Google design VP compares smart watches to electric can openers, doesn't open a can of worms
With this statement, the VP didn't open a crack of worms, but merely shared a reasonable sentiment. He also claimed that you probably want a smartwatch if you're swarmed with notifications, or like to track your fitness accomplishments.
Without becoming defensive, Duarte tried to extinguish the ongoing debate around smart watches' usefulness by giving an insider's glimpse on the future. After all, he represents a company that's building the future as we speak, so don't take his words lightly. One day, the VP says, our everyday computer will be a series of connected devices, and we'll be treating them the way we treat apps today.
One device, one purpose - we get it, but geez, Matias, the future sounds kind of expensive! At least the present is clear - smart watches are nice to have, but hardly a necessity.