Originally Posted by wodin
That plus the phones that it connects to already have location services. Having two GPSes (GPSs?) is not only unnecessary, but not very smart for exactly the reason you stated.
The reason people still spend $300-400 on sports watches is so they don't have to carry their phones with them. Especially in inclement weather.
There is a significant market for this as evidenced by the many expensive specialized GPS watches available: Garmin, Nike, Polar, TomTom, Suunto, Timex, etc. What these people want is GPS, music, heartrate, and bluetooth in a reasonably priced compact waterproof package. MotoACTV came very close and only cost $200. Had they ironed out the bugs and made it waterproof it would have dominated that market.
Instead Google cancels it and now we get gimmick watches that are little more than toys. I'm not an Apple fan, but I dearly hope they aren't as dense as Google, Samsung, and Sony.