That seems to be the question noone bothered to ponder with 99% of these “internet of things” and smart wearables products. Noone seems to want that shit. Like the whole smart watch thing. You had your little niche of people who are all over it because “Technology! The Future!”. The Apple watch was briefly a trend, because Apple. But once those people were satisfied, or realized there wasn’t much utility there. Well the whole market on that seemed to collapse.
I mean I’m not even sure how successful Amazon’s Alexa devices are. There are estimates out there claim 10 million + sold. But I’ve yet to see one in person anywhere out in the wild. I know noone who owns one or would own one. And there’s some base utility there. Its a blue tooth speaker with voice commands, and a direct pipe to the interwebs (or Amazon’s bit of the interwebs). Even the smart phone “assistants” it evolved from don’t seem to be much of thing any more. The last place I heard Siri taken seriously as a thing was a shit radio ad. And the last time I saw someone use it earnestly in public. Well an entire room of hip, tech savvy, social mediaing millennials turned at looked at the dude like he was some kind of monster.
Most of these things don’t actually seem to provide even that level of functionality. They actually need much more effort to do the thing they claim to make simple. Just complicating and blue tooth connecting things that are common precisely because they are simple and utilitarian.
Like a salt shaker. If you need a better salt shaker get yourself a salt cellar or salt pig. Or a fucking mason jar.