Smartwatches Are Great, but a Luxury Smartwatch Is Pretty Dumb

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August 8, 2022

Believe it or not, smartwatches are pretty great. When they first took off years ago, that wasn’t a guaranteed outcome, given that they were little more than a less capable smartphone that still needed a smartphone to work. But now, they’ve proven their worth.

At least regular smartwatches that are priced reasonably have. Luxury smartwatches are stupid. Absolutely stupid. Find out why in the top story.

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