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Smartwatches are smart. The clue is in the name. But they could be smarter. Better. More desirable. Because while this first generation of smartwatches are OK, they’re far from perfect. Let’s fix that by building the ultimate smartwatch.

Smarting For a Smarter Smartwatch

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However, as nice as these smartwatches may be, none of them are essential. Sure, they’re desirable objects that millions of people are now buying, but they’re still a long way from being perfect. While perfection may be an impossible dream, the ultimate smartwatch is not.

Which is where you come in. We simply want to know, What Would Be On Your Ultimate Smartwatch? It doesn’t matter how banal or bizarre, how standard or special, or how easy or impossible your chosen features may be, our aim is to build the ultimate smartwatch. So anything goes!

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Having said that, you may be looking for some guidance. Which is where we come in. After all, we don’t expect you to do all of the work for us. Just most of it.

Do you want a smartwatch that works independently? Or one which syncs to your smartphone? What sort of battery life do you want? What kind of apps do you think are essential? What little tricks should the hardware be capable of? What’s the ideal user interface? What, above all else, would you use a smartwatch for?

We Need You!

Please let us know your thoughts on building the ultimate smartwatch below. All comments will be read and most will be replied to. Depending on the level of interest, the responses may be turned into a full article at a later date. We Ask You is a column dedicated to crowdsourcing the wisdom of MakeUseOf readers.

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