Woz thinks wearables are "a hard sell", but has a solution for the iWatch

Woz thinks wearables are
Steve Wozniak is like the spirit animal for the technology world. When he speaks, we listen, because whether we do or not, we always expect that he'll say something interesting or enlightening. This time around, Woz has some things to say about the upcoming iWatch, why he's a bit worried, and what Apple could do to get his support (although Apple has absolutely no time to actually implement his suggestions).

Overall, Woz isn't that bullish on the wearable market, saying he feels "that wearables are a hard sell" and that "they are go-betweens for your smartphone". However, Woz believes that Apple can (and is) about to release something better than that assessment, saying:


That is a lot of faith in Apple, and it can't simply be written off as Woz being biased because he was a co-founder of the company, because he has been very critical of Apple and has been outspoken about how Android is a superior product in some ways right now. Woz went on to say that he personally wouldn't want a heart rate monitor in the iWatch, although he expects some "health aids" built in, and he would be happy with a loud speakerphone function. But, the number one thing that Woz wants is a larger display, so he "can do more of what [his] iPhone does." 

Based on the various rumors, it is unlikely that Woz will be getting what he wants from Apple, so we'll have to keep an eye out for his reactions after the iWatch is unveiled, which is now expected to happen on September 9th along with the new iPhone.

source: CNET

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13 Comments

1. Dingy_cellar_dweller

Posts: 339; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

So what is the solution, I read the article twice and I'm still in the dark.

2. joaolx

Posts: 364; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Misleading titles for articles are everywhere, it's called click bait. Phonearena is no exception.

3. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

Actually I think PA is the rule, not the exception.

4. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

exactly. Woz is washed up. He got lucky pairing up with Jobs when he did, he's been able to live off apple stock for over 2 decades now without doing a thing.

16. shahrooz

Posts: 792; Member since: Sep 17, 2013

solution will appear in form of iFollow after release :D

17. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Poor editorial. No wonder theyre still hiring

19. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

At first I thought I was in BuzzFeed.

5. Bjray

Posts: 199; Member since: May 29, 2014

Wait, what's the solution?

6. engineer-1701d unregistered

the only thing that could save the Smart Watch industry is the concept video from Samsung for SmartWatch

7. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

The solution? Do not buy it...do not be a sucker...rather get a Note 4 or, heck, even the iPhone 6L would be better than a wearable...

8. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

But I can't resist it. I am a geek. I guilty I already own 3. gear, sony smartwatch 1 and 2. I looking to buy more when Android wear mature.

9. xtroid2k

Posts: 601; Member since: Jan 11, 2010

I am getting a pebble smart watch. I feel pebble stuck to the basics and added smart function laity to a watch and not the other way around

18. parthoman

Posts: 80; Member since: Aug 18, 2014

They are trying to make Woz the new steve jobs.

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