Smartwatch – The new frontier

Posted Dec 27, 2012 at 5:50 pm in Threads > Opinions

Our everyday lives have been reshaped by the use and evolution of smartphones. For many of us, our phones act as the portal to work and social communities, especially when we’re on the go. Over the past year or so, some companies (more notable Sony and Kickerstarter star the Pebble watch) have decided the humble watch is more than just a time device and needs to evolve into a smartwatch.

Here’s Taylor’s review of the Sony SmartWatch –

The concept is in its infancy but many reports suggest this could be the next big thing.

My personal opinion is a smartwatch’s functions are currently limited. Beyond say keeping track of your physical activities like running and notification/reminder functions (and also tell the time!), I’m not too sure what other purposes a smartwatch can provide that our smartphones don’t already accomplish. Then again my non-creative brain never thought smartphones would advance to its current form. But if the market grows in popularity, more money will be thrown into developing a better device and the possibilities could be endless.

  • So will you jump on to the smartwatch bandwagon in the near future?
  • What are some of the features/functions you could foresee that would make a smartwatch useful?