Here is what a brutally honest smartwatch commercial would look like
by Victor Hristov / May 19, 2017, 5:30 AM
Cracked's "Honest Commercials" is one of the most brutal voices of honesty and revelation about things from popular culture: it has shown the other side of popular products, the cynical one, the capitalist one, and many would say, the real 'honest' one. And now, it's about to tell you the 'honest' truth about smartwatches.
Yes, smartwatches might not be as successful as phones, but they are still a multi-billion dollar business that... let's say that it has its specifics.
In this episode of "Honest Commercials", we see Jack Hunter portray his usual image, that of Roger Horton, a businessman brutally promoting products for his various companies. The video talks the ugly side of smartwatches that it simply (and quite appropriately) calls doodads. You can actually sum it all up in one brilliant sentence:
"We can't sell people our phone twice, so we set out to build a not-phone phone that everybody could use and ended up with this health-centric TV for mice that we need you to tell yourself you need," Horton says in the video.
It's hard to argue with the general point: as much as smartwatches have been portrayed as the new hot thing, they still need to convince users they have a reason to exist.
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I still don't have one. And don't plan to buy in near future. I came close to buying pebble. But now it's uncertain future has left me doodad less.
posted on May 19, 2017, 6:16 AM 3
Posts: 546; Member since: May 09, 2017
Pretty much nailed it. I dont have one. If I did have one, then I'd say that video is rubbish :-)
posted on May 19, 2017, 6:50 AM 5
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Ha...yeah, I'd say it'll divide right on that line. Anyone who has one is certainly going to be defensive about blowing all that money...and defensive towards anyone who calls them on it. I WOULD BE TOO! :P
posted on May 19, 2017, 9:45 AM 1
Posts: 289; Member since: Mar 26, 2013
People bitching about a product they don't even want... I mean where were you bitching about Watches? The name Smartwatch pretty much explains it, a Watch that can do a bit more than a conventional Watch. What are people expecting? To throw your phone away? It's a companion piece and I love it for Fitness tracking and notifications personally. I also love how I lost my phone, I can connect to my phones camera and easily see where I left it. I love my Apple Watch, if you don't want one, fair enough, just stop moaning about a product you don't even want.
posted on May 19, 2017, 6:54 AM 1
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posted on May 19, 2017, 7:02 AM 2
Posts: 162; Member since: Feb 26, 2017
Smartwatches r stupid. No point in buying one of these. Only one smartphone is enough 4 all our needs and it doesn't even have to be a flagship one. Today's midrangers r gud enough all the conventional tasks that we perform on mobile devices.
posted on May 19, 2017, 7:25 AM 0
Posts: 203; Member since: Jul 25, 2015
Considering smart watches don't even function as mp3 players Id say this parody is not far off the mark.
posted on May 20, 2017, 5:23 PM 0
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