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Google’s Smartwatch

Posted in Google by Jeff Graves on March 19, 2014

Google’s Smartwatch

Google has fired the first shot vs. Apple in the smartwatch wars, with a pretty interesting application of the card-based paradigm of Google Now.  As Fast Company points out, it’s a very compelling approach, but out of the gate, my first reaction was “Damn, that watch is way too big”.  On my skinny wrists, it’s going to look a little silly, but it will be interesting to see how many people ignore that and take the plunge.  It’s less obtrusive than Google Glass, but it’s hardly a fashion statement.  If Apple does indeed launch a watch, my prediction is that they’ll produce a more fashionable design…at probably twice the price.

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