When the iPad came out, I was frequently asked, “I have an iPhone and a computer. Why do I need an iPad.” The tablet industry arrived with iPad and so many people were confused. Do I need an iPad? Why? I rarely get asked this question these days. Most people are getting a second or third tablet because someone in their household has taken over the iPad. However, it still comes up from time to time. My answer is simple: A tablet can be a better way to do some of the daily tech things you already do. Surfing the web, checking your email, reading a magazine or newspaper has become a tablet preferred activity. On top of that, you open yourself up to a world of Apps that pretty much guarantees to have a least one or two apps you’ll cling to. This answer has all sorts of demos and supporting content to light the tablet fire.
Soon, the question will return. “Why? I have a smart phone, computer and even a tablet. Why do I need a Smartwatch.” This time around it’s quite a bit different. I think the answer might be: “Because you have a Smartphone, computer and even a tablet.” We have so much technology around us it’s time for a middleman. Primarily, something’s needed to address the Smartphone’s obnoxious control over people. The Smartwatch may help us all focus on the road and ease the need to keep peeking at our smart phones. Beyond that, wearing our technology on our wrists opens up an entire new opportunity for new App development. With all these possibilities, the Smartwatch can be a great way to bridge your personal technology. Or, the Smartwatch wearing human will develop abnormally large muscles in their left shoulder region as they begin to abuse the need to look at their smart watch thousands of times a day. (more…)