So smartwatches, the most general wearable today, are extensions of phones. They serve you a stripped down mobile experience and try to make the best out of filtering notifications. Over time I think smartwatches will become the new phones: your one does-it-all device. But only if we fix battery issues, increase power in such small devices and add standalone connectivity. If not, I guess we will ditch the watches again and stay with our smartphones.
A lot of people ask me whats the killer app for wearables. I tell them there isn’t one.
I think the killer app for wearables in general is in using single-purpose devices for specific contexts. [Read more...]