Remember the old days of boomboxes, how certain disruptive individuals would walk down the street with a boombox on their shoulders playing loud music? That hasn’t been the routine of those of us living in the twenty-first century, but it was pretty cool in the 1980s and 1990s for some, at least. When you wanted to take your own music with you, you couldn’t “make some noise” without taking a boombox. Even if you took a cassette or CD player, you were the only one who could hear the sound (with headphones, of course).
Now, though, our world is becoming more and more mobile – and smartwatches are as mobile as it gets when it comes to personal computers. In the Apple Watch – Dance promo, R&B artist Leon Bridges uses his personal Apple Watch assistant, Siri, to get the dance party started without having to press “play” on a boombox, CD player, stereo, or cassette player: “Hey Siri, play some ‘80s music,” he says. Immediately, the song “Need You Tonight” appears on the Apple Watch, and the music starts playing. As expected, Bridges dances across the scene.
In contrast to the iPhone, the Apple Watch allows you to go dancing no matter where you are. Now, instead of the boombox, the stereo player, CD player, or cassette player, you need only the thinness and lightness of a smartwatch to have music with you at all times. Whether dancing to ‘80s music, ‘90s music, or music from the last decade, you can be your own jukebox. For those who only dance when the music starts, you no longer have to wait to get groovin’.