Smartwatch sales bigged up

Apple watchSales of smart watches worldwide are predicted to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 152 percent between now and 2019/

That’s according to a report from Technavio, which predicts increased penetration of smartphones, high speed broadband and other technical breakthroughs let people use a number of different services including near field communication (NFC).

Faisal Ghaus, a VP of Technavio and who wrote the report predicted the demand for smartwatches is very likely to grow.

He said Apple and Google are testing screen consoles to give people better touch for smartwatches.

The major players in the display side of smartwatches are Futaba, Japan Display, LG Electronics, Samsung and Sharp.

Ghaus said there is demand for both rigid and flexible displays.