Re: More Than Cool
Very true. I don't think Sony or Samsung is attracting anyone to their smartwatches. The funcitonality is just lacking. And yeah, I steer clear of Web MD because it frequently leads me to conclude I have contracted the plague. The potential for wearable fitness devices to cause the same sort of unnecessary hysteria is immense.
But Apple is reportedly stockpiling fitness experts, and I don't think they'd release a major product if they weren't confident in the UI. Maybe the iWatch will have nothing to do with fitness, and maybe Apple will just mothball the whole thing. But where there's smoke, there's often fire, and I'm very interested to see what Apple comes up with. Ditto for Microsoft's rumored wearable product, as I think they know it can't be a Surface-branded Galaxy watch clone. Whatever these near-term products are, they will still be a long ways from the kind of pervasive sensing technologies that I was referring to, but as the tech evolves, the implications are profound.