A Watch? How Last Millennium!
from the they're-becoming-nostaligia-items dept
Thanks to the growing popularity of mobile phones, more people are getting rid of their watches -- realizing that it's just as easy (and often, more accurate) to just look at their phone. It appears that this trend has watchmakers in full revolt mode, even to the point of suing a wireless carrier because its commercials depicted watches and clocks as being items worth discarding. It's not clear what sort of leg they have to stand on, even in France. It's a shame, really, because the watch often seems like a good form factor to be used for carrying additional (wearable) computing power on you. Already, my watch has an MP3 player in it, and I find that to be much more useful and easy to carry around than a full-fledged portable music device, since I don't have to carry around an extra device. The smarter watchmakers are recognizing this and building in both additional smarts and connectivity into watches.