Reply to post: Re: Smart watches should be simple

Wearable hybrids prove the bloated smartwatch is one of Silly Valley's biggest mistakes

DrXym Silver badge

Re: Smart watches should be simple

I might have been interested in the Pebble but they looked so ugly and TBH they still had issues with proprietariness which is why when the store went they had their own issues.

When you think about it why are smart watches tethered to a specific phone, phone operating system or infrastructure at all. It shouldn't be hard to devise a number of open protocols that are able to cover 95% of the things people want to do in a smart watch - date & time config, audio / music streaming with trick play, timers/events/notifications, biometrics, voice control & input, location / directions, simple HTML+JS app framework.

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