Software, Hardware, Silverware

Smart Watches and Computers On Your Face

Marco Arment on wearables:

But why do we need “smart” watches or face-mounted computers like Google Glass? They have radically different hardware and software needs than smartphones, yet they don’t offer much more utility. They’re also always with you, but not significantly more than smartphones. They come with major costs in fashion and creepiness. They’re yet more devices that need to be bought, learned, maintained, and charged every night. Most fatally, nearly everything they do that has mass appeal and real-world utility can be done by a smartphone well enough or better.

Sounds like you’ve talked yourself out of wanting a smart watch, Marco. You’re right, we don’t “need” one. That’s nice; you don’t have to buy one. Five bucks says you do, when Apple comes out with there’s, on day one.