“Having to look at your smartphone is THE WORST. No one wants to lift a few ounces of plastic, glass and rare earth minerals in order to leverage the power of the Internet, entertain themselves or communicate with anyone from anywhere in the world,” Seamus Bellamy writes for The Globe and Mail. “But now, thanks to the advent of the smartwatch, we needn’t bear such drudgery any more. Strap one on and you’ll be able to control your music, navigate the streets, check the weather and read or compose text messages and e-mail – all from your wrist! It sounds great, and it is.”
Bellamy writes, “But you shouldn’t buy one yet.”
“Smart watches have been around for a few years now, but they’re still very much in their infancy, and much like smartphones before the iPhone was introduced, they have taken many forms. Some, like those made by Pebble, are platform agnostic, highly customizable through downloadable software and can run for days at a time. Most, however, are designed to work with a single operating system – or even a single brand of phone – and need to be recharged at least once a day. None of them are particularly fashionable. Most lack the means to be physically customized to match the wearer’s particular style to outfit on a given day,” Bellamy writes. “But that’s all about to change with the Apple Watch. I’ve had the opportunity to spend time with the hardware, and let me tell you, it’s going to change the market.”
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