If you’re yet to succumb to pairing your mobile life with a smartwatch, you may be tempted next year. 2014 saw companies expand the market and jostle for position, and we can expect to see more. The Apple Watch will scratch the itch felt by iPhone and iPad users, while Android’s strong end to the year (thanks to multiple manufacturer support) will lead to even more innovation. Better, and more practical, smartwatch offerings will combine with the ongoing development of the Android Wear ecosystem too. We could even see a shift away from watches being dependent upon phones. A watch with its own SIM-card, number and completely independent data connection can’t be too far away. Samsung’s Gear S has hinted as much.