Woz says iWatch could make wearables “finally viable”

Nate Swanner - Aug 27, 2014, 5:52pm CDT
Woz says iWatch could make wearables “finally viable”

Sometimes, Woz just nails it. Steve Wozniak, the co-founder of Apple, is a pretty down-to-earth guy, and not shy about sharing his opinion when asked. His watchful eye has now turned to wearables, where we now see Woz feels a lot like you or I might. Spoiler alert: he’s not sold on wearables just yet.

When asked his thoughts on Apple getting into the wearable game, Woz had some neat insight. when he pontificated on wearables as a whole, things got really real:

I feel that wearables are a hard sell. They are go-betweens for your smartphone but are an extra piece and need special advantages that the smartphone doesn’t have, in my opinion. If they are just a Bluetooth go-between then it could wind up in the category of Bluetooth headsets: Fun to wear and show off for a day.

For a day.

A single day is how long Woz had his Galaxy Gear when it launched. At the time, his views were similar to those expressed here. He found it widely useless, and more bothersome than helpful. Again, a sentiment expressed by many at the time.

As for Apple getting into the game, Woz’s are once again complimentary to the opinions of many others. In noting Apple’s wearable would — if it exists — be a well-thought out piece of tech, he added “if one is introduced I expect it to have a chance to set the direction and make the product category finally viable”.

Source: CNET

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