Despite numerous tests, no manufacturer has succeeded in designing a practical and ergonomic connected display. However, the ideal mens smart watch is at your fingertips, software and hardware technologies exist and are accessible. For health-conscious people, they are smart watch blood pressure devices. Currently, the connected watches look like a patchwork of more or less mastered characteristics, unfortunately, the end result is not satisfactory.
If I will have to provide the specifications for the "ideal" connected watch, here is an extract of what I'm looking for:
● Autonomous: Even if the smartphone-watch interaction seems essential, the connected watch must be able to be used without a smartphone. This product should not be seen as an accessory, but above all as a real stand-alone product. Its functionalities could quickly make it the connected object at the center of the Internet of Things.
● Battery life: The mens smart watch should not be recharged every day, its autonomy should be at least one week. It should also integrate Qi technology, allowing the watch to be charged wirelessly.
● Flexible screen: Flexible screen technologies already exist. Samsung has demonstrated this technology to us on several occasions. The first application on a connected watch seems a very good idea to me. The watch would adapt easily to the wrist, moreover, this category of products that can be considered “niche”, will make it possible to democratize flexible screens quite easily. These screens still suffer from many problems, we have no feedback on customer support, but also no feedback on this technology.
● Design: The watch is “an essential accessory” which is part of the fashion landscape with very great watchmakers who produce luxury products. Connected watches must take advantage of this know-how so that special attention is given to design. Thickness, weight, colors, shapes, materials, quality, finishes… So many points not to be overlooked. The watch is worn as a fashion accessory, the mens smart watch should be designed that way.
● Software: Android is often chosen for its ecosystem, its community, and its liabilities. However, whatever the on-board system on the watch, it must integrate a certain number of functions. It is absolutely necessary to develop a development kit as well as APIs, which will allow third-party developers of application developers, but also iOS and Android applications to interact with this watch. The objective is to set up a real ecosystem, to encourage communities to invest in the platform. In short, a powerful, flexible, accessible OS… just like on a smartphone.
● Health Tracker: Smartwatch doesn’t appeal to be a smartwatch until it has a good quality health tracker which can work like smart watch blood pressure devices. There are several other necessary health indicators which a smartwatch should display.
● Price: The connected watch is seen as an accessory. It is therefore difficult to find your “acceptability price”. Unfortunately, it's hard for a builder to keep costs down with so much technology. Finally, it is above all complicated to estimate the demand and therefore… the price.
● Water resistance: Smartphones are increasingly so… why not watch? The watch must withstand everyday life, whether you can sleep, take a shower, work, etc.