First, I don’t like all these smart watches, it comes under the Google Glass category for me, people are already far too distracted my vapid tweets and facebook dramas, Google Glass and smartwatches are just another excuse to stop interacting with the real world.
However, putting that aside, the Apple Watch looks pretty nice, it’s quite small, which is nice, not a block of plastic hanging off your wrist, I wouldn’t wear one, but I’ve skinny wrists, and I probably could do without looking like a child playing dress up.
It’s got all the usual crap, Stock prices, weather, seriously, it’s always these, who cares that much about stock prices unless you are a broker or investor or something, and then surely you’d take it more seriously than that?
It’s cool product, but I fear like the iPhone, will it make the world a less pleasant place? it won’t be enough for phones to be on the restaurant table, your friends will be constantly ‘checking the time’ too. No tweet is so urgent it needs to be a flick of the wrist away.
Google Glass was a step too far in this direction that society rebelled, many cafés don’t allow their use, users are referred to as ‘glassholes’, I wonder if smart watches will go the same way, I doubt it.