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5 Wearable Devices That Pretty Much Failed

Sogeti Labs
December 05, 2013

9 thoughts on “5 Wearable Devices That Pretty Much Failed

  1. is it to soon to add the Samsung Smartwatch to this list?
    I’ve held one and it feels large and bulky to me, it’s also dependend on the presence of specific types of Samsung phones or tablets to be functional, offering limited functionality at that.
    i feel this device would stand a better chance of survival if it’d be a stand alone solution

  2. Gawin the funny thing is, if you want to innovate you have to design stuff that afterwards aren’t that good. It’s an empirical process. You learn from your mistakes, and so does Samsung. Creating feedback on your vision of the future is very important.
    Samsung needs to create money to continously improve there products. This isn’t free. Cause in our world everything revolves around money. So for that reason there is a marketing dept. And I think Samsung has one to ๐Ÿ™‚
    They are responsible to market the products where samsung had/has to learn from. So the money keeps flowing towards research. So they can keep innovating and now and then release a very very cool or good usable product. For every succes there are a 1000 mistakes ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Jos I agree with you that innovation needs trial and error in order to produce results.
    What I meant is that I feel Samsung pushed their smartwatch to the market before it was actually finished in order to beat Apple to the finishline.
    With the miniturisation of hardware components we see today it should be possible to build a smartwatch that’s actually smart. A device that would be the center of your personal computing and communication, acting as the dataconnection hub for your other devices like smartglasses, the infotainment system in your car, perhaps even your tablet or smartphone. Your personal connection to the internet of things if you will.
    Such devices could mean a new revolution in the way we interact with the world around us. I guess I sort of expected Samsung to deliver on that idea :-). We’ll see where these innovations bring us in the next 3 to 5 years.

  4. I am currently in Sydney and there are still plenty of people talking to themselves in the streets here. Bleutooth headsets me be done for in the Netherlands, but not in Australia.

    1. Thanks for your lovely feedback Nathan! Hope you like the articles too. Which blogs did you enjoy so far?

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