With Baselworld here, various news sources have asked watchmakers their opinions of smartwatches. The answers are mostly the same. Here’s The New York Times, quoting Swatch CEO Nick Hayek:

[Smartwatches] raise several problems compared with traditional mechanical watches. The drawbacks, he said, include their limited battery life and the fact that they are “trackable” by the National Security Agency and other intelligence services. “People don’t want these complications,” Mr. Hayek…

Source: JCK Online Cutting Remarks – Diamond Industry News – Rob Bates