Now that I’m up to three wearables from time to time (a Pebble, a Fitbit, and Glass), I’ve become convinced that the “Internet of Things on our Bodies” is hamstrung. Â I can’t use the hands-free bluetooth capability to listen to music on my iPhone while wearing Glass and still do anything useful with Glass. Â I can’t ask Glass how my fitbit says I’m doing. Â Anytime I answer the phone these days, I have to tell it whether I want to take the call on Glass, via the iPhone speakers, via the iPhone itself, or – even though I can’t talk to it – on my Jambox. Â Thankfully the fitbit Â has no interest in answering a call or I’d be out of small screen room to display all of the choices. Â The Pebble is also too dumb to take a call, but the Dick Tracey watch is on its way.
What I want from CES is a phone that acts as the one ring to control all of my wearables. Â As it is, the iPhone is optimized to be a computer, not a Â remote control. Â I don’t want as manyÂ remoteÂ controls for myÂ bodyÂ as I have for my television. Â So CES, please readÂ Tolkien?