The creator of the Dick Tracy comic did not foresee the day when everyone would carry a small phone in their pocket, and that this device would be so much more than just a phone.
Like others have said, so many of us have long ago abandoned wearing a device on our wrists. The fact that this new product is not a replacement for the smartphone makes it even less appealing.
To me $350 sounds expensive. Remember i have to a smartphone as well. This is a funky wrist-based display.
A $35 price might tempt me.
But maybe the price will come down after the company has taken money off all the people prepared to pay $350.
My eye sight is way too far gone to even think that this might be a good idea. I even think the 7" tablets are too small to see.
The younger generation my take to these, but I do not think it will become a must have item.
@rick.merritt: I am one of those who likes to wear an iPod Nano whenever I am flying. Other times I don't see any need for a Dick Tracy-like watch.
@ReneCardenas: ditto, it has been years since I wore a watch. I don't feel the need for one any more with local time available from so many sources. On the color-coordinating side, this may be a God-send for my wife, she can easily change the background to match!
I am not sure that I want to wear anything in my arm or wrist again!.
It has been years that I stopped wearing any item strapped to my body. So I am not sure that I would make the exception just for coordinated color or ID style. But again, maybe many others would not mind, just MHO.
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