Mod this UP! I wholeheartedly agree. Most of the IOT stuff is more cool than useful and it's not even that cool. It's this obsession with the "cool" factor that will get people hacked in the IOT age. I, for one, dread it whenever another connected device comes on the scene. Windows 10 now is a spy machine. What?! Yes, it defaults to all the sensors on the computer to be turned on and listening/watching/recording EVERYTHING. Supposedly so you can just say: "Okay, Cortana, what time is it?" Seriously?! Is this really all that cool? Especially in light of what you give up to have it? All your life continuously recorded and stored at some MS/Google/Apple/Amazon server? Most disturbing part is that people not only want and demand it, but are willing to pay money for it! We are paying for companies to spy on us! Waiting in lines to pay for it, in some cases! Ridiculous. And at some point (probably when it's too late) masses will realize: "Holy shit, Batman, we are completely encased in spy equipment that is insecure and untrustworthy!" Perhaps it will turn around before then and some design practices will change, but I am not seeing it at all. Between trying to get the latest wizbang feature on the market and just bad business ethics we are headed for a disaster.
Enjoy your smart watch! I will stick with "dumb" devices for as long as I can. Heck, my newest car is from 1998 because in 1999 this same car got updated to a fly-by-wire throttle control instead of the good old steel cable. Well, the electronic throttle control goes bad often and costs $400 to repair/replace. My steel cable has not failed and if and when it does will cost $40. The advantage of the electronic throttle was to do traction control and such, but honestly, if you have good driving skills you don't need no stinking traction control. We routinely trade skill requirements for gadgets. The compromise we make is security, privacy, cost, etc. Just because we do not want to answer our (already smart) phone that's in the pocket we need a watch to do it for us. Yep, makes sense, LOL.