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Wyze plans a wearable, first dumb move we’ve seen from them

There’s two ways to view Wyze; the first is that it is a leader, bringing properly smart capabilities at previously impossible price points, and the second being that it’s a shameless reseller of cheap Chinese gear (usually Xiaomi) that does mild tweaks to the firmware. Until now, we’ve definitely been in the former camp, but its decision to launch a wearable has confused us. A few years ago, there was a vision that the smart home would be able to track its occupants via smartphones and wearables, picking up on Bluetooth signals to know where people were and then trigger behaviors accordingly. Now, the interaction is most frequently voice, with a user shouting commands and questions to a smart speaker,…

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