I'm a seasoned veteran on both CrackBerry and Windows Central so I've been around Mobile Nations, but not here at all. In all honesty, I have ALWAYS thought that smartwatches are the most useless pieces of tech out there. I have always hated them. I still feel that way to an extent. However, the Microsoft Band caught my eye. You'd think I'd be going against everything I've ever believed in, but I don't feel that way. The Band puts fitness first and foremost, and that's mainly what I'm after. A wearable just for notifications I think is stupid, but the Band I think is the first one to add a whole lot more to it, while still excelling in the "smartwatch" (non fitness) category as well. When you add more to just the notifications, that's where I think it becomes worth your while. Smart wearables are now actually becoming something.
I'm a big golfer and Garmin has always had a very good line of GPS golf watches, but they are way too expensive I believe...especially something that I don't want to wear as a main watch. In their last iteration I believe they finally added some smart connections with your phone. While it's basic and while the device is still very costly, at least they're getting somewhere. Things like that show me that there actually might be a future with wearables, and it can't just be notifications. I honestly somehow never really saw past that and pictured all wearables like the completely pointless Pebble watch lol.
Now if Microsoft could partner with one of Garmin's competitors such as Bushnell or SkyCaddie and implement a golf feature within the Band, I'd truly be in heaven with that. Anyways, I'm sure you'll all see me around!