In recent weeks, we have seen an influx of various different types of smart devices being suggested, talked about, rumored and introduced…and this includes the smart camera and now, the smart watch. In fact, Apple has gone ahead to trademark their iWatch design and functions. We are all pretty excited with the news, but after giving the ideas and devices some thought, here are some of the things that got this writer thinking about a smartwatch. I have not personally seen, touched or used one of them but these are the things that crossed my mind. Some people may have used similar devices like a fitness tracking device so, you might be in a more informed position about its usages.
Since Google Glass is also all the rage right now, I would like to see an integration being done for devices running on Android. I believe it will make the experience of using Glass an even more explosively awesome one.
As anyone who have used any of these strap-on devices can tell you, physical space is a huge limitation because of its size. Therefore, having several real buttons to use for important tasks should be implemented. Of course, we are not leaving the touchscreen out of the picture. Just a few small buttons to hit would be nice.
Wrist work requirement is also a great idea – sliding your finger across the screen, of course, should remain the primary way one navigates around but let’s assume that we can flick our wrist to switch from one app to another….that would be amazing.
Of course, as mentioned before, screen size is one of the biggest obstacles for developers and designers of these watches….as in, where would they bring out the keyboard function and even if there are accessories like a mini keyboard that one can attach to the watch in order to type something, we are already limited to the one-hand (and possible a one-finger) approach. Well, the watch would already be strapped to our hands as it is. Therefore, the other idea would be…yes, SIRI-like function which lets users interact with the watch using voice control.
Accessories, colors and such – as it is, we are living in a world of nearly all black and white devices, sometimes, I wished that I could do more than just change the back cover of my phone or tab. So, wishing the same thing for a smart watch isn’t out of the ordinary. If the smart watches came with nicely designed straps that users can change according to their daily preference or mood, we are sure general consumers won’t actually mind spending some extra money to personalize the gadgets that they love.
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