Apple, Samsung and Google are all rumored to be working on smartwatches. With all the buzz about these devices, it's hard to see the real use cases through the hype. Here are nine things we think any smartwatch worth its salt (and silicon) needs.
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6. They have to be something both sexes will use.
Watches are fashion statements for both men and women, and a well-designed one can be complementary to either of them. Again, the iPhone: its straightforward design lent itself to being a unisex fashion statement, and it could be customized as needed with a case. In a watch's case, you could swap in a different wristband or shroud.
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