Re: Wait, what?
>I got rid of my wrist-based, easily banged up watch when cell phones came out.
I still wear a watch - when my phone battery runs out, I am still able to tell the time. Phone battery last longer because I'm not using its screen to tell the time. Watch battery last years. I have an active job and I'm a clumsy sort - yet my watch doesn't get 'banged up', due to the steel bezel and sapphire crystal; I only worry about damaging it if I'm using diamond cutting discs.
That said, none of the current 'smart watches' really appeal to be, though Casio and Citizen come closer to my desired balance of function against form than others.
>I smell... hype. Lots and lots of hype. That or I've missed something. But looking at it more closely - I don't think I have.
Perform a time and motion study on how long it takes to get your phone from your pocket and unlock it, read the time, lock your phone and return it to your pocket. Ditto an incoming notification.
Socially, I don't always want a loud ring tone on my phone.