[Q] Idea on Android Wristwatch
A few of in the IT department were thinking today about how nice it would be to not be tied to a singular device and instead be able to move across devices, even across multiple smartphones with ease. This led to this idea we thought we would run by the braintrust. Here's the What If:
You create an Android based Wristwatch. It will take a SIM Card so its on your mobile provider as a phone and data. It has bluetooth and is a Wifi Hotspot. It does voice, GPS, etc so its somewhat usable as a device. You could even have a small screen on it for doing some very very basic functionality.
Now, you take your Samsung S4, or Nexus 7 and you sync them together. Maybe you even have an HTC One you keep in the office. The other devices use the wristwatch for everything .. connectivity to the carrier, internet, etc. Even your car stereo would use it to connect to Pandora. Sure, you can do this now with Wifi Hotspot, but how many of us have multiple devices and feel compelled to carry them with us?
With this, the "power" for connectivity is small and unobtrusive. Now, I can use my tablet as a phone when I'm strolling around the office (why carry phone + tablet?) or even use a different phone from work vs home (S4 Active for Home, Samsung Note 3 at the office) and switching is easy (could be proximity based, or simply a button I press on the new device's home screen).
Such a device could interact with modern game consoles, smart TV's running Google TV, and other devices by enabling collaboration among users as well.
We see that people are creating wristwatch android devices, but I don't see a smart"phone" coming in that form factor with the software to link the devices together. Do you think that this would be useful to you? Do you think such a thing could exist and be popular?
Thanks, just looking to start a discussion =)