Andrew Taylor, PNI Sensor Corporation
In consumer products, replacing or recharging a battery isn't a mission-critical operation. It's just an annoyance. If that's the case, why is everyone so focused on power and cost for wearables and IoT devices? One reason is that today's wearables/IoT devices hold marginal benefit for consumers, at least relative to the product price. So component suppliers feel pressured to drive down costs while improving the performance and power consumption of their parts.