OK Watch, What’s the Time?

While we’re waiting for the mythical iWatch, Google has already released Android Wear, and the first two Android Wear watches are here.  And they’re ugly.

If I’m going to wear something like that on my wrist, I need a really compelling usecase. I’m not sure that getting even more notifications and reacting 0.8 seconds faster is what I’m looking for.

When my latest Nike FuelBand eventually dies (they seem to last about a year, which is possibly why Nike fired the entire FuelBand team), I think I’ll pick up a Withings Activate. It does activity tracking like my FuelBand and has a new, innovative user interface not seen on a smart watch before: It looks like a watch.