Jul 13, 2018
Hi, I keep seeing a lot of news about the new market of wearable devices, with existing devices like Google Glass, Pebble smartwatch etc that are out, and all the hype around the mystical smartwatch from Apple and various rumours from other companies like Microsoft, but are these actually a good idea? I think Glass-like devices will be utterly niche, and to concentrate on something that is more likely to be acceptable to the general public, smartwatches, I think this is a solution looking for a problem. I can't think of anyone that I personally know that would have any use for a smartwatch. The few that wear watches generally wear them for fashion or sentimental reasons, a few that have physical labour type jobs wear cheap watches that they can break or no watch at all for safety reasons, and most have completely stopped wearing watches back when mobile phones became commonplace. The smartphone is more than portable enough, and small enough to be with everyone all the time, and there is no added advantage to having the same information replicated on your wrist on an near uselessly small screen that I can see. I'd be happy to be proven wrong with some amazing product with use cases that nobody seems to have come up with, but I think it would be a dangerous market to invest heavily into for any of the big companies. Does anyone actually want one of these, or know why they'd be a big seller? Please help. I didn't find the right solution from the Internet. References:- https://arstechnica.com/civis/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=1212643 Online Video Production Service Thanks!