Smartwatch design best practices

Posted by Akin Owopetu on Friday, April 18, 2014
1.  S Style              - Elegance 
2.  O Offering         - Variety of styles
3.  F  Functionality  - Tells time, displays personalized context
4.  S2 Specs          - Battery life. Connectivity. Screen
5.  D Design              - Lean interface
6.  U User Experience  - Not a smart phone. Not a web browser. A time piece. Ergonomics
7.  P Price  - Dollars


Next we rate the top brands:

     S      O      F S2       D       U        P
Pebble 15              *       **     **1/2   **   ***    **1/2 ***

Samsung 9.5        *1/2  *1/2  *1/2   *1/2   *    *1/2 *          
    
Motorola  13         ****    *      **1/2  *1/2   **     ** *     
   

S - not bulky or clunky, sleek, fashionable, elegant look.
O - different styles for men, women, children, or image differentiation.
 F - Has Android wear context, is primarily a watch.



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