Wow. There are quite a few people talking about yesterday’s Canalys estimate of 720,000 Android Wear shipments in the last six months of 2014. And most of that talk is ridiculous, with little to no perspective on the market itself. All of the doom and gloom I’m reading about Android Wear may yet come to pass, but to base it on shipment data at this point in time is premature for several reasons.
It’s an interesting perspective, and the author certainly makes some good points, but disappointing or no, the real problem for me is still that Android Wear and current smartwatches in general are, simply, shit.
I’ve never based my opinions on popularity, and I don’t intend to start now.
I don’t think you need to worry about your opinion in this respect. I am fairly certain these watches are as you say, execrable as in excrement…
Operating systems and postage stamp sized screens just don’t go well together. Early mobile phones of the 1990s proved this.
When the technologists combine a watch with a holographic projector we might find the thing to be a little more usable… as long as it has the power of a small AC generator then it might just work.
Haha! Yeah, the energy density of batteries is pretty bad, and it’s going to take a little bit of a learning curve for companies to figure out how to make a watch.
I was looking at watches a few months back, and the Pebble is the only smartwatch that I would consider. It doesn’t look as nice as the other watches, but the screen is right, the build is solid, and the design is nice enough. It’s functional.
Of course, I ended up buying a vintage, automatic Seiko, which is a step down from the quartz and solar watches I have as far as accuracy and reliability goes, but it has style, which the others don’t.