.@ade_oshineye @mahemoff @jonprice @einarvollset @kurtinc re smartwatches vs smartphones: "The Smartwatch Trap" https://t.co/R3Uea547aO
— Jonathan Stark (@jonathanstark) December 7, 2015
Ade tweeted this blog and I had a quick read.
I found this interesting and so true in the respects of what I think about smartwatches…
Once watch makers accept that we don’t want/need a tiny smartphone on our wrists, they’ll start making much more compelling watches. The only smartwatch maker that gets this right now is Pebble.
Just as phones serve a fundamentally different use case than tablets, watches serve a fundamentally different use case than phones. Watches are primarily for knowing things, not doing things.
Many of my friends who have the apple watch have given them up as the battery and consistent charging makes it a burden.
Funny enough theres also another older blog which I always think/talk about when people asking me about my pebble watch.
The more you have to charge a watch, the more you have to take it off.
The more you take a watch off, the less useful it is.
The less useful the watch is, the less likely you are to put it back on.
Sleep tracking is a big deal for me and that means the only time my watch gets any charge is every once in a while, as I’m in the shower. Of course this isn’t every day because most of the time I’m in the shower wearing it.
2 thoughts on “The smartwatch trap”
The smartwatch trap, when will they ever learn? https://t.co/D84n6PToXp https://t.co/w3JaEeku0D
RT @cubicgarden: The smartwatch trap, when will they ever learn? https://t.co/D84n6PToXp https://t.co/w3JaEeku0D
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