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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8. They can't cost more than $99.
If smartwatches are going to be an accessory rather than a central device, they can't cost more than what people would pay for an accessory — e.g., a high-end headset or a Bluetooth keyboard. Ninety-nine dollars is about the upper limit for such a thing. Charge more than that and you're asking people to buy something that must also work as a standalone device.
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