It is not Howdy Doody time. I still wear a watch out of habit but my kids almost never wear one. The difference between the time that I take to turn my wrist versus taking out my phone to check time, email, texts or calls is what? – a couple seconds. There are over a dozen players in the market or planning to be. Samsung seemed determined to have product in the market ahead of Apple on anything to show how “cool” it is. The device only works with a few new Samsung products and nothing else. Oh, and it is big, bulky and does not do much. It appears that anyone can fill the product category but is it a better user experience? Apple would call that a Beta product.
Making a watch because you have the technology only makes sense if there is a market demand. So far there are smart watches, health monitors and sleep measurement devices (like Lark). I doubt that I will ever buy another watch so what will motivate me to cover my wrist with something else? I have not seen it yet.