Since their popular appearance on the market in 2013, smart watches (smartwatches) are promised to have great developments in technology, as well as special attention from users. .
Many even hope that it can replace smartphones in some cases. But after more than 8 years of development, it doesn’t seem like too many great things have been created.
#first. Limit too large in size
The fatal weakness of the smartwatch is the size.
Yes, it must be compact, fashionable, not too heavy… so that the user can wear it to feel comfortable and true to its function, as a wristwatch. Therefore, smartwatches aim at a lot of things related to user experience:
Screen: The screen size is too small to experience the necessary content.
Currently, most smartwatches only display simple content such as heart rate, location, call notifications, answer calls, connections to devices in the same ecosystem, etc.
Reading newspapers, surfing the web or watching Youtube is possible, but of course it is only “for free”, because you cannot watch with such a small screen.
The board is too small: The design of the motherboard must be small along with the limitation of internal components heat dissipation, so the performance of the system must also be reduced to ensure that it does not get hot or drain the battery during use.
#2. The price is too high
Currently, smart watches with full functions such as making calls, playing music, messaging and entertainment functions, or monitoring health are not cheap.
Like Samsung Galaxy Watch 3, the price is about 8-9 million VND. At this price, users can already buy themselves a mid-range phone, with full features without missing anything, even on par with flagships.
That price is still low, try touching your Apple Watch, it’s hot
But as I said above, the experiences that smartphones bring are completely eaten away by smart watches, so it is clear that not many people accept to spend such a large amount of money to bring back a device. being fashionable is much.
Still know that comparing the watch with the phone it’s a bit lame, but in terms of practical application and economy, it is clearly so!
#3. Damaged by external impact
Another obvious weakness of smart watches is that almost 80-90% of the time you use them during the day is worn on your hand.
No one buys a smart watch and puts it in a pocket or in a backpack, right? So the smartwatch is constantly exposed to the environment such as rain, sunshine, dust or even shocks.
Agree that there are water, dust or tempered glass features but they are only features, they are absolutely not something to ensure that the watch is not affected by external influences.
Compared to the phone, it is clear that the watch will have to be exposed to rain and sun and suffer a lot more physical impacts.
In short, not as expected, the smart watch that has developed so far has really not brought much change compared to the technology market in general.
They are like an addition, a little spice to the technology market, or from a business perspective to manufacturers as an extra revenue and do not affect production strategies. export or trade.
As for the user side, it is like a main technology fashion item and is it for fans of a certain brand, or simply love technology.
It is hoped that in the near future, when chip technology is becoming more and more powerful, developers will find a way to make smart watches do more, smarter, so that they can achieve more. meet the expectations that we expect.
Let’s dream of a day like in science movies, tiny watches can take pictures, watch movies in a real way
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