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Apple Inc. (AAPL), Google Inc (GOOG): Is the Wearable Computing Revolution Over Before It Started?

However, is that enough?

Samsung’s entry introduces a camera into the niche market. It also plays nice with dozens of apps. However, its compatibility is limited to the new Samsung Galaxy Note 3 for now. QUALCOMM, Inc. (NASDAQ:QCOM)’s Toq will play nice with far more devices, but it may be a hard sell beyond the long battery life as a result of its proprietary Mirasol display.

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) could have made a splash here, yet for whatever reason it decided to hold off for now. It’s not as if Apple’s history is all about playing it safe. When the iPhone came out, the smartphone wasn’t really a consumer product. No one thought they would need a tablet until Apple explained why they should buy an iPad. Apple’s absence in wearable computing is telling.

Maybe it knows that the revolution is over before it even had a chance to begin.

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Longtime Fool contributor Rick Munarriz owns shares of Qualcomm. The Motley Fool recommends Apple and Google and owns shares of Apple, Google, and Qualcomm. 

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