As folks come back from their August vacations, September is poised for another rapid-fire batch of consumer electronics announcements. Samsung, Sony, Motorola and Apple all have major launches scheduled in the next couple weeks, not to mention the IFA show. New smartwatch products are expected at many of those events. Last September was supposed to kick off the smartwatch revolution. In a single day, we saw Sony launch its Smartwatch 2, Samsung release the Galaxy Gear, and Qualcomm announce the Toq. None of those have really taken off over the past year. After being disappointed by the Galaxy Gear and the LG G Watch, my colleague Ben Woods has said he’s given up on smartwatches for now. It’s a natural sentiment given the current state of the space, but this year’s cohort should be a leap ahead of the previous generation.