Sunday, September 28, 2014

The Smart Watch Conundrum

I like watches and was quite excited when the Moto X came out because it looked like a beautiful watch. With that said watches are something that I find myself wearing for years to come, some in my collection nearly 10 years old. People buy and sometimes even pass them down as heirlooms. That is just something I cannot see happening with smart watches which are designed to be like phones where you change them every 1 - 2 years. I cannot imagine how slow and painful the current batch of watches will be 2 years down the line with aging hardware, software and batteries. With phones this is behavior is something we are used to because of 2 year contracts and subsidies but not with watches, that just becomes an expensive habit.

 It should be rather interesting to see how this market comes to be in the coming years and if people are wanting to change their watches as quickly as their phones.