Time Magazine’s 25 Best Inventions of 2014 Features the Apple Watch


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The Apple Watch has been featured by Time magazine as one of the 25 Best Inventions of 2014. As reported by TUAW, the publication’s annual round-up highlights the innovations that promise to make the “world better, smarter and-in some cases-a little more fun”. The list describes the Apple Watch as being a brave product that is “venturing into unknown territory”.

“Most smart watches have proved to be anything but: they try to shrink down the experience of using a cell phone, with clunky results. Apple’s Watch, by contrast, wholly reimagines the computer for the wrist, using a novel interface that combines a touchscreen and physical buttons. Besides telling time, the Watch can send messages, give directions, track fitness and make wireless payments. It’s also an attractive piece of fashion, with high-end Edition models that feature 18-karat gold. “Apple poured its heart and soul into the design,” says Robert Brunner, founder of San Francisco design studio Ammunition and a former director of industrial design at Apple. “It’s brave because they’re venturing into unknown territory.”

Apple’s Watch is listed along with other products such as the real-life Hendo hoverboard, the Blackphone privacy phone and advances in wireless electricity prototypes by WiTricity. You can check out the complete list here.


  • Tim

    An invention they’ve not actually used and isn’t on the market, but somehow still in the best of 2014?

  • artikas

    Agreed. Why not throw in the phone that doesn’t need to be charged anymore. Its coming out in 2022 but hey it was announced in 2014.

  • Al

    It’s practically vapourwear, and it still makes the list?! Hilarious.

    And the clown at Time Magazine clearly doesn’t even understand how the watch works…
    “computer for the wrist” … No
    “send messages, give directions, track fitness and make wireless payments”… No, no, no, and no.

    Somebody should clue this guy in and tell him the watch is just an accessory… an extension of the iPhone.