The first smart watches are as stupid as I imaginedJesus Diaz9/04/13 2:25pmFiled to: rantsmart watchestechnologygalaxy gearsamsungwatch09EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkAfter the commoditization of phones and tablets, companies are desperate to find the next big thing. Some believe that people really want smart watches. The only problem is that smart watches are stupid.AdvertisementSmart watches are like the old 1980s Casio calculator watch but without the tiny buttons and sightly smarter. Take the Galaxy Gear for example: One huge Android-based slab of metal and glass with colorful wristbands. Oversized, underpowered—a device with no clear objective and very limited functionality. Sorry, but you are not smart, you stupid watch.The Galaxy Gear is not the first smart watch. The first modern smart watch is the Pebble Watch, which was a failure perhaps because no regular consumer gives a damn about a crowd-funded watch. But before that there was the Microsoft's SPOT watch, which was another failure. I suspect the same will happen with the Galaxy Gear. Because it's equally ultra-nerd-only stupid.Another one is the Qualcomm Toq, as in tic-toc. How stupid is that?ShareTweet Kinja is in read-only mode. We are working to restore service.