...wait, wait, wait hear me out.
I work in a BSL2+ lab where obviously I can't take my phone out and answer calls etc. But what I've always wanted is a notification band that is relatively low profile, that I can wear on the inside of my wrist. I just need it to let me know who is calling and scroll SMS messages so that I can tell if it is an emergency that needs to be addressed immediately. It takes a bit of time to de-gown and decontaminate before leaving the lab to deal with missed calls and I tend to waste a bit of time during the day replying to calls and SMS messages that were just not that urgent. It's only a matter of time before it'll be possible to get a 5-day working week out of the battery life and hopefully the construction will handle decontamination with mild disinfectants. I'm very close to giving the Galaxy Gear Fit a try as it seems to be close what I'm looking for, but I'm not so sure about battery life. It doesn't seem to be getting good reviews either. I'll be getting something eventually, but I think it's going to take a little longer for manufacturers to iron out the kinks. Cheers.