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Does Anyone Outside Silicon Valley Even Want a Smartwatch?
by Kevin Roose,
New York Magazine
The first wave of smartwatches has its popular entries (ahem, Pebble), but widespread adoption has yet to take hold. With Google's Android Wear initiative, new options bring closer ties with the operating system and improved aesthetics. But is that enough to attract the masses? Do people really want an extension of their phone as a wrist-worn device?