The watch form factor is
not the best design solution for a 21st century wrist worn deviceThe sports band may be davidgalbraith.org
Long and skinny has been
the form factor for news since ticker tapesA screen that fit on a band would be the right shape for the delivery of nuggets of information: like news headlines; tweets or SMS messages
A further secure mode could
display a time sensitive number, making it moresecure than an RSA SecureID key fob*can only be used by fingerprint authenticated user and de-activates if stolen
An infinite, scrollable range of
apps can be shown as a single row of iPhone style chicklets, with left andright arrows for navigation.These arrows could also be physical buttons next to the screen. All navigation can be done using these forforward and back, e.g. next message when viewing tweets.Apps themselves would be passive. You wouldn’t write tweets from teh device.This removes the need forSiri to control UI, which would limit its use, and a cop-out design wise. Siri would likely be a secondaryway to interact.
A connected watch, will make
your otherdevices personal & secure and work togetherwith them:alert when wallet, keys, iPhone lostreplace passwords (optional one time code,encrypted authentication)ticker style - one message at a timeinformation alertspersonal health, fitness, sleep monitoring... tell the time
People only have two wrists,
and they tend towear something on one.The inclusion of a watch on the Nike Fuel Bandmeans that some people wear this deviceinstead of a watch to avoid wearing more thanone device.Too early to say if this is a fashion.Some of these people are target luxury watchcustomers.
This person can afford a
Rolex Could be an issue for luxury watch makersBut he is on the board of Nike and is making an iWatch