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These are devices that are in their developmental infancy. Maybe toddlers at best. At this point, their usefulness is limited, at least to me. I can appreciate the convenience of checking messages discretely without yanking my phone out of my jacket, especially during a long and boring meeting. The thing is that the cell phone freed me from wearing a watch, and there is not yet enough functionality for me personally to justify a smartwatch, even though I do think the customizable time display is neat. As time goes on and more innovative use/features are implemented, there is a good chance they will become more desirable to someone like me.