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Sunday, July 13, 2014

SMARTWATCHES LACK SMART DESIGN. SIX, TWO AND EVEN, OVER AND OUT.

The Android smartwatch and all copy cats seem to be produced by those with limited imagination. Even the footprint seems stuck in the standard watch face.




These "smart" watches can do little and require an Android-based smartphone with the latest specs and Bluetooth to work.

By the time you command your "smart" watch to do something with your smartphone, you could have retrieved your phone from your pocket and used your phone directly.

For now, the smartwatch Google many have rushed to make seem to be little more than a device providing almost nothing consumers seek. "Smart" watch design seems little more than wishful desires of Dick Tracy childhood fantasies.

Instead of the standard watch face, someone could have made a rectangular watch face, 4 cm x 15 cm. That size is about half the size of a ruler.

The interface could have featured sinistrodextral text scrolling. Scrolling messaging could have leveraged GPS presence to present shopping offers, RSS news feeds and more.

Much more intel could have been presented in a 60 cm2 surface.

In effect, such a "watch" would become a smartphone for one's forearm.