Apple Watch to Launch in March (Report)

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When smartwatches appeared first (think Pebble) they kinda looked like this.

Then manufacturers realized the better way to integrate them and speed up their adoption was to make them more like traditional watches. Nowadays, more and more are adopting that look.

Apple is still at square one. Even so, this one is uglier than any of them.
 

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Smartwatches still haven't found anything they are good at, except for showing notifications and tracking your heartrate (and even that is iffy).

Their advantage is use-speed and availability, but their disadvantage of size (and everything that is the result of that) limits their usability quite a lot. IMO their current focus as fancy accessories for smartphones is making them a disservice; usually whatever you are doing is done faster and easier by just taking the phone out.

A more independent device is IMO needed, one that is not reliant on either a phone, or any connection at all (sry, no IoT needed). Sure, it could still connect to a phone to show notifications or similar, but focus should be on use-speed and comfort; if executing an action takes more than ~10 seconds on the watch, it is not needed (if the device is not easy to wear [small, light, without the need to strap it firmly], it is not designed well).
 
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