THE PROB­LEM WITH SMART WATCHES

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The idea of a smart watch is ex­cit­ing and al­lur­ing, but most smart watches to­day are noth­ing more than just a sec­ondary dis­play for your smart­phone or tablet. If it is an im­por­tant call, mes­sage or email, you would still need to get to your phone. Fur­ther­more, most smart watches typ­i­cally us­ing Blue­tooth to es­tab­lish a con­nec­tion to your smart­phone and this means you have to stay within range for it to work.

And then there is the prob­lem with bat­ter­ies. Bat­ter­ies in smart watches typ­i­cally only last a cou­ple of days, but the prob­lem is not with the smart watch, it is the phone. Most smart­phones to­day have just about enough juice to last a day, but leav­ing Blue­tooth ac­ti­vated the en­tire time has a neg­a­tive im­pact on bat­tery life. This means most users would not be able to get through an en­tire day with­out a mid­day charge or ex­ter­nal bat­tery pack.

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