14 Smartwatches That Are Here, Coming or Rumored

The market for smartwatches--devices that play music, connect to social media and even let you make phone calls--is poised to take off. Here's a look at what's available and what's in the works.
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The Dick Tracy era is (almost) here. Research firm Canalys estimates 5 million smartwatches will ship in 2014, compared to 500,000 in 2013. Sony's already in the game, along with a handful of scrappy startups—many of which got their funding on Kickstarter. And everyone's waiting to see what's up the respective sleeves of Apple, Microsoft, Samsung and Google.

In the meantime, here's a look at five smartwatches that are available now, five coming soon and four rumored to hit the market someday.

James A. Martin is an SEO and social media consultant and writes the CIO.com Martin on Mobile Apps blog. Follow him on Twitter @james_a_martin and on Google+.

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