Recently, there have been rumors that Apple is working on an smart watch. (http://www.imore.com/apple-iwatch-rumors-surface-again-time-intel-attached
When Apple came out with a small, square iPod Nano in 2010, accessory makers quickly saw a market for wristbands allowing the device to be worn as a watch. Kickstarter projects like the Pebble (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/597507018/pebble-e-paper-watch-for-iphone-and-android
) have heightened the idea of a wearable computing device or display that can be linked to a smart phone.
So what would the ideal watch computer look like?
Small, light design
Low-power (e-ink?) display
One week+ battery life
Bluetooth or similar tethering to smartphone
Variety of colors and wristbands
Ability to display:
Time and alarms
Phone, text, e-mail and social media alerts
Calendar and event alerts, reminders
Specialized app data EX: Game notifications, golf range data, event ticket QR codes, iTunes or Pandora "now-playing" info
Ability to control:
Start/stop timers, etc.
Start/top fitness routines
Price point: $99
What do you think? What do you want (and not want) in a wearable computer? What's realistic and what's simply not possible?