jaw wrote: Tzimisces wrote:
jaw wrote:I thought the same until I owned one. They keep you from reaching for your phone every 2 minutes. Just a glance at the wrist and perhaps a swipe (or not), and that's it.
Why would I need to look at my phone every two minutes?
If we traded phones (and lives), for a day that question would answer itself. Make no mistake, a smart watch is no replacement for the traditional watches we love and/or why we do (at least not yet). They're completely different and have their own usage model, value proposition, and pleasure for some. Any attempt to compare them as somewhat equal is kinda silly.
I think I missed this reply.
Point taken. I check my email once or twice a month (much to my wife's annoyance). If I get three calls in a day, I'll complain about my phone ringing nonstop. I hate phones, and have always hated phones. When my wife-to-be moved into my apartment in 1989, I had no phone and no need for one. In two years, I made exactly one call (to work when I was sick), and I walked to the corner store and spent a dime on the payphone.
Thus, to me, a smart watch is just another device that enables people to bother me with nonsense. I'd sooner wear a shock collar.
My wife, on the other hand, is exactly the opposite. She loves tech stuff, does computer stuff for a living, and is in constant contact with family and friends. Win-win: She loves it, and it saves me the bother.