I’ve often predicted the current crop of smartwatches – be they Wear or the Apple Watch – are designed to end up in drawers, forgotten, unloved. However, I had no idea that even Marco Arment would eventually realise the same thing.
Shortly before Christmas, I accidentally found the first mechanical watch that infected my mind so much that I actually wanted – quite badly – to own it. I had many doubts: Would I look ridiculous wearing it? Would I hate setting or winding it? Would I miss notifications, activity tracking, and weather on my watch? Would I wear it briefly but then run back to my Apple Watch and let the mechanical rot in a drawer?
Well worth a read. Turns out that even an ardent Apple fan’s smartwatch ends up in a drawer, replaced by a real watch.
I stopped wearing a watch years ago, and once I got a phone with a clock, I thought I would never look back. I bought a Zenwatch 2 on a lark because it was cheap and i thought the restocking fee would be low enough that it was worth trying android wear.
I love this watch because it makes it easier to do the things I already to with my phone, and I now have a watch that I can wear again. I have no inclination to dig out my old watches and wear them.
I love the tone here Thom. Personally I hate smart phones and have for about 5 years now.
Obviously the smart phone is a failure based on this evidence.