Capacitive vs resistive touchscreens- implications in the rise of smart-watches

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2014 has seen a boom in the number of smart-watches being released from different mobile companies. Major players in the industry such as Motorola, LG, Apple and most recently Alcatel have already presented their flagships to the public. In early age of mobile industry, mobile touch-screens were mostly resistive. What are the advantages of capacitive against resistive? Resistive touch-screen are they more suitable to be used in the case of smart-watches? Given the rise of capacitive technology, can resistive make a comeback? Given the small size of the screen for watches, can resistive ones provide more accuracy?

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Capacitive vs resistive touchscreens- implications in the rise of smart-watches

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Capacitive touch screens are the type of screens that respond easily even to the slightest touch, will allow multi-touch and generally highly responsive except if you're wearing gloves. Resistive are the type of screens that have longer response time, which usually require some pressure or a stylus, and usually does not have multi-touch abilities but will work no matter what you use to touch it. Capacitive is better since you can perform multi-touch and you can use your finger easily and it does not require force for it to respond unlike resistive imagine smart watches that will need stylus or hard to press even if you just want to unlock it or listen to mp3.

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