The Apple Watch has spawned two different camps: the lovers and the haters. I could join the fray, attesting my devotion to all things Android and declaiming all things Apple. However, I think this new way of communicating deserves a closer look. Rather than focusing on the brand behind the technology, I think the more significant point of interest is the potential that wrist communications takes off. And even if you believe consumers will primarily determine the level of adoption, you can't argue that a significant portion -- and possibly majority -- of our daily communication is for business purposes.
Like most, I peg the success of this new "device extension" largely on the availability of useful applications for it. Because really, the applications are what will determine how people can put it to use -- and if an application proves to be just useful enough, it could make people more inclined to alter the way they communicate ... such as using their wrists. I feared, however, that app development for the platform could be slow-moving. But it appears I was wrong!
Although the Apple Watch only became available for purchase just over a month ago, applications are plentiful -- many of which are relevant for enterprise communications. As more big name companies make a communications play with the Watch, I see further demonstration of the device's potential enterprise value. So let's take a look at some Apple Watch applications that are relevant to the enterprise and think about how we could see a more drastic evolution in the way we communicate moving forward.