Wearable technology may look great and work flawlessly in futuristic movies (remember the cool “do everything” earpiece linking Joaquin Phoenix to his operating system-lover in Her?), but they seem to be having trouble out in the real world.
Google’s infamous glasses were shelved pretty quickly after the devices were either snatched or slapped off their wearers’ faces during real world encounters in San Francisco bars and elsewhere users were brave enough to wear them out in public.
And now, with the Smart Watch coming to market later this month, Mr. Cook’s and Apple’s version of it that is, there have been others, and we have to wonder – would you wear one?
Granted, shelling out the dough for one is probably not going to get you bitch-slapped in a dive bar like those geeky glasses, but are there other reasons to be wary? Like its massive battery drain, its screen size, its need to be close to its mommy – an iPhone, and well, that cost thing we mentioned.
Now, we don’t wear much jewelry anyway, for a variety of seemingly legitimate-sounding reasons. Although we have lots of Apple stock and other gadgets lying about, this cute little number just doesn’t sound like it’s for us. How about you? Want your biorhythms monitored? Need to know what the weather is like in Tokyo without pulling out your iPhone Plus?
Or does the coolness factor of just being the first on your block or in your household to own an Apple Watch make it all worthwhile? You tell us…