sonyandstanley3 — 2014-01-15T22:22:32-05:00 — #1
So do you think that every mobile phone user should have a smartwatch?
Have your say.
aversicles — 2014-01-16T14:38:47-05:00 — #2
Right now, these products are not for everyone. The wearables industry is incredibly nascent. We are in the early adopter stage, much like when cell phones themselves were big and bulky
Eventually, these devices will be lightweight, small, and powerful. In 10 years, yes, maybe everyone should have a smartwatch, but not right now.
kaaxi — 2014-01-16T23:43:02-05:00 — #3
I agree with not today. But in 10 years? They are saying 2014 projected as a breakthrough year for smartwatches. Once upon a time someone told me about Moore's law and it really is fascinating and could be applied to smartwatches.
For example, the first touchscreen phone was the IBM Simon Personal Communicator released in 1994:
Even though that was 20 years ago, a lot of the innovation and competition that pushed smartphones to become what they are today only happened in the last 7 years.
Look at the ugliest smartwatch ever - IBM WatchPad from 2000:
I believe we are entering the period where smartwatches will break through. The IBM Watchpad is 13 years old. Smartphones took 20 years to become what they are, that leaves us with the next 7 years. Will history repeat itself? And will companies like Google and Apple push the limits of innovation to create fierce competition for your wrist?
There's a lot of pockets out there for a phone. And there's also just as many wrists!
smartwatchr — 2014-01-17T00:24:46-05:00 — #4
Samsung tried to get in the game early, doesn't seem like they succeed so far. Let's take a look at their last 2 recent smartwatches. In 2009 they released a watch phone, in 2013 the Galaxy gear. Barely a difference in design!
cali_guy — 2014-01-18T14:17:09-05:00 — #5
Not really a must. I guess it depends on one's lifestyle. For those who are always on-the-go and need to be connected all the time then smartwatches are indeed a great help. Personally, maintaining 2 jobs and attending the university part-time, purchasing a smartwatch made my life easier.
uvegotkyleighed — 2014-01-20T01:58:49-05:00 — #6
I'm a smartwatch newbie so let's see. So far so good sans my SMS notification issue.
uvegotkyleighed — 2014-01-21T23:44:46-05:00 — #7
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stacey107 — 2014-01-21T23:55:35-05:00 — #8
I couldn't agree more. With how our technology moves these days, people both young and old gets busier and busier each day. Everyone will might as well depend on a wearable device to use with their smartphone. @Kaaxi And that penguin made me chuckle. [smile]
pebble_fran — 2014-01-30T03:24:10-05:00 — #9
I don't think every mobile phone user should have one, but if your daily activity, hobby or work requires you to be always on-the-go and the need to be connected "hands-free" is becoming a necessity then having a smartwatch is highly recommended.