There's one big issue with walking around wearing a $500 Apple Watch on your wrist: if you're a clumsy person, odds are high that you're going to bump your wearable tech against multiple things throughout the day. And even if you don't mind a few scuffs here and there, any type of smartwatch will add extra bulk and weight to catch on literally everything you own.
Some companies recognize this issue and are moving toward sleeker designs in their smartwatches, like the Samsung Gear S2. But other products, like the Doppio smartwatch prototype developed by Teddy Seyed, Xing-Dong Yang, and Daniel Vogel, just want to add all the bulk.
There are some definite pros to the possibilities presented by Doppio: with reconfigurable screens, you'll be able to customize your smartwatch in ways that allow for more detailed views. As the video above points out, multiple screens can allow for a new way to view notifications and switch between applications — but is that a good thing?
Doppio is an interesting concept, but its benefits could be outweighed by the fact that multiple screens means extra bulk. Plus, flipping between screens like an old T-Mobile Sidekick sounds like a broken screen waiting to happen.
What do you think about Doppio — is it a great idea, or totally weird?