DISCLAIMER: I have not used the Apple Watch or any other smartwatches extensively, so if there's something I'm wrong about, feel free to correct me POLITELY. This is something I've had on my mind for a few days now. Everyone knows this, smartwatches are designed to be cell phone companions. It sounds like a great idea, being able to accomplish certain tasks much easily thanks to the fact that it's literally on your wrist. But on second thought, that is kinda pointless. Why do I think so? Let me explain. We need to know what can a smartwatch (we'll use the Apple Watch as an example here) can do, and what is used for, other than the obvious functions of a regular watch. So, okay, the most important thing I can think of is... notifications. Being able to see notifications on a watch is in fact an important thing for most people. The second thing I can think of is music control. Taking your phone out in the cold to skip to the next track is just really inconvenient (however, I have to take back a few points off that because you can still use the remote included in the headphones for most thing). Finally, the only other real use I can think off is workout and stuff, as with the music, taking your phone is inconvenient for stats check. So now you're saying "well what about all the other millions of things you can do?". Well, there comes the real problem; it's a cell phone companion, so you know what that means? That's right, you can do almost everything just fine on your iPhone. So what's the point of all those precious functions of the Apple Watch? Hell, any smartwatch? It's just pointless, not to mention unnecessary! So, this is where my point comes in. The fact that smartwatches are overpriced pieces of tech that require another expensive piece of tech to work is downright stupid. If I want to use all those functions on my watch, why can't a smartwatch just act like a smartphone? It's what everyone wanted, it's what the cheap chinese phone manufacturers do, it's what futuristic movies and books predicted, etc. Similarly, why can't phone companion smartwatches just act as a notification/remote utility? I think something like the Moto 360 does something like that, but I still feel it's too much. Maybe this just turned out in an Apple Watch rant (also, you HAVE to agree with me that the AW is the most overpriced tech modern Apple has ever done), but regardless, that's how I think, personally. Let me know your opinion.