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Amazon might make a wearable to help you buy more stuff

Amazon hasn’t made a wearable device yet, but CEO Jeff Bezos refused to rule it out in a recent interview.

You might think of Amazon as an online retailer, but one of the key ways it sells you stuff is through its own custom-made hardware. Think the Amazon Fire, the Amazon Fire TV, and the Amazon Echo.

We haven’t seen an Amazon wearable as yet, but don’t discount the possibility of one in the future. Speaking at the Code Conference recently, Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos refused to comment on future Amazon devices. However, he also didn’t deny that the company was looking into the wearables space.

“I think it’s a super interesting market, and I obviously can’t talk about our future roadmap,” Bezos told The Verge following the interview. “But I think that’s also in its infancy. I think you’re going to see a bunch of different products be successful there, different functions … but I don’t think you’ve seen the tip of the iceberg yet.”

All of which seems to suggest – at least to our ears – that Amazon is looking into new approaches to the whole wearable market. Presumably geared around parting you from your money.

So, given that earlier point about Amazon products helping you buy stuff, how would an Amazon wearable fit in? Browsing through the company’s vast online store on a 1.5-inch smartwatch display sounds like some version of hell.

With Amazon’s Alexa voice-activated assistant doing great business for the company over on its Echo speaker, we have to believe that an Amazon smartwatch would utilise the same tool. It could be the ideal hands-free interface.

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Perhaps Amazon could work in some Dash-like one-button reordering system for those repeat orders, while it’s at it.

It’s all just speculation at present, of course. But it seems Amazon is at least thinking about how it might enter the wearables market.

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