I used one of the new Android Wear smartwatches, Samsung’s Gear
Live, for several hours Thursday, and my wrist hasn’t stopped
buzzing since I synced the device with my phone.
New email? Buzz. New text? Buzz. The thing won’t shut up. I’m one
of those guys who obsessively checks his phone, but this is too
much for me. Plus Android Wear ties in with Google’s digital
assistant service Google Now, which attempts to help you out by
notifying you about stuff it thinks you want to know about like
upcoming flights or package deliveries.
So there are even more things to look at.
This isn’t the answer. Instead of solving the problem of whipping
my phone out several times a day, Android Wear makes me nervous
and anxious from all this hyper-connectivity. If I’m to ever go
all in on a smartwatch it needs to be simpler than this.