Fitbit CEO says Apple Watch 'wrong way' to approach wearablesBut that’s what they said about smartphones a decade ago before they were called smartphones. Flash forward seven years later, and I’m sure everyone’s seen the Huffington Post, Everything From This 1991 Radio Shack Ad You Can Now Do With Your Phone, or similar articles.Moving forward, Park says Fitbit will need to remain vigilant when it comes to adding in new features like mobile payments and integration with the "Internet of Things."
"We're going to be very careful with how we include these things over time," he said. "I think one of the general knocks against smartwatches is that people still don't know what they're good for, so they've crammed everything in."
Anyways, I like that my AW is a computer. In the spirit of the HuffPo article, my watch replaced my fitness watch and heartrate monitor. It’s prevented me from buying a bed-mounted sleep monitor, smartphone camera remote, and smartphone mount for my car. It’s slimmed down my wallet. And I look forward to adding an EKG monitor band—this doesn’t replace an EKG monitor, but it makes carrying one around that much more convenient.