I don’t know why I, but ever since HTC came out with a Windows Phone version of the M8 I’m glad that I sold mine. And that’s a shame, because I really like that phone. But its just something about them being in bed with Microsoft that rubs me the wrong way. Especially when it comes to Android.
One of the biggest mistakes of Android Wear or any wearable tech in the foreseeable future is proprietary chargers.
Proprietary chargers in general are a bad idea. They lead to a lot of waste. When you can’t reuse a charger what do you think happens to it? For wearables though it is a totally ridiculous concept. I don’t understand why manufacturers choose to go this route. Especially when they make it difficult to get a replacement. So it’s not about making money on accessories. At least not initially.
Let me get this straight. You give me one charging dock with my smart watch. In some cases I can’t even buy a spare. Or it is a frustrating process of searching for one. If I can’t get a spare I have to carry the dock everywhere I go and hope I don’t lose or misplace it (like I did today mind you). Not to mention that the current batch of Android Wear devices have less than stellar battery life. Now I have a $200 piece of tech with me that is absolutely useless.
Now some may say its on me for misplacing my dock. But my problem is that I have a bunch of micro USB cables lying around. Even two Qi wireless charger pads on my desk. And none of this can charge my Gear Live. To me that’s a problem. or is the kids say these days FAIL!