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

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I've often thought that smart watches went off in the wrong direction. The problem is that vendors always fall into the trap of thinking "let's use our existing platform, then we can leverage all the synergies!" (or something).

I would have thought that you should go relatively low tech and cheap and simple. Maybe an E Ink display and modest CPU, and a tightly written custom OS to maximise battery life. Then you do what Apple did - put out an SDK, so the early adopters can have fun making their own apps. There are plenty of clever people out there, and someone would be bound to come up with a killer app, sooner or later.

But what do I know....

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