Put aside for the moment whether you think Pebble Steel qualifies as a stylish man’s wristwatch. Do you think it looks like a watch most women would consider stylish? To me, the design says “man’s watch” — significantly more so than the plastic first-generation Pebble. In and of itself, that’s not necessarily a problem. The traditional watch market is segmented into men’s and women’s models. But with smartwatches, you can see the problem: women’s watches are (generally) much smaller than men’s, but how do you fit a usable display on a significantly smaller watch face?
★ Tuesday, 28 January 2014