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A love letter to my Apple Watch (redux)

I strongly believe more people would love smart watches than those who own them already. The world is full of products that are not for everyone, but are great for some people. The Apple Watch falls squarely in that category and is not something you’ll see me giving up in an overly dramatic blog post anytime soon. I love my Apple Watch.

What really matters in smart watches and why some watchmakers are screwed

I feel quite strongly at this point that smart watches really need to be made by the platform owner to be worth a damn. For the iPhone, that means the Apple Watch is the only smart watch with a shot at success. Third parties like Pebble (RIP) and Withings can try, but they will never be able to make something that taps into iOS in a meaningful way. Like wise, only smartwatches that run Android Wear are worth considering for those using Android phones. Pebble-style watches and Fitbit’s sorta-smart watches just don’t stand up.