I’ve always wanted a watch phone. Why? Because it’s an incredibly practical concept.
My use case may be slightly different than most people’s, but in my case a watch phone would be perfect:
- I constantly forget my phone everywhere, but I won’t leave a watch phone behind
- If the phone is on the wrist, looking at the caller ID is the same as looking at your watch; no need to find the phone or get it out of the holster
- In almost all cases, I don’t need the bulk of a phone; I rarely dial a phone number, and even then I’d rather do so on the computer and have Google Voice route the call
- I don’t like using a smartphone for voice calls; actually, like a lot of people, I don’t like voice calls at all
- I am on the move a lot and it would be good to have some sort of paging mechanism to warn me of impending doom
A watch phone is the perfect solution for all those things, plus it can easily work as a bluetooth MP3 player. You get a bluetooth headset anyway (or did you think you’d have to talk to the phone like some crazy hobo spy?); might as well use it to listen to music, no?
Now, the review of this particular watch phone. Without giving too much away, it’s the proof that Steve Jobs deserved all the money he made.