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The future of the smartwatch, according to kids #Wearables

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These kids have come up with some incredible ideas – Ill take one of each! Via tech talk

We asked kids across Britain to imagine a smartwatch of the future. From holograms to mood sensors and even time-travel, our young artists set their imaginations free and blew us away with their ideas.

Fifty years ago, who would have imagined all the things a watch could do today. More than just a portable way of telling the time (and a stylish accessory to boot), with a swipe of a finger it can connect you to your friends, your photos, your music collection…even to your own heartbeat.

So, we asked ourselves: given another fifty years of technological progress, what might our smartwatches be capable of?

Instead of researching what’s being planned for the next-generation of smartwatches or peering into a crystal ball, hoping for a glimpse of our horological destiny, we asked the actual next generation what they thought the future might hold.

And boy, does the future look exciting.

Dance Watch
By Mason Carruthers

In the future, we’re all going to be able to let off a little more steam thanks to Mason Carruthers (10), who has come up with a watch that looks like a Fitbit but is more at home on the dancefloor. “You point your watch at your friends,” Mason writes, “and it can play their favourite song.”

There’s a button to trigger the lights, a fully-fledged dancing app and an option to – get this – call for pizza. No matter where we are in the far-flung future, there’s no turning away from delicious pizza.

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