Is a smartwatch a smart buy?

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(NBC News) -- For years, smartwatch makers have been trying to bring connectivity from your pocket to your wrist, but most people haven’t implemented them into their everyday lives yet.

New software developments have emerged in the wearable market, but new smartwatches have failed to improve with leaps and bounds since earlier models.

Problems include high cost, low battery life, bulky design, and slow running apps.

“They cannot act like a replacement for your phone,” Lauren Goode of The Verge says.

Experts say smartwatches will not enter the mainstream until the kinks get worked out.