The AI chatbot sensation ChatGPT is now landing on smartwatches, with apps landing for both Apple Watch and Amazfit smartwatches this week.
A new app called watchGPT has launched for Apple Watch. It costs $3.99/£3.99, and can be downloaded from the Apple Watch App Store on your smartwatch.
In addition to the app there's a handy complication so you can quickly ask questions.
It can work with text and voice input, although you can – for now – only ask one question at a time.
And Amazfit has also added a ChatGPT app to the Amazfit Store, from which users can get answers to queries on the wrist. That’s available for the Amazfit GTR/GTS 3/4, GTS Mini, and GTR Mini.
So what can you use it for?
Well, getting answers to questions from the wrist is the only thing right now. But those are contextualized answers, not the “here’s something I found on the web” that Siri will conjure up.
But we went and asked ChatGPT what it thought the most useful applications for an AI on the wrist could be:
“ChatGPT could help users with scheduling appointments, making reservations, checking the weather, setting alarms, and answering common questions, all through natural language interactions,” it said.
“Additionally, ChatGPT could be integrated with other apps on the Apple Watch, such as fitness and health tracking apps, to provide personalized coaching and recommendations based on the user's activity level, sleep patterns, and other health metrics.”
So there are plenty of future applications – but right now, it’s only good for text-based queries.
It’s clear that AI will be a huge boost for wearables, even more so than voice assistants have been. And we heard the Vuzix CEO say much the same thing about smartglasses.
While voice control has been a staple of wearables if you’re looking for information beyond simple queries, the tiny interface and screens of smartwatches make life difficult.
For now, watchGPT just an app to geek out on. But if you want a clue of how wearables will evolve and change over the next few years – you don’t need to look further than this.
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