Wrist free: about Smart Watches

Smart Watches are great pieces of technology. It’s amazing we’re able to fit a full computer inside that tiny piece of hardware.

Inputting data on smart watches is a challenge and we lose lots of possible use cases because of it. The problem is similar to touch screen phones and tablets. They’re a good trade off, but the way you input data makes it really difficult to use the phones or tablet to create content.

Therefore, the most compelling use case I can see for smart watches are:

  • Reading notifications (1)
  • Fitness tracker

I haven’t worn a watch for 15 years: my wrist has been free for 15 years. My hope is that some smart people will come up with a good use case of those device to prove this technology is worth it.

(1) I feel today that people are already overwhelmed with notifications.