The iWatch is one rumored device that I honestly think could be revolutionary. I firmly believe that it could be the first widely adopted wearable technology and could change the way we interact with our technology. If (when) Apple releases its iWatch, I will probably be at the front of the line to buy it (or the first online pre-order for the device). But I hope that the design is carefully thought out. Since it’s been a while since the rumors started, it is likely that they are taking their time designing it (or they aren’t working on it at all…that would be a bummer). If the iWatch does come a reality, however, I sure do hope it doesn’t look like the latest concept by a Nokia designer.
The watch featured in the video available at the source link has six segments, and each can run a different application. The watch was designed in part by Kent Lyons, who sent the video over to Engadget. The video shows the device from all angles, and shows how the six segment watch works. Personally, I think the bulk of the watch, as well as the fact that the display is on all sides of the watch, seem both impractical and look goofy.
The good news about the Apple iWatch is it’s almost guaranteed to not look like this. This over cluttered design seems very far from Jony Ive’s view of simplistic and clean designs. I personally want the iWatch to give me simple information and not attempt to be over complicated. What do you think about this six segmented concept? Would you prefer something like this, or a more simple approach? Drop a comment below or tweet me @TiP_Griffin.
Source (and video): Engadget