There’s been whispers of an Apple smartwatch for years and in true Samsung style, they’ve showcased a prototype of a Galaxy Gear smartwatch which looks ridiculous. It seriously looks like a shrunken version of the Galaxy S4.
Unless you’re an old man or watch nerd, does anyone serious wear watches any more? I don’t even get why bringing out a smartwatch is actually a priority nor a thing. Whenever you ask someone the time they’ll usually pull out their iPhone, Android or equivalent phone for the time, not look to a watch.
Watches Are Inconvenient
Seriously. Getting those batteries replaced at like $20, $30 a pop at a watch store (depending where you go) is an unnecessary expense and inconvenience. Don’t get me started on how bad for the environment those button cell batteries actually are. Even though a watch battery can last for years (analogue watches anyway), you charge your phone everyday anyway.
Smartwatches Are Too Big
The problem with the watch Samsung are flouting is massive. I seriously doubt whatever wrist you wear that thing on will prevent you reaching into your pockets. It’s bulky as fuck.
Watches Are Like TV’s…
They don’t need to be revolutionised. If you want a watch that can tell you your heart-rate or play music, by a smartphone and get a health accessory for it. There’s a good chance you have a mobile phone if you are reading this why do we need yet another gadget we have to carry around?
It’s like all this talk of Apple revolutionising TV. Nobody hardly watches TV any more. These days everyone consumes their content via the Internet (Youtube and pirated copies of Breaking Bad or Game of Thrones).