The Smart Watch
Last week, at an event I attended, I was at the bar after dinner and a few people sat down wearing the latest Android Smartwatch from Samsung.
There were a bunch of oohs and aahs.
I mentioned that I’ve never worn a watch and can’t imagine ever wearing one, no matter what is on it. I just have never gotten used to wearing something on my wrist, though I have tried many times.
I don’t think the ability to see notifications and calls coming in on my wrist instead of my phone will change that.
This reporter from New York Magazine suggests that nobody other than tech moguls and geeks are interested in smartwatches.
I don’t really have an opinion on whether the smart watch is going to be a hit or not.
But I do know that pulling my phone out of my pocket will remain the primary way I connect to the world when I am out and about.
I am not bearish on wearables in general however.
I really like wearing a “necklace” which I blogged about a few weeks ago. I like the vibration on my neck when a call comes in. I like being able to easily connect to the audio services on my phone without taking out the phone.
I can imagine there will be a plethora of wearables in the market in a few years and some of us will tend toward the watches, others will tend toward the necklaces, others will adopt the rings, and some will go for the glasses.
It will be fun to watch this market evolve.