One would set up the watch by connecting via bluetooth to a smartphone.
As if world domination of smartphones and tablets aren't enough, Apple and Samsung are both rumoured to be working hard to bring out "wearable" technology products.
Project "Pebble", a smartwatch that raised more than US$10 million ($12.4 million) in pledges via online funding platform kickstarter.com, is the most successful project the site has seen.
With a reasonable price point of US$125, Pebble isn't what you think it is. No, there is no 3G, no Wi-Fi, you don't make calls with this thing, it merely tells you the time, it can play your mp3s, and display simple text.
No technological breakthrough there but you can bring it under water to 50 metres, and yet people are going crazy over it.
Pebble works predominantly over bluetooth. One would set up the watch by connecting via bluetooth to a smartphone.
The Pebble app must first be installed on the smartphone and from there you have options of choosing your watch's face.
With bluetooth connectivity, you can then send notifications to your watch, such as incoming call alerts, short messages, Google Talk messages, Facebook messages and what not.
After you read the message on your Pebble, you can, well, do nothing.
You head back to the smartphone to either answer your phone or reply the message.
This can go on for about a week before you next charge your Pebble for another week of irrelevance.
By the way, having bluetooth switched on for your phone to pair with the watch will also take a massive hit on your smartphone's battery. Of course, you could turn bluetooth off and the Pebble becomes just a watch.
I would definitely not wear one of these.