“Some people are bound to want a smartwatch — why not? People want all kinds of stuff. Smartwatches will be nice for the fitness crowd and the curious,” Dave Thier writes for Forbes. “Most people I know have replaced traditional watches with their phones, but some still wear them as throwback fashion accessories (somehow I doubt Apple’s wrist computer will have much old world charm). There’s no reason why smartwatches can’t exist as niche electronics — after all, they already do. But are these going to become essential gadgets? It seems doubtful.”

“I think I know 100 people that own an iPhone, but I’m not sure I know anybody that would buy an iWatch,” Thier writes. “Apple is probably going to make a smart watch, for better or for worse, and so is Samsung. They will probably be really neat, and do a few cool things. Either could achieve comfortable profitability. But neither will become the next iPhone.”

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