ensure data security of our materials when we enjoy the happiness brought by smart watch. We can hope that the smart watch will become the more convenient and portable electronic device which is widely used in the society in the near future. And, the smart watch, as a personal device, will also contain much valuable and private information like the removable storage device. It’s necessary to encrypt sd card to protect the materials from leakage and being stolen.