I’m watching the keynote introducing the Apple Watch right now, and they’ve gone beyond what I even imagined – this is going to be incredibly useful. The maps themselves make it desirable, let alone everything else it can do.
It’s funny that just before this started I was reading comments from the CEOs of Swatch and Bulova who said “We’re not worried about an Apple Watch” – very similar to what the CEOs of Verizon, Blackberry, and Nokia did when the iPhone was introduced. Even pairing with Google, watchmakers are not going to be able to compete with this anytime soon. Many of them will disappear waiting for that day to come.