Dec 17, 2013

Smart Watches...pffft!!


I keep hearing all this buzz about smart watches. Samsung's Galaxy Gear is the supposed new hope for a smartwatch that actually isn't lame.  Many companies have announced development of different designs and products over the years but they've all fizzled out. 


Just about every space or future sci-fi movie has some kind of wrist worn communication device.  As the Samsung commercial for the Galaxy Gear ^ reminds us, from StarTrek to Knight Rider they've all got some cool wrist watch that you can talk to or whatever. But here's the major problem with this idea... It's an old idea. Some of these fictional versions are concealing a communication device in a object that at the time was common for people to have.  It's an idea that was cool, when people actually still wore wristwatches. Watches are basically jewelry now.

Most people that are into new gadgets* have already put their Timex in the back of a drawer because *everyone carries a smartphone now.  Smartphones have replaced the wristwatch. It's a fact and there's nothing these tech giants can do about it.  Watches get in the way. A smartwatch will NEVER replace a 5.5" screen on a phablet.  It's just another thing to carry around.  Like ipods. They were cool until your phone could hold just as many mp3's and call people and go on the internet and play games. So, a watchphone is just gonna be another one of those things that are cool for a minute but then people realise they still have to keep their phone on them.  Just like tablets. Lets be honest, your ipad now stays at home for your kid to play with or for you to play scrabble while you sit on the couch. They are pretty much useless and cumbersome as a functional mobile device. Nothing more ridiculous than seeing people holding up a 10 inch ipad to take pictures at an event.

"Hey dumb ass, Down in front!"

So, what I'm saying is; No one wears a watch anymore. The screen is too small to enjoy. You already have a smartphone. No one is gonna really want or need this.


looking cool wearing Google Glass.
Google Glass is, in my opinion the path forward. Right now you'll look more stupid wearing Glass, than wearing a Galaxy Gear, but it's the real future of mobile tech.

 The way I see it, why do I need to wear a camera and a computer when I have one built into my skull already. Figure out how to access that shit and put it on the internet and you've got the real future of communication tech.

Brain implants here we come!






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