Welcome to the Mobile Nations family — Connectedly!

Welcome to the Mobile Nations family — Connectedly!

Smartwatch Fans is now Connectedly, our newly expanded, even more sensational site where we'll be covering all things connected. That includes connected health and fitness devices, connected home and security, connected watches and wearables, connected cars and toys, and much, much, more. See our Connectedly is open for business welcome post for all the details!

The Internet of Things is something that interests all of us greatly. We've spent years building up smartphones and tablets and, now that they've matured, we can use them as platforms to build up so many other technologies. The "next big thing" is going to be an interconnected web of "small things" that, taken together, will be every bit as powerful and transformative.

And that's just exactly why Connectedly is here.

We'll still be covering CarPlay and iBeacon here at iMore, and iWatch as well when and if it ships, but just like Apple will be using Healthbook to interconnect with a vast universe of devices beyond their own, we'll be using Connectedly to cover everything that can make our mobile lives better. From Apple and Google to the newest, smartest startups and crowd-funders, Connectly will bring it all together in one community with one shared purpose.

So head on over to Connectedly and bookmark it and subscribe to whatever feeds and social channels you prefer. Then keep your eyes peeled for our launch contest on May 1. You won't want to miss it!

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Rene Ritchie

EiC of iMore, EP of Mobile Nations, Apple analyst, co-host of Debug, Iterate, Vector, Review, and MacBreak Weekly podcasts. Cook, grappler, photon wrangler. Follow him on Twitter and Google+.

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Welcome to the Mobile Nations family — Connectedly!


Yeah how about taking the 'ly' off the word. Otherwise can't wait to read what you guys are cooking up?

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Well makes sense to me. I am connected to your ideas, and articles, and by writing them, you are in a sense connected to me when I read the articles. So together we are all in a connectedly state. I like it. Great site.

Not a huge fan of the name but brilliant idea to expand that site to include all of those items. Best of luck with it!

I'm skeptical about the whole wearable thing. It's like 3D to me. I don't hear my peers having any interest in it. It's not a topic of discussion. Even one asked, "If he was the only one that thought it was all hype." Maybe it will take off or become the next big trend but my guess is, in 5 years, we'll treat it like 3D tv channels, netbooks, remember online-grocery shopping and delivery? Yeah hype. 3D ain't selling many tvs. I'm guessing 4K will face a similar issue. Where yeah it's on new tvs but it's people aren't going out to replace old tvs because they have to have a 4k tv. like 3d, if not having it, will save you $150 at Costco people will by the cheaper tv at Costco.

I think you're right. I don't know if smart watches or computerized glasses are going to take off. I've never heard anyone really excited about getting one. I think some people are interested in it, but a lot of it is also hype by companies trying to create new demand for new products to expand their sales... I think of Apple releases some wearable tech and it gets a lukewarm (or worse reception), this "trend" will start to wind down.