EDIT: This is where the design is right now, scroll through to see the progression. Thanks for looking!
I’ve been looking at a lot of these smart watches coming out recently, and what I notice is a lot of solutions searching for a problem. I’m not talking about the sport watches from nike, I think those are thought out pretty well. I’m talking about things like the Sony LiveView and inPulse Smartwatch, which both have Caller ID as their main feature. I don’t really see that as a feature I want on my watch.
I decided to design a watch from the ground up that could be useful to modern people. Instead of showing your mail inbox or facebook notifications (or who’s calling you), I want the main feature to be a calendar. What’s a watch for if not to keep you on schedule? The calendar information would be pulled from a smartphone or PC, and the events would show up as colored bars going around the watch face.
What I’ve mocked up so far is the basic look of the watch and a couple of screens showing how it would display your upcoming events and reminders.
Right now I’m trying to decide whether the user would want to input new events and reminders on the watch itself or if all the text input should happen on a smartphone or computer (though iCal, Google Calendar, etc.). Any and all comments are welcome!