Smartwatches are somewhat polarizing: some view them as interesting, but ultimately useless, toys. Others are more forward-thinking, anticipating uses for the type of wearable that are beneficial both now and potentially in the future. Steve Wozniak generally falls into the latter group, but that doesn’t mean he has taken kindly to all smartwatches on the market.
At the Flying Car innovation conference in Milwaukee last week, Woz had some stern words about Samsung’s wearable, finding nothing in particular redeemable about the Galaxy Gear, which earned top slot as his most disliked smartwatch.
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Said Woz, “That was the only technology I bought to experiment with that I threw out after half a day, sold it on eBay because it was so worthless and did so little that was convenient. You had to hold it up to your ear and stuff.”
When it comes to smartwatches, Wozniak is looking for a smartphone on his wrist, not “just a little Bluetooth connection to the smartphone in my pocket.” He’d also like to see larger displays on the wearable type.