Urban Etiquette 101: The Do's and Don'ts of Wearable Tech

Apple, Sony and Samsung (and soon other tech brands) are bringing us watches you can talk, text, and tweet on. So let's get the etiquette straight, shall we?

Do act casual. Play it cool. If you must brag your fabulous new purchase on social media, please shoe off your wrist subtly by holding something else, like flowers or a martini.
Do stain-protect! The popularity of the Apple Watch will have huge repercussions, especially at parties: We're going to see lots of people obsessively checking it and, as a result, dumping their cocktail on the carpet. Remember when Audrey Hepburn asks for the time in Breakfast at Tiffany's, and her party guest spills his drink?"
Don't arrive fashionably late. It will always be a faux pas. There are still no excuses even for an uncharged Apple Watch!
Do master the arm drop - as in, the motion that dismisses whatever notification just pinged you. Looking at your watch has always been and now forever will be a signal that you're ready to bail on a boring conversation.
Don't take calls on your wrist in public, lest smartwatches supplant Bluetooth earpieces as the mark of a true d-bag.
Do use in moderation. The people who will win the future are the people who can shut out distractions, who can sit and think and come up with their own ideas. If Steve Jobs were wearing an Apple Watch and being constantly distracted with notifications, he might not have invented Apple!


ASUS ZEnWatch 2
Photo credit from engadget


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